In 2013, Boyan Slat began to question the large volumes of plastic accumulating in our oceans and why no one was doing anything to clean it up. At 16 years old, he began research into potential solutions to effectively recover and remove it

Future Proof your business

Two powerful minds unravel the opportunities in a changing business landscape presented by Kevin James and Jason Drew from GCX Africa.



Resource scarcity, poverty and centuries of environmental degradation amid an ever-rising population means business as we know it will change rapidly and dramatically. This briefing provides business leaders with a glimpse into the future and what it will take for them to get there.

This is a highly recommended and vital 90 minute update on global issues and trends and the related challenges and opportunities that will either see today’s businesses prosper or perish.


The changes in how businesses will operate and innovate over the next decade will dwarf the radical changes of the last fifteen. Unstable economic growth patterns, rising energy costs, resource depletion and entirely new business models are creating a landscape never before comprehended.

This briefing provides today’s business leaders with a glimpse of what their company and sector will look like in an increasingly uncertain and vulnerable future world. It will provide practical examples of ways to capitalize on the massive opportunity that this fast changing world represents.

This session sensitizes executives to the fact that a truly sustainable business can deliver on all key business objectives – reduced overheads, increased revenue, increased market share and differentiation, reduced risk and enhanced long term shareholder returns.


  • Megatrends that will define business in the next decade
  • Sustainability in the context of your company’s activities
  • Redefining business and understanding new growth models
  • Emerging 21st century business models
  • Identifying new and material corporate risk


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