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Kofi Annan to speak at YPO event in Dubai

DUBAI, February 1, 2016

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a global network of young business leaders, has announced that Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the UN, will deliver an address at its annual landmark event, YPO EDGE, in Dubai, UAE.

For two days in March, YPO members, their spouses, partners and invited guests from more than 100 countries will convene with world-renowned global thought leaders to address key issues in business, politics, philanthropy and humanities.

Topics of discussion include innovations in social entrepreneurship, medical breakthroughs, the future of business around the world, and women entrepreneurship, among others. The event, held on a different continent every year, offers exceptional educational opportunities while helping the global leaders of today shape the world of tomorrow.

“Kofi Annan is a transformational leader for the world,” said Scott Mordell, CEO, YPO. “His ability to build partnerships around the globe and harness the power of human potential is truly remarkable, and we are thrilled to welcome him in Dubai as our keynote speaker for the EDGE 2016.”

YPO recently announced that, for the first time, the EDGE event will be hosted in the Middle East region with more than 2,000 innovative business leaders from around the world attending the event.  According to Mordell, the continued growth of the region makes it the perfect platform for EDGE.

“Mena is one of the most consistently growing regions globally, and Dubai in particular has solidified its position as an economic development hub among the leading growth centres of the world,” he said.

“At YPO, our common goal is to create better business leadership through education and idea exchange, supporting businesses and communities around the world. The theme of the 2016 event is ‘Vision to Reality’, and no other region in the world represents this as well as Mena. We look forward to welcoming all of our speakers and members from around the globe to Dubai in March.”

Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 23,000 CEOs and their families in 130 countries with access to unique experiences, extraordinary educational resources, access to alliances with leading institutions, and participation in specialized networks to support their business, community and personal leadership. – TradeArabia News Service




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