BOGOTA • BOLZANO • BOSTON • DUBAI • GUATEMALA • ISTANBUL • MEXICO CITY • SAN FRANCISCO • SAO PAULO • SEOUL • SINGAPORE • SHANGHAI • TORONTO
"I'm leaving here with my head
bubbling and already with many ideas
to put into action as soon as
I arrive in Brazil”
U N I Q U E A C T I O N
L E A R N I N G - A P R O A C H
Participants will have access to our unique proprietary action-learning approach, as well as methodologies, frameworks, and content taught by our team to thousands of MBA students
* Shortlist of global clients we have provided consulting services
“The methodology made us
see far beyond,
brought method and helped us
to generate and accelerate new ideas”
President of the Association
Technology from Santa Catarina
Connect with the world
Understand what comes next
Create high-impact insights
Orlando, 19/02 à 24/02, 2023
T H E P R O G R A M
Explore the hottest innovation ecosystems in the world to broaden your perspective and gain new knowledge, networks and insights
BOGOTA • BOLZANO • BOSTON • DUBAI • GUATEMALA • ISTANBUL • MEXICO CITY
• SAN FRANCISCO • SAO PAULO • SEOUL • SINGAPORE • SHANGHAI • TORONTO
The EPIC Program connects individuals, businesses, and governments with the world’s best innovation ECOSYSTEMS and the most brilliant minds
W H Y E P I C ?
The program is PERSONALIZED according to the destination “fit”, where we have local teams and a unique network of relations
EPIC delivers clear and tangible results in a practical way through a combination of education and consulting proven success INNOVATION approaches
The program methodologies, processes, and content are accredited by one of the most well-known bodies of CERTIFICATION for innovation – the Global Innovation Management Institute
WE DO IT?
The EPIC program is designed to be highly practical and action-oriented. It is composed of both educational, professional, and social elements, providing participants with a memorable experience.
Our proprietary innovation methodology is reflected in the program design, which encompasses action-learning, networking, benchmarking, and cultural experience.
A C T I O N L E A R N I N G
Acquire world-class know-how, advanced methodologies, and effective tools from renowned thought leaders and seasoned consultants.
NETWORKS & PARTNERS
Babson Faculty & Entrepreneurship Expert
LISC Exec Director
& ESG Expert
Boston University Director & Hospitality Expert
& Finance Expert
MIT Alumni & Serial Entrepreneur
N E T W O R K I N G
Plug into a vast network of industry leaders, experts, and professors with diverse backgrounds.
B E N C H M A R K I N G
Access leading universities, innovation centers, and organizations in your industry.
C U L T U R A L E X P E R I E N C E
Experience the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Sports, food, and arts are all there.
T Y P I C A L
W E E K LY
A G E N D A
The EPIC Program calendar is designed to be intense, but also eclectic, dynamic and fun.
* Examples of networking, benchmarking and cultural experience for the city of Boston, MA
( A C T I O N -
L E A R N I N G )
( N E T W O R K I N G )
( B E N C H -
M A R K I N G )
E V E N I N G
( C U LT U R A L
E X P E R I E N C E )
L U N C H B R E A K
B R E A K
B R E A K
“Through a high-level agenda,
we understand why Colombia is
faster and we generate
numerous ideas and connections.”
Francisco Queiroz Maia Junior
Secretary Des. Ceará economy
U N I Q U E
C O N S U L T I N G
C O M P O N E N T
The program’s action-learning approach is blended with our unique proprietary consulting methodologies which have been applied by our team to hundreds of global market leaders
* Shortlist of global clients we have provided consulting services
“The simple, convergent process
and consultant facilitator,
allowed us to generate results
bigger and faster in all
our business units”
Global Vice President of
Johnson Controls Innovation
D I F F E R E N T P R O G R A M S
F O C U S A R E A S
The EPIC Program has been running since 2016 and has already connected hundreds of leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and university students to the best entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in the world.
