via Allegri n°9
Reggio nell'Emilia, Emilia Romagna 42100

The new science of complex systems can change, and is changing, the business world. And it promises to provide concepts and methods which are effective in handling the problems raised by globalization and local development.

Complexity science is new, and is rapidly growing, so education and training must develop adequate programs to help managers and technicians to understand its main features. At this aim the CETRA project has been completed by a European consortium, headed by the Modena and Reggio Emilia University.

In the workshop “The complexity of management, the management of complexity”, which takes place at the end of the CETRA project, not only will its main results be presented, but it will also be shown how science, education and management are developing a new web of ideas and methods to deal with the challenges of innovation. Particular care will be devoted to the ways in which complexity can be applied in real industrial settings.

We would like to invite you to this international meeting. Participation is for free. Please inform us on your participation by inscribing to the meeting.

After a welcome from the Chancellor of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, prof. Gian Carlo Pellacani, there will be four sessions:

· Complexity and management

· The CETRA project

· Complexity and education

· Complexity in practice

Speakers include scientists, education experts, entrepreneurs and managers. Confirmed speakers include:

Giorgio Allari – CNA, Reggio Emilia

Enzo Badalotti – CEO of Euphon, Torino

John Casti – The Kenos Circle and IIASA, Vienna, Austria

Fulvio Dodich – CEO of Ferretti Yachts, Forlì

Ralph Dum – European Commission, Bruxelles

Bruce Kogut –INSEAD Bruxelles

Gianna Martinengo – President of Didael, Milano

Tommaso Minerva – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Roberto Serra – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Marco Villani – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

The meeting will be held in the Aula Magna “Manodori” (via Allegri 9, Reggio Emilia), on July 12, 2007. It begins at 9 AM and last the whole day. English is the official language; simultaneous translation from English to Italian will be available.

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