Programme - session description

Building a global Innovation Economy

Monday 5 December 2011 | 15.00 16.15 | Gold Hall  

Is there a "European model for innovation"? How can we contribute to build on the strengths in Europe to create sustainable growth and create new jobs with a focus onthe Grand Challenges as opportunities for both for the economy and for a better future for European citizens? How can we learn from other regions of the world?

These are questions that will be discussed during the high level debate gathering distinguished speakers from innovative companies and academic institutions.


  • Ben Verwaayen
    CEO, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
  • Jean-Paul Agon
    CEO, L'Oreal
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon Limited, Bangalore
  • Silvia Venturini Fendi
    Creative Director, Fendi Accessories


  • Ann Mettler