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Competitive Consulting 2016: Agility, Innovation and Internationalisation

Date: 03 November 2016 - 04 November 2016
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
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Price for Members: €250
Price for Non-Members: €250

The event will include detailed breakout sessions examining new techniques, models and approaches for agile consulting, combining experience with innovation.

The participation fee for attending the conference and awards dinner is €200, payable online via credit or debit card. In addition, a seminar on effective proposal writing is offered on 2 November 2016. The participation fee for attending both the seminar and the conference is €250.

Competitive consulting 2016 will bring together consultants from a wide range of markets, as well as a number of international consulting firms interested in engaging with local partners.

This event is funded by the European Union. It is not for profit and the European Union funds enable a strongly discounted participation fee to be offered to participants.

Plenary I - Consulting, Actually: Global trends in the consulting industry

The consulting industry globally has changed considerably in recent years. But what is the extent of these changes and what difference do they make to consultants on the ground?

This plenary session will take a data-driven look at recent trends in the consulting industry, helping consultants to navigate, strategize and take their consulting practice into the future. The discussion will draw on the international experience of consulting professionals, looking at the merits of agility, consolidation and proactivity in the face of current market conditions.

Keynote and chair: Fiona Czerniawska, Source Global Research

Plenary II - Innovation, innovation, innovation: the role of advice in business change

In the context of new challenges to the consulting industry and new opportunities brought through internet connectivity, consultants need to embrace innovation not only in theory but also in substance. More than a simple web presence, understanding the analytics behind online marketing, cultivating a strong social network and harnessing international collaboration is a new imperative for consultants.

The session will offer a vibrant, interactive presentation of how consultants can respond to disruptions– turning them into competitive advantages.

Keynote: Sharon Crost, Hitachi Data Systems

Plenary III - The role of business in society: future and potential

Does business have a social responsibility? In a world of separation between business – focused on maximising shareholder value – and social responsibility, passed on to  non-governmental organisations, government itself or even Corporate Social Responsibility departments, how can real change be accomplished? Through entrepreneurs who recognise that if the issues and interests are converging across sectors, then so must solutions.

A conversation on how the private sector, which has unmatchable reach, could and should be a key player and enabler to address social issues – and how consultants, as mobile thought leaders, can act as catalysts for this change.

Part 1: Keynote: Ruben Vardanyan, RVVZ Foundation (tbc)

Part 2: Keynote and chair: Gib Bulloch, Founder of Accenture Development Partnerships


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