Events & Activities

The World Competitiveness Center helps businesses, governments and academics highlight competitive advantages and uncover opportunities. We publish special reports, organize workshops, give presentations around the world on competitiveness issues and receive visiting delegations.

Upcoming events and activities

Date Description
November 15, 2016 Clarity on Business Location Switzerland Report
Launch of the Clarity on Business Location Switzerland Report in collaboration with KPMG Switzerland.
November 29, 2016 IMD World Talent Report 2016
Launch of the 3rd edition of the IMD World Talent Report.

Recent events and activities

Date Description
July 14, 2016 Thailand Competitiveness Conference 2016
Prof. Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center and Dr. Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist, participate in this conference organised by the Thailand Management Association (TMA), on July 14-15 in Bangkok. See pictures on
June 16, 2016 International Corporate Governance Conference 2016
Prof. Arturo Bris and Dr. Christos Cabolis participate in the conference organised by the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy at the Hong Kong Baptist University on June 16 and 17, 2016. See pictures on
June 07, 2016 Competitiveness 2016 - Challenges for Portugal
Dr. Christos Cabolis participated in a conference organised by the Porto Business School, the WCC Partner in Portugal. See the pictures on
May 31, 2016 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016
Release of the 2016 results on the competitiveness of nations.
April 04, 2016 Thailand Management Association visit to IMD
The World Competitiveness Center is very pleased to welcome a delegation of the Thailand Management Association, our Partner Institute. See the pictures on
March 31, 2016 Competitive Enterprises in a competitive country
International Scientific Conference at the Turiba University in Riga, Latvia. Dr. Christos Cabolis, Chief Economist and Head of Operations at the IMD World Competitiveness Center takes part in the Roundtable Discussion. See the pictures on
February 12, 2016 Business Competitiveness 2015: Digital Opportunities
The IMD World Competitiveness Center partners with Accenture to conduct a study about digital expectations, strategies, and practices in Switzerland and Germany. Read more on
January 24, 2016 The Global Competitiveness Forum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Prof. Arturo Bris (Director of the IMD World Competitiveness) has been invited to speak about talent management:
" Currently, the main obstacles to competitiveness in the Middle East are commodity prices, international volatility and competition for talent. The region, and KSA in particular, must promote a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and diversification of the Economy".
January 20, 2016 Mega Dive, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand
Prof. Arturo Bris (Director of the IMD World Competitiveness) directed a one-day workshop for 300 public officials and executives to discuss topics related to trade and Thailand's competitiveness to bridge the public and private sectors. Watch video on or see the pictures on
November 18, 2015 IMD World Talent Report 2015
Launch of the 2nd edition of the IMD World Talent Report.
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Mega Dive Thailand – Competitiveness Improvement Program

A Mega Dive is a large-scale interactive workshop which engages participants in the search for different paths to enhance the competitiveness of their organization.

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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - Rankings 2016

Our mission is to help people achieve prosperity and quality of life and this is how we expect our rankings to be used and interpreted" said Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

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IMD World Competitiveness Center: Competitiveness Programs

Competitiveness programs for companies and governments:
By Arturo Bris and the IMD World Competitiveness Center Team

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