The theme – Leadership for the Future’ – had, as always, been set months in advance. But then it took on new significance when what began as a peaceful protest against the redevelopment of Gezi Park as a shopping mall unravelled into an anti-government uprising in the week before the Theatre.

With so many of the city’s people braving the teargas of Taksim Square to make a dramatic statement about their leaders, where better to host a frank and fiery debate on the leadership we need to create a new kind of growth?