Discussions

Unlike traditional media conferences, there are no keynotes and PPTX presentations at Stream. Instead, we focus on small working groups of 1h that allow you to share your expertise, and test new, or provocative ideas in an intimate setting.

Similar to a collage campus, Stream is set up with 7-8 ‘classroom’ spaces, all outside, in a variety of tents, and in the garden terraces. Each classroom has seating for 30 guests, a flipchart and pens, and a small clock to keep time.

The agenda for the three-days is decided onsite – when guests add their ideas to the schedule, on two huge white boards, known as the Big Boards. At any time 7-8 sessions can run concurrently, with 1-2 informal sessions on the main-lawn.

Next steps: We encourage guests to share their ideas for sessions in advance, so that we can help group similar ideas together, and ensure we have good coverage of all the big topics. Suggesting a discussion topic doesn’t mean you have all the answers. Instead, good discussions favour a punchy question, debate and willingness to hear many points of view. To add an idea, please select “Log in to submit your idea” below. 

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Edoardo Briola

Unilever

What will be of the world in 20 years?

There is no need to spend many words to describe the situation we are currently in. A world disrupted, to say the least, by polarisation of ideas; by the seductive power of the 'strong leader who proposes drastic solutions to problems'; by the changes to our climate, even on the premises of which (do we actually believe in it?) big powers struggle to find an agreement. And on the economic front, just to mention a few current topics, is the WTO under existential threat based on the USA-China developments? Will the upcoming (I guess) recession potentially lead to the collapse of the EU? I have heard people saying this whole mess will end in a shift from the current form of capitalism to a newly shaped 'social capitalism'. I have heard other people saying that we'll end up in some sort of 'hunger games', because the rich won't give up power, and they'd rather lose any sort of ethics rather than giving anything up. But most importantly - I see plenty of beautifully written pieces on the reasons why; how we got here; what drove all these changes up to today... But very few good attempts to predict: WHAT WILL BE OF THE WORLD IN 20 YEARS. And by this I mean geo-politically, ideologically, in economics, in business... I really do not have any of the answers, but would love to be part of the discussion.

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