The role of leadership in times of transformational change: reflections on the bioeconomy

26 November, Barcelona, Spain

Photo: Albert Garduño

26 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

Inspirational and aspirational leaders, thinkers and change-makers, from science, practice and business are invited to join an open seminar, “The role of leadership in times of transformational change: reflections on the bioeconomy“, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 26 November.

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Two renowned keynotes will lead reflections on the importance of leadership for a sustainable future. Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland and Senior Fellow at Harvard University will consider a new paradigm for a new context for the bioeconomy. Xavier Marcet, President of Lead to Change, the Barcelona Drucker Society and professor at the Barcelona School of Management, will examine leadership in a world of accelerated changes and unprecedented challenges. EFI Director, Marc Palahí, chairs the session and hosts a panel discussion between speakers and participants.

The event is free of charge to attend and takes place on Monday 26 November in the beautiful Francesc Cambó Auditorium at the historic Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, in Barcelona, Spain.

The seminar marks the Opening Event for the 2018 edition of EFI’s Young Leadership Programme. The Programme’s Mediterranean edition (YLP-MED) provides training, knowledge sharing and networking on Mediterranean forest-based value chains and their contribution to a circular bioeconomy. In the week-long programme, held at EFI’s Barcelona offices, young professionals will interact with global and regional leaders, network with peers and develop strategic thinking on how to manage and use forest resources to address societal challenges.

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