posts tagged with World Economic Forum

Africa’s Moment to Move Forward

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I recently returned from the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.  The city lives up to its reputation as one of the most beautiful in the world.  But the assembled leaders were there to do much more than just take in the view.  Like the early explorers who founded Cape Town, this group of leaders came to chart a course for a new era of growth and opportunity for the continent.  Optimism was the prevailing mood of the participants, though

Davos in 2013 – the Future of Value Chain

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Four years ago when I attended the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the theme of the program was “Shaping the Post-Crisis World” as the financial crisis continued to unfold in the developed world. Back then I wrote a blog titled “From Davos with Hope” to call for courage as key decision makers faced new challenges. Those were the final days of January 2009 when snow fell heavily in the tallest city in Europe, and when fear, anxiety and hope were all mixed among the meeting participants.

From Davos with Hope

Every year, leaders from industry, government and civil society meet in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting.  This year’s meeting was held from January 29 through February 1 with a central theme, “Shaping the Post-Crisis World.”  The objective was to ensure that we look at the world in a holistic, systemic way going forward.

World Economic Forum - Update from New Delhi

"Be fearful, but don't panic". I always like short and simple conclusions that I can understand.  These words were spoken by a prominent economist in India after a thoughtful two-hour discussion of the current economic meltdown and its implications in India. Some excerpts are below.

India Trade Mission - "It looks chaotic, but somehow everything works."

"This city needs a new coat of paint." "It looks chaotic, but somehow everything works." "The exterior of a building can be completely deceptive." These are just a few of the very insightful comments I overheard from some colleagues during the recent FedEx sponsored Trade Mission to India (November 9-14, 2008).