Women's Forum Global Meeting Program as of 12 March

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Women's Forum Global Meeting Program as of 12 March

  1. 1. 2012 Women’s Forum Global Meeting Wanted: 360° growth Oct. 10-12, Deauville As of 12 March Wednesday, 10 Oct. 14:00-14:30 Forum welcome Auditorium The Women’s Forum team welcomes newcomers and interested participants with a briefing on the Global Meeting program, Forum and partner initiatives, and the Official delegation and other remarkable groups and how to meet them. 14:30-15:30 Opening plenary Auditorium What has fame brought to your advocacy? How has the work of some of the worlds leading womens rights advocates been changed for the better, and sometimes the worse, by their receiving global recognition? 15:30-16:00 Networking break 16:00-17:30 Debate Has the Arab Spring become a Desert Storm? Bread, dignity, respect, freedom, and an end to state corruption: if the Arab Spring isn’t achieving its original goals, what is its likely legacy? 16:00-17:30 Debate What kinds of financial innovation do we need today? Can we learn from the destructive extremes of the financial collapse, and manage to keep the good parts of financial innovation without being stuck with the bad? 16:00-17:30 Side meetingsBreakout rooms 16:00-17:45 Discovery sessions Discovery Hall and Agora 18:00-19:45 Plenary brainstorming Auditorium Women’s visions for 360° growth What are the economic policies and growth models which can enable our and our children’s prosperity and well-being? Interactive discussion and reflection led by some remarkable women. 20:30-22:30 Opening dinner Thursday, 11 Oct. 09:00-10:15 Plenary debate Auditorium Must we stop growing? Is consumption growth an unnecessary evil? What are the alternatives? 10:15-10:45 Keynote address Auditorium Creating growth from the bottom up A discussion involving some of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs. 1
  2. 2. 10:45-11:15 Networking break11:15-12:45 Plenary debateAuditorium Why has growth become so inequitable, and what to do about it? Where and why have economic inequalities most increased, and what steps, if any, need to be taken to make economic growth more socially just?13:00-14:30 Roundtable How can Africa create more high-potential entrepreneurs? (with lunch boxes) Everyone says that Africa needs more entrepreneurs. But how to encourage high-potential entrepreneurship on a continent with so few entrepreneurial societies?13:00-14:30 Debate Is austerity reversing women’s empowerment? (with lunch boxes) A European debate on the issue and possible solutions.13:00-13:45 Workshop Defend your digital rights ! (with lunch boxes) How should technology be structured and governed to support the rights and liberties of all the world’s Internet users?14:00-14:45 Workshop How to tell an effective business story (with lunch boxes) Facts and figures alone will never persuade your audience, you need to know how to tell a good story.13:00-14:30 Official Side meetings (with lunch boxes)13:00-14:45 Discovery sessionsDiscovery Hall and Agora13:00-14:45 Networking lunch15:00-16:30 Roundtable Is China becoming the world’s market? What are the challenges and opportunities as China attempts to make the transition from being the "world’s factory" to becoming a leading consumer market?15:00-16:30 Roundtable Gen Y women: What employers need to learn and unlearn (with lunch boxes)15:00-15:45 Workshop How 3D printing could eliminate mass-market manufacturing It’s not going to happen tomorrow, and this could be only a transitional technology – but still you should know how3D printing could disrupt most industries making consumer goods. 2
  3. 3. 16:00-16:45 Workshop Practical business uses for LinkedIn Beyond simply looking up contacts, how LinkedIn can be used to recruit and generate business for companies.15:00-16:45 Discovery sessionsDiscovery Hall and Agora16:45-17:15 Networking break17:15-17:45 CEO ChampionsAuditorium17:45-19:00 Plenary roundtableAuditorium What are the right growth models for Africa? What sets of economic policies and arrangements will enable African countries to grow in a way that will best serve Africans and work for their geography and demographics?19:00-20:00 Break20:00-23:00 Gala dinner Friday, 12 Oct.09:30-11:15 Keynote and plenary roundtableAuditorium How could a new regime change China’s governance? A change in leadership is coming in China. Could this create an opening for new ideas and approaches for managing China’s economy and for governance and justice under state capitalism?11:15-11:45 Break11:45-13:30 Discovery sessionsDiscovery Hall and Agora11:45-13:15 Debate Should China’s one-child policy be removed? (with lunch boxes) What are the pros and cons of this policy, now thirty-one years old? How else could China manage to effectively control its population?11:45-13:15 Debate Should we put a price on water? Would putting a price on water make us more responsible in our local and regional uses of this most precious of our natural resources?11:45-13:15 Roundtable Girls and the future of work (with lunch boxes) What are the forces shaping the future of work over the next twenty-thirty years, and how can we best prepare the coming generations of girls to participate as full equals?11:45-12:30 Workshop Finding the right brand voice on Twitter 3
  4. 4. (with lunch boxes) How to think about your “brand voice” on Twitter: one that is appropriate for what a business wants to say and who it wants to reach.12:45-13:30 Workshop How collaborative consumption is creating a consumer revolution (with lunch boxes) It’s not just car sharing and EBay! Discover how collaborative consumption is taking off on a scale and in ways never imagined thanks to network technologies and socially networked consumers.11:45-13:15 Official Side meetings (with lunch boxes)12:00-13:30 Networking lunch13:45-15:15 Roundtable How to bridge Africa’s gender divide? Why is progress been made so slowly in Africa, and what can be done to change this?13:45-15:15 Roundtable Create more social cohesion in companies to unlock growth13:45-15:15 Workshop Gender marketing (with lunch boxes) Women are 85% of the consumer market. But how do you reach them?13:45-15:15 Roundtable Will the social media revolution remain contained in China?13:45-15:15 Official Side meetings13:45-15:30 Discovery sessionsDiscovery Hall and Agora15:30-16:00 Networking break16:00-17:00 Plenary roundtableAuditorium What new leaders and leadership for new growth models? Are people willing to support any kind of leadership today? By whom and via what system or systems do we wish to be governed?17:00-17:30 Closing keynoteAuditorium17:30-17:45 Last words from the ForumAuditorium 4

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