MOSCOW, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its inaugural debut Frost & Sullivan's premier global community of CEOs and their management teams around the world will host its first annual congress GIL 2012: Russia on 17th of May at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow. GIL Global's visionaries, innovators and leaders will set out on a quest for excellence, seeking best practices, tools and strategies that will accelerate the growth rate of their businesses, inspire and fuel innovation pipelines and foster the development of their organizational leadership into "Growth Champions." This quest is GIL Global's "Journey to Visionary Innovation."
Today's global economy is becoming increasingly complex, the competitive intensity rising. To survive and thrive in such a futuristic world, growth and innovation have now become essential ingredients of an organizations long-term growth strategy. GIL 2012: Russia offers a unique opportunity for public, private and government sectors to come together and gain insight into Mega Trends that will impact technology and innovation.
"GIL 2012: Russia is not to be missed. It is the only platform of its kind enabling an exchange of new ideas and fresh perspectives from today's best thinkers, visionaries and thought leaders," says Aroop Zutshi, Managing Partner and Global President, Frost & Sullivan.
"The expansion of Frost & Sullivan's GIL Community in Russia is immense," adds Beatrice Shepherd, Vice President CEE, Russia & CIS. "During the communities annual congress, we will explore many imperative topics among which include the impact of global Mega Trends on Russia; Frost & Sullivan's 'TechVisions 2020' will also be a focus of this year's program and is the result of 15 months of research conducted by Frost & Sullivan into the Top Emerging and Innovative Technologies that Russia should align itself with; as well as opportunities, challenges they present in the creation of a roadmap for Russia's first Smart City."
A unique feature in the design of GIL 2012: Russia is Frost & Sullivan's cooperation with Skolkovo Open University to identify and assess ten of those Mega Trends that are most likely to shape Russia and the Russian economy over the next decade. The result of this endeavor will be presented during GIL.
"Mega Trends analysis is one of the most promising and popular instruments of forecast research in the present time," says Anna Starikova, Project Leader, Skolkovo Open University. "Understanding these global economical, social and technological tendencies is a key factor in successful strategy development. This information can allow the government, businesses and individuals to evaluate the current and future situation in the country and make the best decisions to achieve their goals accordingly."
"For Skolkovo Open University students, this project is an opportunity to test their analytical skills and work in partnership with experts from Frost & Sullivan. We do believe that this project will lay a foundation for a long and fruitful cooperation," says Andrey Egorov, Executive Director of Skolkovo Open University.
About GIL 2012: Russia
GIL 2012: Russia is part of Frost & Sullivan's exclusive community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL), which currently spans fifteen countries around the world. Frost & Sullivan's Global GIL Community continues to be the industry's only resource that supports CEOs and their management teams in critical decision-making, offering tools that support industry leaders in achieving the three essential objectives of Growth, Innovation and Leadership.
To read more about GIL 2012: Russia, please go to http://www.gil-global.com/russia/
The event will be broadcast live on the Frost & Sullivan webpage http://www.frost.com.
The event brochure in Russian is also available on SlideShare. http://www.slideshare.net/FrostandSullivan/frost-sullivan-growth-innovation-leadership-congress-gil-2012-russia
For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about speaker, sponsorship and media partnership opportunities for GIL 2012: Russia, please send an e-mail to Julia Nikishkina, Corporate Communications, at [email protected].
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