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Summit of Minds 2021

The Summit of Minds is a top-level gathering that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and political figures to be inspired by thinking, talking and walking together in the mountains.

The 2021 summit was the third where TTU’s Nik Gowing moderated two key plenary sessions. This year saw the return of face-to-face sessions in Chamonix, France.

The SOM engages and emboldens leaders to Think the Unthinkable. There were many positive testimonials:

Gregory Guillot,Business and Biodiversity Programme Officer, IUCN said: “Thank you Nik for summarizing the spirit of the Summit of Minds so well! I really appreciated your astute involvement and the inspired flavours your brought to the debates with outstanding moderation skills and an incredible energy.”

Petra Jaeger, International Business and Development said: “It was fantastic to have you on board as a moderator, and in person! The Summit of Minds attendees were evidently craving community.”

You can read more testimonials here.

Nik explains why Thinking the Unthinkable is partnered with Summit of Minds: “Summit of Minds is a compelling concept. The informal gatherings of top people in inspiring locations are always outstanding.

“They combine high-level, cutting-edge content with contributors drawn from the highest echelons of politics, business and academia. Hence the ‘summit of minds’.

“They are always a unique combination of hard-thinking and mutual trust. This is further powered in unique ways by experiential activities for all participants in the most stimulating of surroundings.

“The summit is always shaped by the importance of wellbeing for leaders.”

You can watch the video of how Nik’s style ensured a huge range of voices were brought in for the closing session. Register for free on the Monthly Barometer website here.