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The 7th Forum de la Haute Horlogerie, held on November 18th 2015 in Lausanne, under the theme “Futur in progress”. Watch the various contributions to the 2015 Forum here.

7th Forum

The Forum de la Haute Horlogerie is by tradition – the latter being an entirely legitimate term in reference to this 7th edition – a day devoted to sharing and reflecting on themes that extend well beyond our daily contingencies. It is about raising issues for which there are no quick fixes, evoking an environment that is increasingly hard to…
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7th Forum

The Forum de la Haute Horlogerie is by tradition – the latter being an entirely legitimate term in reference to this 7th edition – a day devoted to sharing and reflecting on themes that extend well beyond our daily contingencies. It is about raising issues for which there are no quick fixes, evoking an environment that is increasingly hard to understand but to which we will necessarily have to adapt. This 7th Forum, devoted to the topic of “Building the Future”, is no exception.

Construction is indeed an omnipresent theme on political, social and environmental levels. The construction of Europe, which recently wavered on its Greek foundations, is currently experiencing multiple structural cracks due to the massive influx of refugees. Social construction is undermined by the yawning gap of the inequalities which see 1% of the most affluent soon to be in possession of more than 50% of the world’s wealth. Environmental construction is struggling to take shape due to States’ reluctance to commit to a new protocol after the Kyoto failure.

The future is nonetheless well and truly being built, and while it calls for long-term vision as well as enlightened principles of governance, there is a distinct scarcity of philosophers in the public sphere. What’s more, any there may be tend to be considered more as endless cogitators rather than as fountains of wisdom. Due to lack of means, must we thereby be content with shoring up a building buffeted by storms? Or is confidence in the human capacity to weather crises enough to engender new architect’s plans? This forum will attempt to sketch out just such an approach.

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2015 Programme

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2015 Speakers

Michael Green

Economist and expert on social progress, author of several books on the future of capitalism.

How to measure progress

Bertrand Piccard

Explorer, psychiatrist, co-founder of Solar Impulse and author of Changer d’altitude.

Changing altitude

Yves Morieux

Director, Boston Consulting Group Institute for Organization.

Managing complexity without getting complicated

Harry Cliff

Particle physicist at the University of Cambridge, collaborating with the CERN.

Einstein, the LHC and the future

Winter Nie

Professor Operations and Service Management, IMD and specialist in the Chinese way of innovation.

How Chinese innovation is different

Enrico Letta

Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po and former Prime Minister of Italy.

The state of Europe

Tim Harford

Author and weekly columnist for the Financial Times

How to see into the future

HH Journal

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