Since establishing Cluster Navigators in 1997, Ifor's focus has been on the practicalities of cluster development. He leads strategy workshops around the world with economic development agencies, cluster groups and support organisations. Ifor is a frequent speaker on competitiveness, clusters and innovation.
Participants from 50 countries have attended training workshops on the Twelve Step process he has developed. Clients include The World Bank, UNDP, European Union, international aid agencies and national/regional economic development agencies. He has been described as 'one of the most influential cluster practitioners in the world'.
Ifor is a founder and Past President of The Competitiveness Institute. TCI is the leading global network for practitioners, policy makers and business leaders addression regional competitiveness. Ifor is Welsh. He lived in Canada before making New Zealand home.
Cluster Navigators Ltd are a niche economic development consultancy, taking a cluster approach to the nurturing and upgrading of competitiveness agendas.
We support economic development agencies in developing the competitiveness of their regions. Our starting point is the cluster framework developed by Prof. Michael E Porter.
Our activities are global. From our location in New Zealand we service clients on five continents. Our support centers on introducing relevance:
Ifor Ffowcs-Williams is the CEO and founder of Cluster Navigators.
Prior to establishing Cluster Navigators in 1997 Ifor was the General Manager, Strategic Development Unit of Trade NZ. Under the umbrella theme of "Cooperating to Compete" Ifor introduced the Joint Action Group (JAG) and the Hard Business Network (HBN) Programmes and the New Zealand cluster development initiative.
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