• Type: Event
  • Date: 4/23/2013

Gerd Leonhard's biography

Gerd Leonhard is a well-known Futurist and Author of five books, a highly influential Keynote Speaker, Think-Tank Leader & Advisor, and the Founder of


He is considered a leading expert on topics such as digital business models, the networked society, a sustainable business ecology, social media and social communications, TV & Radio 2.0, mobile content, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship, consumer trends, UGC and peer production, copyright and IPR issues, next-generation advertising, marketing and branding, and recently the development of ’green futures’ scenarios.


In 2006, The Wall Street Journal called Gerd ‘one of the leading Media Futurists in the World’. Gerd’s keynotes, speeches and presentations are renowned for his hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, personal and intense motivational style. With over 1’300 engagements in 43 countries since 2003, Gerd has addressed over 200’000 executives and professionals, and is often considered a key influencer.

Luxembourg Business Compass - Conference 

Ready to meet the future? Join us on 22 May at the Philharmonie for the survey results and to discover the future of business & commerce in a networked society.

With the present economic climate, the Luxembourg Business Compass has taken on a renewed importance as a key indicator of the views of the nation’s business leaders. This year the survey will not only continue to touch on issues that really matter for Luxembourg, from the automatic exchange of information to presenting Luxembourg as a global brand, but will extend its scope into new territory.

Prepared for the digital age?

In this year’s survey, we asked Luxembourg entrepreneurs to reveal how they are preparing for the digital age. Keynote speaker and Futurist Gerd Leonard will be there to help us make sense of the results and shed light on how technology will shape the future, covering concepts that are currently alien to us but may soon become the norm (digital business models, networked society, TV & Radio 2.0 and peer production).


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Date and Time

22 May 2013 - 4.00 pm (registration starting at 3.45 pm)


Philhamonie Luxembourg

Key Speakers

  • Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Author, CEO of The Futures Agency
  • M. Luc Frieden, Minister of Finance
  • Georges Bock, Managing Partner, KPMG
  • Paul Lenert, CEO, Luxemburger Wort