Club of Amsterdam presentation august 2012


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The Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international, future-oriented think tank involved in channeling preferred futures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box and those who don't just talk about the future but actively participate in shaping outcomes.

We organize events, seminars and summits on relevant issues and publish findings & proceedings through various off-line and online media channels. Our goal is to become a global player and catalyst for innovation in industries, science and society.

The Club of Amsterdam is a not-for-profit foundation registered in the Netherlands.

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Club of Amsterdam presentation august 2012

  1. 1. Shaping Your Future in the Knowledge Society
  2. 2. So far …
  3. 3. The Club of AmsterdamThe Club of Amsterdam is an independent, international,future-oriented think tank involved in channeling preferredfutures. It involves those who dare to think out of the box andthose who dont just talk about the future but actively participatein shaping outcomes.We organize events, seminars and summits on relevant issuesand publish findings & proceedings through various off-line andonline media channels. Our goal is to become a global player andcatalyst for innovation in industries, science and society.We currently have more than 4,300 members worldwide.The Club of Amsterdam is a not-for-profit foundationregistered in The Netherlands.
  4. 4. Club of Amsterdam Highlights• Founded in 2002• More than 4,300 members worldwide• More than 80 events plus workshops, think tanks• More than 150 issues of the Club of Amsterdam Journal• More than 50 Knowledge Partners• Events from 30 – 300 delegates with visitors from all over the world• More than 400 speakers• Events mainly in the Netherlands, but also in Spain, Germany, the UK … so far …• Social networks with more than 10,000 members• ~ 40 supporting companies and organisations
  5. 5. Club of Amsterdam Topics2002 – 2012the future of …Nanotechnology, Biotech, ICT, Global Economy, Globalisation, Sustainability, UrbanDevelopment, Mobility, Senior Citizens, Medicine, Democracies, Food, Media &Entertainment Industry, European Knowledge Society, Education & Learning,Energy, Healthcare, Architecture, Culture & Religion, NanoWater, DevelopingCountries, Service Industry, Water, Branding, Robotics, Philosophy, IntellectualProperty, USA, Software Architecture, Futurist Tools, Electronic Identity,Governance - Participatory Democracy, Drug & Pharma, Reputation Management,Journalism, Cross Media, Business Meetings, Food Design, Consciousness, AmbientIntelligence, Global Workplace, Success. Tourism, Google, Sexuality, Fashion.NanoEnergy, Ecological Architecture, Money, Children, India, Values in Business,Beauty, Creative Agencies, Brain, Games, BioMed, Connectivity, Advertising,Waste, Biosensing, Sports, Sustainable Profits, Music, CERN, Hacking, Happiness,Financial Infrastructure, Services, Shell, Human Mind, Singularity, EuropeanDemocracy, Living Room, Future, Film, Social Biomimicry, Languages, Germany,Taxes, Urban Energy, Urban tribes and more …
  6. 6. Club of Amsterdam FormatOur usual events are visited by 50 – 100 participants. The events areheld in the evening and structured in two parts: • Knowledge • SharingThe audience is from industry, science, education, government etc. and isalso mixed in age and origin. We try to address the interest of thespecialists as well as the generalists. We often have more than 15nations present.The events are promoted through a network of more than 1,000journalists, our Club of Amsterdam Journal [4,200 subscribersworldwide], social networks [4,000 members] and our website. Wesometimes also produce videos and post them to the university internalnetwork as well as to Youtube.
  7. 7. Club of Amsterdam Who we areThe TeamFelix B Bopp, founder & chairman, Club of Amsterdam, Patrick Crehandirector, Club of Amsterdam, CEO and Founder, Crehan, Kusano & Associates, HumbertoSchwab, director, Club of Amsterdam, Philosopher, Owner, Humberto Schwab FilosofiaSL, Jan Sall, directorBoard of AdvisorsSimon Jones, President, Abu Dhabi Mens College, George Pór, Founder,CommunityIntelligence Ltd. , Madanmohan Rao, Consultant and prolific writer fromBangalore, Research Advisor, Asian Media Information and Communication centre (AMIC),Singapore, Hardy F. Schloer, Owner, Schloer Consulting Group, Bob Stumpel, ResultStrategy, Cellspace, OpenBC, Ideabroker, LBI, GetMobile, TCS, Mendix, FON, Peter C.van Gorsel, Educational Business Developer, University of Amsterdam / UvA/HvAExpertsYves Boillot, Arnab B. Chowdhury, Founder, Ninād, Thomas Ugo Ermacora, Founderand creative director, Etikstudio, Ahmed El Sheikh, Scenario Planning, ThePharmaceutical Strategist, Tim Harper, Founder, CMP Cientifica, Fernanda Ibarra, GerdLeonhard, Music Futurist, former CEO,, Bert van Lamoen, Dean,EBBS International Business School
