Sat, 16 Feb 2019

CONFERENCES 5.0 - Critical Thinking


08.00 – 09.00

EDGE Meeting


09:00 – 09:15

Energiser by Destination Partner Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong, supporter of the InsideRisk session

09:15 - 10:10

InsideRisk: fostering critical thinking in high-stakes situations
Edouard Getaz, InsideRisk 
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Experiential learning:
A new way approach to team bonding and leadership development

Through a multimedia experience, InsideRisk’s founder Edouard Getaz will immerse you in the true story of a hostage situation that took place between Switzerland and Colombia in 1988. During the session, you will be asked to make some of the critical decisions that the main protagonist had to make, before finding out what happened in the actual case. Getaz will then debrief with the participants and highlight some key behaviours that are fundamental to critical thinking in high-stakes situations. InsideRisk events are presented worldwide; clients include Airbus, Nestlé, the European Investment Bank, etc.



10:10 - 10:40

Coffee break supported by Destination Partner Meeting & Exhibitions Hong Kong

10:40 - 11:45

Interactive Partner Session
Ticky the Turtle travels the World

11:45 - 12:10

Innovation Snapshot
Block chain, crypto currencies and tokenized investments update on innovation. Explanation of this new world and how this might affect us.
Stephan Rind, Brickmark AG

Interviewer: Stephen Noble, The Conference Company      


12:10 - 13:00

Lunch break

Coffee supported by Destination Partner Hamburg Convention Bureau


13:00 - 13:15

Exercise session by destination Basel

A practical session in the Ancient Art of Decision making” introduced by Audience Creative Communication Specialist – This is a hands on active session that everyone can get behind.


13:15 - 13:40

Innovation Snapshot
Engineering complex bioarchitectures to biomimic nature: A step closer to the development of artificial organs
Marc Thurner, regenHU click here for CV & company profile 

Our cutting edge biofabrication process creates infinite possibilities in the manufacture of artificial tissues and organs. By engineering Macro & Nano architectures in a single process unit, we have opened the door to a whole new world of possibilities allowing us to mimic biological systems identical to those found in nature.

Interviewer: Sissi Lygnou, AFEA

13:40 - 13:55

Wrap up of the day

14:00 - 15:15

Interactive knowledge share
Espresso Exchange
IAPCO members provide innovative and creative solutions to many of our clients challenges and have great experiences in running successful companies – who better to learn from than each other? From great meeting design ideas to HR challenges and financial management - do you have any insights or expertise that you think other IAPCO members would benefit from? In this dynamic session, we want to highlight best practices and unique knowledge from our IAPCO members and give everybody the opportunity to learn, ask questions and debate.


15:30 – 17:30

Afternoon Activity
- Novartis Campus
- Roche Tower
- Museum Fondation Beyeler "Picasso Exhibition"
- Stories of Basel's Old Town

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19:00 – 23:00

Swiss Culinary Evening
Baracca Zermatt