Annual Presidents Forum "Globalisation is dead. Long live Globalisation! — and what this means for business leaders"

15.11.2017 09:00 AM
700 € + VAT
Annual Presidents’ Forum: Globalisation is dead. Long live Globalisation! — and what this means for business leaders.

The International Annual Presidents` Forum is the event of the year at IEDC-Bled school of Management and the major reginal event regularly attended by top business executives and government representatives from Slovenia and abroad.

This year the Annual Presidents’ Forum is titled "Globalisation is dead. Long live Globalisation! — and what this means for business leaders". The current backlash against globalisation will not turn back the clock. Globalisation is, as it were, beyond the tipping point – and only a monumental upheaval could change that. Globalisation as the creation of global markets is gone and was replaced by the emergence of a global world. We will explore why this occurred, what a “global world” might be, and what are the potential implications for business, for companies, and for management. Just two examples: in a global world, even local companies need a global strategy; in a global world, the relative weight of multinational companies will diminish.

 The lecture of a well-known specialist and speaker Prof.Joe Santos (INSEAD, France) will be followed by the dicussion panel of international leaders, who will present also best practices and current challenges.


should I attend?

  • Learn about current business expansion opportunities and challenges
  • Network with executives from leading companies in the region and beyond
  • Discover tools and frameworks for successful business growth and internationalization in a global world
  • Use the opportunity to address business expansion issues with governmental decision-makers


should attend?

  • Company presidents and CEO's
  • Board and supervisory board members
  • Representatives of government
  • Non-profit sector
  • Other organizations


the forum

The 2017 Annual Presidents’ Forum will address the issues faced by business executives when dealing with business expansion opportunities in the globalized world.The lecture of Prof. Joe Santos (INSEAD, France) will be followed by the discussion panel with international leaders, who will not only present best practices but also raise current growth and internationalization challenges. 

Roundtable with leaders and business executives will be moderated by Prof. Joe Santos.


November 15, 2017

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and welcome
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome address by Danica Purg, President, IEDC - Bled School of  Management, Slovenia and opening address by Dr. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia
10:00 – 11:30 "Globalisation is dead. Long live Globalisation! — and what this means for business leaders" by Prof.Joe Santos
11:30 – 12:00 coffee-break
12:00 – 13:30 Roundtable discussion moderated by Prof.Joe Santos
13:30 – 14:00 Conclusions by Prof. Joe Santos
14:00                Reception               


700 € + VAT






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