First of all, apparently attendance for this conference is tracking to be higher than last year's conference in Den Haag, Netherlands. This is excellent news especially given the fact that there are 12 days remaining before the conference begins. I've been told that it is quite normal for attendees of European conferences to sign up just before or the day the conference begins. So if you can make it, you won't be disappointed.
I will NOT be attending the conference, but I have set up a bookstore for you to browse and buy the latest book titles. The bookseller is Andreas Cwienk from Lehmanns.
I'm disappointed that I won't be able to hear guest speaker Frans Johansson speak:
Entrepreneur, Thought-Leader and Author of "The Medici Effect"
The intersection of business and innovation
Frans Johansson is an entrepreneur and thought-leader. He is also a consultant and the managing director for a hedge fund. Frans previously co-founded and managed two companies, a Boston-based software company and a medical device company operating out of Baltimore, Maryland and Stockholm, Sweden.
Raised in Sweden by his African- American and Cherokee mother and Swedish father, Frans earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and a BS in environmental science at Brown University.
Frans is a successful author and has written on a variety of topics, from business management to healthcare to sport fishing to how to save our oceans. His bestselling book, The Medici Effect, has been translated into 17 languages and was named One of the Ten Best Business Books of 2004 by Amazon.com.
Frans will be signing copies of The Medici Effect on Thursday, 4 June during the Coffee Break at 15.45 – 16.15 in the Marketplace
If you need more reasons to attend the conference, see the website for lots of great ideas!
If you are planning to attend, I hope you have a good time, enjoy the speakers, meet lots of people, and best of all, increase your skills.