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The 2019 Big Trends Breakfast

Making sense of the noise: The #s that will shift our 2019 and the 'so what?' and 'now what?'

This breakfast event provides a powerful look at the political, socio-economic, technological, digital and business trends that will impact our 2019 and beyond.

We are moving into a discontinuous, disruptive, digital world, underpinned by rapid disintermediation and sector shifts. This compels us to explore new ways to drive growth and competitiveness of firms and organisations. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a consultant or someone who works in a large corporate- keeping up to date with a changing world and the opportunities it creates is the only way to remain on top of your game.

What to expect from this event:

  • Information on the rapidly evolving external environment and how the changing political, economic, technological, digital and regulatory landscapes are disrupting the world of business as we know it.
  • Deep insights based on strategy work with leading global multinationals, industry thought leaders and organisations in an array of sectors.
  • Disruption and its impact on various sectors.  
  • The session ends with making sense of the hype and crafting effective strategies for companies and individuals.

About the speaker:

Abdullah Verachia is a member of the GIBS faculty, he is a global future strategist, speaker, disruptor and board member. He is also an admitted attorney and holds a Bachelors in Law and a Masters in Management (cum laude). He has also completed executive programmes on strategy, shared value and competitiveness, with Professor Michael Porter's Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School as well as on broadcast technology at Columbia Business School.

Abdullah serves as the CEO of The Strategists where he plays an active role in assisting companies and organisations craft competitive future strategies. He has significant expertise in strategy, competitiveness and sector trends and facilitates a number of high level strategy sessions and breakaways for companies and governments and also speaks globally in this area. He led the team that crafted the 2017 – 2030 Gauteng Economic Development Strategy with the Premier and Executive Council. He also led the 2017 Mauritius Competitiveness foresight strategy.

Additional Info

Breakfast and Registration: 07:30-08:30

Starts: 08:30

Ends: 10:00

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