Opening General Session | 13 September 2017 | 9:00 – 10:30
The Challenge of Change
Market segments are converging, industry lines are blurring and companies that have long stood the test of time are being disrupted at lightning speed. The shifting geopolitical landscape - shaken by a surge of nationalism and a backlash against globalisation - is further complicating an already unpredictable business environment. During this powerful opening session economist, Linda Yueh, will examine global economic growth and business performance against the backdrop of today's volatile geopolitical climate. This timely economic outlook will set the stage for author, Johan Norberg, who will focus on globalisation and the implications of change.
Together their straight talk and insights will provide a deeper understanding of world events to help you excel in the shifting, changing boundaries of the world in which we partner, compete, and collaborate.
Closing General Session | 14 September 2017 | 15:45 - 17:00
Are You Future Proof?
You live in a time of extraordinary change. Technologies are advancing at exponential rates and business disruption is the norm. What was learned at school and university is now severely outdated. David Rowan, Editor-at-large of WIRED magazine's UK edition will spark your imagination as he deconstructs tech trends in real time – how the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and more are changing business and consumers. He'll help you connect-the-dots, see new opportunities, and think differently.