2 Nobel Prize winners to address Dubai forum
Dubai, April 29, 2009
Nobel Peace Prize winners Al Gore and Desmond Tutu will be key speakers at Leaders in Dubai Business Forum 2009 which will be held from October 26 to 28.
Former Vice President Gore, who served under President Clinton for eight years, will head a list of top speakers at this year’s forum under the title, A New Beginning.
Following on from his political career, Gore has gone on to become a bastion for climate change and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work. Author of three books, his second, An Inconvenient Truth, was adapted into a documentary that won an Oscar last year and his most recent book, The Assault on Reason, is an indictment on former President Bush’s radicalism.
Leaders in Dubai Business Forum 2009 will discuss topics such as reinventing leadership, talent retention and team work, long-term investment and planning and economic sustainability.
Gore, who is also board member of Apple and senior advisor to Google, will be the final speaker on the second day with a presentation, Sustainable Capitalism When a Bailout Won’t Suffice.
Joining Gore at the conference will be Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his non-violent efforts to discontinue apartheid in South Africa.
The clergyman has since spoken out for better awareness of HIV/Aids and continues to be a spokesman for the world on many humanitarian and political issues. At the forum he will present a speech entitled The Power of Unity in Business and the Importance of Goodness.
Speakers at the event will also discuss relevant strategies for success as the world’s economies begin to implement ways of recovering from the worst global economic crisis since the 1930s.
Among them will be President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, who the new US leader called the unsung hero of the 2008 election race.
Other speakers include influential business thinker, Gary Hamel, author Chester Elton, conductor Benjamin Zander, businessman Jack Perkowski, business motivator Steve Farber and industrialist Kris Gopalakrishnan.
Previous speakers at Leaders in Dubai Business Forum have included entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell.-TradeArabia News Service