This year the Emergence conference, organized by the University of St. Gallen, has focused on India. The amount of knowledge on India of the speakers was astonishing, a conference of really high quality.
I was pleased to see a large use of visual representations and sketching to moderate workshops. In the picture below the speakers of a workshop on microinsurance: Market based solutions at the base of the economic pyramid, used sketching and a poster with the Growing Inclusive Markets Strategy Matrix, a template developed by the UNDP (UN developing program) “for business trying to engage in BoP-projects or growing inclusive markets“.
By the way the concept of the “Base of the pyramid” is a powerful metaphor in itself.