Inaugural GFCC Innovation Learning Lab Held in Brazil

The GFCC held its first “Innovation Learning Lab” (ILL) on June 26 in São Paulo, hosted by the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI). GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith alongside CNI and SENAIL General Director Rafael Lucchesi welcomed leaders from ten countries for a day of conversations on the “Sustainable Future of Production, Consumption and Work,” […]

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Japan Science Agency Joins GFCC

The GFCC is pleased to announce our newest member: the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). JST leads Japan’s science and technology development, working to improve the lives of people and achieve a sustainable society by promoting science and technology for the purpose of fostering new opportunities in innovation. JST also aims to develop a […]

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GFCC Welcomes Three New Fellows

We are pleased to welcome Edward D. Agne, Petros Doukas, and Carole Hyatt to the team as GFCC Fellows. Edward D. Agne is an entrepreneurial senior executive and brings over 30 years of corporate communications experience to the GFCC. His practice areas include biotechnology, healthcare, life science, telecom, and IT. Mr. Agne established The Communications Strategy […]

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Blog: Leading Cities into the Future

GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith was featured in the opening panel of Smart Cities NYC ’17, a four-day expo on the intersection of technology and urban life. Also featured on the panel was GFCC member Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Joint Chairman of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High-Technology (MIGHT). The event was also another opportunity to continue the conversation from […]

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SAGIA Appoints New Governor

The GFCC would like to extend congratulations to Eng. Ibrahim Il-Omar on his appointment as the Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). With a strong background in information communications technology, he brings over fifteen years of private sector experience to the organization. We are thrilled for Eng. Ibrahim’s stewardship of SAGIA, which […]

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Ecuador Delegation Visits GFCC

It was a pleasure to host a delegation from Ecuador to discuss competitiveness policies and opportunities for future engagements. The GFCC currently has one member from Ecuador: the Quito Council on Competitiveness. The delegation included Mr. Richard Martinez Alvarado, President of the National Business Committee (CEE); Mr. Luis Alberto Salvador, Executive Vice President of the Chamber […]

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GFCC Welcomes Two Distinguished Fellows

We are proud to announce that Greg Treverton and Pete Worden are joining the GFCC as Distinguished Fellows. Greg Treverton brings an extensive background in national security to the GFCC. He recently completed service as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, which provides both strategic intelligence and more immediate intelligence support to the senior foreign […]

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Delphi Economic Forum

Delphi Economic Forum II Shares Outlook for Greece and Region

The second Delphi Economic Forum brought together major thinkers from around the globe to discuss challenges of global trends, policy options confronting decision-makers of the wider Eastern Mediterranean Region and moving away from an austerity strategy. The three-day event was held at the European Cultural Centre in Delphi, Greece on March 2-5. GFCC President Deborah […]

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Ecuador Event

National Award for Women’s Innovation in Ecuador Launched

Women face unique challenges in the world of technology and entrepreneurship. That’s why on March 8 and 9th, the Ecuador Center for Competitiveness and Innovation hosted an international conference in Quito and Guayaquil to launch the National Award for Women’s Innovation. This competition will offer the expertise of the Center’s strategic allies and ongoing mentorship […]

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