25th Global Forum
Program

Sunday, 20 March, 2022

TBD

Optional Tour of Dubai

Venue

Bus tour

Group

Guests, Partner, Participants

Group

Guests, Partner, Participants

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Optional Workshop by the recently formed Risk Leadership Society

Venue

Plenary

Group

Participants and Invitees

About the session

About the Session

 We are pleased to announce that the 25th Global Forum has invited the Risk Leadership Society to join us for an extra optional session. The Risk Leadership Society is a like-minded community of practice that aims to enhance understanding of how to transform organizations based on the principles of risk and opportunity management. The Risk Leadership Society is a forum to share stories, ideas, resources, and learning from the best practices and failures in a safe, inclusive environment. It is led by three active members of the Global Forum community.

This will be the inaugural in-person Risk Leadership Society meeting and you are invited to join without any additional fees. The session will take place on Sunday 20 March 2022 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Conrad Hotel (venue of the Global Forum), before the Global Forum’s kickoff event at 6:00 PM. If you want to learn more about the Risk Leadership Society, please find below the RLS’s manifesto, see its  website hyperlink to: https://www.magnifor.com/risk-leadership-society

 You can contact the RLS team at if you have any further questions.

Risk Leadership Society Manifesto
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Global Forum Opening Reception

Venue

Hotel 

Group

Guests, Partners, Participants

Monday, 21 March, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 1

Welcome and Introduction to the Future

Venue

Plenary

Speaker (*indicates to be confirmed)

Yury Boshyk

Chairperson, Global Forum Organizing Team, and CEO, Global Executive Learning (Canada)

Jaber Abdul Wahab

CEO, Bridgeway Group of Companies and Global Forum community member (UAE)

* H.E. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi

Emirati Minister of State for International Cooperation and the Managing Director for Expo 2020, Member of the UAE Cabinet
Expo and the UAE’s and Dubai’s Transformation Plans - “Vision 2030” (UAE)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 2

Leading and Implementing Strategic Transformations: Lessons Learned for Emerging Futures (Part 1)

Venue

Plenary

Speaker (*indicates to be confirmed)
Topic 2.1

Redefining Risk and Business Transformations

Marischa van Zantvoort

CEO, formerly with Philips, Co-Founder of Magnifor and the Risk Leadership Society (The Netherlands)

Alasdair Philip

Formerly with DPDHL, Co-Founder of Magnifor and the Risk Leadership Society (USA)

Guillaume Niarfeix

Managing Director, Nigeria & Ghana, SPIE Oil & Gas Services and Advisory Committee Member, CyberTask Force of France (Nigeria)

Steen Christensen

CEO, Logistics at Abilitii (Saudi Arabia)

 ( + )

Nicolas Helary

Board Member and Managing Director, Group Vossloh Cogifer (France)

Pierre-Henri Bougeant

Head of Transformation, Vossloh Cogifer (France)

Topic 2.2

UPS in Transformation and Its Impact on Present and Future Leaders

Sharon Marshall

Executive Development Program Manager, UPS (USA)

Topic 2.3

Present and Future Transformations in the Finance Sector

Eddy Travia

CEO, Coinsilium Group, pioneer investor in Blockchain, Regional Director Asia Pacific, IOVLabs (Singapore)

Topic 2.4

Changing the World for the Better through Multi-Sector Collaboration

Eric Stryson

Managing Director, Global Services, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) (Hong Kong)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

Venue

Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Session 3

Leading and Implementing Strategic Transformations: Lessons Learned for Emerging Futures (Part 2)

 

Venue

Plenary


Topic 3.1

The Future of Work and Its Impact on Leaders and HR Business Partners

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster

Molster International (Germany)

Topic 3.2

Designing for the Future and Lessons Learned from Creating Digital Tech Hubs

Mats Hederos

CEO, AMF Fastigheter (Sweden)

Topic 3.3

The Future of Innovation Thinking and Practice

Drew Boyd

Associate Professor of Marketing and Innovation, University of Cincinnati, co-author of Inside the Box: The Creative Method that Works for Everyone, author of Adding Prestige to Your Portfolio: How to Use the Creative Luxury Process to Develop Products Everyone Wants (USA)

Topic 3.4

On Leading Sustainable Transformation: Lessons Learned for Others and the Future

Nicolas Helary

Board Member and Managing Director, Group Vossloh Cogifer (France)

* Pierre-Henri Bougeant

Head of Transformation, Vossloh Cogifer (France)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Venue

Hotel Restaurant

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 4

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Venue

Plenary

Speaker

Michellana Jester

Lecturer, Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning (USA)

Jaber Abdul Wahab

CEO, Bridgeway Group of Companies and *invited group of Dubai entrepreneurs (UAE)

Rumaitha Al Busaidi

Founder, WomenX, Executive Board Director of the Environmental Society, Davos Lab Task Force Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum (Oman)

Marina van Zyl

Chief Executive Officer at Platform for Connected Leadership, and Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), (UAE)

Bengt Eliasson

CEO, Stockfiller.com (Sweden)

Annelie Gullstrom

Head of Phygital Solutions, Bambuser (Sweden)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Break

Venue

Foyer

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 5

How to Develop Learning Societies, Organizations and Businesses Fit for Future Purpose, People and Sustainability

Venue

Plenary

Speaker
Topic 5.1

Unleashing Potential: Making Learning and Development Explicit for Individuals and Teams

Kay Peterson

CEO and Founder, Institute for Experiential Learning, co-author with David A. Kolb, How You Learn is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life (USA)

Topic 5.2

How to Develop a Learning-Driven Business and Organizational Learning Ecosystem: The Way Forward

