[E100 Barcelona Alert #8] - Update on Barcelona - Roundtable, Forum 2004 and MORE!

Dear E100:

En route to Barcelona...

Now, we are getting down to the wire and plans need to be made. Further, we need to know if you plan to be with you so we can provide optimal leverage for your visit!

If you ARE planning to join us - and I hope you ARE, you MUST register at www.KCObservatory.net so that we can plan for your inclusion!

Have you been following all the events? If not, NOW is the time to take a peak at an extraordinary series of events.

Barcelona Forum 2004

You know that we are focused upon the Knowledge City - but Knowledge Cities are comprised of enterprises; and enterprises - public and public - are comprised of people, namely YOU! And we have provided reference to the Knowledge Corridor. But take a look at the way the city has used the concept (and initiative) of Forum 2004 to create the space and conditions for 6 months of conversations from people all over the world.

For instance, there were a series of critical dialogues that are garnering the interest of worldwide leadership on topics such as: Cities Living Together; Cultural Diversity and the Media; Freedom, Security and Peace; Globalization and Development; New agents, New Dynamics; Science, Knowledge and Sustainable Development; Unheard Voices; Spirituality; The Role of Education in Culture and Development; and more...much more. And all was well documented with multi-media capability that would be the envy of any city official.

Updated E100 Roundtable Program:

Now, if you are still not convinced to join us, take a look at the revised program:

Actualizing the High Performance Knowledge City
Barcelona November 15-17 Program

E100 Roundtable and Open Day, 15 November, 2004
09:00-15:30 - by registration - cities delegation, E100 network and EGA members, Barcelona executives etc.


· Angel Arbonies, MIK, Event chairman

· Senior executive, Barcelona

· Head of Barcelona Activa

· Debra M. Amidon, Entovation 100 Chair - The journey from New York, Helsinki and Monterrey to Barcelona

·  F. Javier Carrillo, Entovation Group/Alliance Chair


Keynote: "The Prosperity Paradox: Architecting Sustainable Innovation through Knowledge Cities, Regions and World"

Debra M. Amidon, ENTOVATION International Ltd.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break - opportunity for informal conversations

Spotlight on Barcelona as a Knowledge City

·  Mikel Barceló (President of 22@Bcn)
·  Ramon Bori (Independent editor)
·  Ramón Sangüesa (Universidad Politécnica Cataluña)
·  Alfons Cornella (Editor de Infonomía)
·  Facilitated by Barcelona Activa


Knowledge Cafe - Lessons Learned

What can we learn from the experience of Barcelona as a Knowledge City

Facilitated by Bryan Davis, Kaieteur Institute for Knowledge Management

14:00-15:30 Lunch

Roundtable: Kaleidoscope of E100 Expertise

Glimpses into the future by EGA members: tools, perspectives and strategies for urban and regional innovation:

Angel Arbonies (Spain), Oliver Schwabe (Germany), Debra M. Amidon (US), Doug McNamara (Canada), F. Javier Carrillo (Mexico), Ron Dvir (Israel), Edna Pasher (Israel), Leif Edvinsson (Sweden), Eunika Mercier-Laurent (France), Gulgun Kayakutlu (Turkey), Lynne Schneider (US), Ante Pulic and Karmen Jelcic (Croatia), Piero Formica (Italy/Arab Emirates), Janis Stabulnieks (Latvia), Yvonne Buma (The Netherlands), Waldemar DeGregori (Brazil), Esko Kilpi (Finland) and other EGA experts.

Facilitated by Oliver Schwabe, Eurofocus International  

16:30-17:00 Coffee break - time for informal conversations  

Snapshots - Behind-the-scenes of urban and regional innovation

Presented the representatives of the participating cities.

