2012 Agenda

09:30 - 11:00 Opening Keynote

The 2012 edition of innovaBRICS will mark the launch of a global business-led platform where leading figures in emerging markets will convene and build a relevant forum based on thought leadership, establishing a necessary framework to foster innovation as the key driver for long term sustainable growth.


11:00 - 11:20 Networking break

11:20 - 12:50 Keynote: Investment Environment & Innovation

This session will discuss the key macroeconomic elements that must be in place in order to foster innovation, such as free flow of capital, predictable financial environment, transparent legal system and government stability. It will also discuss how to promote a more innovation-driven economy by improving fiscal policies, nurturing a strong VC community and entrepreneurial culture.

12:50 - 13:50 Lunch break

13:50 - 14:50 Partners in Growth: BRICS & Beyond

With technology allowing businesses to get connected anytime anywhere, the borders of trade and innovation are bound to disappear. This session will explore how innovation players such as research centres, entrepreneurs, investors and governments can take BRICS countries to a leading role in cutting-edge innovation by fostering cross-border collaboration, creating a multi-national culture of innovation and developing regional hubs that will trade with each other and beyond.

14:50 - 15:10 Networking break

15:10 - 16:10 A New World Order, Powered by BRICS

As we look into the future, BRICS countries are bound to play a significant role in global economic recovery and have the opportunity to become the key growth drivers of the next decades. As these countries move closer and closer to the centre of an increasingly connected global economy, innovation will help them address the key challenges faced by fast growing markets, such as energy consumption, mobile internet, global R&D and so on. This session will discuss the future of BRICS and how they can help shape a new world economic order.

16:10 - 17:10 Disruptive Innovation: What does it take?

The power of innovation lies in how it creates wealth and improves lives in a more-than-ever connected society. But innovating is not that simple. An entirely positive environment needs to be in place for really disruptive ideas to come to life. Ingenuity, creativity, discovery and exploration must be encouraged continuously, from elementary school to blue chip companies. This session will discuss how BRICS countries can learn from each other and other global benchmarks and develop the great minds of tomorrow, the new entrepreneurs who will make a global impact.

17:10 – 19:00 Closing cocktail reception