  8. 8. Club of Amsterdam Supporters – so far … plus more …
  9. 9. Club of Amsterdam Impressions
  10. 10. The Breakfast Club
  11. 11. What is The Breakfast Club?The Breakfast Club brings together strategic decision makers fromindustry leaders to policy makers and those at the forefront of theirprofessions. The purpose is to use this multi-discipline cross platformapproach to facilitate a high level exchange of thoughts and ideas whichwill be both stimulating and uniting.The Breakfast Club basic events are designed for 20-30 people. Theaim is for the participants to benefit from the intimate exchange of ideasover a broad perspective to stay ahead of the competition and gain aclearer picture of where value lies and more efficient leveraging of corecompetencies. Membership is by invitation only.The Breakfast Club is an initiative of the Club of Amsterdam.
  12. 12. The Breakfast Club Highlights• The Breakfast Club has 60 Members – top executive of mid- and large-size Dutch companies and more than 25 applications for membership• Membership is free• The Breakfast Club invites delegates based on a specific profile provided by the sponsor• The Breakfast Club gets fantastic feedbacks• 20% of the Members are female top executives• The Breakfast Club are highly interactive and allow intense contacts with the speakers as well as between the delegates.
  13. 13. The Breakfast Club MembersThe current Members of The Breakfast Club are from these companiesand institutes: ABN AMRO, Air France KLM, Albron B.V., Alcatel-Lucent,Avantium, Avery Dennison, BBDO Group, Capgemini, Citigate FirstFinancial, City of Amsterdam / Department of Environmental Affairs &Constructions, CMS Derks Star Busmann, Connexxion N.V., Danone,Deen Supermarkten BV, DELPHI Consortium, Deutsche Bank, DHV, Dirkvan den Broek, Draka Holding N.V., Dutch Media Authority, DutchViewHolding, Evalueserve, Foreign Media Group, Fortis Bank Nederland, GreyCommunications Group, Hewlett-Packard Nederland B.V., Hill &Knowlton, Imtech N.V., ISS Catering Services B.V., Kaseya, LBi LostBoys, Logica, McKinsey & Company, MTV Networks, Netherlands PublicBroadcasting (NPO), ONeill Group, Patlhe Oberman Advocaten, PPGCoatings Nederland BV, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Robeco, Robert HalfInternational Inc., Royal Dutch Shell Group, Royal FrieslandCampina,Royal Wessanen N.V., Thomas Cook Nederland B.V., Unibail-RodamcoN.V., Unilever, UPC Broadband Holding Services B.V., Van Leeuwen Pipeand Tube Group, WE Europe BV ... and more ...
  14. 14. The Breakfast Club Impressions
  15. 15. Outlook … the future of the Club of Amsterdam
  16. 16. Global Challenges• Education• Resources: Water, Energy, Air, Food• Health• Climate Change / Sustainability• Economy / Stock Market / Poverty• Biodiversity• Waste• Globalisation
  17. 17. Global Think Tank• Open Source• Holistic• Non-partisan• Non-religious• Inclusive• Knowledge Sharing• Collaborative Intelligence• Ground Swell• Socratic Dialogue• Excellence & Impact• Dynamic, Adaptive & Smart
  18. 18. Contextual StrategyIntelligent Change is needed in order to face the challenges ofthis new area of global evolution. The solutions needed willresult from Global Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing.Positive development will be possible through a smart andholistic approach. Overall intelligent answers will allow acommunity approach by respecting cultural diversity and asustainable lifestyle.All Global Challenges need to be addressed – we live in a new,fully connected system.
  19. 19. Sustainable Systemic ChangeGlobal Challenges can be met by a profound new approach –repeating old mistakes is not an option. The new complexityneeds a connected, systemic and fresh thinking and a dynamicsmart implementation. New solution generations can benefitfrom a technology/scientific systemic generation change.
  20. 20. ImpactIndependent thinking is a powerful way of spreading knowledgeand of inspiring for global change.There is not one solution needed, but we need a massive wishand enthusiasm to continuously improve and connect.This beyond boarders, nations, interest groups – this is theglobal village.
  21. 21. Support NetworkThe Club of Amsterdam already with its current dimensionsreaches mayor decision and policy makers all over the world.Strengthening and expand the current activities is a first step –in order to make it a truly global think tank with a strong impact– a series of projects will be needed. Projects that will bedynamically created based in current needs.A smart support network will ensure that the key resources –connected thinking – are being used to its best.
  22. 22. ContactClub of AmsterdamFelix B BoppChairmanAmsterdamThe Netherlandsfelix@clubofamsterdam.comwww.clubofamsterdam.comThe Breakfast Club is an initiative of the Club of Amsterdam.SONARIS is the organiser of the Club of Amsterdam. SONARIS clients have been amongstothers key conference organisers in Europe.