About Global Forum

The Global Forum/Shaping the Future is an internationally recognized think-tank for exchange and networking among governments at national, regional & local levels, private & public organizations, research & development experts.

The Global Forum is an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. The Global Forum brings each year in a different city around the world more than 300 key policy-makers and public/private stakeholders from more than 30 countries from all continents, it is often considered as the Davos for ICT.



Items International is an international consulting firm based in Paris, dedicated to Information & Communication Technologies strategies. ITEMS International is specialized in digital technologies and services: broadband, Internet, broadcast and software.

ITEMS proposes a various range of consulting assistance: Strategic studies, Market analysis, International benchmarks, Technological Analysis, Business plans, Due diligence, Roll out assistance.

Created in 1994, the company has a long experience in strategic and marketing consulting, networking, knowledge sharing and transfer. ITEMS has launched a strategic activity in smart grids and smart cities (including contactless, open data, e-Gov, mobility and smart energy). ITEMS operates with public and private institutions, including the European Commission and the French government. The different backgrounds and the versatility of our consultants lead to a unique company’s expertise in the areas of ICT strategies, project management, services
and usages.

Global Forum 2019 & ICMASim 2019

The 28th editon of the Global Forum /Shaping the Future promises to be once again exciting and innovative as the event is organized in conjunction with ICMASim 2019 – International Conference for Multi-Area Simulation.

The Global Forum 2019 will be on October Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th followed by ICMASim from October 8-10th in the city of Angers, France.

The Global Forum is an important international platform for networking, thought-provoking debates & exchanges at high-level with in-depth insights and various point of views expressed in a friendly atmosphere favoring the creation of partnerships and new projects. It is an appropriate crossroads of personalities and ideas.
ICMASim is a new event supported by Items International / Global Forum focusing on simulation in all of its complexity and facets. Simulation is gaining increasing importance as a means to improve knowledge and to develop technical and behavioral skills in a secure environment.

This “Digital Week” in Angers is a great opportunity to network and develop innovative solutions and partnerships in a stimulating and inspiring environment gathering a diversified international audience.

This first common edition of Global Forum & ICMASim will bring together more than 500 experts, key stakeholders and decision-makers from around the world in the field of digital and simulation: representatives of companies, industries, academies, scientists; international organizations, European Commission, training centres….

The association of the Global Forum 2019 & ICMASim offers an unparalleled opportunity for visibility over two events. Several partnership opportunities are possible to promote and valorize your organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Venue & Accommodation information

The Global Forum 2019 is taking place in Angers, France on October Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th. For the very first time in its 28 years history, the GF will be held in conjunction with another major event: ICMASim 2019 – the International Conference for Multi-Area Simulation. The first edition of ICMASim will take place from October 8th to 10th.

ICMASim is a new event supported by the Global Forum and focusing on simulation in all of its complexity and facets. Simulation is gaining increasing importance as a means to improve knowledge and to develop technical and behavioral skills in a secure environment.

The GF 2019 & ICMASim 2019 participants can benefit fom exclusive special rates in selected hotels. Book your hotel Now!

The Welcome Event on October 6th Sunday will be at the Galerie David d’Angers which is outstanding mixture of 13th-century architecture and modern design.
Restored in 1984, this ancient abbey church covered over with a contemporary glass roof exalts the beauty of the lines and volumes of the sculptures of David d’Angers (1788-1856). Located in the heart of the historic Centre, at 7 minutes walk from the station, the Galerie David d’Angers welcomes you for your receptions in a unique heritage place.

The Gala Dinner on October 7th Monday will be at the Greniers Saint Jean, this former Saint-Jean hospital, built in the XII century, which today constitutes a unique  & sumptuous event space & setting for prestigious events. It is ideally located in the heart of La Doutre quarter, on the Maine’s quays, few minutes from the historic city centre.


BY Plane: 50min from Nantes Atlantique; 2h20 from Paris Charles de Gaulle
By Train: 90min from Paris; 35min from Nantes; 3h40 from Lyon
​BY Car: 2H30 from Paris; 1h from Nantes by A11 highway; 1h20 from Tours by A85; 3h40 from Bordeaux by A87/A10Located in the heart of the Western region, Angers is very easy to reach !


For More Information on SPONSORSHIPS & REGISTRATION GLOBAL FORUM / Shaping the Future 2019 / ICMASim 2019

Please contact:
Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum

Mr. Sébastien Lévy, Vice-President Global Forum

Tel: + 33 1 46 42 48 76
Fax: + 33 1 41 08 94 27


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