Dubai: Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, State Minister for Financial Affairs and over 45 businesspersons will attend the 12th Forbes Global CEO Conference, which will be held in Dubai from Oct. 21- 23 under patronage of host sponsor Government of Dubai in association with Falcon ‘&’ Associates.
Ahmed Al Sheikh, Director General of the Dubai Government Media Office and Chairman of Falcon ‘&’ Associates said: “We are pleased to host the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Dubai this year and look forward to welcoming this group of senior business decision-makers. As the engine of global growth has shifted to emerging economies, Dubai is increasingly recognised as a global hub for world trade, tourism and transportation. It is the ideal location for multinational companies to establish their operations and build their presence in one of the world’s most dynamic regions.”
During the conference, a series of panels will feature discussions on how policy makers in the developed world must balance the need for austerity as well as stimulus, while leaders of emerging countries must adapt to a more moderate pace of growth. The sessions will provide insights on how business leaders can develop the best strategies to capture growth, in areas such as money and investing, energy and commodities, new technologies, real estate, rising cities and the business of sports.
Other panels will highlight the best practices in philanthropy and leadership, as well as the most sustainable models for building prosperity among companies and nations.
William Adamopoulos, President and Publisher of Forbes Asia, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the Forbes Global CEO Conference to Dubai for the first time and appreciate the strong support from the Government of Dubai and Falcon ‘&’ Associates. Given the emirate’s growing ties with Asia and the pivotal role it plays in the global economy, Dubai offers CEOs and entrepreneurs an excellent environment to interface and collaborate on promising opportunities.”
Back from the brink of a global recession, the race is on for leaders of the world economy to build a stable recovery and chart a new course for durable growth and lasting prosperity. The stakes are high: the world, with a 7-billion strong population, faces mounting obstacles on its track, with risks such as rising oil prices, unemployment, volatile financial markets, and the competition for resources. In the developed world, policymakers must balance the need for austerity to address debt concerns, while providing enough stimulus to generate growth. Emerging countries are the rising economic powers of the world, but they face a more moderate outlook for growth after years of breakneck expansion.