• 5th Global Innovation Forum

    17–18–19Nov2015, London UK


Keep Calm and Innovate!

17-18-19 Nov 2015, London UK

The 5th Global innovation Forum focuses on innovation, design, creativity, R&D, new product development and future trends. An excellent platform for pure knowledge sharing and establishing new valuable contacts. You can expect a tremendous agenda, experienced speakers, key messages, global players and intense networking.


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

A mixture of well-established large corporations and fast-growing trendsetters


Field Trip

MassChallenge UK Accelerator

Continental Breakfast

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Senseable Cities Keynote

Carlo Ratti MIT Senseable City Lab

Dare to try

Wendy Mayer Pfizer

Wearable Technologies Enabling Athletes to Unleash Their Best

Qaizar Hassonjee adidas

Coffee Break

How to Facilitate Both Radical and Sustaining Innovation

Jane Zuidema Mans Open Mind Management

Building the future of play

William Thorogood Lego

Panel Debate: The Role of Failure in Driving Innovation

Malin Andersson BBC
Michael Callas East London Ventures (Ex Vodafone)
Jaco Fok Shell
Paul Mcaleese GlaxoSmithKline


Fresh iDeas Hub

Diane Perlman MassChallenge
Program Start-ups MassChallenge

Designing the Invisible - Digital Experiences for the 21st Century

Clive Grinyer Barclays

Integrated Execution, innovating in the customer and consumer space

Dave Scalera PepsiCo/Frito-Lay

Coffee Break & 3D Printed Food Demo

Martin Stevens it is 3D

The Rise of the DEO, Leadership by Design Keynote

Maria Giudice Autodesk

Innovative Space Keynote

Frank Salzgeber European Space Agency

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Drinks Reception & esthechoc Tasting

Ivan Petyaev Lycotec

Continental Breakfast

Opening by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

Synesthesia - Innovation and our senses Keynote

Gillian Ferrabee Cirque Du Soleil Media

Potential Realised. Converging creativity, culture and process for consistent innovation success

Ben Strutt Cambridge Design Partnership
Stergios Bititsios Cambridge Design Partnership

10 Things That Drive Innovation

Meng Chee Samsung

Coffee Break

Cisco openBerlin IoE Innovation Center

Mitko Vasilev Cisco

Lifebuoy - innovating for the bottom of the pyramid, driving behavior change and saving lives

Vibhav Sanzgiri Unilever

Pushing Design Innovation at BMW Group

Benoit Jacob BMW


Panel Debate: Innovation trends & future challenges

Chris Grantham IDEO
Bruce Clark Philip Morris
Stefan Weigand Roche
Stefan Dobrev Nestle

Welcome to the Internet, Assh*les

Jared Zimmerman Google

Innovation in the delivery of care

Aya Caldwell Novartis Foundation

Closing by Chairperson

Tom Ellis Brand Genetics

  • Field Trip

    MassChallenge UK Accelerator

    Get to know MassChallenge UK and take a field trip to our offices! MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and the first to support startups with no strings attached. You’ll get a tour of the space and the chance to meet and network with some of the 90 startups from the 2015 cohort over a happy hour.

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  • Behavioral Economics

    Luis Arnal, Insitum

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    Creating innovations based on behavioral economics principles

  • Creative Skills for Innovation Workshop

    Stephanie Fastre, Google

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    Unlock creativity, translate insights, experiment rapidly and build an effective innovation culture

  • Getting The Ship To Turn Workshop

    Conrad Persons, Mash Strategy Studio

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    6 key common success factors for developing winning innovation ideas

  • Crowdsourcing Workshop

    Mike Schavemaker, Philips

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    Unleash the power of your organization via crowdsourcing


  • 3D Printed Food Demo

    Martin Stevens, it is 3D

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    Taste snacks printed directly from the portable and multi-material 3DbyFlow printer

  • Esthechoc Tasting

    Ivan Petyaev, Lycotec

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    The world's first anti-ageing chocolate. Developed by a Cambridge University spinoff


  • Standard 1850€ (until 18 Oct)

    Full Event Access

  • Full 2750€ (until 18 Oct)

    Full Event Access
    2 hotel nights & airport transfer

  • Vendor 2300€

    Full Event Access
    (agencies & solution providers)

  • Digital 450€

    Digital copies of presentations
    (no event access)



5GIF 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. Please send us a message below if interested to get involved.

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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.


  • "There are few conferences that attract such diverse speakers, and so many insights into the breadth of innovation practice today."
    Global Industry Expert - IBM

  • "An inspiring and informative event, that drew together a wide range of innovators to share innovation challenges, best practice, and war stories."
    Director - Brand Genetics

  • "I met so many fellow disrupters. I look forward to what we disrupt together in the future!"
    Open Innovation Program Manager - NASA

  • "It was the best innovation conference I ever attended, so well done!"
    Innovator - Mondelēz International

  • "Brilliantly organized and wonderful speakers. Would love to attend future events."
    TPDCG Manager - Total

  • "Great organization, speakers, venue, additional media, etc. It really fosters creativity of individuals and brings best practices from best companies."
    R&D Senior Manager - LG

  • "Refreshing event, shaking the boundaries of multinational, inviting us to question ourselves what do we want to do tomorrow while opening frontiers to entrepreneurship."
    Manager - Philip Morris International

  • "Very good networking opportunity with amazing people."
    Head Confectioner - Nestle

  • "A must in any innovator's calendar."

  • "A great conference. I thought the speakers were fantastic and the organization/set up were impressive."
    Marketing Manager - Pernod Ricard

  • "Me and my colleague found it to be an inspiring and thought provoking couple of days."
    Head of Technical Packaging - Marks & Spencer

  • "Very good organization, very good presentations and speakers, diversity of attendees and industries represented."
    Innovation Manager - BNP Paribas

  • "Thank you for these two days that were perfect: speakers, place, organization, the cartoonist, support team etc."
    Innovation Senior Manager - Suez Environnement

  • "I enjoyed the event a lot, met many great people and found the presentations interesting and useful."
    Senior Director Community Development - Lego

  • "I was very happy with the conference. It felt like I met the colleagues I didn’t know I had!"
    UX Director - eBay

Previous Editions

The previous editions were an absolute success and all events were completely sold out. In total they have gathered more than 500 innovation professionals from all around the world.

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Telephone: +359 32 660 548