Thinkers50, the global platform for management thinking, has entered into groundbreaking new partnership with the City of Odense in Denmark.
“Odense is committed to building its future around knowledge and that really resonates with the objectives of the Thinkers50. We believe in the power of ideas to make the world a better place. We look forward to bringing some of the best ideas in the business world to Odense and also taking some of the most exciting innovations, leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs in Odense to the world,” says Thinkers50 cofounder Des Dearlove.
Anker Boye, the Mayor of Odense, heralds the launch of Thinkers50 Europe as a major step forward in the city’s development:
“The City of Odense is rethinking itself from a city based on traditional industry to a city based on technology and knowledge. With the partnership with Thinkers50 we will continue that development and it will enable us to be inspired by ideas from throughout the world.”
New York, Abu Dhabi, Quingdao and Odense
Thinkers50 Europe is a long-term commitment from the City of Odense and represents the first partnership of its kind for the city and Thinkers50.
“In the same way as Davos has become a meeting place for world leaders, we would like to imagine Odense could do the same for business thinkers and business leaders. We see it as a potential gamechanger for the city and for Thinkers50,” says leading business author Peter Fisk who has helped the city to develop a new strategy.
Besides from Odense, the Thinkers50 conferences are being held in New York, Abu Dhabi and Qingdao in China.
Created by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove in 2001, Thinkers50 scans, ranks and shares the very best in management ideas.
Its definitive global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years. The 2015 winner was Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School. Previous winners include Clayton Christensen (2011 and 2013); CK Prahalad (2009 and 2007); Michael Porter (2005) and Peter Drucker (2001 and 2003).
The Thinkers50 Awards have been described, by the Financial Times, as “the Oscars of management thinking”.