Past speaking engagemens
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.
For me, the real power of a nexxworks tour is the unique group of people you meet and travel with
The tour founded relationships with interesting people I otherwise would've never met, and that's what nexxworks is great at.
The mix of speakers and content was perfect
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.
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.
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.
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.
The nexxworks inspiration sessions were that mindblowing, that I invited my global team to taste, smell and learn via a similar experience.
Meeting today’s companies and speakers brought us refreshing energy and perspectives to our challenges today.
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.
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.
Over the past months, I’ve experienced an expedition of discovery, imagination and acquisition of new tools & skills.
To new travelers, I hope you feel some of the same excitement, anxiety, and concentration. May you learn the way we did.
We’ve seen great concepts and initiatives from other companies, that made us think outside the box.
We want to make sure that the wonderful company that our family started, remains relevant in a fast-pace changing world.
I view the nexxworks membership as a combination of inspiration, practical insights, and networking with peers.