Conference Agenda

Monday, July 9th

*Este evento será traducido simultáneamente al Español

08:00 – 09:00: Registrations

09:00 – 09:15: Welcome messages from Franz Heukamp (IESE Dean) and the international leadership team of Conscious Capitalism.

09:15 – 09:45: Keynote by Raj Sisodia (Co-Founder Conscious Capitalism) – “Conscious Capitalism: Healing the World Through Business”

09:45 – 10:45: Keynote by Bob Anderson (Author, Mastering Leadership) – “The Journey of Conscious Leadership”

10:45 – 11:15: Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00: Sonia Fernández Vidal interviews:

  1. Antoni Ballabriga (Global Head of Responsible Business,BBVA)
  2. Miguel García (Deputy Director of Communication and Responsible Business, DKV) 

12:00 – 12:45: Keynote by Brian Robertson: “Holacracy – A revolutionary system for self-organization

12:45 – 14:15: Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:40:

Five concurrent break-out sessions on the practical application of Conscious Capitalism.  

  1. “The Conscious Capitalism Field Guide” –
    Timothy Henry (Conscious Capitalism International)
  2. “How to Build a Conscious Business. A Step-by-Step Approach” –
    Peter Matthies (Conscious Business Institute)
  3. “Conscious Leadership. How to Build Trust and Inspire Performance” –
    Jane Adshead-Grant (Barry Wehmiller Leadership Institute)
  4. “Rethinking Business Consciously” –
    Pablo Sánchez and Daniel Truran (B-Corp Spain)
  5. “Building Conscious Cultures with Feedback Tools” – Victor Rodríguez (Spirit Consulting), Francesca Gabetti (Team EQ), Alex Rios (HappyForce)
There is a separate registration for the practicums. Please register here.

15:40 – 15:50: Break

15:50 – 16:30: Keynote by Ibukun Awosika (Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria): “Conscious Capitalism From an African and Female Perspective”

16:30 – 17:00: Coffee break

17:00 – 18:10: Panel discussion with conscious European business leaders, moderated by Prof. Joan Fontrodona (IESE)

18:10 – 18:45: Keynote by Tom Gardner (Co-Founder and CEO, The Motley Fool) – “Conscious Cultures and Conscious Investing”

18:45 – 19:00: Closing

(approximate agenda subject to change)

Pre-Conference Program

Sunday, July 8th

Holacracy Taster Workshop with Brian Robertson + Cocktail Reception

Sunday July 8th,
15 – 19h – Workshop
19 – 22h – Cocktail Reception

Location: Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, 73, Barcelona

Is your organization agile and adaptive to its environment – even as it scales?

Are the functions and roles within your organization clear, yet also continually evolving, and driven by those doing the work?

Is the work aligned with the organization’s purpose, without egos getting in the way?

This workshop introduces Holacracy: a real-world tested “social technology” for structuring, governing, and running a purpose-driven, agile company. Holacracy fundamentally changes how decisions are made and how power is distributed. The program includes experiential meeting processes and Q & A throughout the presentations to integrate your learning. The workshop will be delivered by Brian Robertson, the “inventor” of the Holacracy system.

What you will experience at the workshop:

  • Try a transformative governance process that creates crystal clear roles and accountabilities even while dynamically evolving as-needed
  • Interactively explore Holacracy’s distributed authority structure, and learn how it scales across organizations small and large
  • Experience Holacracy’s lightning-quick, action-focused Tactical Meetings

Who is this workshop for?

LEADERS: Business, community, non-profit, education, healthcare leaders who are seeking ways to make their organizations more nimble and sustainable

BOARDS OF DIRECTORS: Deepen understanding of governance practices and organizational models

EDUCATORS & INNOVATORS: Introduction to leading edge systems thinking

CONSULTANTS & COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS: Experience evolutionary organizational practices

More info at:

Cost: 90€ (includes first-class tapas and drinks at the cocktail reception after the workshop)

Holacracy “inventor” Brian Robertson

FreshBiz Conscious Board Game with Raj Sisodia + Cocktail Reception

Sunday July 8th,
16 – 19h – FreshBiz Game Session
19 – 22h – Cocktail Reception

Location: Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, 73, Barcelona
FreshBiz Global, a unique game-based training company, invites you to a 3-hour game-based workshop to develop your conscious business muscles. After a 20 minute intro with game instructions, participants “head out” on a 90 minute immersive adventure of playing the FreshBiz board game. The goal is to win the game, and to do so, you’ll need to collaborate, come up with creative win-win solutions for your stakeholders, consciously manage your resources, and make things happen.

Raj Sisodia, co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Movement and author of the book Conscious Capitalism, will join us for this game.


Each player goes through his or her own intimate personal process on how they play life and business, while the facilitators in the room support the game play and collect notes they will use later for the debriefing. Before the end of the game, the facilitators get more involved in presenting creative solutions and possible insights through coaching. This gives participants a chance to try new things and shift their strategies, in addition to giving them valuable new insights.


For sure, the most powerful part of the workshop is the last hour. This is the debriefing and wrap-up, and of course it takes place once the game time is up. For the first 15 minutes, participants get to share their insights from the game; what they learned about themselves and the world of business. AHA moments include participants realizing that they could have played collaboratively rather than automatically playing competitively because of old habits, beliefs, and ego or participants finding themselves stuck in the game because they were blind to the all their non-monetary resources…until a trainer showed them what’s possible.

The workshop concludes with taking a deeper look at the game dimensions and how they specifically relate to life and business, breaking down old beliefs and ideas, and then presenting new game-changing ways to think and act in business. Now the business mechanics and entrepreneurial thinking have been gamified, participants are now unlocked and unleashed in their thinking about what’s possible for them.

After taking tens of thousands of people through this specific workshop, the FreshBiz team can tell you that it definitely has the power to completely shift how you think, communicate, and act. So, let’s play!

More info at:

Cost: 90€ (includes first-class tapas and drinks at the cocktail reception after the workshop)

FreshBiz board game

FreshBiz Founders Ronen Gafni and Simcha Gluck

Pre-Conference Cocktail Reception at Alaire Rooftop Bar of Hotel Condes de Barcelona
Sunday July 8th, 19h – 22h

Location: Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, 73, Barcelona, Rooftop Bar

Conscious Capitalism International and The Conscious Capitalism Foundation Spain invite you to a pre-conference Cocktail Reception at the spectacular Alaire Rooftop Bar at Hotel Condes Barcelona. This terrace occupies the entire roof of the hotel, which is located on the city´s main boulevard Passeig de Gràcia, and from where exceptional views over modernist Barcelona can be enjoyed with La Pedrera in the foreground and La Sagrada Familia in the background.
Join us for a beautiful summer evening with first class Spanish tapas, a large variety of drinks, live music and the inspiring company of conscious business leaders from Europe and all over the world, including some of the conference speakers.

More info at: Alaire Terrace

Cost: 60€