KIN Global seeks to identify what prosperity means within various regions and contexts and how we work together to achieve it. We think and act in terms of three interrelated types of prosperity: Economic, Environmental and Community. The specific focus areas addressed by KIN Global are determined based upon issues individual member organizations submit.

These topics are at the center of KIN Global 2015:

  • Growth for Good as Corporate Mission
  • The Future of Travel, Technology and….who knows what?
  • Prosperity & Security
  • Growth and the Africa-China Relationship
  • Wellness, Technology & Change
  • Creating Growth: Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century
Each day at a KIN Summit is different. KIN Global strives to customize the right format for addressing the unique topics of each event. In lieu of the traditional panel format, every KIN delegate participates. Delegate numbers are purposely capped to allow for lively small group work sessions. Kellogg faculty members facilitate. Everyone contributes.

A sample of KIN Summit Sessions:

Breakout Working Sessions

All KIN participants break into small work groups being hosted by Novo Nordisk, Leo Burnett, and Alcatel Lucent to address one of the topics of the summit. Delegates identify implications and opportunities of key macro-trends and share strategies for engaging senior leadership, collaborating with colleagues and motivating teams in increasingly complex, geographically and functionally distributed environments.
+ The Frontiers of Digital
+ Colonel Mike Musso

KIN Challenge

The KIN Challenge is designed to provide the opportunity for companies and governments to engage Kellogg students in exploring solutions to tackle big strategic issues. Three high-profile participants from KIN have been selected to work with student teams during the Spring Quarter and present their recommendations on the mainstage at KIN Global.

Mission Match

A platform for collaboration, KIN Global encourages delegates to bring their missions to the summit. During the first day, groups of five delegates will be given five minutes each, helping make connections with people who can move forward each delegate’s goals.

Faculty Perspectives on the Future of Technology & Markets

Founder and Director, Rob Wolcott will discuss how technology is transforming the structure of value networks and markets across industries and P.J.Lamberson will share his leading research into how leverage online networks to create movements.The entire group is engaged in a dialogue regarding how new innovation models can be used to assess and build innovation infrastructure within a complex enterprise.

Executive Perspectives

Employing executive perspectives, we take the opportunity to focus on one corporation¹s path to innovation and sustainability. Delegates take away from the talk both practices and insights that can apply to any organization.

Synthesis Sessions

Incorporating the learnings from the day, KIN colleagues explore and translate. Delegates’ output answers the question on behalf of their respective companies: How can we apply what we¹ve heard today?