Launched in 2008, Convergences is the leading platform for reflection in Europe designed to stimulate discussions between actors in the public, private and solidarity spheres to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the fight against poverty and instability in countries in the North and South.
It aims to reflect, to discuss and generate ideas, to promote these ideas with decision-makers and the general public, and finally, to encourage the creation of new projects and collaborations to provide economic alternatives and innovative solutions in these areas.
With over 3,500 participants, the Forum has become an annual meeting place for high-level professionals and a platform to raise public awareness.
As part of its commitment to corporate responsibility, Orange is pleased to be a partner of the Convergences World Forum once again, whose sixth event will take place in Paris from September 17–19.
Several Orange experts are set to speak at the workshops and round table sessions to be held during the course of the event. These sessions are excellent opportunities for dialogue and sharing experiences.
September 17: “Societal open innovation.” Here, the discussion will focus on approaches to open and collaborative innovation aimed at promoting major involvement of all players and stakeholders in an ecosystem.
September 18: “Social Protection in multinationals.” An analysis of the real responsibility of major companies in the social protection of their employees and the initiatives taken in this respect.
September 18: “Encouraging creativity within organizations: How can innovation be managed?” Why should organizations encourage creativity among their employees? And what’s more, how do these new behaviors generate new modes of management?
September 19: “What is the contribution made by technological innovation towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals?” How can we promote the wider dissemination of tried-and-tested innovations, and develop those new innovations needed to rise to major development challenges?