Programme 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

19.00h - 21.00h
Networking Party
Participants and speakers meet at the Hotelbar Schweizerhof

Monday, October 27, 2008

8.30h Registration Culture and Convention Center KKL Lucerne

Welcome Note

Georges T. Roos
Director European Futurists Conference Lucerne

Session 1:
BRIC 2018 - Emerging Countries Reshaping the World
Chair: Johan Peter Paludan, Advisory Board, Director Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

Global Framework, Future Prospects and Strategies

Prof. Jerome Glenn
Director Millennium Project


China 2018

Prof. Zhouying Jin
Senior Researcher and Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Science / Director of Center for Technology Innovation and Strategy Studies (CTISS) of CASS, Beijing

10.15h Coffee Break
India 2018

Padma Rao, India Correspondent "Der Spiegel"

PDF Russia 2018

Dr. Alexander Sokolov
Higher School of Economics, Moscow

11.35h Coffee Break
PDF Brazil 2018

Rosa Alegria
Founder of Perspektiva, Co-Chair Brazilian Node Millennium Project


New Growth Centers Reshaping the World
Panel Discussion

Rosa Alegria (Brazil)
Alexander Sokolov (Russia)
Padma Rao (India)
Zhouying Jin (China)
Jerome Glenn (Millennium Project)

13.15h Lunch Break

Session 2:
Global Threats of Tomorrow
Chair: Dr. Rolf Tanner, Advisory Board, Swiss Re


Life After Wall Street –
Indicates the finance crisis the end of globalizations?
John L. Casti and Prof. Dr. Markku Wilenius


Future Face of War

Colonel Roland Kaestner
German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Lecturer in Strategy


The Global Illicit Economy

Nils Gilman
Monitor Group / Global Business Network

Coffee Break

The Water Crisis

Anders Berntell, Executive Director Stockholm International Water Institute


Our Energy Future(s)

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Boulouchos
Chairman of the Board of Energy Science Center of ETH Zurich

17.15h The Futurists' View:
Europe and the Global Futures Panel Discussion

Enric Bas, University of Alicante
Cornelia Daheim, Z_punkt
Markku Wilenius, Allianz SE
Pierre-Alain Schieb, OECD

Chair: Georges T. Roos, Director European Futurists Conference Lucerne

17.45h Break
Future Dinner Hotel Schweizerhof
Dinner Session
PDF A True Cure for Human Aging

Dr. Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey
Methuselah Foundation

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Registration Culture and Convention Center KKL Lucerne

9.00h Opening 2nd Day

Georges T. Roos
Director European Futurists Conference Lucerne

Session 3:
Future of Lifestyles

Chair: Dr. Wendy Schultz, Advisory Board, Infinite Futures


Europe 2030 - What Europeans Expect from the Future

Dr. Ulrich Reinhardt
B.A.T. Stiftung für Zukunftsfragen

Europe 2030
Panel Discussion with Co-Authors (Advisory Board)

10.30h Coffee Break

Session 4:
Future Framework for Innovation
Chair: Dr. Pero Micic, Advisory Board, Chairman FutureManagementGroup


Open Innovation - Do we still need Patents?

Ciaran McGinley, Project Initiator EPO Scenarios for the Future, European Patent Office

 From Visions to Products - Future Living 2020

Eckard Foltin
Head Creative Center, Bayer MaterialScience AG

12.00h Lunch Break
Affiliates' Corners

Z_Punkt The Foresight Company
Zukunftsinstitut GmbH
Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm
Finland Futures Research Center
ROOS Trends and Futures
Shaping Tomorrow

Ecomagination: General Electric's Commitment to clean Technologies and Sustainability

Dr. Carlos Haertel
Managing Director GE Global Research Europe


Innovation at Google

Thomas Hofmann
Engineering Director, Google Switzerland GmbH
15.15h The Futurist's Paradox

Matthias Horx, Zukunftsinstitut

16.00h End of 4th European Futurists Conference Lucerne

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