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 in Kuala Lumpur by our partners in Malaysia with the theme of “The Sustainable Future of Production, Consumption and Work.”

The 2018 Global Innovation Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 17-19, hosted by EXCELENCIA.

View the GFCC Youtube Channel for footage of past Global Innovation Summits, as well as other content from our competitiveness network.


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.