Zakri Abdul Hamid wins Global Competitiveness Award

The GFCC presented Professor Zakri Abdul Hamid with its Global Competitiveness Award at its annual Global Innovation Summit in November in Kuala Lumpur. Professor Zakri Abdul Hamid is the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. In addition, he is the Joint-Chairman of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), Chairman of the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation […]

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In Pictures: The 2017 Global Innovation Summit

The theme of this year’s Global Innovation Summit was “The Sustainable Future of Production, Consumption, and Work.” We brought together leaders in research, government, and industry to tackle the challenges presented by that future. Through discussion and collaboration, we worked to understand this disruption and craft a way forward that enhances innovation and advances competitiveness worldwide. See the […]

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The GFCC is pleased to announce our newest member: The Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING). FING was established in 1915 to promote industrial development and economic and social progress in Northern Greece. It that capacity, it contributes to actions aimed at improving the competitive advantages of Northern Greece. As the newest GFCC member, […]

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GFCC Welcomes Four New Fellows

We are pleased to welcome Dionisio Garcia, Rehan Chaudhri,  Ashwani Kumar, and Manuel Trajtenberg to the team as GFCC fellows. Dionisio Garcia is currently a strategic business catalyzer at “Bitácora Social,” an anthropology-based research firm focused on understanding complex social issues (obesity, social classes, poverty, consumption, corruption, organizational communications, M&A processes, etc.), operating across all Latin America. He […]

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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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