Conference TIPPING POINT 2018, organiser
TIPPING POINT 2018, the 14th annual summit of business leaders is dedicated to sustainability and fragility of systems and organisations. When does the tipping point happen? Which grain of a sand castle is the crucial one, causing the collapse of the entire system? According to the laws of physics, collapse is a consequence of an excess number of defected grains accumulated in a certain space and just one extra grain make the entire castle fall. This year we are ready to discuss the systems of global importance: geopolitical situation, markets and economies, the White House under Trump, social networks, Lithuanian approach to Holocaust from a wider perspective and our personal health.
Superia Corporate Finance, Partner
Insights on the future of economics, global politics, tectonic breakups of civilisations are among the topics that are of most importance to participants of the TIPPING POINT and other leaders conferences. This year the TIPPING POINT will focus on economic and market cycles and on many other systems around us. According to the laws of physics even the smallest sand grain may ruin the entire sand castle if that fatal grain falls on already unstable elements. The longer a system has survived without any changes the bigger number of those unstable grains is in it. And so, the fall of even the smallest grain may become fatal. However, physicists claim, that collapse is never accidental - let’s meet in Palanga to analyse the threats to stability and measures to prevent collapse!
COBALT law firm, Managing Partner, Lithuania
The 14th Tipping Point seeks to provoke a more critical attitude towards environment around us and warns us about traps of first impressions. A sand castle is often referred to as a symbol of fragility; nevertheless, it may also be strong and durable. According to a team of scientists from Amsterdam and Paris, a secret of strength is in a perfect balance of 99 percent of sand and 1 percent of water. These tiny details matter. They matter a lot in business and in law too and they even might be crucial! According to the above-mentioned scientists, sand castles no higher than 5 meters may stay long enough if the water and sand combination forms inner bridges within the castle. Thus, information gives us directions and offers solutions. Discussion about stability of structures is a search for the best decision of how to avoid collapses. Building bridges is one of solutions. And a challenge too.