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Summit for the Future
Club of Amsterdam
Date: May 3-5, 2006

Location: HES School of Economics and Business, Amsterdam

You can also visit only the Opening Event of the Summit for the Future, May 3, morning

You find the results of the Summit for the Future
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This includes videos, presentations, photos, illustrations, the Summit for the Future DVD and the JUKE BOX, where you can download the lectures.

What is the Summit for the Future?

The Club of Amsterdam presents its second, global “Summit for the Future” bringing together international Thought Leaders to discuss significant, global challenges and opportunities.

This year we focus on the subject of risk and the role of risk in innovation and global growth.

Why risk?
Without risk taking there is no progress, no growth and no prosperity. The Summit is an opportunity for participants to stand back and reflect upon the role of risk in enterprise and society, on how the global spectrum of risk is changing and to acquire new tools and thinking with which to harness risk as a force for growth in the future.

Frank-Juergen Richter, former Director of the World Economic Forum, in charge of Asian affairs: "As corporations confront uncertainties that pose important strategic dilemma in their endeavour to grow into global players they need to understand the current and emerging risks associated with their business."

Living with risk requires a trade-off, a vision of the good-gamble as well as the nerve to take that gamble. The complexity of modern life, the proliferation of new forms of communication and the deluge of available data makes this more difficult than ever before. This Summit is an opportunity to think creatively about the role of risk in our lives as individuals, as members of organisations and as a society.

What does the Summit contain?

The Summit consists of plenary sessions as well as of interactive workshops and lectures.
Opening Event

The workshops are organised in five parallel Knowledge Streams, followed by five Interdisciplinary Streams:

5 Knowledge Streams
Life Sciences
Media & Entertainment
Trade - Asian Leadership
Corporate Governance

5 Interdisciplinary Streams
Innovation as Risk Taking
Knowledge based Risk Management
Values and Spirituality
Cross-Cultural Competence
Creative Leadership

Who should attend?
The Summit for the Future will attract innovators, strategic thinkers, decision makers, policy planners and knowledge workers. If you’re involved in shaping the future of your company you’ll get a broader overview and a deeper understanding by attending the Summit. The Summit for the Future is an ideal venue for those who need to link theory with practise.

Ready to Take Risks?

Risk Taking is the O2 of Innovation

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