Thanking you for your ongoing interest, support and engagement with the New Club of Paris

Dear esteemed Member of the NCP,

With this mail we send you all the very best wishes from our President, the Board and myself, thanking you for your ongoing interest, support and engagement with the New Club of Paris. In addition, we want to send you our warmest wishes for the coming days and for what we hope will be a very promising year in 2012.

2012 will be promising, since the NCP will surely continue to play a relevant role in agenda-setting for transforming society into a knowledge society, and more specifically to foster a knowledge economy with a special focus on the intellectual capital of nations, regions and communities.

Below you can get an idea of what will be happening in the foreseeable future and what you should mark in your calendar; the few missing dates will be available soon:

• The Midwinter working meeting in 2012 will take place in Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife (Canary Island) on February 7th and 8th. This is the third NCP Midwinter session (the 1st one was in Liechtenstein in 2010, the 2nd in Sophia Antipolis in 2011). Please consider taking part in this event. Information about the program and logistics is attached.

• After the Midwinter working meeting, there will be a seminar under the auspices of NCP in Tenerife, held at the same place as the working meeting, from February 9th to 11th, 2012. The agenda is attached. This seminar is open also for non-NCP members. You are welcome to bring colleagues, friends and/or spouses with you.

• A special two days conference open for all NCP members will be held in Brussels. At this conference NCP members will meet representatives of the European Commission, and together explore common ground for cooperation. This event will take place sometime in the period March 2nd to 9th. The precise date will be decided and communicated as soon as possible.

• The Serbian Round Table Report (responsible member: Sladjana Cabrilo), which is expected to be a ’€œdoor opener’€ for similar projects in the Danube region, will be published in March 2012.

• The 8th edition of the annual conference on Intellectual Capital (IC 8), will take place May 30th to June 1st 2012, at the World Bank Office in Paris. The General Assembly of the NCP will take place on the evening 30th of May 2012 in Paris.

• The 3rd ACSI societal innovation camp in Helsinki, Finland, will take place from 7-14th August 2012 ’€“ see

• The LEONARDO Award event will take place in Cologne Germany: Sept. 24th, 2012 ’€“ see

• The German ’€“ French conference of NCP in Heidelberg is part of the preparation for a bi-national high level Round Table. This is the follow-up event of the French ’€“ German preparatory Round Table conference which took place in Paris on September 26th, 2011 ; information about this conference is also attached.

• Nov. 2012, first half: 2nd Tenerife seminar week

• ’€¦ AND ’€¦ please, have a look from time to time at our web pages, where you will find updated information and the NCP latest publications. For example, the condensed version of Daniel Guevara’€™s dissertation, submitted in Paris at Université Sud (A. Bounfour), has recently been uploaded to the NCP site. Congratulations, Daniel, now Dr. Guevara!

From the above list of activities, you can see that – with ACSI, the Leonardo Award, the ongoing Tenerife seminars, the annual IC conferences, the French ’€“ German preparatory Round Table events, and Round Table events in different countries – The New Club of Paris not only provides input to diverse global discussions, research activities and the promotion of Intellectual Capital agendas in the Knowledge Society, but is also a driver in creating initiatives with growing momentum. The NCP is not always the main organizer of these events, but it is THE one of the partners which makes them happen. In this way we continue to be a major catalyst of change.

In view of this continuous forward movement, I am happy to thank you and to wish you all the best for the coming days and for a successful and satisfying year in 2012. Keep moving with us!

Guenter Koch
General Secretary

1. French – German RoundTable prep conference
2. HKU Seminar schedule draft
3. Travel and Accomodation info Tenerife