Join us this year to frame a more prosperous and resilient future for all communities across the globe!
We believe that a more prosperous and inclusive future is possible. But we cannot take it for granted. Designing and implementing resilient future strategies for everyone depend on timely decision-making and action from multiple stakeholders. We need to mobilize businesses, governments, policy organizations, universities, researchers, workers, creators, inventors, artists, thinkers, and doers to frame a better future for all.
We use five future-defining features, which are innovation, partnership, resilience, inclusiveness, and sustainability to unpack the ten most pressing issues in the global competitiveness agenda aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Innovation, Talent, Intellectual Property, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships, Regulation, Local Development, Natural Assets, Trade and Global Partnerships, and Benchmarking. Register below and join us this year to frame a more prosperous and resilient future for all communities across the globe! See our sessions below.
Cities respond for 80% of the global economic output. They concentrate talent and resources, provide citizens with services and businesses, infrastructures, connections, and knowledge, and are essential for innovation. Cities also respond to most of the consumption of global resources. Cities will need to decouple growth from energy consumption, regulate emissions, and use resources in the years to come. Innovation is the answer to drive these changes, reduce city footprints and promote a positive impact. Orienting innovation efforts and entrepreneurship towards concrete solutions for city problems can create many opportunities for investment, growth, and local innovation ecosystems.
How can we mobilize resources and entrepreneurial efforts to generate sustainable and resilient solutions for cities?
What are some of the most relevant best practices, models and solutions that you know to connect local development with innovation, sustainability, resilience and inclusiveness?
How could cities decouple growth from energy consumption, reduce emissions and optimize resources?
Frame the Future Local Development
Session | Sept. 22 9am-ET
Join us and engage with leaders across the globe in highly-interactive online conversations to Frame the Future.
Universities need to adapt to shifting circumstances affecting the higher education sector. Digital transformation, changing students demographics, and today’s interrelated social challenges ask for a deep commitment to community engagement and partnerships with multiple stakeholders.