Keynote Session

  • A Very Human Future - Ensuring the Relevance of Live Events in a World of Constant Change

    Keynote speaker: Rohit Talwar, Author, and the CEO of Fast Future

    Session date:
    Monday 5 February 2018

    Time: 9:15 - 10:15

    We all know the world is changing, but it's happening so fast and in such unpredictable ways that at times it feels impossible to plan for the next three months, let alone the next two or three years. At the same time, the technologists are telling us that they have a cheaper viable digital alternative for everything we do in the live environment. As MICE professionals, deep in our core we know this is wrong, we know the human impact of a great live event far outstrips anything technology can currently do for us. However, the voices of the "techno-optimists" are getting louder, and in response, we want to enhance and demonstrate the value of live events to ensure they remain a core part of the way organizations educate, communicate, build relationships, and grow.

    So, how do we address these needs? In this powerful, eye-opening, and entertaining keynote session, award-winning speaker, global futurist, business adviser, writer, entrepreneur, and publisher Rohit Talwar will help us explore the emerging future and what it could mean for the MICE sector.

    A little more about our Keynote speaker...

    Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. His prime focus is on helping clients understand and shape the emerging future by putting people at the center of the agenda. He has conducted a number of in-depth foresight studies on the future of business, the MICE sector, and travel and tourism. Rohit is the co-author of Designing Your Future, lead editor and a contributing author for The Future of Business, and editor of Technology vs. Humanity. He is a co-editor and contributor for the recently published Beyond Genuine Stupidity – Ensuring AI Serves Humanity, and The Future - Reinvented: Reimagining Life, Society, and Business. He is currently working on two forthcoming books - Unleashing Human Potential – The Future of AI in Business, and 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years.

    Rohit is the founder of Fast Future - a professional foresight firm specializing in delivering keynote speeches, executive education, research, and consulting on the emerging future and the impacts of change for global clients. Fast Future publishes books from leading future thinkers around the world, exploring how developments such as AI, robotics, exponential technologies, and disruptive thinking could impact individuals, societies, businesses, and governments and create the trillion-dollar sectors of the future. Fast Future has a particular focus on ensuring these advances are harnessed to unleash individual potential and enable a very human future.


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