Friday, May 27, 2016

Hu Shuli - China's Business Context

What does China's ''new normal'' mean for local and foreign businesses?
  • Increasing competitiveness and agility in partnerships and models
  • Expanding joint ventures with foreign stakeholders
  • Improving for a simplified procedure and stable capital flow
  • Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
  • Shi Wenchao, President, China UnionPay, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Fangyou, Chairman, Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Weiying, Professor of Economics, Peking University, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Yichen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Capital, Hong Kong SAR
Moderated by Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media, People's Republic of China

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oliver Cann - Banking in Africa: A closer look at Rwanda

The financial services industry in Africa is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation to address a demanding marketplace and an evolving regulatory landscape. Atlas Mara Limited (founded by Ashish J. Thakkar and Bob Diamond) have acquired banking operations in seven sub-Saharan African countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria. In this press conference, they will talk about their recent acquisitions in Rwanda. 
  • Bob Diamond, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Merchant Capital, USA
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda
  • Ashish J. Thakkar, Executive Chairman, Mara Sokoni, United Arab Emirates; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Africa
Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum

Monday, May 23, 2016

Philipp Rösler - Next Steps for Iran and the World

As sanctions are lifted in the context of the Vienna nuclear agreement, what is the outlook for Iran, the region and international stakeholders? 
  • Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Mohammad Agha Nahavandian, Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Presidency of Iran
Chaired by Philipp Rösler, Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies, Member of the
Managing Board, World Economic Forum

Friday, May 13, 2016

Georg Schmitt - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickrmensinghe, will share his perspective of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and his country's economic situation. He will also be available for questions. 
Speaker: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka 
Moderator: Georg Schmitt, Lead, Corporate Affairs and Foundations, World Economic Forum

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wei Tian - An Insight | an Idea with Yao Chen

A conversation with actress and Crystal Award recipient Yao Chen on using social media to humanize the refugee crisis.
Speaker:  Yao Chen, Actress, Beijing Chen Xin Culture and Art Studio, People's Republic of China
Interviewed by: Wei Tian, Moderator and Host, CCTV News, China Central Television, People's Republic of China

Monday, May 9, 2016

Georg Schmitt - How can we preserve our cultural heritage?

Museums, concert halls and archaeological and heritage sites are some of the many cultural targets of violent extremism in the past 12 months alone. The destruction of tangible and intangible heritage has major implications, ranging from freedom of speech and collective identity, to looting and the financing of terrorism. Public-Private cooperation that allows for the securing and the flourishing of heritage is more needed than ever. 
  • Nico Daswani, Programme Lead, Arts and Culture, World Economic Forum
  • Richard Kurin, Acting Provost; Undersecretary for Museums and Research, Smithsonian Institution, USA
  • Martin Roth, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom
  • Peter Salovey, President, Yale University, USA
  • Lynette Wallworth, Artist, Studio Wallworth, Australia
Moderated by Georg Schmitt, Lead, Corporate Affairs and Foundations, World Economic Forum