About ECKM 2007

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  • About ECKM 2007

    1. 1. <ul><li>ECKM 2007: THE 8th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona, Spain </li></ul>
    2. 2. PRESENTATION CONTENT : <ul><li>The city of Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Technical University of Catalonia </li></ul><ul><li>ECKM 2007: main features </li></ul>
    3. 3. THE CITY OF BARCELONA
    4. 5. Barcelona, a knowledge city
    5. 6. Barcelona, the 6th metropolitan area in Europe Barcelona’s metropolitan Region:4,6 million inhabitants in a 3,200 Sq. Km
    6. 7. The international position of Barcelona <ul><li>6th best European City for Business (Healey & Baker) </li></ul><ul><li>The only hot spot for the new economy in Southern Europe (Business Week) </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona and Dublin, the two most interesting investment destinations (Business Location of Financial Times) </li></ul><ul><li>3rd most improved city (Fortune) </li></ul><ul><li>1st city in quality of life (Healey & Baker) </li></ul>
    7. 8. Barcelona: an example of evolution from a industrial city to a service based economy 78% of the Barcelona labour force in the services sector
    8. 9. The Knowledge City Strategy Barcelona aims to become a Global City The first tourist city of Europe A city that focused on its human capital development A city with high quality urban standards A city with a mixture of science and art An open and connected city An international centre for training and research
    9. 21. THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA
    10. 22. THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA <ul><li>Created in 1971 by grouping a number of schools and research centers, located in various cities (Barcelona, Castelldefels, Manresa, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Terrassa and Vilanova i la Geltrú) </li></ul><ul><li>35.000 students </li></ul><ul><li>60 official first and second cycle qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>more than 45 doctoral programmes , specialising in technical, science, art and humanities </li></ul>
    11. 23. ECKM 2007: CONFERENCE VENUE <ul><li>The College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (EUETIB) is a centennial innovating school, located right in the center of Barcelona city </li></ul>
    12. 32. ECKM 2007: INNOVATING FEATURES
    13. 33. ECKM 2007: INNOVATING FEATURES <ul><li>Increasing focus on KM and IC macrodimension (knowledge cities, knowledge regions) </li></ul><ul><li>A new mini-track, entitled Human Capital for Outstanding Results </li></ul>
    14. 34. <ul><li>WE WARMLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME AND JOIN US AT THE ECKM 2007, IN BARCELONA! </li></ul><ul><li>José M. Viedma </li></ul>
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