Network With Leaders Like Yourself

GIL Global attracts today's best thinkers, visionaries, and thought leaders


Engage With Visionaries

An Executive MindXchange revolves around your participation


Solve Real Problems

An Executive MindXchange trades PowerPoint for conversations


Build Friendships And Your Career

An Executive MindXchange fosters a sense of community that continues beyond the event

In our seventh consecutive year, GIL Global continues to bring together a global network of today’s best thinkers, visionaries and thought leaders learning how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges.

This year, as we continue sharing, engaging and inspiring one another, we are proud to welcome Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practice Award recipients and their management teams to our community. These distinguished guests - visionaries, innovators and leaders - represent Frost & Sullivan’s 2015 “Best-in-Class” organisations and are a key driver fuelling our community’s thought leadership and global think tanks. The positive impact of these superlative performers' innovative solutions and services across a diverse range of markets will be formally recognised during our prestigious Growth Excellence Awards Banquet.

Networking That Never Ends
The GIL Global Online Community

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  • Access to best practice insights and key take-aways via downloadable presentations from all GIL Global events*
  • Your very own Peer-Connect profile and ability to search and communicate directly with members of the global community
  • Participate and share your own ideas and fresh perspectives through various blogs and forums from GIL Global visionaries, innovators and leader

*Complimentary access for all GIL 2015: Europe participants

Why is this a 'Must-Attend' Event?

  • Frost & Sullivan's global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is focused on sharing, engaging and inspiring a continuous flow of new ideas and fresh perspectives which leverage innovation as a resource to help address global challenges
  • Industry Think Tank sessions afford participants the opportunity to examine a unique 360 Degree Perspective of their industry, global trends and critical factors influencing market growth. These sessions will allow for interactive exchanges with Frost & Sullivan’s analyst community and leading industry experts
  • Benchmark and strengthen your company’s growth strategy against proven best-practice tools and strategies
  • Gain access to a wealth of best-practice tools and strategies to support you in critical decision making as a member of your company's Growth Team

GIL Testimonials

  • Frost & Sullivan has found the key to create a compelling agenda, assemble visionary business leaders and facilitate thought provoking dialogue to unlock answers for the business challenges of our times. The business insight and networking opportunities are outstanding! Thanks to Frost & Sullivan for a stimulating three days.
    Senior Director, Engineering Technology, Pfizer

  • Great event with a balance of sales and information sharing, a fantastic networking opportunity.
    Vice President, Tools & Technology, MapQuest

  • My experience at the event was very positive. The diversity of companies and attendees turned out to be a powerful asset; it forced a welcome retreat from the industry specific business concerns that we all live and breathe every day and allowed a higher level focus on creativity, innovation and growth. I was impressed with the common solution at this level.
    Chief Technology Officer, RadiSyS

  • This event runs like a well oiled machine!
    Technical Director, Henkel

Featured Strategic Alliance Partners

Agenda Highlights


AnkitShukla_web_80X80.jpgAnkit A Shukla
Practice Director – Technical Insights
Frost & Sullivan

Brent_web_80X80.jpgBrent Hoberman, CBE 
Co-founder -,, PROfounders Capitals
Founders Forum

Davidmason_web_80X80.jpgDavid Mason
Head of GIL University
Frost & Sullivan


DavidSlater_web_80X80.jpgDavid Slater
Director, International Trade & Investment
London & Partners

Dorman_web_80X80.jpgDorman Followwill
Senior Partner and Director
Frost & Sullivan


GaryJeffrey_web_80X80.jpgGary Jeffery
Partner and Director
Frost & Sullivan

Heather_web_80X80.jpgHeather Jackson
Chair and Founder
An Inspirational Journey


Johnraspin_web_80X80.jpgJohn Raspin
Partner, Head of Energy & Environment Group, EIA
Frost & Sullivan


Muthukumar_web_80X80.jpgMuthukumar Viswanathan
Practice Head
Frost & Sullivan

Nina_web_80X80.jpgNina Bjornstad
Country Manager
Google for Work, UK & Ireland


Markcaulfield_web_80X80.jpgProfessor Mark Caulfield
MedSci, Chief Scientist
Genomics England


Sarwant_web_80X80.jpgSarwant Singh
Senior Partner, Head of Automotive & Transportation and Visionary Innovation Group
Frost & Sullivan


Convergence Business Models Workshop

Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner & Director, Frost & Sullivan

This is your opportunity to collaborate and work with colleagues around your table to envision how to become a billionaire!  By developing a specific convergence-driven opportunity and associated business plan elements that could enable you to leverage new business models and connectivity & convergence factors, identify a specific opportunity for you and your table to win in the marketplace of 2015!

Techvision Workshop: Exploring The Vortex of Innovation Driving New Concepts, Products and Services

Ankit Shukla, Practice Director – Technical Insights, Frost & Sullivan

Knowing a cool technology is one thing, knowing what to do with it is another. It is easy for companies to get caught in a trap of the latest fad that never leads to business ROI.  In this session, we will be focusing on how we can identify and build new concepts for stronger stakeholder return.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Identify the next waves of innovation and white space opportunities created by convergence of top technologies
  • Collaborate with peers to evaluate and co-create potential convergence scenarios worth billions of dollars
  • Energize your business ecosystem by collaborating with potential partners

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The Six Platforms of Growth, Innovation and Leadership

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The Association of Growth, Innovation and Leadership Executive (AGILE)

  • Is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association designed and governed by its members
  • Has regional chapters, programs and annual events which span more than 20 countries around the globe
  • Supports an executive member base of over 1 million followers, 22 industries and 10 career functions
  • Leverages the skills, talents and assets of its members to make significant strides in addressing the "Big 7" global challenges that face our world today
  • Programs promote the acceleration and development of its members' careers inclusive of collaboration, career coaching, certification, networking, smart investing and access to best practices
  • Provides the ultimate serendipity engine that supports their members' Journey to Visionary Innovation

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