25th Global Forum
Program

Sunday, 20 March, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Optional Tour of Dubai

Panoramic city tour with a Guide, with photo stop

USD 40.00 per participant

Venue

Bus tour starting from the Grand Plaza Mövenpick

Group

Guests, Partner, Participants

Group

Guests, Partner, Participants

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Global Forum Opening Reception

Venue

Grand Plaza Mövenpick | TWENTY THREE 23rd floor

Group

Guests, Partners, Participants

Monday, 21 March, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 1

Welcome and Introduction to the Future

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus | Plenary Room: 1.54

Speaker (*indicates to be confirmed)

Yury Boshyk

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

Paul Hopkinson

Professor, Head of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai (UAE)

Jaber Abdul Wahab

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

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Session 2

Leading and Implementing Strategic Transformations: Lessons Learned for the Future (Part 1)

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Galleria Walk

Plenary Room 1.54
Breakout Room 1.29 + 1.43 + 1.49 + 1.50

Speakers
Topic 2.1

Redefining Risk and Business Transformations

Venue

Plenary Room 1.54

Alasdair Philip

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

Topic 2.2

UPS in Transformation and Its Impact on Present and Future Leaders

Venue

Breakout Room 1.43

Sharon Marshall

Executive Development Program Manager, UPS (USA)

Rachid Fergati

Managing Director, Middle East, Central Asia & Indian Subcontinent, UPS (UAE)

Topic 2.3

Present and Future Transformations in the Finance Sector

Venue

Breakout Room 1.29

Eddy Travia

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

Gaurang Torvekar

Co-founder and CEO of Indorse, and Blockchain, Metaverse and NFT expert. (UK)

Topic 2.4

Perspectives of the Future in Social Media

Venue

Breakout Room 1.49

Paul Hopkinson

Professor, Head of Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Dubai (UAE)

Topic 2.5

A Crisis Leadership Model for the Future: An International Study of Lessons Learned During the COVID Pandemic.

Venue

Breakout Room 1.50

Cedwyn Fernandez

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

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 the Future (Part 2)

 

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Galleria Walk

Plenary Room 1.54

Speakers
Topic 3.1

The Future of Work and Its Impact on Leaders and Human Resource Business Partners

Venue

Plenary Room 1.54

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster

Molster International; Partner, ForChiefs; formerly HR Talent and Capability Manager, Global Sales, Mars (Germany)

Deanna Grams

Chief People Officer at TuneIn (USA)

Topic 3.2

The Future of Innovation Thinking and Practice

Venue

Breakout Room 1.29

Drew Boyd

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 3.3

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

Venue

Breakout Room 1.43

Nicolas Helary

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

Pierre-Henri Bougeant

Head of Transformation, Vossloh Cogifer (France)

Topic 3.4

Lessons for the Future from Transformation Experiences at South Africa's Nedbank

Venue

Breakout Room 1.49

Kershini Govender

Executive Head, Transformation and Strategy, Nedbank Limited (South Africa)

Topic 3.5

Imperial Logistics: Form Truckers + Trader to an Intergrated Supply Chain in Africa

Venue

Breakout Room 1.50

Steve Woodward

SJW Associates; formerly, CEO at SABMiller (Czech Republic), President, SABMiller (Romania); COO, SAFEmap International; Chief HR Officer, MillerCoors, Global Chief People Officer, Imperial Logistics (South Africa)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 4

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Panel

Plenary Room 1.54

Speakers

Rumaitha Al Busaidi

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

Ira Cohen

Sessional Lecturer, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Toronto (Canada)

Jim Myrick

Partner, neue.se and Resident, Autodesk (USA)

Jaber Abdul Wahab

CEO, Bridgeway Group of Companies (UAE)

H.E LAILA Rahhal EL ATFANI

President & Founder Business Gate & I Am Africa Platform /Business Incubators for SME / President Women And Youth Empowerment REFAI NGO - International Diplomatic Relations for AACID (UAE)

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

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Galleria Walk

Plenary Room 1.54

Speakers
Topic 5.1

How to Develop a Learning-Driven Business and Organizational Learning Ecosystem

Venue

Plenary Room 1.54

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) (To be confirmed)

Topic 5.2

Coaching and Preparing the Next Generation

Venue

Breakout Room 1.29

Samir Geepee

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

Topic 5.3

Learning Organizations in Practice: A Compass to Unleash Learning Dynamics

Venue

Breakout Room 1.43

Thierry Bonetto

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

Topic 5.4

What Will the Future of Learning be Like?

