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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Creating The Future, Conference. (2000-12)

We have just witnessed the dawning of a new era, of a new millennium, of the 21sf century. It is a well known fact that the driving force for the 21st century is knowledge. At a time when the rest of the world has transformed, Pakistan still remains far behind in every sphere. The need of the hour is education, as it is education which has the power to transform every society and the individual that comprise it. \'Creating the Future\' is a step in that direction. Breakneck rate of innovations and ever reducing distances are bringing about a revolution in our perceptions. No more can we distance ourselves from the events unfolding around us and afford to close our eyes to the reality. In order to catch up we need a tremendous effort given the head start that the others already have on us.
In response to this challenge Sensei International and The NEWS bring to Pakistan an exciting event called \"Creating the Future\" on November 3rd and 4th 2000. This is a conference which provides the Pakistani business world a unique opportunity to discover the latest approaches being adopted by business leaders around the world. The conference showcases leaders in various management disciplines such as Information Technology, Sales, Human Resources and Marketing.
This event did not just happen overnight. In March 1999, Sensei International organised a unique event in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event was aptly entitled \"Creating the Future\". The concept of this program was to bring on one platform leaders of various management disciplines so that the audience could get a glimpse of cuffing edge developments in these fields from all over the world.
The success of \"Creating the Future\" in Colombo spurred Sensei to bring this unique conference to Pakistan. An event of this magnitude required Sensei to partner with another like minded organisation who had a similar interest in opening a window to the world for the Pakistani corporate environment. The \"NEWS\" was a natural choice for this partnership. Thus \"Creating the Future\" for Pakistan was set to be launched.
The speakers of this event are people of international repute who have a proven track record in their various fields. The speakers are:
Mr. Hermawan Kartajaya - Mr. Kartajaya has recently published a book co-authored with Philip Kotler entitled \"Repositioning Asia: From Bubble to Sustainable Economy\". He is the Leading Service Officer of Mark Plus Strategy Consulting, a firm based in Indonesia, which he founded in 1989. Mr. Kartajaya is the President of Indonesia Marketing Association (1996-1999 and 1999-2000) and the Vice Chairman and one of only 12 members of the World Marketing Association (WMA) council, to which he proposed a paper for a worldwide re-definition of marketing. Bob Urichuck - Mr. Urichuck is an international speaker, trainer and consultant. As an advocate of constant improvement and cultivator of human potential for organisations and individuals, Bob\'s mission over the past 25 years has been to inspire, educate and empower people and organisations, to significantly increase their performance capability while constantly improving the quality of their lives and the lives of others with whom they come in contact. Building on his past experience as a successful entrepreneur and sales professional, Bob\'s present work as a sales and performance consultant has made him a sought-after speaker and trainer across Canada, the United States and Asia.
Tom Burns - Mr. Burns joined Intel Corporation in 1979 in their Embedded Controller Group. In 1981 he was transferred to Intel Japan for two and a half years where he was responsible for growing the embedded controller market. Upon his return to the US he held various marketing and management roles in the Automotive and Smart Card division of Intel. After another stint in Japan, in 1995 he took an assignment with Intel Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. He has been manager of the Intel Insider Program and Intel\'s Retail and Reseller program. In 1997 he took on the additional responsibility of running Intel\'s Internet Websites. Late in 1997 he started the Regional Content Group which he currently manages.
Alan Davidson - Mr. Davidson is the Leadership and Supervisory
Development Manager overseeing Europe and the Middle East for one of the world\'s most admired company 3M. This is a company that pushes for regeneration and re-energizing its people, processes and policies. Alan\'s 3M experience spans Europe, USA, Middle East, South Asia, Far East and more.
Omar S. Khan - Mr. Omar Khan is the Senior Partner of Sensei International and has consulted and trained on peak performance for numerous companies including \"Fortune 500\" companies, Olympic Athletes, CEO\'s, Clergy and many more from different backgrounds and from various parts of the world. It was his vision that made a small consulting firm from Pakistan into a multi-national business with offices in Pakistan, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Singapore, UK and Canada. Omar read his B.A, M.A at Oxford University. After further studies at Stanford Law School in the USA, he trained in the break through science of NLP in which he is now a globally acknowledged expert. Omar has recently published a book entitled \"Synergy\".
With a mix of speakers like above, we hope that \"Creating the Future\" will spur many a minds to rethink their present strategy and change existing paradigms, thus hopefully germinating the seed of corporate revolution in Pakistan. We hope that this event will prove be a milestone in transforming our country and putting it on thc path of progress and prosperity. Courtesy: The \"News\", Karachi.
To commemorate the occasion Pakistan Post Office is issuing a commemorative Postage stamp of Rs. 5/- denomination on November 4, 2000.