1. Opening & Welcome


2. Introduction - Methodological input

  • Asking the right questions
  • Framing/Reframing the issues


3. Setting the Stage

Growth – an imperative?
What is growth? What are the components of growth? Are GDP and other similar financial measurement good indicators? What is the linkage between growth and prosperity?
The role of Globalization.


The never-ending quest for human prosperity
Economic prosperity vs human well-being; human dignity and roles in functioning society. Income inequality and equality of opportunity. Which capacity to address and solve human problems?


Growth and prosperity – emerging regions vs developed countries
Competitive markets and open societies under pressure. Different perspectives and case studies from different regions of the world on growth and prosperity. What common ground?
The impact of technology on growth and prosperity.


4. Opportunities & challenges for organizations and managers

Unleashing the innovation and entrepreneurship potential in organizations – but how?
How to move beyond operational excellence and incremental innovation towards market creating innovation? How to reignite the entrepreneurial spirit in large organizations? Creating a culture of innovation.

The Growth Imperative in Business
How to stimulate and manage growth making the right strategic choices?
Linear vs transformational growth - pathways to intelligent growth?
Rebalancing global vs. local and centralization/decentralization.

Managers and Leaders –
can they reconcile company growth personal and prosperity of their employees?

Unlocking the most important latent resource – human potential.
Personal growth, company growth and employee engagement and prosperity?
The role of leaders with increasing digitization, networking and automation?
What are the leadership competencies for the 21st century


5. The Role of Digital Technology –
threat to or catalyst for human prosperity?

Dehumanization of work a reality? The impact of digital technology to decouple growth and human prosperity? How to leverage technology to jumpstart global innovation and to unleash collective creativity. Merging human and technology networks.

6. The role and responsibility of the state –
as an actor for growth and prosperity?

How to move beyond industrial age rules and regulations? What are adequate management models for the state to be an effective actor in a complex and dynamic transition.
What should be the new role of the state in a time of growing uncertainty and unpredictability.

7. “Piecing the puzzle together” –
growth, prosperity and inclusiveness

Synthesis and Conclusion




With particular focus on practice cases and involvement of the audience
Details to be announced in June