Create the Future

AESC European Conference 2019

November 14, 2019
Amsterdam
#AESCGLOBAL
Impact Organizations to Lead Tomorrow Now
November 14, 2019
08:00 to 19:30
CET

You predict the future. That’s right. Your value lies in thinking ahead long-term on behalf of your clients. You forecast the trends that will impact organizations tomorrow so you can prepare them today.

On the eve of our anniversary, AESC celebrates 60 years of propelling businesses into the future with the right talent leading in the right way. When our founders established AESC, they set the standard for a profession that discovers the rare talent capable of launching businesses to new heights; conditions future leaders for high endurance decision making; and activates organizations to accelerate ahead of the competition.

As we look to the future, where will we find the talent who can not only navigate a tomorrow we can only just imagine, but who can also build it? How will we deploy future talent to thrive in a climate of rapid technological advancement and massive societal change? How will we activate the disruptors with the vision and courage to create the future of innovation?

Join AESC for Create the Future. We’ll anticipate the major drivers of tomorrow’s global business. We’ll develop the foresight to condition your clients for resiliency and help them seize emerging opportunities in their industry.

Sessions

On a Mission: Business for a Greater Good
Social responsibility is a game changer for many candidates when exploring new horizons. AESC research has shown this is a number one issue for the Client Community. How does our profession think about social responsibility? Tony’s Chocolonely isn’t your average chocolate company, but a chocolate company with a huge mission; to end modern slavery and exploitation in the cocoa industry. With amazing chocolate recipes they set the example and show that chocolate can be made in a more responsible way; in taste, packaging and the way they build long term relationships with cocoa farmers and the way they handle an open and transparent value chain. Ynzo van Zanten, Tony’s ‘Choco Evangelist’ will tell the story of Tony’s roadmap towards 100% slave free chocolate.
Speakers
Ynzo van Zanten
Tony’s Chocolonely
The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today
What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time, and how we therefore best serve our clients? Leading economist Linda Yueh explores the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo through Joan Robinson and Milton Friedman to Douglass North and Robert Solow. Along the way she asks, for example: what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the likely future of the Chinese economy? How does the work of John Maynard Keynes, who argued for government spending to create full employment, help us think about state investment? And with globalization in trouble, what can we learn from Brexit and Trumpism?
Speakers
Linda Yueh
Fellow
University of Oxford, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School
EXECUTIVE TALENT 2025: TALENT STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE
Evolving AESC’s Executive Talent 2020 study from 2016, we once again surveyed clients worldwide on their top talent challenges and how they intend to shape their talent strategies for the future. AESC President and CEO, Karen Greenbaum, will present findings from a survey of senior business leaders worldwide, weaving in insights on organizational transformation from a survey of more than 600 executive search and leadership consultants. How will the executive search and leadership profession advise clients over the next few years and what are the new emerging opportunities?
Speakers
Karen Greenbaum
President & CEO
AESC
The Apollo Mindset: Making the Mission Impossible, Possible
Fifty years ago, humanity reached for the stars and achieved the seemingly impossible. Against all odds, the men and women of the Apollo program needed a particular mindset to land astronauts on the Moon. Richard Wiseman, author of Shoot for the Moon, interviewed many of the surviving Apollo controllers about the mindset behind their stunning achievement. Wiseman will share the Apollo story from the perspective of psychology and leadership, examining the roles of responsibility and trust; attitudes to failure; passion and purpose; diversity and agility. As we think about how we serve our clients, especially with their most complex and difficult challenges, how do we adopt a mindset to make the seemingly impossible possible? How do we harness the right mentality to achieve our own mission impossibles?
Speakers
Richard Wiseman
Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology
University of Hertfordshire
More to Come...

Registration

Location
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lodging
InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Executive Rooms are available for the exclusive rate of €315. For bookings, contact Hanneke Venekamp at Hanneke.Venekamp@ihg.com or +31 (0) 20 520 3199. Reference the booking code: AES.
Rate available until September 21st.

Partners

Thank you to our AESC Partners