Events

Global Innovation Summit

The Global Innovation Summit is the GFCC’s flagship event, held in conjunction with the annual meeting. The Global Innovation Summit convenes high-level leaders from business, government, academia, civil society, and global think tanks for vibrant discussions on the state of global competitiveness and ways to enhance innovation capacity worldwide.

Since the GFCC’s inception, the Global Innovation Summit has been held in the U.S. (2010), Brazil (2011), United Arab Emirates (2012), Korea (2013), Canada (2014), Saudi Arabia (2015) and the United Kingdom (2016). Last year’s Summit was hosted by Imperial College London with the theme of “Cities: Competitive, Sustainable, Innovative.”

The 2017 Global Innovation Summit will be held in Kuala Lumpur on November 28-30, hosted by our partners in Malaysia.

Chad Holliday speaking at the gala dinner.

GIS2016 panel on the Evolving City

GIS2016 panel on the Evolving City.

Innovation Learning Labs

Innovation Learning Labs are progressive dialogues and intense workshops aimed at sparking participants to learn innovation promotion policies and initiatives and create new partnerships to boost innovation capacity and value creation. Core issues explored in the Innovation Learning Lab series include fundamental research, intellectual property, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, commercialization, public-private partnerships, funding, business acceleration, legal frameworks, and the overarching workforce and economic development environment across nations.