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Ulrich von Bassewitz, Dr oec. HSG
Director Study Programs
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Claudia Hardmeier
Customer Care
Seminars & Programs

Christian Muntwiler, lic. oec. HSG
Inhouse Seminare & Consulting
Corporate Programs & Consulting

New Business Models. New Business.

Profitable growth today. Future growth thanks to innovation

    Concept

    What strategy for innovation is the right one? Innovative leader, imitator, copier or smart second? Everyone knows that innovation is vital. But everyone also knows that innovation is dangerous, expensive, and often unpredictable. Sometimes it’s the innovative leader that shakes things up and conquers the market. However, sometimes it’s the innovative leader that begins to hemorrhage money. Too little innovation can threaten the viability of a company. Too much innovation can kill it. Actively searching for the right innovation strategy, therefore, is a vital task within the framework of strategic management responsibility. An innovation strategy is also an unavoidable directive for any executive who works in the areas of innovation, research and development, corporate development, product management, new business development and new business models.

    New Business

    There is hardly a company that can escape disruptive tendencies. The business models of the present must be adapted or fundamentally changed. How should you proceed? How can you safeguard the future of your company?

    Participants

    Company owners, executives and managers with responsibility for the future success of their company. Heads of research and development, technology management, product development. Innovation managers. Men and women responsible for company development and for new business development.

    Impact

    In this seminar you will learn to develop a precise innovation strategy for your area of responsibility. You will learn to analyze your strategic innovation position within your competitive environment. You will learn approaches to innovation and how to develop and assess possible options for innovation. You will learn how to formulate a precise strategy for innovation and to integrate it into the existing strategic concepts of your company.

    Topics

    • The principles of business development
    • Best practices in the areas of new business management – displacement, disruption, startups
    • Walking that fine line between optimizing core business and developing new fields of business
    • Analyzing your company’s innovation position
    • Understanding the innovation position and innovation strategies of your competitors
    • Types of innovation strategies
    • Innovation leadership – characteristics and factors for success
    • Imitators – legitimate and very successful
    • Learning from innovation leaders
    • Innovation avoiders – wait and profit
    • Developing barriers to innovation
    • Startup management
    • How to take a business idea and turn it into a new, fast-growing business venture
    • Online, internet and e-commerce
    • Startup management as part of the strategies of successful companies

    General Information

    Registration, Administration, Enrollment

    St. Gallen Business School
    Rosenbergstrasse 36
    CH-9000 St. Gallen

    Phone: +41 71 225 40 80
    Fax: +41 71 225 40 89
    Internet: www.sgbs.ch
    E-Mail: seminare@sgbs.ch

    Announcement, Confirmation, Hotel

    Please complete and return the attached registration form by e-mail, fax or post.

    All announcements are accurately checked, in order to set up interesting groups.

    After checking the announcement you will get a written registration confirmation and the bill for the course fee as well as detailed information to the hotel and arrival. In case of an overbooked course we will contact you immediately. Hotel reservations are directly carried out by the participants. You benefit from a very reasonable seminar flat rate. Carefully selected hotels favour a stress-free learning atmosphere.

    Please note that partial participation in a course is only possible after consulting the study direction.

    Course Fee, Hotel costs, Topics

    The course fee (plus VAT, depending where the seminar takes place) includes tuition and all course material. Hotel charges as for example accommodation, breakfast, subsistence of the hotel or conference center are not included. These charges are billed by the Hotel directly to the participants. Of course it is possible not to spend the night at the seminar hotel. In that case you pay the daily delegate rate directly to the hotel as well. The daily delegate rate of the conference centers in London, Boston and Shanghai is billed directly by the St. Gallen Business School and forwarded to the conference center.

    The course fee is charged after the registration and has to be transferred by 6 weeks before the seminar starts.

    Please note that missed lectures due to tardiness or absence are not refunded and cannot be made up later. It may be necessary to apply minor changes to the program in order to guarantee a successful course.

    Certificate

    Due to the participation of the seminar you will get a seminar certificate.

    Information to the Seminar Hotels

    More information regarding our seminar hotels you can find directly on the internet (www.sgbs.ch).

    Change of Booking, Postponement

    If attendance at a seminar has, for compelling reasons, to be postponed, an administration fee of CHF 300.- will be charged. A re-scheduling is possible only up to 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, and only once. Seminars and parts of seminars not attended are forfeited. In the case of booking changes later than 6 weeks before the start of a seminar, following re-scheduling fees will be billed: up until 4 weeks prior to the start of the course, 20% of the course fee; up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, 40% of the course fee; up until 1 week prior to the start of the course, 80% of the course fee. In case of a later re-scheduling the entire seminar fee is forfeited. Alternatively, a booking for a substitute participant can be made up until 4 working days before the start of the seminar. For booking a substitute participant, an administration fee of CHF 300.– will be charged.

    If a participant is obliged for compelling reasons to change a booking for an individual seminar part so as to attend this in another session, then a change in booking fee of CHF 300.- will be charged. The participant should be aware, that in this case program adaptations or alterations may occur. Please therefore contact us 10 days before the start of the seminar in order to talk the seminar program over for preventing program overlaps.

    Cancellation / Withdrawal

    The cancellation of an enrolment (a complete withdrawal) is possible up until 3 months before the start of a seminar with-out charge. In the case of a cancellation (complete withdrawal) up until 8 weeks before the start of the seminar, 20% of the course fee will be charged, in the case of a cancellation (complete withdrawal) up until 6 weeks before the start of the seminar, 40% of the course fee will be charged. After this time, the entire course fee is to be paid as a forfeit, unless provision has been made via re-booking for a substitute participant.

    The booking of a replacement participant or deputisation is to be made at the latest 4 working days before the start of the seminar. In the case of booking a replacement participant, an administration fee of CHF 300.- falls due. In principle, seminars may, due to force majeure or because of an insufficient number of participants, be cancelled by the organiser at short notice, however only up until 3 weeks before the seminar start, without being liable for compensation for any resulting consequences.

    Insurance, Liability, Price Changes

    We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance policy covering cancellation due to illness and other occurrences. Likewise, it is the client’s own personal responsibility to insure against or cover all possible damages or losses which might either directly or indirectly arise from the attendance at a seminar. No matter whether it is due to accident, illness, personal liability, theft, cancellation of the seminar by the organiser, or from damage resulting from the use of the imparted Management knowledge on the part of any participant or the company appointed to us. Any liability on our part is expressly precluded. All matters are subject to Swiss law, the place of jurisdiction is St. Gallen. By the publication of new prospectus / brochures, all previous details pertaining to contents, speakers and prices cease to be valid.