Economist forum to discuss key global issues
Abu Dhabi, October 29, 2009
Critical issues facing global businesses in 2010 and beyond will be discussed at The World in 2010 Executive Forum taking place next month in Abu Dhabi.
The event, organised by Economist Conferences, will be held on November 23 at the Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
It will bring together prominent senior business executives and thinkers from business, finance and politics.
Topics for discussion include The Economist’s view of the world in 2010. Panel discussions will cover: The changing face of capitalism, the global trends and local responses, the greening the global business agenda, rethinking business strategies for emerging markets, and Economist Intelligence Unit presentation on the long-term global outlook on the shifting economic power.
The delegates will play an interactive role at The World in 2010 forum. They will be able to vote on key business questions the results of which will be analysed instantly and announced during the sessions.
Confirmed speakers include
* Chair - Daniel Franklin, executive editor, The Economist, editor-in-chief, Economist.com and editor, The World in 2010
* Kamel Abdallah, executive vice-chairman, Aujan Industries
* Robert Ward, director, Global Forecasting; deputy director, Country Analysis, Economist Intelligence Unit
* Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, chief executive officer, Dragon Oil
* Mohammad Gawdat, chief executive, Emerging Markets, Google
* Masood Ahmed, director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
* Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chief executive officer, Masdar
* José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, chief executive officer, Petrobras
* Ben Simpfendorfer, chief China economist, Royal Bank of Scotland and author, The New Silk Road
* Rene Umlauft, chief executive officer, Renewable Energy, Siemens
* Steve Howard, chief executive officer, The Climate Group