Facilitated by Edna Pasher, Edna Pasher & Associates 


Keynote: "Our Knowledge Renaissance: The Future Value of Intellectual Capital for Knowledge Cities"

Leif Edvinsson, UNIC and the University of Lund


Closing Remarks
Angel Arbonies, MIK

19:00-21:00 Recreation time

Dinner: Celebrating Innovation Achievements

·  Launch of the first E100 book - Knowledge Economics: Principles, Practice and Policies

·  Presenting the special JKM issue on Knowledge Cities

·  E100 Ken Practitioner of the Year Award

Knowledge Cities Observatory Founding Meeting
Day One 16 November 2004


Founding of the Knowledge Cities Observatory
What we are trying to achieve by tomorrow afternoon, and how?
Ron Dvir, Innovation Ecology


Knowledge Cafe: Urban and Regional Showcases
Each city will prepare a show case of its challenges and achievements
Facilitated by Doug Macnamara, Banff Executive Leadership

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

The Space of Possibilities
Examples to what the KCO members might do together - 4 examples of potential action themes:

1. Capital Cities Framework: Javier Carrillo

2. The City Innovation Super Highway: Debra M. Amidon, Bryan Davis

3. Community Building Indicators: Angel Arbonies

4. Innovation Engines: Ron Dvir


Building the KCO Together
Work Session I: Vision & Core Values

14:00-15:30 Lunch

Building the KCO Together
Work Session II:  KCO Value Adding Services, Initiatives and Activities

17:30-18:00 Feedback Session
Are we going in the right direction?  

Delegations' Time
Time for each city delegation and its EGA coach to reflect on their own needs and prepare for tomorrow.

19:00-20:30 Recreation Time
20:30-Late Dinner: Typical Catalonian evening

Knowledge Cities Observatory Founding Meeting
Day Two
17 November 2004




Building the KCO Together
Work Session III:
Sharing insights from the delegations´ conversations of yesterday


Building the KCO Together
Work Session IV: Membership model, structure, processes and governance

11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30 Building the KCO Together
Work Session V: Defining and launching early wins
13:30-14:00 Closing Remarks - Insights and Prospects
Facilitated by Angel Arbonies, MIK

Knowledge City Tour
17 Nov, 14:00-20:00

Guided by
Barcelona Activa:
Local Development Agency of the City Hall of Barcelona.

First block 7 @ of District 22@.

District 22@ bcn:

A new form of town planning for the new economy.

Urban transformation to promote knowledge companies in the city.

Parc Barcelona Media:

Magnificent facilities aimed at production, training and research in audiovisuals.

Designed as magnificent multidiscipline facilities which act as a meeting point for culture (diffusion), industry (production) and knowledge (training and research), which are three key strategic elements to the development of localisation economies in the area of knowledge.

Forum 2004, Barcelona: Environmental infrastructures in the city.
Integration of the waste water plant and the urban waste incinerator in the Forum enclosure and surroundings aimed at the coexistence in the same place of water and drainage infrastructures and the valuation of urban waste together with other citizen activities and services.
Parque Biomédico:

Foundation made up of the Generalitat de Cataluña, Barcelona City Hall and the Pompeu Fabra University.

Fundació PRBB coordinates all the activities of the Parque de Investigación Biomédica de Barcelona (PRBB) in areas related to scientific support, communication and business development.

Ciutat Vella District:

Historical Centre of Barcelona, an example of revitalisation and innovation

Visit to El Taller del Bulli

Located in a former palace, this workshop is one of the main reference points for research in new flavours and contrasts. Directed by Ferran Adrià, one of the best chefs in the world, an absolute genus of modern cuisine.

AOK Dialogue
Those who missed it need not feel totally lost. It was amazing - really enlightening for both Bryan Davis and me. You were offered an opportunity to participate with the E100 Alert. The good news is that a summary of the event will soon be posted; thus, I urge you to sign in (free) so you can benefit form future deliberations. You will see comments from Leif Edvinsson, Ron Dvir, Edna Pasher, Charles Savage and more...many more.

Please note that the article on this topic appears in the current issue of Knowledge Management magazine - reportedly the original KM magazine! Take a look. If you do not have a subscription and would like to see the article, just make a request. Meanwhile, do visit our new site - www.inthekzone.com - our work-in-progress.

Numerous cities have already signed up delegations to participate. Ideally, you can bring your own. If not, come as yourself. The linkages you will discover will not be regretted.

Yours in the innovation mission...

P.S. Those planning on being in attendance MUST sign the registration form:

It is in cities that the negative effects of globalization become apparent, and where the main opportunities for progress and human cooperation are created."
- Barcelona Forum 2004


Debra M. Amidon
Founder and CEO
ENTOVATION International Ltd.
2 Reading Avenue, Suite 300
Wilmington, MA 01887 USA
T: 978/988-7995
F: 978/863-0124
E-mail: debra@entovation.com
URL: http://www.entovation.com

"Innovating our future...together."

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