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IMD Business Forum

Johannesburg - August 1st, 2012

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  Innovation and Entrepreneurship

"How Innovation and Entrepreneurship stimulate growth in China"
IMD Professor Winter Nie will analyze the Chinese way of innovation and what drives entrepreneurship in China. She will also share key messages from her latest research and the several books she has published on these themes.

"How South African companies compete and innovate"
South African business leaders will share their insights and experience into how their companies compete and innovate. We will discuss specific cases of how companies in South Africa expanded their activities in Africa and beyond.


Monday August 1st, 2012


Sandton Convention Center
Maude Street Sandown
2196 South Africa
Tel: +27 11 779 0000
Fax: +27 11 779 0001


09:00 – 12:30 HR Roundtable: Separate event for executives involved in leadership development strategies.

Forum Agenda:
15:00 – 15:30 Forum Registration
15:30 – 15:45 Introduction: "Innovation driving growth"
15:45 – 17:00 Prof. Winter Nie:
"How Innovation and Entrepreneurship stimulate growth in China"
17:00 – 18:30 Speakers: "How South African companies compete and innovate", case studies
18:30 – 19:30 Lessons learned:
Q& A and presentations from the participants
19:30 – 21:30 Networking dinner


IMD Professor Winter Nie
Dr. Hischam El-Agamy


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