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2017 Navigating the Future (NTF) conference

Focus on adjustments in business models, changing regional agendas and pressing global challenges. During the conference, issues covered included, among others, achieving sustainable energy, debating the limits to automation, national adjustments to the resource curse, populism in the Americas, challenges to Middle Eastern economies and democracies, ensuring education when governments and markets do not deliver. What are the risks and opportunities arising for business and what is its role in shaping future agendas?

  • Over 100 executives from different industries around the world, as well as seasoned IMD alumni and local business people, attended the two-day conference at IMD
  • MBAs hosted morning executive briefings to present their findings again during IMD's flagship OWP program, which typically attracts over 400 executives
  • Local alumni networks and company representatives were addressed at the Navigating the Future conference in London, Munich, and Zurich.

2017 Company engagement projects

Identify an individual/company engagement project of up to five weeks during the summer. Collaborating companies host you or a small team of up to three participants to work on a short-term project of importance. You will provide novel perspectives, fresh ideas, and diversified strengths and skill sets while also offering potential employers the opportunity to identify and "test-drive" your fit with their needs.

ยป Watch the video of a 2015 group project in Kenya

Please find below the 14 presentations by the IMD MBA class of 2017 as well as consolidated viewpoints.

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Adjusting Business Models - Sustainable Energy

Two contrasting examples - Germany and India

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Adjusting Business Models - Healthcare 2.0: Towards a More Efficient Business Model

Establishing a more sustainable health eco-system

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Adjusting Business Models - Responding to New Consumer Trends

Consumers are now in the driver's seat

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Adjusting Business Models - Sustainable Production & Consumption

Is it possible to meet the basic needs?

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Regional Agenda - Trapped by Resources - Now What?

Natural resources power the world

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Regional Agenda - European Competitiveness

Doubts about the EU's capacity to maintain the status quo

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Regional Agenda - MENA - Economic Challenges & Political Context

A combination of issues

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Regional Agenda - The North America(s) & the Rise of Populism

Is the populist promise simply a means to an end?

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Regional Agenda - The New Silk Road - Three Country Perspectives

Initiating commerical and geopolitical changes

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Global Challenges - Human Challenges, Actors & the Shaping of the Global Agenda

Challenges of a global nature

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Global Challenges - The Impact of Automation on Business, Government and Society - The Optimist's and Pessimist's views

Automation in the fourth industrial revolution

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Global Challenges - Food Security

Global malnourishment cannot be easily tackled

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Global Challenges - Education 1 in line - First to Go

Redesigning education systems and curricula

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Global Challenges - Privacy

Data has become the new oil

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For more information on the Navigating the Future conference, please contact Gitte Marie Didrichsen