Ninth FEI conference wants to ‘fuel the innovation engine’

February 5, 2015


Innovators and business executives from around the world will gather 11–13 March to discuss the topic ‘Mobilising Innovation: Fuelling Forward the Innovation Engine’. The ninth Front End of Innovation Conference (FEI EMEA) takes place in the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel, in Austria.

Focused on ‘mobilising innovation’, the event is structured for ‘action learning’, to create value and promote networking. Participants can join workshops, learning labs, collaborative projects and roundtable discussions (‘innovation islands’). They can also take part in field trips, to explore Vienna’s innovation ecosystems, and in the Vienna Trendz®Walks, to get to know edgy and artsy areas of the city.

World-class keynote speakers

Some of the keynote speakers should spark your attention. Christopher Chapman, global creativity and innovation director of The Walt Disney Company, will talk about ‘Innovation and Creativity: Purpose, Passion and Penguins’. Michele R. Weslander Quaid, Google’s (federal) chief technology officer, will present ‘When an Inspired Idea Meets an Inspired Culture’.

The Grammy-winning conductor Christian Gansch and Bas Verhart, co-founder and executive director of THNK – School of Creative Leadership in Amsterdam, have also been invited.

Established in 2003 in the US and, in 2007, in Europe, the FEI conference is recognised as a leading symposium ‘on global trends, key techniques and the most effective practices for the discovery portion of the innovation process’. The Institute for International Research develops the event, assisted by a board of strategic advisors.

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