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First Global Conference on Creating Value – How do we create and assess 'value(s)' in turbulent global economy?

De Montfort University, Hugh Aston, Leicester Castle Business School
23 (09:00) - 24/05/2018 (17:00)
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Leicester Castle Business School presents:

First Global Conference on Creating Value – How do we create and assess ‘value(s)’ in turbulent global economy?

Date and time: Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May 2018, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Location: De Montfort University, Hugh Aston and Leicester Castle Business School
Presenters: Prof. Chris Baker – William Temple Professor of Religion and Public life at Goldsmiths, University of London; Ann Francke – CEO, Chartered Management Institute, UK; Prof (Emeritus) Christian Grönroos –Service and Relationship Marketing at Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Prof Stuart L. Hart – University of Vermont, USA; Dr Andreas Hinterhuber – Partner of HINTERHUBER & PARTNERS -  leading international pricing expert; Mr Koji Kishimoto  Head of Field Innovation Unit, Fujitsu Limited, Japan; Malcolm H.B. McDonald – Formerly Professor of Marketing/Deputy Director of Cranfield University School of Management; Prof Irene NgWMG, University of Warwick, UK; Prof (Emeritus) Michael Shafer Founder, Warm Heart Worldwide; Prof Peter Shaw – Former Director General, HMUK Government and Leading Executive Coach; Angus Thomson – Head, Vaccine Confidence & Coverage at Sanofi Pasteur; Prof Stephen Vargo – Professor of Marketing, Shidler College Distinguished Professor, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA; Prof Wayne Visser – Professor of Integrated Value and Chair in Sustainable Transformation at Antwerp Management School

Registration: DMU Staff and Students can use the Concession Rate (£100)

Enquiries and further information:, Prof Peter Stokes ( for general inquires or Dr Gertjan Lucas ( for inquiries on the Showcase Forum for Doctoral Students and Early Career Academics.

Value creation underpins all business transactions and engagement (Mahajan, 2016). We all seek value for our businesses, as well as for ourselves and for our society. However, because we are so immersed in our day-to-day functional management, we often overlook opportunities for value creation, possibly to the detriment of our businesses and societal needs (Eisenhardt & Martin, 2000). Successful businesses and leaders create value (mostly unconsciously) for their eco-systems which encompass: companies, customers, employees, partners and stakeholders. In the First Global Conference on Creating Value, business leaders/practitioners and leading academics from around the world will come together to exchange views, and to share and learn from each other regarding the problems, the potential and the real life uses of value creation, and how it can transform management, organizations and institutions.

The conference very much welcomes attendees and participants from a wide range of disciplines and spheres. We are open to abstract submission for the main program as well as proposals for a Showcase Forum for Doctoral Students and Early Career Academics. 

Please note: Paper presentation is not obligatory in order to attend the conference. The conference organisers also welcome delegates who wish to come and contribute to the debate and network in this vital first gathering on this vital and seminally important topic for the twenty-first century.

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