• 4th Global Innovation Forum

    19–20Nov2014London, UK


2015 Call for Speakers!

18-19 Nov 2015, London

We are looking for engaging presenters with years-based experience who are willing to share their best practices, give detailed examples and provide practical recommendations to problem solving.

You can get involved through one of the following session types:


Latest innovation trends discussed. Best practices, methods and concepts of successful innovation policies.

Panel Debates

The most interactive part. Panelists sharing examples while engaging the whole audience into an open discussion.


Useful knowledge generated through a number of interactive and hands-on activities in a relaxed and playful atmosphere.


Confirmed Speakers Include:


Continental Breakfast

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Everything Changes Keynote

Trevor Davis IBM

The Trends in Megatrends

Rick Eagar Arthur D. Little

Re-Inventing Innovation: roadblocks & how to re-invent around them!

Manos Spanos PepsiCo

Ideas Sharing Activity Introduction

Michael Simpson Ideas First

Coffee Break / Ideas Sharing

Design thinking and the Role of Designers in the Innovation process

Christian Saclier Nestle

Panel Debate: Innovation Culture

Shelley Kuipers Chaordix (Facilitator)
Michael McKay eBay
Matthias Essenpreis Roche
Heloise Lauret BNP Paribas Cardif
Rene Bastijans Pearson


Fresh iDeas Hub

Andrew McCartney & Diane Perlman Microsoft Ventures
Vastari, TriggerTrap & PixelBlimp Start-ups

Creativity in Innovation

Jeremy Abbett Google

From R&D to D&D

Rogier Van Der Heide Zumtobel as of December 2014

Coffee Break / Ideas Sharing

Visual Narrative of a Supercar

Robert Melville McLaren

NASA: Creating Innovation Through Collaboration

Beth Beck Nasa

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Drinks Reception

Continental Breakfast

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Fostering creative environment at the workplace Keynote

Anthony Christov Pixar

Laying the foundations for reduced-risk innovation

Ben Strutt Cambridge Design Partnership
Stergios Bititsios Cambridge Design Partnership

To be announced

Rob Newlan Facebook

Coffee Break

Panel Debate: Innovation trends & future challenges

Victoria Smith dunnhumby (Facilitator)
Gil Horsky Mondelēz
Marc Sabas Telefonica
Elena Fernandez-Kleinlein Johnson & Johnson
Ian Johnstone BAT

Open Innovation with LEGO User Communities

Tormod Askildsen Lego

Driving Innovation through customer insight

Marc Barlow GE Healthcare


Striking the right balance, why culture is king

Yuval Dvir Google

Role of Cloud Computing for enabling innovation delivery

Ian Massingham Amazon

Ideas Sharing Activity Report

Michael Simpson Ideas First

Don't Kill My Brand!

Tony Grout Skype

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics


  • Foresight Workshop

    Andreas Neef, Z_punkt

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    Trends and Techniques for Identifying Future Innovation

  • Innovation Culture Workshop

    Yann Cramer, Shell

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    7 Practical Steps to a Vibrant Innovation Culture

  • Business Model Innovation Workshop

    Maaike Doyer & Doug Morwood, Business Models Inc.

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    Practical Tools to Re-Design your Business Model

  • Play To Innovate® Workshop

    Yesim Kunter, Play Expert

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    Free up the mind & translate intuition to concrete ideas and eco-systems


  • Standard 2000€

    Full Event Access

  • Full 2900€

    Full Event Access
    2 hotel nights & taxi transfer

  • Vendor 2300€

    Full Event Access
    (agencies & solution providers)

  • Digital 450€

    Digital copies of presentations
    (no event access)



4GIF Will Be Held At

etc. Dexter House

No.2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4QN, UK

With nearly 20 years of experience and a portfolio of high quality venues, etc. venues is the leading independent provider of training, meeting and conference space in the UK. Dexter House is a stylish, ultra modern conference venue in London, a short walk from Tower Bridge. It is situated comfortably between the city and Canary Wharf with its own beautiful, tranquil courtyard. A location where old and new truly sit side by side. The venue combines striking interior design with great service and high quality food prepared by in-house chefs to create a very warm welcome.


Public Transport

Closest underground/tube station is Tower Hill. DLR Tower Gateway Station in close proximity. Many bus routes, including the 42, 78, 15 and RV1. Bus Stop TE/TN/TH/TA.

Air Travel

Closest airport is London City Airport. Heathrow Airport is the main airport in London. Further travel information: Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted, Luton.

Travel Notes

Located opposite the historic Tower of London. Sits in Royal Mint Court. Keep an eye out for a large stone entrance arch and follow the signs once inside.

Hotels Nearby

Novotel Tower Bridge

10 Pepys St, London EC3N 2NR, UK
Phone: +44 20 7265 6000

DoubleTree Tower of London

7 Pepys Street, London EC3N 4AF, UK
Phone: +44 20 7709 1000

Apex City of London

1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX, UK
Phone: +44 20 7702 2020


Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event

Participating in the Global Innovation Forum as a sponsor is a great opportunity to introduce and increase awareness of your latest products and services to an audience of dedicated and enthusiastic innovation experts.

Main Sponsors

Media Partners

Mobile App

Social Tool

The timeline is the pulse of everything happening at the event, bringing together tweets, photos, messages, session alerts and much more.


Everyone attending can create a profile to break the ice and connect with others. Attendees can fill a personal objective to maximize effectiveness.


Attendees can write messages and post directly to the timeline. They can also send private messages to setup meetings and connect one-on-one.

Get in touch

Whether it is a comment, suggestion or question just drop us a message and we will come back to you.

Global Innovation Forum is organized, administered and delivered by Selectiva International Ltd.

Telephone: +359 32 660 548