Invitation to join
Brussels Future Club
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) is happy to invite you to join the Brussels Future Club (BFC), which was successfully
established in October 2006 in collaboration with the Danish Embassy. At the BFC, we help you to be aware of and to create your
preferred future, thereby releasing your and your organization’s untapped potential.
Do not miss out on the next Future Club September 10, 2009. We are pleased to offer you a special demo ticket.
WHEN: Thursday September 10, 2009 @ 9:30 – 15:30
WHERE: Danish Embassy, Rue d’ Arlon 73, 1040 Brussels
WHY: Do not wait for the future to happen – create the future!
PRICE: Members: Free!
If you are prevented from attending you may give your seat to a colleague.
Non-members: 250 Euro
If you sign up for a membership before September 21, 2009 your entrance fee will be deducted from the
membership fee. Hence, your membership fee will be 1350 Euro instead of 1600 Euro.
09:30 Registration and coffee
10:10 Anarconomy (anarchism + economy)
Speaker: Niels Bøttger-Rasmussen, Futurist, CIFS
Free content and services on the internet are on a rise. Non-commercial companies are providing alternatives
to the traditional commercial companies. This is anarconomy and it is one of the most important trends today
and in the coming decades. Society and companies will be challenged, and as the financial crisis is temporary
anarconomy signals an on-going change with increasing importance. This session will give you an overview of
the consequences of anarconomy and you will be introduced to tools that will help you face the development in
order to make money – even if you give away your product for free.
11:00 Break – consulting the Future
11:30 Anarconomy – continued
12:15 Lunch and networking
13:30 The changing consumer – crisis or not
Speaker: Carsten Beck, Futurist, CIFS
What is the future consumption? What are we consuming and why? We change - as humans and consumers and
as our everyday life and situation are changing our tastes and needs are changing too. Despite the crisis there is
a number of drivers for change in consumption and some of the tendencies are strengthened by the crisis. Will
“sharing” and “exchange-parties” gain a footing and will we see more of “rent a trend” and the eternal hunt for
identity and meaning through consumption? Will the consumer play a more active role in communication and
the value chain?
14:15 Break – consulting the Future
14:30 The changing consumer – continued
Join us for an eventful day with dialogue and interaction
For more information go to: www.cifs.dk/futureclubs
We look forward to seeing you Thursday September 10, 2009.
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies
Please note: CIFS reserves the right at any time to change the program, the speakers or the place of event without prior information.
Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies is a well-established futurist think-tank with 37 years of experience. CIFS is an institution that provides its
approximately 150 member companies with future-oriented research and inspiration. CIFS has a recognized consulting unit that national as well as inter-
national companies uses for strategic consulting projects. The client list includes companies such as: Sony BMG, Novo Nordisk, Deloitte, Havas Media,
IKEA and Grontmij | Carl Bro. CIFS has an extensive network among national and international companies and organisations. www.cifs.dk