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Over 450 executives come to IMD to re-energize themselves and their organizations

Orchestrating Winning Performance 2018 kicks off
June 2018

IMD is pleased to welcome over 450 executives from more than 200 organizations, 55 industries, and 62 countries who have come together on IMD’s campus in Lausanne for a week of invigorating learning, participating and networking for IMD’s signature program OWP.

OWP is the only program of its kind where executives can customize their week to fit their interest and needs and have the opportunity to learn with and from managers from all over the world and from every industry.

The program is led by IMD President and Nestlé chaired Professor Jean-François Manzoni and Professor Tawfik Jelassi.

“Participants describe OWP as their yearly ‘shot in the arm’ because of the renewed energy, positive impact and boosted results they can achieve back in their business after the program,” said Jean-François Manzoni.

This year sees the highest enrollment in recent years reaching maximum capacity. OWP immerses its participants into 30+ hot topics and trends including: disruption, transformation, digital strategy, change leadership, agile organizations and much more. The program welcomes numerous individuals including many small and large teams who choose the level of customization that best fits their needs.

“Learning together as a team can give you a tremendous advantage. You will perform better and get really aligned around your vision or strategy,” said Tawfik Jelassi.

This year’s keynotes are:

The World Economy in 2018: What to Expect, by Arturo Bris, Director of the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center and Professor of Finance (to be livestreamed)

The Mind of the Leader – How to lead Yourself, Your People and Your Organization, for extraordinary results, Join Rasmus Hougaard, Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project (to be livestreamed)

The light bulb was not invented by improving the candle, Tunisian human rights advocate Amira Yahyaoui (to be livestreamed)

Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé S.A., Mark Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé S.A.

CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding nv., Join Jacques van den Broek, CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding nv.

How to Achieve the Impossible, Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, who is a renowned medical doctor (to be livestreamed)

There will also be sessions that help executives take a holistic view to their lifestyle on fitness, desk yoga and meditation as well as numerous networking opportunities.

The Singapore edition of OWP will be held on November 19-23 at the Capella hotel.

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