By 2019, it is estimated that 1.4 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world. The pace of technological change requires that we rethink local and regional development policies.
The 2018 edition of the Forum will convene the voices of local practitioners, entrepreneurs, and social innovators to identify actions needed to re-shape workplaces of the future.
The Forum will gather over 300 participants from the local, national and international level, including mayors, employers, social innovators, entrepreneurs, as well as national government leaders to discuss how the megatrends are impacting jobs, workplaces, and local economic development opportunities.
The Forum will aim to address the following key questions:
- How can national and local leaders better prepare people and places for the new world of work?
- What new jobs and opportunities will entrepreneurs and social innovators bring to the table?