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2015-16 Global Talent Competitiveness Index Report
Global Launch
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Kirchner Museum, Promenade 82, 7270
Davos, Switzerland
GTCI 2015-16 Asia-Pacific Regional Launch
INSEAD Asia Campus, Singapore
Tuesday 26 January 2016
10.00 am - 12.00 noon

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2014 Global Talent Competitiveness Index Report
Global launch

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Kirchner Museum, Promenade 82, 7270

Davos, Switzerland

GTCI 2014 Asia-Pacific Region launch

INSEAD Asia Campus, Singapore
Wednesday 28 January 2015
10.00 am - 12.00 noon

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Launch of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
INSEAD Asia Campus, Singapore

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INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index

by Paul Evans, Bruno Lanvin and Martina Mettgenberg Lemiere, INSEAD

INSEAD faculty brown bag

Date: 8 April 2014

Location: INSEAD Europe campus (Fontainebleau, France) and INSEAD Asia campus (Singapore, by visio)


Talent is clearly important for competitiveness.  Well aligned with the other INSEAD global indices including GII (Global Innovation Index), the GTCI project was officially launched in 2013 by Bruno Lanvin and Paul Evans to provide reliable and authoritative measures of talent competitiveness, with a Singapore team led by Martina Mettgenberg Lemiere.

The GTCI is based on a composite model organized around six pillars (including Enabling, Attracting, Growing, and Retaining both Vocational Skills and Global Knowledge skills), allowing the benchmarking of over 100 countries.  In the 2013 edition of the Report, Switzerland came as #1, Singapore #2, and Denmark #3.  The global launch in Singapore attracted more than 200 executives and dignitaries, leading to some 250 press articles and related around the world. 

A critical ingredient in GTCI’s success has been the many discussions with and constructive critiques from colleagues at INSEAD.  The aim of this brown bag is to provide an interim view of the improvements planned for the GTCI model for 2014, and to gather ideas and suggestions on how further progress can be achieved along those lines in the future.


A short presentation by Paul Evans, Bruno Lanvin and Martina Mettgenberg Lemiere, leading to questions and discussion.

Attirer et retenir les talents : les strategies gagnantes des decideurs lyonnais

Conference organised by Adecco Groupe France and Credit Agricole

Date: 11 April 2014

Location: Lyon, France

European Executive Council session"Taking advantage of external growth opportunities in Europe"

Date: 3-4 April 2014

Location: London

Bruno Lanvin spoke on "Benchmarking countries for innovation and talent: can it help investors?"

The European Executive Council (EEC) represents CEOs and top executives who lead and manage the European business of their multinational parent.

Started in 2000, the EEC meets quarterly to debate and discuss the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Europe.

Talent & Innovation: two key drivers of economic growth conference
INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Geneva Chapter

Date: January 9 2014

Location: Geneva

The evening conference, organized by Ludovic Choppin (MBA 12) INSEAD Alumni Association Switzerland, Geneva Chapter, explored topics in economic growth prospects, both global and Switzerland-specific. Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of INSEAD Global Indices, talked about how globalization, increased mobility and the exponential growth of the knowledge-based digital economy are driving the need for businesses and nations to enable, grow, attract and retain human capital and talent.

Bruno's presentation described the ideas behind the INSEAD Global Innovation Index (GII) and the new Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), along with the latest research results. He said, "There is no simple recipe for innovation, so we try to provide metrics". Bruno believes the INSEAD indices have an impact because “numbers have less baggage than words.” One of the “key factors in innovation is talent", he said and the competition is fierce, it can come from anywhere around the globe, and yet the competition is taking place at the local level (certain cities attract talented people, rather than a country, "An innovator wants to go to a place where there are other innovators... It is the key thing about Silicon Valley. It is the key thing about Switzerland."

Bruno was joined in this panel by Xavier Comtesse (Avenir Suisse), Fathi Derder (member of the Swiss National Council and President Le Reseau) and Joel Claret (McKinsey & Co, Geneva), and moderated by Francois Schaller (editor-in-chief at L'Agefi). Discussion points: Switzerland is currently the most competitive and attractive economy, according to the GTCI. What does Switzerland have to do to remain in pole position? What are the threats? Are they external or internal?

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