Conference Preview

Welcome to FastForwardForum 2019

Are you ready to be part of the most original conference yet? To join a select group of international speakers and thinkers from across business, industry and academia to challenge the future of tomorrow?

Over the course of 72 hours on a private island in the Venetian lagoon get intimately involved in the discussion of the most important topics facing business and society today, including AI and Blockchain, the future of work, health, innovation, leadership, mobility and social responsibility.

Together we will explore, debate, discuss and dispute the challenges and opportunities ahead, culminating in a book, case studies, video interviews and more. See below to discover what you missed at the inaugural anti-conference: Fast Forward Forum 2018.

The FastForwardForum

From the think tank to the pool!

The first FFF over-spilled with great ideas and inspiration. One of the them was the choice of location: Villa Belrose, an intimate 5* hotel on the hills above Saint-Tropez. For three days this beautiful venue transformed into an ideas-playground for guests, thinkers and speakers alike.

FastForwardForum 2019

Are you ready to join the FastForwardForum 2019 and be at the crossroads of thinking around innovation and technology; how we can learn from the past and interrogate the issues of today to help shape the future of tomorrow?

Opening Up

Better than playing golf.

An honest outlook onto the things that could (and hopefully should) soon become reality without attempting to impress. We take a very human trip into the fast-coming future, trying to discuss it and shape it and not just accept it as a fact. This human trip into the future starts with our DNA and how to manage talent. Letting the child in us rule, we ask simple yet impactful questions about our futures. We remember that consumers today are human beings and not pure homo economicus digitalis. What we eat and how we take care of our health depends on the need for education and the ability to reflect on our personal lifestyles. Changing things for the better needs innovators with open minds. We have to employ all our curiosity and open our eyes to help people see their futures and not simply prolong the past.

The book offers new ideas, open ends, connected topics and the conclusion “Let’s not only be optimistic about the future, let’s be possibilistic.”