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The future of values in business

Presentations and public dialogue organised by the Club of Amsterdam.

Our topics and speakers are:

Giuseppe Bruni, IBM Global CEO Study 2008 Program Director, Business Strategy Consultant
CEO Study 2008 Small and Medium Business Point of View

What will The Enterprise of the Future be like? What will your business look like in five years, or even ten? While we don't have a crystal ball to provide all the answers, The IBM Global CEO Study sheds light on what the future may hold.

Through interviews with 1,130 business and public sector leaders worldwide in 45 countries, the IBM Global CEO Study provides new and compelling perspectives on strategic issues such as global integration, new and changing customer groups, and business model innovation - facing organizations of all sizes.

Annegien Blokpoel, founder and managing director, PerspeXo and author "Maak je bedrijf meer waard"
Increase the value of your company

- Why do 80% of enterprise owners not know what the value of their company is?
- Why do more than 85% of these companies have less than 10 employees?.

There are more than 20 million companies in Europe, and less than 2% have more than 1.000 employees. A major challenge for European SME's is therefore to overcome the "growth challenges" and their own personal and managerial pitfalls. To overcome - in a well risk managed way - the transformation moments is of key essence for growing on the business life cycle.

In order to find out what the major challenges are, and how they could be overcome, Annegien interviewed 20 entrepeneurs and their advisors/capital providers (accountants, private equity and bankers) in the Netherlands. In her presentation she will share her know how as strategic advisor and apply the outcome of the research to practical ways of dealing with the challenges for SME's.

Nicolas Hardinghaus, President and CEO, Hansa Real Consultants, C.A.
Does the financial crisis leave us with values?

What could we understand as values of capitalism? Profitability? Pecuniary rewards? Financial independence, even might? Associated to virtues as self determination, valour, bravery, guts?
Are these values suffering alteration in or after the financial markets crisis? Turn to greed and frivoulness?
Which will be the foreseeable consequences: Regulation instead of deregulation, public ownership instead of private ownership, supervision instead of laissez-faire. Rebirth of state intervention.
Consequences for the so called real economy. Don't make money with money.
Is a return to the former, the "old" system ("ancient regime") thinkable?
Another Bretton Woods? Another Gold Or Commodities Standard?
After the downfall of the "real existing socialism", is now the end of capitalism in sight?
Money and Mystery, money and eschatological prophecy. Cool down or the ultimate collapse of world finance system? Outlook.



the future of Values in Business

Thursday, November 20
, 2008
Registration: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15

Where: IBM Forum Amsterdam, Headquaters IBM The Netherlands, Johan Huizingalaan 765, 1066 VH Amsterdam

The conference language is English.

Supporter: IBM
The event is part of the
Global Entrepreneurship Week

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