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The 9th FHH Forum held on November 7th 2017 in Lausanne, under the theme “The Age of Meaning”. Watch the various contributions to the 2017 Forum here.

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For years we have been hearing about the conflict that is bubbling under between “content” and “medium”, and the inevitable triumph of one over the other. With both feet now in the digital era, beyond the battle to control distribution channels and the artefacts that go with them, the highest stakes lie clearly with “content”. In other words, we have…
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9e Forum

For years we have been hearing about the conflict that is bubbling under between “content” and “medium”, and the inevitable triumph of one over the other. With both feet now in the digital era, beyond the battle to control distribution channels and the artefacts that go with them, the highest stakes lie clearly with “content”. In other words, we have entered the age of meaning. Hyperconsumption has been replaced by hyperconnectivity. Purchasing decisions come only after time spent researching information; experience is valued over ownership. Naturally, these new behaviours challenge certain beliefs and therefore old habits. Not that Millennials have waited to give these habits a good shake-up. And remind us of the need for meaning. We know that nature abhors a vacuum, and so wherever there is empty space, let us fill it with meaningful projects.

Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and Managing Director of the FHH

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2017 Programme

Discover the full programme of the 2017 edition.

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2017 Speakers

Bill Emmott

International author

The state of the world and the future of the west

Patrick Chappatte

Editorial cartoonist

The world in a pencil

Arturo Bris

Global competitiveness expert

The changing game of global competition

Tim Leberecht

Business romantic

Building a human company in the age of machines

Karin Jestin

Philanthropy advisor

Giving meaning to money

Frédéric Kaplan

Digital humanities researcher

1000 years in the (virtual) life of a city

André Comte-Sponville

Philosopher

Seeking meaning in a shifting world

Claude Barras

Filmmaker

A backstage tour of Courgette

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09.11.2017 – The Age of Meaning

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Retrospective

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