This program, jointly offered by CKGSB and SDA Bocconi School of Management, provides a dual focus on Italy’s flagship industries, including fashion, food, furniture, and luxury goods, as well as emerging technology sectors such as FinTech and AI.
It aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to understand the trends in these markets, fine-tune your strategies, and grasp opportunities among the growing cohort of technology-driven markets.
• World-Class Speakers The program features distinguished speakers from iconic companies and brands in Italy representing the fashion, furniture, and food industries, as well as from Europe and Asia. Participants can expect to gain valuable insights from their lectures and industry expertise.
• Exponential Tech Harness the power of exponential technologies such as Web 3.0, AI and beyond, to accelerate business growth.
• Cross-border networking and insights Network with like-minded unicorn founders and scaling entrepreneurs, grasp the latest trends and insights, and forge potential partnerships.
• Accelerated Growth Engage with leading investors from PE/VC funds, family offices, and government officials.
The Global Unicorn Program’s mission is to play a critically important role in building a global ecosystem that fosters a new generation of unicorns with a renewed and enhanced emphasis on global responsibility, social purpose, and long-term perspective.
This joint program offered by CKGSB and SDA Bocconi also focuses on forming new partnerships among governments, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, and the private sector, to achieve entrepreneurial and economic resilience in Europe, RCEP, and beyond. It aims to unlock global unicorn potential, empowering VC, PE and Entrepreneurs to master growth from Startup to Scale-up in the FFF (Food, Fashion, and Furniture) and FS (Financial Services) Tech Sectors.
Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech: Start-up Ecosystems in Italy and Europe
9:15 – 9:30
Keynote Speech: Driving Inclusive Growth in the Luxury Industry
9:30 – 10:15
Panel Discussions 1: The Role of Technologies and Their Impact on Unicorn-making in Food, Fashion, Furniture, and Luxury Industries
10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
Keynote Speech: Digital Branding
11:00 – 11:45
Panel Discussions 2: Investing in Impact – How Unicorns Can Make a Difference
11:45 – 12:00
Closing Remark and Keynote Speech: Economic Disruption to Foster the Next Generation Unicorns
12:30 – 14:00
Program Orientation & Team Building Activities
An Era of Tectonic Transformations, Pathways to “Common Prosperity” and the Role of Economic Disruptions & Unicorns
The Life Cycle Approach in Creating Values in Luxury Industries (Cases from Private Equity Deals)
Industry guest speaker from iconic Italian Excellence: Presentation, Speech, and Q&A
Unicorn Case Studies: From Start-up to Unicorn and the Path to Success
Field Study: Iconic Italian Brand (Milan HQ)
How to Scale up to be a Unicorn
Industry guest speaker from iconic Italian Excellence: Presentation, Speech and Q&A
Unicorn Case Studies: Building a Successful Team, Product Portfolio and Channel Strategy
Field Study: A Design-orientated Luxury Furniture Brand (Milan HQ)
Business Model Innovation for Exponential Growth in Food and Fashion Industries
Unicorn Case Studies: How to Develop a Unicorn from a Small Domestic Market
Guest Speech from VC & PE World Investors Panel & Pitch Event
Established in Beijing in November 2002, CKGSB is China’s first privately-funded and research-driven business school. The school aims to cultivate transformative business leaders with a global vision, social responsibility, innovative mindset, and the ability to lead with empathy and compassion.
Established in 1971, SDA Bocconi School of Management is the best international business school in Italy. The footprint and spirit of its founders – according to whom every learning experience is a transformative journey – are alive today more than ever. SDA Bocconi’s programs and practice-oriented research aim to change and improve people and organizations. At the same time, its scientific research creates cutting-edge knowledge to help leaders face the toughest challenges in an increasingly global and changing market.
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