[E100 Barcelona Alert
- PRELIMINARY Invitation to the 4th E100 Roundtable and More...
You may have missed New York...or
Helsinki. You may even have missed Monterrey. You will NOT want to
miss Barcelona! Please read what follows VERY
You have seen the recent E100 Alerts concerning the Forum 2004 Mayors
conference, the Global IC Indicators, and the plans for the Knowledge
City Observatory (KCO). It has been a while in the works; but hopefully
you have already reserved these CRITICAL dates - November 13-17, 2004!
I know that it is early in the game,
but we have preliminary confirmations: Angel ARBONIES (SPAIN);
Debra M. AMIDON (USA); Yvonne BUMA (The Netherlands); F. Javier
CARRILLO (Mexico); Bryan DAVIS (Canada); Ron DVIR (Israel); Leif
EDVINSSON (Sweden); Piero FORMICA (Italy); Karmen JELCIC (Croatia);
Gulgun KAYAKUTLU (Turkey); Doug MACNAMARA (Canada); Eunika
MERCIER-LAURENT (France); Edna PASHER (Israel); Ante PULIC (Austria);
Lynne SCHNEIDER (USA); Oliver SCHWABE (Germany).
In fact, as in previous E100
Roundtables, there is NO additional cost for E100 participation in the
OPEN session scheduled for September 6th! But there MAY be a great
opportunity to also be active in the Knowledge Cities Observatory (KCO)
that will be founded on the 7th and 8th if you are able to interest a
delegation of leadership from your local city and/or cities in your
region who have chartered within their vision to become a Knowledge
City. In our research, we are now tracking 120+ such initiatives
worldwide, with additions being made daily. This could be a chance for
YOU to illustrate your own global leadership by introducing them to
With the Event Pre-Announcement
here), you can see some of the significant progress made in the
last few years and the opportunity now to network in ways that could
provide the international leverage we have all been seeking. This will
be no ordinary event. Highlights of the Barcelona plans include:
- We are part of a major multi-month
Forum 2004 - http://www.barcelona2004.org/eng/
- We are in partnership with:
- We will release the preliminary
findings of the study - In the Knowledge Zone - in
partnership with Brian Davis, The Kaieteur Institute (Canada).
- We will provide for the
international launch of the first E100 Readings on Knowledge
Economics: Principles, Practice and Policies - co-edited by
Piero Formica (Italy) and Eunika Mercier-Laurent (France), cover
design by Ron Dvir (Israel) and published by Tartu University
Press (Estonia) with 31 leading authors from the ENTOVATION
Network representing Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia,
Estonia, France, Germany, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Sweden,
Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the
- The ENTOVATION Group/Alliance (EG/A)
- will hold their first international business meeting under the
leadership of F. Javier Carrillo (Mexico).
- We will premier the ENTOVATION
Gyroscope developed in partnership with Oliver Schwabe, Eurofocus
International (Germany) - now 20 on-line courses and growing - http://www.entovation.com/gyroscope/seminar.htm!
- We will launch the Knowledge
Cities Observatory (KCO) under the leadership of Angel Arbonies,
This is where YOU
There will be more detailed
announcements of all of these items (above) as we get closer to the
dates; so stay tuned! In the meantime, benefits of participation
include your own opportunity to discover the talents of one another.
But it is also an invitation to include your own city leadership -
whether from urban or rural locations - in a collaborative innovation
series of events...unprecedented.
- Gain a rapid introduction
to the knowledge city idea, the newest and hottest emerging
dimension of the knowledge-based economy, and to an important and
valuable new market-space in the making.
- Help co-create intellectual
capital guideposts for intelligently planning, navigating,
evaluating, and making decisions in relation to the development
and actualization of a high-performance knowledge city.
- Obtain fresh insights into fundamental
strategies, principles, standards, and best practices which
can be used to guide the development of a city or a cluster or a
region, a nation, or even a virtual knowledge city network.
For now, PLEASE let me know YOUR own
intentions to attend as soon as possible and what city leadership you
might be able to engage.
P.S. The official hotel for these
events is Front Maritime - AC Hotels, Pº García Faria, 69; 08019
Reservations to be made through Javier Pino, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
++34.944.52.03.02; Discount Code: ENTOVATION Group/Alliance (EG/A).
Debra M. Amidon
Founder and CEO
ENTOVATION International Ltd.
2 Reading Avenue, Suite 300
Wilmington, MA 01887 USA
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