PRESS RELEASE -
Transformation is everywhere.
Due to changes in the economy, the climate, technology and lifestyle we
are transforming our infrastructure, our houses, our companies our cities
and ourselves all the time. This evening we will discuss the future of
transformation. Big plans and top down is over, are we ready now for bottom
up or are there other strategies to think of?
The speakers and topics are:
founder and owner, Creative Cities
Transformation in cities
live in cities than ever before in the world's history. Cities will soon
be more important than states. Cities are the world's biggest problem
but at the same time the solution of the world's problems will be found
in cities. Changes in the economy, in the climate, in technology induce
transformation in cities.
I'm involved in transformation: transformation of offices, transformation
of waterfronts, and transformation of industrial heritage.
What is the future of transformation? My interest is with the program.
What does the city need to survive, who is it going to attract? What are
the needs of the city to be successful and attractive?
of In Claritas
Things change all the time, but sometimes, things will never be the
current global transition leads us into a new way of looking at the relationship
between man and creation. We now face unprecedented challenges that uproot
previously held notions of power, society and leadership. Creating awareness
around these challenges is more important than giving answers to them.
Such awareness is created through observing and thinking. Your ability
to informed reflection on yourself and the situation around you is essential
for adequate decision making in this time of transition and uncertainty.
Are you prepared?
van Schaik, Senior Research Fellow & Coordinator Global
Issues, Governance and Diplomacy, The Clingendael Institute
The politics of climate change
will address why the UN negotiations are evolving at such a slow pace.
What kind of outcome can we expect in Paris at the end of 2015? And how
has the UN climate process contributed to raising awareness and stimulating
innovation and creative solutions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
and adapt to inevitable climate change?
CIO, Managing Partner, Angel Wings Ventures
The moderator is
The Impact Investment Now!
The recent global
financial crisis evoked the belief that the success of an investment should
not be measured by financial return alone. Nevertheless, we cannot respond
todays problems with traditional strategies and business models;
we need to innovate and disrupt to respond to these challenges.
of investment strategy is best echoed in Impact Investing
with intention to create positive impact beyond financial return. I launch
a pioneering social impact VC fund that invests in innovative technologies
and business models in Turkey.
the future of Transformation
Cabralstraat 1, 1057 CD Amsterdam
The conference language is
The event is supported by the Coop
MidWest and the Andragologie
Club of Amsterdam
The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented
think tank involved in channelling preferred futures. It involves
those who dare to think out of the box and those who don't just talk about
the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.
We organise events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publish
findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels.
Our goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries,
science and society. We currently have more than 4,500 members globally.