Pascal Coppens

Pascal has lived and worked in China and Silicon Valley for over 20 years. He is an international speaker at nexxworks and gives keynote speeches, advice and workshops about innovation in China.

The Chinese innovation train and economic power of China is heading for the world at high-speed. The train will not stop. You can either leverage China’s global ambition to your advantage or look away because you don't feel comfortable with China's future.

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Pascal Coppens

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Pascal's candid presentations with real-life examples will be eye-opening, create food-for-thought and uncover patterns for you to unravel the Chinese mystery, and help turn the Chinese power train into an opportunity.



His two most sought-after keynotes are:
- Can we trust China: A different view on a country in transition
- China's New Normal: How China sets the standard for innovation



Pascal also speaks about topics that cover many industries:

Industry focus: New Retail, Media, Entertainment, Security, Mobility, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Education, Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Logistics, Construction, Human Resources, Marketing, Government

Transformation focus: Artificial Intelligence, Digital China, Chinese Ecosystems, Chinese consumer, New Regulations, Global Ambitions, Sustainability, Industry 4.0

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Can we trust China? ​ A different view on a country in transition​

By 2028, China will be the largest economy in the world. How did China become a global leader so fast?Is this thanks to the West or due to a different cultural mindset?

Pascal’s keynote “Can we trust China?” unveils why and how Chinese trust each other and their system; mirroring that China lens with a predominantly different view from the West. Should we seek to benefit from China’s transition, this keynote confronts us head-on with a Chinese lens and nuanced view to discover how China functions within their society and businesses.

China's New Normal: How China sets the standard for innovation

This keynote will elaborate on the trends and strenghts of innovation in China, and how China is taking on the challenge and the West to become an innovation superpower by 2030.

By 2030, China wants to become the world leader in innovation. This leaves Western companies with some 10 years to gear up. Pascal’s keynote “China’s New Normal” gives clear insights into the modern China, and reveals new potentials and superpowers coming from the fast and furious innovators of China. As ever more radical innovation will soon be inspired by China, this eye-opening keynote is a treat to anyone who is concerned with disruption and excited about the opportunity.

The two faces of innovation: insights from Silicon Valley & China

Silicon Valley and China’s tech ecosystem cities (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Shanghai) are the fastest evolving innovation hubs in the world. But inspiration from pioneering startups, corporates and academics from these distant corners of the globe should not be an ‘either, or’ story. Each has its very own background, innovation DNA, culture, methods and strategies. Each has the potential to trigger you in ways you’d never thought possible.

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Lieve Pattyn
Sales & Marketing Director EG Stada Group

The tour founded relationships with interesting people I otherwise would've never met, and that's what nexxworks is great at.

Ann Viaene
Founder Sparkz

The mix of speakers and content was perfect

Wouter Blomme
Chief Development Officer at Upgrade Estate

It was truly an eye-opening experience that both enriched my network with amazing people and helped me shape the further direction of my career.

Peter Vindevogel
CEO The Park

A spontaneous smile on our face! That is what happens when we look back at our experience tour. The things you hear, see and learn are a source of inspiration and motivation for the future. We have already implemented some of these in our current strategy and operations.

Emile Maes
Head of Retail Filou & Friends

Nexxworks helps to facilitate innovative out of the box thinking. They will expose you and your teams to a different level of thought leadership, which in turn will help you and your people develop a different thinking ethos for the future.

Paul Roberts
CEO Digital Ventures Cartamundi

The nexxworks inspiration series helps us to imagine the future together with all the teams worldwide, and make the bridge to our day-to-day challenges as well.

Veerle Lauwers
Director Digital Strategy & Transformation at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

The nexxworks inspiration sessions were that mindblowing, that I invited my global team to taste, smell and learn via a similar experience.  

Mona Nair
Vice President, Skin Health & Head NA R&D at Johnson & Johnson

Meeting today’s companies and speakers brought us refreshing energy and perspectives to our challenges today.

Margaret Mitchell
Global VP People & Organization at Mars.inc

This experience showed how short-term planning and long term planning are both needed. The China visits were truly inspiring in how they execute on that. 

Tom Ward
Chief E-Commerce Walmart US

It’s so important to step outside the day-to-day business. We are the only ones who can moderate this back to our teams and translate what we’ve learned to accomplish our daily goals. 

Kathryn McClay
CEO at Sam's Club

Over the past months, I’ve experienced an expedition of discovery, imagination and acquisition of new tools & skills.

Dilly Aberra
Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

To new travelers, I hope you feel some of the same excitement, anxiety, and concentration. May you learn the way we did. 

Kosta Peric
Deputy Director Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We’ve seen great concepts and initiatives from other companies, that made us think outside the box.

Hannelore Raes
Co CEO at AGRISTO NV

We want to make sure that the wonderful company that our family started, remains relevant in a fast-pace changing world.

Filip Wallays
Co-CEO at AGRISTO NV

I view the nexxworks membership as a combination of inspiration, practical insights, and networking with peers.

Ivy Vanderheyden
VP Marketing L&R at Wolters Kluwer

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Solving Radical Change Tour
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November 1, 2023
India
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nexxworks Live 2022
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October 26, 2022
Ghent, Belgium

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