Discovery Event

Learn, network and exchange

Access the very latest in management thinking with these intensive 1.5-day workshops led by IMD Faculty. Gain practical insights from real-world experience and cutting-edge research, network with other global executives and leave with fresh ideas you can implement in the business straight away. 

Recent event themes include:

  • Digital business transformation: creating opportunities, defending against digital disruption
  • Global leaders in emerging markets: India’s economic agenda
  • The competitiveness challenge and the world economy
  • Private equity 4.0: reinventing value creation
  • Big data strategy for your company value chain
  • Global leaders and global teams
  • Taking charge in new leadership roles

Below you will find the schedule of our forthcoming events.

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Discovery Events Calendar

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PEOPLE

- 21/01/2016

Define “value” and “value creation“, and the condition to value creation from a finance point of view.
Who: Non-finance executives who would like to have a better grasp of finance

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CHINA'S RE-ENGINEERING OF THE GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

- 11/02/2016

Achieve an understanding of the framework of the OBOR (One Belt - One Road) project, and the business challenges and opportunities arising.
Who: Executives from all sectors responsible for their firm’s global strategies

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UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL BUSINESS MODELS: WHY CAN'T YOU BE THE DISRUPTOR?

- 25/02/2016

Discover different types of disruptors, including those that manage to combine cost, experience and platform value.
Who: All managers and executives concerned about digital disruption

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THINK LIKE AN ALIEN: HOW TO LOOK AT YOUR BUSINESS WITH FRESH EYES

- 10/03/2016

Look at your business with fresh eyes – observe the world as it actually is, not as you assume it to be, and identify new innovative ways to grow your business.
Who: Leaders in general management positions, responsible for moving their units forward in terms of growth and profits

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CAPTURING VALUE AND AVOIDING COMMODITIZATION THROUGH PRICING EXCELLENCE

- 21/04/2016

Discover how to look at Pricing Excellence from different perspectives, and explore recent case studies from both B2B and B2C markets.
Who: Executives with a commercial responsibility (CMO, marketing manager, sales manager, brand and product managers, CEO and board members, entrepreneurs)

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DIGITAL BUSINESS AGILITY AND WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION

- 18/05/2016

Develop a digital business strategy that integrates the people side of going digital.
Who: Business leaders curious about how the can make their organizations more agile and responsive

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LEADING COLLABORATION ACROSS GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS

- 02/06/2016

Discover how to, as a lateral leader, build teams that drive collaboration across global organizational units by combining initiatives and emotional bonds.
Who: Leaders of lateral collaboration

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BRIDGING THE CAPABILITY GAP TO GO GLOBAL

- 01/09/2016

Increase awareness of strategic capabilities that enable your company to globalize successfully.
Who:
• Leaders who are in or are about to take on global roles
• Leaders responsible for implementing globalization initiatives

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DIGITAL MARKETING: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

- 06/10/2016

• Separate the hype from reality
• Understand whether branding is still relevant
Who: Senior level and mid-level marketing executives

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POWER AND INFLUENCE DYNAMICS IN LEADERSHIP

- 17/11/2016

Build awareness of your personal biases - figure out what you most need to learn to be effective in your daily interactions with others.
Who: Leaders who would like to enhance their leadership impact

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INNOVATION HAPPENS ELSEWHERE: RETHINKING YOUR BUSINESS TO GROW AND COMPETE IN A NEW ERA

- 24/11/2016

• Product platforming and idea competitions
• Customer immersion and interaction
Who:
• Managers responsible for growth through innovation
• Managers in marketing, customer support, R&D, product development, sales

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To download the full schedule with event descriptions please click here.

Testimonials

Discovery Events are like a one-day MBA. It’s a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and learn about subjects you don’t necessarily work with. It’s also a chance to meet and network with people from very different backgrounds.

Bruno Sales

Credit Risk and Internal Controls Manager, Vale International

I picked up a lot of things that I want to try and apply in my job. Sometimes you go to events and it’s so B-to-C that you really shut off and don’t try to see how you can adapt it in your company. But here, even if the examples tend to be more B-to-C, it has been lifted to a level that is I think relevant for all. 

Marièlle Butter-Timmermans

General Manager Marketing, Market Intelligence/Wärtsilä Corporation