A unique thought leadership event aims to give those attending a glimpse of the future of business.
What will the future be like for business, and what kind of businesses will make it that far? That is the subject of a special one-day conference being held in Auckland next month.
Fit for the Future 2012 on September 27 is set to bring together pioneering speakers at The Cloud to share the perspectives, skills and approaches they believe will decide whether business fall, survive or thrive in the decades to come. They include Charles Anderson, CEO of Sovereign Assurance. Last year his company hosted an Oceania for the United Nations Environmental Programme with the aim of transforming the insurance industry into an agent of positive change. Anderson also recently attended the Rio+20 Earth Summit conference and has made a commitment to creating the world’s first sustainable insurance company.
Another speaker is Jacqueline Ireland, CEO of consumer research company Colmar Brunton. She will be sharing the latest research from the company’s Better Business, Better World survey on trends and attitudes to sustainable products and services. And Sam Judd, the inspirational founder of Sustainable Coastlines, will talk on what businesses can learn from how he motivates people to pick rubbish off beaches when they could be doing anything else.
Organiser Simon Harvey said: “This is a thought-leadership event, designed to enable those who attend to leave with new knowledge and skills to get them prepared for a more successful future; and feel inspired by others who are working towards genuine, progressive change. For people who are serious about change, this is an opportunity they can’t afford to miss. These are the people committed to transforming our economy into one that is genuinely fit for the future, and not just more of the same.”
The other speakers are Waiheke-based Micheal Henderson, who specialises in creating positive and effective business cultures, executive coach Daniel Batten on ‘How to influence people authentically’, and Katie Horton and Tim Hooson from Jasmax Architects.
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