Venue

Breakout Room 1.49

Wolfgang Braun

CEO and President META M&A (Germany)

Topic 5.5

The Role and Future of Management Education

Venue

Breakout Room 1.50

Danica Purg

Professor, author, and President of IEDC-Bled School of Management; President of CEEMAN, the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies; and President of Alliance of Management Development Associations in Rising Economies, co-founded by CEEMAN (Slovenia)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Session 6

The Future of Leadership

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Galleria Walk

Plenary Room 1.54

Topic 6.1

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

Venue

Plenary Room 1.54

Speakers

Andreas Fritz

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Seco Tools (Italy)

Topic 6.2

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

Venue

Breakout Room 1.29

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

Leaders Need to Shape the Future by Developing Excellent Teams

Venue

Breakout Room 1.43

Jorge Tejeda

Organizational and Executive Coach at Be Leaders Executive Consulting (Mexico)

Topic 6.4

The Necessity of Having and Nurturing a Curiosity Mindset

Venue

Breakout Room 1.49

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 6.5

Revisiting the Future of Leadership in a Redefined VUCA World

Venue

Breakout Room 1.50

Dan Norenberg

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

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

Grand Plaza Mövenpick | BYTES Pool Lounge 4th floor

Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Session 8

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

 

Venue

Mövenpick - Grand Plaza

Room: Sirocco 3rd floor

Facilitators

Alan Williams

UPS Vice President Expo 2020 Sponsorship & Operations (UAE)

 

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Karl-Georg Degenhardt (Germany)

Chantal Fleuret (France)

9:00 AM

Private bus transfer from the Grand Plaza Movenpick hotel to EXPO 2020

9:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Session 9

8:45 Bus departure from Movenpick

10:00 German Pavilion No. 109 / Map B4

11:00 US Pavilion No. 229 / Map B2

12:30 DP World No. 240 / Map B2

 13:30 Club 2020

 

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 .

Special Guest:

* H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

UAE Cabinet Minister, and Minister of Tolerance (*To be confirmed)

Venue

EXPO 2020

 

Restaurant Lunch:

 Club 2020

Restaurant Dinner:

Rising Flavours

 

 

Groups

Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Session 10

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

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Plenary

Plenary Room 1.54

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Session 11

The Future of Business and Work-Based Education and Training

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Panel

Plenary Room 1.54

Speakers

Michellana Jester

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

Genevieve Cother

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

Bernhard Hauser

Professor for Change Management and Action Learning at the University of Applied Management; owner of bhcg.impact.network; and author. (Germany)

Fiona Stewart

Managing Consultant, LTA People (formerly Leadership Talent Australia) (Australia)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

Venue

Foyer

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 12

Personal Reflections and Future Forward

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Panel

Plenary Room 1.54

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

12:30 PM - 01:45 PM

Session 13

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

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus

Panel / Retrospectives Workshop

Plenary Room 1.54

Speakers

Brad Benson

Vice President, responsible for international trade, Intel Corporation; Board of Directors, Campbell Scientific; Executive Advisor and Coach (USA)

Iilac A. Diaz

Executive Director, Light it Forward (UAE-The Philippines)

Michael Diebold

CEO, midge medical, (Germany)

Gunnar George

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

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 14

26th Global Forum, 2023 venue

Venue

Heriot-Watt University - New Campus | Plenary Room 1.54

3:00 PM

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

Venue

Bus Transfer to the desert from the Grand Plaza Mövenpick

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