A mixture of well-established large corporations, fast-growing trendsetters and inspirational thinkers
BARÇA INNOVATION HUB
Albert Mundet, Head of Knowledge at FC Barcelona
Barça Innovation Hub is a key strategic project that aims to leverage FC Barcelona’s know-how to rethink the future of the sports industry. Barça Innovation Hub promotes research & innovation under an open and collaborative culture, working closely with leading brands, universities, research centres, and start-ups from around the world.
Adriana Marais, Physicist, Innovator and Aspiring Extraterrestrial
We are living at a unique point in the history of life on Earth. Developments in science and technology are taking place at an unprecedented rate, and the expansion of our society beyond this planet is within reach. Adriana talks about the origins of life, the technology required to live on Mars and a 2021 overwinter expedition in Antarctica.
MONK’S GUIDE TO HAPPINESS
Gelong Thubten, Buddhist Monk, Meditation Teacher and Author
At the age of 21 Gelong Thubten gave up the life of an actor and ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, at the Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland.He has spent over six years in intensive meditation retreats, the longest of which was 4 years, and he has been trained by some of the world’s greatest masters of meditation. Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation.
DRONE RACING LEAGUE
Bryce Townsend, Chief Partnerships Officer
DRL is the global, professional drone racing circuit for elite pilots. With custom built racing drones traveling 90 MPH+, pilots race through the most insane 3D courses ever created outside of a video game. The high-speed action airs on the best sports networks, including NBC Sports, Twitter, Sky Sports, ProSieben, Groupe AB, OSN and FOX Sports Asia.
In 2011 Mr. Bingo began the project Hate Mail, where strangers paid him to send a hand-drawn offensive postcard to a name and address of their choice. It ended up being exhibited in galleries and gaining notoriety among the global press. In 2015 Mr Bingo made a decision to stop working for clients. Nobody really knows how he makes a living now, but somehow he does.