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8 TO 10 NOVEMBER 2016: BRAINPORT EINDHOVEN REGION (THE NETHERLANDS) LIVES AND BREATHES CLUSTERS AND ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS At THE event of the year the worldwide network of policymakers, cluster managers, entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, academia and visionaries gather to discuss economic development, business policy and the value of cluster-based efforts.
Register before 30 June 2016 and benefit from an early bird discount.
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1. Cities and competitiveness Cities and metropolitan areas are a key driver of value creation and a key partner in enhancing competitiveness. This theme reflects on the growing importance of cities and how clusters can help cities succeed.
2. Modern cluster policy A decade of cluster-based policies has generated a rich set of experiences of what works, and what does not. Here, the most effective ways to organise cluster policies are explored.
3. Managing learning networks This theme emphasises the need for organisations and clusters to be able to respond effectively to changes, absorb knowledge and form new collaboration structures in order to stay competitive in the ever accelerating cycles of innovation.
4. Food clusters Clusters are a potential way to sustainably develop the Food sector, increasing efficiency and competitiveness. Food clusters can learn from others when it comes to supply chain integration, crossovers, new business models and entrepreneurship. Partners
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uring Day - 8 November Join the Cluster Tours to experience cluster pra ctices in the Netherlands and dis cuss their challenges. Tours aro und the agro & food, high tec h industries, automotive, hea lth, cleantech and materials clusters, amongst others, are par t of the programme. Sum
mit Day - 9 November Enjoy a number of inspir ational, internationally-renown ed speakers in a stimulating environment of stories, briefings and dialogues. Sherr y Co utu, Dominique Foray, Ron Bo schma, Claire Ruskin and Mukes h Gulati are some of the promin ent speakers, with Christian Ketels as MC. Working Day - 10 November Get down to work with your colleagues on this highly interactive learning day. Take home innovative ideas, new insights and perspectives, new partners. You are invited to contribute by submitting to the Call for Contributions (Ge neral Track and Academic Tra ck) on the website.