CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's premier executive community GIL Global returns to Cape Town on 22nd August at the Table Bay for GIL 2012: Africa. Over 200 visionaries, innovators and leaders will gather to embark on this year's "Journey to Visionary Innovation."
In its second year, GIL 2012: Africa promises to challenge the creative mind, and explore and benchmark winning tools and strategies that will empower senior executives to accelerate growth and inspire innovation.
"It is essential, now more than ever, that companies adopt well considered strategies and business models to maintain, or improve, market position," says Phil Howarth, Partner for Africa at Growth Partnership Company, Frost & Sullivan. "Companies need to think very creatively to inspire their management teams through clear and challenging visions."
Frost & Sullivan's unique Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) event is focussed on providing CEOs and their management teams with tools, tactics and best practices that they can leverage in order to shape a better future for their companies and careers.
In the keynote speech Mr Dorman Followwill, Partner & Director for EIA Frost & Sullivan, will discuss why innovation has become an essential ingredient to survive and thrive in the future business environment, as well as "where innovation comes from" and "how to become an innovative thinker."
"Innovation has now become an essential ingredient to survive and thrive in the business environment," explains Brian Denker, Frost & Sullivan's Vice President & Global Head for GIL. "Strategic business models and innovative thinking will effectively aid companies in mitigating current challenges experienced in business today, such as increasing competitive intensity, declining trends in margin performance and increasing price performance ratios."
Other highlights will include: the "Top 10 Global Mega Trends" and their impact and implications in transforming society, markets and cultures. These will assist companies in analysing future market opportunities and generating powerful ideas for design, development and technology planning. In the presentation on "Techvisions 2020: The Top 50 Technologies and Innovations that are Re-shaping the World", research on the top emerging and innovative technologies will give business leaders insight into how industries, strategies and businesses will be affected by technological developments in the near future.
Additional highlights include interactive think tanks on the "Growth Diagnostic: Measuring your company's future growth potential" workshop, where CEOs will learn how to benchmark their companies and gain new insight into the company's future growth potential; "Top 10 Mega Trends affecting business, culture and society", which will highlight specific industry opportunities and threats to your company and how to mitigate these challenges and maximise the opportunities; and "Implementation Excellence" where the top 10 growth processes from successful companies will be discussed and companies will learn how to effectively implement these practises into their growth strategy.
If you and your organisation are serious about growth, GIL 2012: Africa is the must attend event of the year. Share best practises, engage in visionary thinking and inspire innovative ideas with today's top best visionaries and leaders.
GIL 2012: Africa
The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership
22 August 2012
The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
To read more about GIL 2012: Africa please go to http://www.gilcommunity.com/africa
For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about speaker, sponsorship and media partnership opportunities for GIL 2012: Africa, please send an e-mail to Samantha James, Corporate Communications, at [email protected]
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.
Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.
- The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
- The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.
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