Ifor Ffowcs-Williams, CEO, Cluster Navigators Ltd, Nelson
Ifor is acknowledged as one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world, with hands-on experience in 50 countries.
Over 5,000 people around the world have participated at Ifor’s cluster training workshops, including economic development professionals and representatives from related organisations. These workshops address competitiveness, clusters, smart specialisations, innovation, business networks and regional development.
Ifor has been an advisor to The World Bank, EU, OECD, aid agencies and national & regional economic development agencies on six continents.
Ifor is a Founder and Past President of TCI Network (Barcelona), the leading global network of organisations and practitioners with expertise in clusters and competitiveness. He has served on competitiveness and cluster advisory boards for the EU, Denmark, India, Africa and Mexico.
Ifor is the author of the ‘Cluster Development Handbook’, the first comprehensive guide to the What? the Why? and the How? of cluster engagement.