RACE TO THE FUTURE. E6. - 27–29 NOV 2013, SOFITEL ON COLLINS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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We need to find innovative solutions to the great problems of today to make them the opportunities of the future.

Creative Innovation 2013 Asia Pacific will deliver world class creative ideas and pragmatic solutions. It will offer credible forecasts, strategies and practices to help transform you and the leadership of organisations.

Join big and small business, entrepreneurs, educators, creative and government leaders, emerging talent and leading thinkers from around the World, Asia and Australia.

This is a must-attend event for everyone seeking fresh insights, ideas, tools and connections.

Ci2013 Speakers

Bjorn Lomborg (Czech Republic)
Environmentalist, author:
Cool it and The Skeptical Environmentalist
Bjorn Lomborg
Peggy Liu (China)
International sustainability expert on greening China
Peggy Liu
Bunker Roy (India)
Founder Barefoot College
Bunker Roy
Linda Yueh (UK)
Chief Business
Correspondent BBC
Linda Yueh
Professor Stephen Heppell (UK)
Digital Education Leader, learning futurist
Stephen Heppell
Jon Duschinsky (Canada)
Social innovator, global cage rattler, change agent, author: (me)volution
Jon Duschinsky
Scott Anthony (Singapore)
Strategic transformation and innovation expert
Scott Anthony
Jason Drew (South Africa)
Serial entrepreneur, passionate environmentalist, futurist
Jason Drew
Cyriel Kortleven (Belgium)
Inspiring speaker, author: Less is Beautiful, Master of Interaction
Cyriel Kortleven
Lisa Paul AO
Secretary, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Lisa Paul AO
Michael Rennie
Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Michael Rennie
Dr Alan Finkel AM
Chancellor Monash University, President ATSE
Dr Alan Finkel AM
Rufus Black
Ethicist, theologian, Master Ormond College, University of Melbourne
Rufus Black
Carol Schwartz AM
Eminent business leader and philanthropist
Carol Schwartz AM
Deborah Cheetham
Indigenous cultural leader
Deborah Cheetham
Richard Bolt
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Richard Bolt
Doron Ben Meir
CEO Commercialisation Australia, serial entrepreneur
Doron Ben Meir

Ci2013 Conference Highlights

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  • A productivity perspective on the future of growth

    By: McKinsey Quarterly

    Throughout history, economic growth has been fueled by two factors: the expanding pool of workers and their rising productivity. From the perspective of rising prosperity, however, it is productivity that makes all the difference. Disparities in GDP per capita among countries—or between the past and the present in the same country—primarily reflect differences in labor productivity. That in turn is the result of production and operational factors, technological advances, and managerial skills. As managers improve efficiency, invest, and innovate to be competitive, their collective actions expand the global economy.

    Read the full article here!

  • Why management matters for productivity

    By: McKinsey Quarterly

    Catching up to the labor-productivity benchmark established by the United States’ performance and expanding that frontier further ultimately will depend on the actions of individual firms and their management teams—influenced, of course, by the government policy context in which they operate. How does the view from the trenches in those firms compare with MGI’s country- and sector-level one?

    Read the full article here!

  • Building bridges: from ivory towers to innovation success

    By: Tania de Jong AM

    Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Four

    Australia can build a productive, sustainable economy through innovation but we are lagging behind. We need to improve our competency and capacity to innovate.

    Read the full article here!

  • Are you a disruptive innovator? Apply for Ci2015 scholarships now

    Ci2013 Scholarship winners

    Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific is excited to offer up to 10 places to the conference for emerging leaders from any sector. Creative Innovation scholarships are provided to emerging leaders to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow and help them access key decision makers.

    Lisa Clark, Ci2010 Innovation Leadership Scholarship winner for ‘Backpack Beds’, recently updated us on her success and future plans with her innovative design! Backpack Beds by Swags for Homeless have distributed almost 15,000 Backpack Beds across Australia, USA, UK, NZ, Canada and Germany in partnership with 350+ welfare agencies.

    Among other accolades, the Backpack Bed has won 7 international design awards, an Australian Human Rights Award, been acquired by 4 museums in Australia and overseas, AND been approved for procurement by the United Nations Refugee Agency! Swags for Homeless are now in the process of becoming a registered charity in the USA and continue to lobby for minimum standards for homeless people without shelter in Australia.

    As always, great to see our scholarship winners are reaching amazing new heights! Don’t forget to enter your submission by November 16th, 2014! For further information, click here

    To register and purchase Ci2015 conference packages visit: www.creativeinnovationglobal.com.au/ci2015/registration/
    Book your tickets by Nov 30 to save up to $615

  • We have 2 tickets to give away for the Ci2015 Deep Conversation!

    We are giving away two tickets to the Ci2015 Deep Conversation. All you need to do is answer the question below.

    We will pick two winners on October 31st and the winners will receive a Deep Conversation ticket valued at $125 each. Click here to learn more about the Ci2015 Deep Conversation starting from $125.

    Deep Conversation over Lunch (12.00pm – 2.00pm)
    From Disruption to Sustainable Growth

    Featuring key speakers including Dr Peter Diamandis (USA), Danae Ringelmann (USA), Jon Medved (Israel), Scott Anthony (Singapore), Dr Rufus Black (Australia) and the audience. Moderator TBA

    Monday 23rd March (12.00pm-2.00pm)
    Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, 25 Collins Street

    The Question is “What are you doing to build a culture of innovation in your organisation?”

    Post your comments below to enter the competition (100 words max)

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