Alaa Garad

Senior Teaching Fellow, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, co-author of The Learning-Driven Business: How to Develop an Organizational Learning Ecosystem (UK)

Topic 5.3

Coaching and Preparing the Next Generation

Samir Geepee

Next-Gen Transformational Leadership Coach, founder of Awesome Walkers (leaders who walk their talk), and author of Awesome Cup (UAE-UK)

Topic 5.4

Rehumanizing Work and Learning: The Learning Organizing as the Way Forward

Paul Nieminen

formerly, Vice President, Enterprise Capabilities, Prudential Financial, and Enterprise Practice Lead, Culture and Change Management, UPS (USA)

Topic 5.5

The Future of Ethics in Business

Raymond Madden

Head, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, book editor, The Business of Ethics (Malaysia)

Topic 5.6

Learning Organizations in Practice: A Compass to Unleash Learning Dynamics

Thierry Bonetto

Former Head of Leadership & Development, Danone, and Founder of Learning Futures (France)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session 6

The Future of Leadership

Venue

Plenary

Speaker
Topic 6.1

Future Talent: Who and What Skills and Mindsets Will Businesses Need to Nurture?

Andreas Fritz

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Seco Tools (Italy)

Topic 6.2

Future Talent: Who and What Skills and Mindsets Will Governments Need to Nurture?

Andrew Johnson

Founder, Institute for Leadership Action, formerly Chief Learning Officer, and Head, Eskom Leadership Institute, co-editor, Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line (South Africa)

Topic 6.3

How Leaders Unleash Talent to Deliver Results

Karen Hanna

TKB Hanna and Associates Ltd, co-author,Talent Trouble: How Leaders Can Harness Trouble and Unleash Talent to Deliver Results (Canada)

Sam Masri

Global Head, Industry & Value Advisory, SAP (UAE)

Topic 6.4

Intentional Reflection Required

Rose Pillay

Regional Leadership & Development Advisor for Africa, British High Commission, Founder, Panacea Hedging, and author, Growing Through Reflection: A Journal for Action Learning Facilitators (South Africa)

Topic 6.5

The Necessity of Having and Nurturing a Curiosity Mindset

Stefaan van Hooydonk

Founder, Global Curiosity Institute, and author, The Curiosity Manifesto: How Curiosity Helps Individuals and Workplaces Thrive (forthcoming) (Belgium)

Khurram Jamil

President and Co-Founder of Area9Lyceum, an edtech company focusing on adaptive learning, and President, Strategic Initiaves (Denmark)

Topic 6.6

Revisiting the Future of Leadership in a Redefined VUCA World

Dan Norenberg

CEO, Executive Ownershift, and author, Executive Ownershift: Creating Highly Effective Leadership Teams (Germany)

Topic 6.7

Creating and Inspiring Hope for a Better Future

Gunnar George

Managing Director, Compassion Communication, Associate, Global Executive Learning, and author, Accelerated Learning (forthcoming) (Sweden)

7:00 PM

Session 7

Refreshments and Global Forum Awards Dinner

Presentation of the 2022 Global Forum/Gen. Robert L. Dilworth Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Venue

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 8

Briefing on Tuesday’s EXPO 2020 and organization of Global Forum/EXPO Transformational Learning Expedition groups

 

09:15 AM

Private bus transfer from the hotel to EXPO 2020

Venue

Plenary

9:15 AM - 10:30 PM

Session 9

The Future of Sustainability, Mobility and Collaboration: Future Opportunities for Business and Society

All day and evening at Expo 2020. Organized Transformational Learning Expeditions (T-LEXs) in small, guided and GEL facilitated action learning groups focusing on real issues of concern for Global Forum community members; including lunch and special group dinner on sight .

Venue

EXPO 2020

 

Restaurant Lunch:

 

Restaurant Dinner:

 

Groups

Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 10

Debriefing and Cross-Sharing of Tuesday’s EXPO 2020 Global Forum Transformational Learning Expedition teams

Venue

Plenary

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 11

The Future of Business Education, Leadership & Organizational Development, and Training

Venue

Plenary

Speaker (*indicates to be confirmed)

Michellana Jester

Lecturer, Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, and Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning (USA)

Kip Meyer

Managing director, Custom Partnerships, IESE Business School (USA and Spain)

Shaun Rozyn

Managing Director, Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Virginia Darden School Foundation (USA)

* Cedwyn Fernandez

Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director, Middlesex University Dubai (U.K. and UAE)

Raymond Madden

Head, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University (Malaysia)

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

Venue

Foyer

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 12

Sharing Lessons Learned for Creating a More Positive, Collaborative and Inclusive Future

 

 

Venue

Plenary

Speaker (*indicates to be confirmed)

Shusheela Venkataraman

Director, SGBS Unnati Foundation, and Governing Council Member, Indian Institute of Technology Alumni Centre (India)

Vimal Mahendru

President, Legrand India, and Ambassador, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (India)

Lars Thuesen

Founder and Change Leader at the Welfare Improvement Network (WIN) (Denmark)

Eric Stryson

Managing Director, Global Services, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) (Hong Kong)

Genevieve Cother

Business Action Learning, and Action Learning Institute, Co-Founder of myLeadershipMap, and Director, Cother Digital (Tasmania, Australia)

* Michael Diebold

CEO, midge medical, (Germany)

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch

Venue

Hotel Restaurant

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 13

Personal Reflections and Future Forward

Venue

Plenary

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 14

25th Global Forum Reflections & Sharing of Action Plans
26th Global Forum, 2023 venue and theme

Venue

Plenary

3:45 PM

Departure to the Desert for the Global Forum Final Dinner and cultural event in a Bedouin camp

Venue

Desert

Draft of Sessions and Themes (revised 12 January, 2022)

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