Sébastien Turbot

CEO and Chief Curator at eko6, Canada

Sébastien Turbot is the CEO and Chief Curator of eko6, a Canada-based consultancy that guides governments, cities, businesses and civil-society in creating engaging platforms that turn ideas into action.

Sebastien’s work focuses on designing creative learning and living ecosystems that help communities develop the knowledge, skills and talents they need to address the evolving needs and complexities of current and future societies.

As Board Member of Montreal International, Sébastien is actively supporting the city of Montréal’s attractiveness and competitiveness strategy notably on attracting, training and retaining skilled individuals.

Sébastien is the former Executive Director and Curator of the NewCities Foundation and WISE (World Innovation Summit For education).
Sebastien builds conversation + content-driven collaboration platforms.

As a conference curator, Sebastien combines content, production and communication to deliver a powerful live experience.

Sebastien is a frequently requested advisor, lecturer and speaker.


Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

10:55  -  11:40
PLENARY: The Art of Collaboration – Learnings from the Going Global Series

Breakthrough business models are rippling through society in both the profit and not for profit worlds, allowing new avenues for innovation, research and intervention. In the spring of 2019, the Dubai Association Centre convened over 40 associations in 3 cities (London, Washington and Montreal) to participate in an interactive learning workshop to discuss how new collaborations across sectors are generating new opportunities for shared value. Participants in the workshop series will report back on their learnings and will discuss how their unique positioning allows associations to play a catalyst role in creating strategic partnerships with other sectors, namely: the business sector; governments; and the innovation ecosystem.

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12:10  -  13:00
LEARNING LABS – Session 2: Case Studies of “Partnership for Purpose”

Session 2: Case Studies of “Partnership for Purpose”
(Panel Discussion x 3 Panelists)

The United Nations have dedicated one of their sustainable development goals to partnership building (Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals), aiming to “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”.  In this session we will hear case-studies from different associations and foundations who, through global multi-stakeholder collaboration projects, have leveraged partnership-building as an overarching framework to shape, steer and implement their strategies, allowing them to maximize their impact and capitalize on a range of benefits.

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