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Frost & Sullivan's Growth Innovation and Leadership Event Takes Africa on a 'Journey to Visionary Innovation'

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Frost & Sullivan's Growth Innovation and Leadership Event Takes Africa on a 'Journey to Visionary Innovation' PR Newswire CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2012 - Visionaries, Innovators and Leaders to unite on 22nd August in Cape Town for the 2nd annual GIL 2012: Africa CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's premier executive community GIL Global returns to Cape Town on 22nd August at the Table Bay for GIL 2012: Africa. Over 200 visionaries, innovators and leaders will gather to embark on this year's "Journey to Visionary Innovation." In its second year, GIL 2012: Africa promises to challenge the creative mind, and explore and benchmark winning tools and strategies that will empower senior executives to accelerate growth and inspire innovation. "It is essential, now more than ever, that companies adopt well considered strategies and business models to maintain, or improve, market position," says Phil Howarth, Partner for Africa at Growth Partnership Company, Frost & Sullivan. "Companies need to think very creatively to inspire their management teams through clear and challenging visions." Frost & Sullivan's unique Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) event is focussed on providing CEOs and their management teams with tools, tactics and best practices that they can leverage in order to shape a better future for their companies and careers.
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Frost & Sullivan's Growth Innovation and
Leadership Event Takes Africa on a 'Journey to
Visionary Innovation'
PR Newswire
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2012
- Visionaries, Innovators and Leaders to unite on 22nd August in
Cape
Town
for the 2nd annual GIL 2012:
Africa
CAPE TOWN, South Africa
,
June 20, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's
premier executive community GIL Global returns to
Cape Town
on 22nd August
at the Table Bay for GIL 2012:
Africa
. Over 200 visionaries, innovators and
leaders will gather to embark on this year's "Journey to Visionary Innovation."
In its second year, GIL 2012:
Africa
promises to challenge the creative mind,
and explore and benchmark winning tools and strategies that will empower
senior executives to accelerate growth and inspire innovation.
"It is essential, now more than ever, that companies adopt well considered
strategies and business models to maintain, or improve, market position," says
Phil Howarth, Partner for
Africa
at Growth Partnership Company, Frost &
Sullivan. "Companies need to think very creatively to inspire their management
teams through clear and challenging visions."
Frost & Sullivan's unique Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) event is
focussed on providing CEOs and their management teams with tools, tactics
and best practices that they can leverage in order to shape a better future for
their companies and careers.
In the keynote speech Mr Dorman Followwill, Partner & Director for EIA Frost &
Sullivan, will discuss why innovation has become an essential ingredient to
survive and thrive in the future business environment, as well as "where
innovation comes from" and "how to become an innovative thinker."
"Innovation has now become an essential ingredient to survive and thrive in the
business environment," explains Brian Denker, Frost & Sullivan's Vice President
& Global Head for GIL. "Strategic business models and innovative thinking will
effectively aid companies in mitigating current challenges experienced in
business today, such as increasing competitive intensity, declining trends in
margin performance and increasing price performance ratios."
Other highlights will include: the "
Top 10 Global Mega Trends
" and their
impact and implications in transforming society, markets and cultures. These
will assist companies in analysing future market opportunities and generating
powerful ideas for design, development and technology planning. In the
presentation on "
Techvisions 2020: The Top 50 Technologies and
Innovations that are Re-shaping the World
", research on the top
emerging and innovative technologies will give business leaders insight into how
industries, strategies and businesses will be affected by technological
developments in the near future.
Additional highlights include interactive think tanks on the "
Growth
Diagnostic: Measuring your company's future growth potential
"
workshop, where CEOs will learn how to benchmark their companies and gain