“I saw a reality light years
ahead of Brazil. It's a unique
experience. There are
many ideas in my head,
too much information.
It really is a culture shock.”
The EPIC program design and content were envisioned by prominent consultants and innovation thought leaders who also teach at the top business schools worldwide.
M A N U E L M E N D E S
Co-founder and Managing Director of BIG
Manuel is a serial entrepreneur and consultant with a focus on international business and innovation. He has worked with over 400 organizations, governments, and universities worldwide. His internationalization studies while at Harvard University were recognized and published at HBR, being later the basis for the Boston Innovation Gateway foundation and its proprietary methodologies, frameworks, and tools.
H I T E N D R A PA T E L , P h D
Managing Director of IXL Center
Dr. Patel has not only helped drive innovation for large corporations like Johnson Controls, Hewlett Packard, LG, Verizon and P&G, but has also consulted small to medium size enterprises and governments around the globe. He built the world’s largest start-up accelerator for budding young entrepreneurs through Hult Prize in collaboration with President Bill Clinton and his team.
R O N A L D J O N A S H
Chairman of the Board of the GIM Institute
Ron was a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he established and led their Innovation Practice. He was also a founder of Innovation Management Inc. For 20 years, he held Managing Director position of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. As a Professor, he led numerous executive leadership and development programs at major companies.
The EPIC Program is delivered in collaboration with the global
leaders in INTERNATIONALIZATION, CONSULTING AND EDUCATION
Boston Innovation Gateway (BIG) was founded by IXL Center following a study conducted at Harvard University designed to help companies and individuals go international. The initiative was highlighted by the university in 2014 and published
in the Harvard Business Review in 2015. BIG designs and coordinates the EPIC program.
The Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership (IXL) is the Certified Training Provider of the GIM Institute. IXL has a global footprint and is recognized by Forbes as one of the best consulting companies in innovation, growth & new business models. IXL delivers the training through its global team of consultants and thought leaders.
Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) is the global standard certification board for innovation and innovation management. Over 200 Fortune 500 companies and over 5,000 MBA students worldwide have developed mastery of innovation through the structured frameworks and processes of the GIM Institute. GIMI provides the certification for the program.
Disruptive forces have been changing the world as we knew it. Cities, regions, and countries, have merged into one big market, at the same time we have entered the era of personalization and “tribes”.
New customers have emerged, while others have completely changed their consumption behavior. How can you keep up with those changes and remains relevant as a professional and/or an organization?
The EPIC Customer Experience helps its participants to understand the impact of future trends in order to be on the top of the game and learn how to navigate an environment of ambiguity and constant change while leveraging their main assets such as customers, partners, and networks.
“Rodrigo who came to this
program, is different than
it's coming out"
director of Agua de Coco
visitors per year vs.
population of - 300
1st Most visited tourist
destination in the us
9th best city to do
business in the us
1st place for college
education in Florida**
Many people remember Orlando as the place where Disney is located, but the city is also recognized among the best in quality of living and the best place to do business in the US, driven not only by tourism but also by real estate, education, and services, among others.
It is the most visited city in the USA, and the second most visited in the world, receiving a daily number of visitors greater than its own permanent population. Orlando pulses creativity, joy, besides being a great destination for fun, leisure and shopping.
Orlando is the world capital of "consumer experience", as a consequence of its theme parks, hotel chains, restaurants, shopping centers, and many other services, including the best public ones.
Meet the Unique environment that EPIC Orlando for Customer Experience happens!
* INC publishing rank * * ucf.edu rank
At the end of the program, participants will broaden their view of the world, generate new knowledge, build new networks and identify new growth opportunities, in addition to:
Understand new trends and their impact in the present and future;
Increasing their ability to be one step ahead in their markets;
Generating faster responses to changes;
Mastering innovation methodologies, techniques, and tools;
Mapping new business opportunities and robust concepts.
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