Presenters' Slideshows

Please see below for the download links. All files are Adobe PDF format.

MONDAY: 2 June 2008

What are the components of a successful innovative region?

 Opening Keynote
 Ms. Amy Liu, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
 Presentation download (4.1MB, PDF format)
 Research Presentation: The Innovative Region
 Dr. Margaret O’Mara, Assistant Professor of History, University of Washington
 Presentation download (PDF format)
 Regional Presentations: Location-Based Strategies to Foster Innovation
 Fukuoka: Mayor Hiroshi Yoshida, City of Fukuoka - Island City Project
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 Barcelona: Mr. Josep Miguel Piqué, Chief Executive Officer - 22@Barcelona
 Presentation download (4.0MB, PDF format)

TUESDAY: 3 June 2008

Creating and competing on the global stage: What are the strategies for success?

 Presentation: tmsuk Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yoichi Takamoto, CEO of tmsuk
 Presentation download (2.1MB, PDF format)

WEDNESDAY: 4 June 2008

How do we foster and sustain an innovative region?

 Innovations in Regional Leadership – Concurrent breakout session #1
 Member regions are engaged in some of the world’s most innovative regional projects, strategy development and programs. Participants will hear from the leaders of several innovative efforts in member regions about the efforts and the impacts they are having on their communities.
 Track A: Triple Helix Innovation Strategy
 Mr. Eero Holstila, Director of Economic Development, City of Helsinki
 Presentation download (PDF format)
 Track B: Fukuoka City Disaster Prevention Center
 Mr. Junichiro Nakashima, Executive Director, International Economic Affairs Department, City of Fukuoka
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 Innovations in Regional Leadership – Concurrent breakout session #2
 Track A: Rainbow Project, Daejeon
 Mr. Jong-jun Youn, Manager of Innovation and Management Office, City of Daejeon
 Presentation download (8.9MB, PDF format)
 Track B: City of Vancouver: Preparing to Play on the World Stage
 Mr. James Ridge, Deputy City Manager, City of Vancouver
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 Lunch and Methods in International Benchmarking
 Location: Seattle City Hall, Bertha Landes Room
 Mr. Hayato Nagase, Senior Researcher, Institute of Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd.
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 Mr. Kevin Kane and Mr. Eric Simpson, Scottish Development International
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