The Higher Ambition CEO Summit 2019 will be held in Dublin, Ireland October 3-4 2019, hosted and arranged by The Center for Higher Ambition Europe together with the Irish Management Institute.
The theme for the conference is “Shifting Frames: Developing the Next Generation of Business and Management” and we are glad to welcome Mark Bonchek from Shift Thinking and Singularity University, as one of our keynote speakers. Mark is a leading thinker and advisor on the new forms of organizing, leading and conducting business in a digitalized world, with a focus on the possibilities for creating exponential growth.
Higher Ambition organizations aim for a higher purpose and operate in ways that allow them to be more profitable than their peers, engage their employees, and contribute to a better world. They also push the boundaries by taking on entrepreneurial challenges which go beyond their competitors’ activities. Higher Ambition leadership is the art of creating and leading these organizations.
For this year’s CEO summit, we are more actively seeking a mix between large industry incumbents and entrepreneurial firms with an ambitious growth agenda. Invitations to the CEO-summit are on recommendations.
The CEO-summit also includes Case clinics, workshop discussions based on the participants’ own challenges, blended with input from leading thinkers. We want the participants to leave the summit both with new insights, support of a network of likeminded peers, and with tools for how to create social and economic value.
Purpose and goal
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership organize a European CEO summit every year. We make these CEO summits intimate with 15-25 CEOs selected out of their ability to create both economic and social value. Earlier participants have for example included Leif Johansson (AstraZeneca/Ericsson/Volvo), Magdalena Gerger (Systembolaget), Mattias Perjos (Getinge), Lotta Lyrå (Clad Ohlson) and Anders Dahlvig (IKEA).
The CEO Summit provides an opportunity to connect and reflect with other purpose and values driven senior leaders on what it actually takes to sustainably deliver superior economic performance and positive social impact. An insightful and diverse group of speakers will help spark the discussion.
The meeting will base on workshops based on participants’ own challenges, blended with input from leading thinkers (this year Mark Boncheck and Frank Piller) on how to create, transform, lead and organize companies with higher ambitions. We want the participants to leave the summit both with new insights, support of a network of likeminded peers, and with tools for how to create social and economic value.
A substantial part of the Center for Higher Ambition CEO-summit is built on case clinics. These clinics are collaborative sessions in break-out-groups where you share your experiences, challenges and situations, in a group with CEO:s and one facilitator from the CHLE team.
To make these clinics as useful as possible everyone prepares, (with support from the CHLE team), a case to be able to direct focus towards his or she’s most pressing issues.
To support the reflection, a template of four questions will be sent out a couple of weeks before the Conference, for the CEO to reflect upon. Every group member will have approximately 20 minutes to present his/her case and then get feedback from the others.