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Frost & Sullivan

August 16, 2011 09:57 ET

Examine Global Mega Trends Shaping the Prospects of Industries at the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Congress 2011: Silicon Valley

The Event's Global Mega Trends Think Tank Targets the Identification of Innovative Opportunities for 2020, Ensuring Long Term Growth and Survival

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership Congress, GIL 2011: Silicon Valley, showcases Think Tanks designed to leverage cutting-edge research findings on Mega Trends to address critical movements in the marketplace in the next decade. These approaches are fundamental in assisting companies with developing strategies to navigate global growth minefields. GIL 2011: Silicon Valley will foster attendee collaboration in a workshop format to develop visionary scenarios based on these global Mega Trends, delving into the growth opportunities that emanate from these positions, on September 11 to 14, 2011 at the Fairmont in San Jose, California.

In the coming decade, the competitive bar will continue to ascend while the odds of market leadership survival will continue to decline. The strategy of replicating a competitor's innovation in an attempt to avoid market share loss, or "me-to-products," based on price alone will most likely disappear. The survivors will undoubtedly achieve a level of visionary progression to keep their companies in global leadership positions. GIL 2011: Silicon Valley offers the first step in leveraging global Mega Trends to identify these prodigious opportunities. Audiences comprised of CEOs, vice presidents, directors and other executives based around the globe will be presented with the opportunity to examine and discuss these global forces and how they will impact their businesses over the next ten years.

"Mega Trends have diverse meanings and impacts for different industries, companies and individuals across the global spectrum, defining our future world," explains Frost & Sullivan Partner Sarwant Singh. "Analysis of these Mega Trends and their implications forms an important component of a company's future strategy, development and innovation process by showing organizations immediate opportunities and threats in the here and now."

Among other valuable presentations focused on growth and innovation, prime Mega Trend events within GIL 2011: Silicon Valley include:

  • The Mega Trends Summit 2011: Macro to Micro: How to Apply Mega Trends to Develop Growth Strategies for your Business
  • China Mega Trends: A Rising Threat? Or a Great Opportunity?
  • Mega Trends and the CEO 360 Degree Perspective
  • SMART to 2020 -- The Evolution of Smart Grids, Cities, Businesses and Homes
  • Growth and Innovation in Healthcare: The Changing Landscape
  • Vision of Manufacturing and Production -- Mega Trends 2.0
  • Meeting of the Minds: Game Changers: The Mega Trends Panel
  • Electronics, Measurement & Instrumentation -- Vision 2020
  • Anticipating Mega Trends -- Using Adjacent Markets to Identify Trends, Impacts and Opportunities

"These Mega Trends will help market players identify the pertinent forces that will influence business in the future," said Singh. "All of these trends are global and have global ramifications, thereby offering scalable opportunities."

Markets, businesses and personal careers are constantly responding to this range of forces that cause them to shift and adapt. These Mega Trends will alter the way we look at the future marketplace. Frost & Sullivan believes that understanding these forces and their implications gives businesses a more solid foundation for strategic decision making. These findings are illuminated in Frost & Sullivan's World's Top Global Mega Trends to 2020 and Implications to Business, Society and Cultures research, providing a guide to tactical thinking in accelerating the growth of companies.

For more information on Frost & Sullivan's Mega Trends program or GIL 2011: Silicon Valley, including inquiries about speaker, sponsorship and media partnership opportunities, please email Brian Denker, Vice President of Growth, Innovation and Leadership, at

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