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Building Competitiveness: From Local to Global        

2022 Online Conversation Series

Next Session: Competitiveness Enablers
Oct. 19
10 am EDT-NY // 5 pm EET-Greece

 

A conversation series that will enlighten the path to the GFCC 2022 Global Innovation Summit and gather insights from global leaders on how to build competitiveness in today’s challenging world. This year’s Summit will happen on November 14-16, in Athens, Greece, with site visits to the city of Ioannina, on November 17 and 18.

The global landscape is changing at a fast pace, calling for the update of competitiveness strategies. Digitalization and technology growth, coupled with the threats of climate change, inequality and social unbalances, and the need for rapid energy transition, are driving big shifts in societies.

The current scenario highlights the connections between local and national competitiveness and the importance of implementing innovation strategies. It also calls for rethinking competitiveness priorities and the social conditions that enable the development and implementation of successful strategies.

SESSION 4: COMPETITIVENESS ENABLERS

OCTOBER 19
10am ET – NY // 5pm EET – Greece

The successful design and implementation of competitiveness strategies requires leadership, collaboration, and, above all, trust. Competitiveness strategies do not exist in a vacuum, they are crafted and implemented in the socioeconomic context of each city, region, and nation. A fundamental part of any competitiveness strategy effort is engaging stakeholders, putting in place the dialogue platforms needed to build consensus on the direction to go, designing content strategy, and creating momentum for its implementation, including the implementation of changes in legislation and institutions when needed.

Discussion Questions

How can leaders create a social glue to advance competitiveness?

What should be known about the process of building competitiveness coalitions?

Session Speakers

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Next Conversations - SAVE THE DATES

PLACE BASED INNOVATION

COMPETITIVENESS PRIORITIES

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

Jun/30 - 10:00am EDT / 5:00pm EEST

Jul/21 - 10:00am EDT / 5:00pm EEST

Sep/08 - 10:00am EDT / 5:00pm EEST

COMPETITIVENESS ENABLERS

Oct/19 - 10:00am EDT / 5:00pm EEST

OUR PARTNERS

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Past Sessions

SESSION 1: GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS LANDSCAPE

JUNE 30
10am ET – NY // 5pm EET – Greece

The war in Ukraine, persistently high inflation levels, novel global security threats, and other critical issues in the world’s agenda have changed the environment in which countries and companies operate worldwide. Making sense of these transformations is an as essential task for policymakers and business leaders who are called to craft and implement strategies for future growth and prosperity.

Discussion Questions

How will the current events in the globe shape future competitiveness?

How should countries and local economies prepare to address the global reality?

Session Speakers

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If you have not seen or would like to rewatch the first session, get access to a video recording on our Youtube channel The GFCC

SESSION 2: PLACE-BASED INNOVATION

JULY 21
10am ET – NY // 5pm EET – Greece

Infrastructures, people, natural resources, and most business assets are geographically localized. The resources available in any local or regional economy simultaneously constrain, and shape future possibilities. The importance of local and regional economies can hardly be overstated in today’s world. Place-based innovation is essential to balance national economies and drive inclusive, resilient, and competitive local and national economies.

Discussion Questions

What is the secret to advancing place-based innovation?

How can we turn the diversity of local economies into a national strength?

Session Speakers

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SESSION 3: COMPETITIVENESS PRIORITIES

SEPTEMBER 08
10am ET – NY // 5pm EET – Greece

A fast-changing global scenario poses new challenges to designing and implementing competitiveness strategies. Strategists need to simultaneously think long term and constantly adjust policy and initiatives. The GFCC Frame the Future initiative developed an agenda that highlights innovation, sustainability, resilience, inclusiveness, and partnerships as fundamental drivers for future competitiveness. Translating those into government and business strategies should be a priority to advance competitiveness across the globe.

Discussion Questions

What should be the priorities for competitiveness strategies today and in the future?

What is needed to make competitiveness strategy adaptive?

Session Speakers

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Building Competitiveness

Online Series

Next Session: Oct. 19 - 2022

10 am EDT - NY

05 pm EEST - Greece

Join us and engage with leaders across the globe in highly-interactive online conversations to Building Competitiveness.