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Impressions from them 2011 meeting:
The Arab world needs a renaissance. And we need to emphasis education as the tool to achieve our goals.
Amre Moussa, Secretary General, League of Arab League States, Egypt
The case for continued caution is compelling.
Martin Richenhagen, Chief Executive Officer, AGCO, USA
The Russian economy is expected to perform strongly in the years ahead.
Edward Shenderovich, Founder and Managing Director, Kite Ventures, Russia
Investors, while maintaining a core exposure to the BRIC economies, should not close their eyes to other growth areas in the emerging world.
Akil Beshir, Chairman, Telecom Egypt, Egypt
Income distribution in some emerging and new frontier economies has remained imbalanced in favour of the rich.
Steve Killelea, Chairman, Integrated Research, Australia
Technology, on the other hand, has helped to enable cross-border connections and contributed to enhancement of free trade and investment flows.
Esther Dyson, President, EDventure Holdings, USA
Women are now poised to drive the post-recession world economy. That growth represents the biggest 'emerging market' - bigger than opportunities in all BRIC economies combined.
Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer, Patriarch Partners, USA
Horasis Annual Meeting
24-25 January 2012, Zurich, Switzerland
'Thriving on Risk'

Horasis held the third Horasis Annual Meeting in Zurich, 24-25 January, 2012. The meeting's purpose was to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations today. The Horasis Annual Meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officers, government officials, and thought leaders that share a common interest in shaping and rebuilding our global economies.

The theme of the 2012 Horasis Annual Meeting was 'Thriving on Risk'. Participants engaged in a thorough discussion on how to surviving in and making sense of the new era of risk as the periods ahead are going to be challenging and tumultuous. Please download the report and visit the photo gallery.

In a special plenary, Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia, talked about the country´s experience of dealing with severe economic crises. 'These years of crises have not been easy for us, but together we managed things so that Latvia is exiting the crisis with a far more balanced economy, public administration and public finances,' he said. Mustapa Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, said that 'the Euro debt crisis in Europe and the recession in the US are the main worry for global markets, and Malaysia, being a trading nation, is no exception. Kris Peeters, Minister-President of Flanders, Belgium, talked about the economic competitiveness of Flanders.

Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia Tegla Loroupe, World Record Holder in Long Distance Running, Kenya - I really wish that Africa and the whole world will be an island of peace
Mustapa Mohamed, Minister for International Trade and Industry, Malaysia Kris Peeters, Minister-President of Flanders, Belgium

The co-chairs were:

Henry Cho, Chairman, Hansol Chemical, Korea
Michael Hagstrom, President International, SAS, USA
Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman, Hasbro, USA
Sung-Joo Kim, Chairwomen, MCM Holdings, Korea
Tegla Loroupe, World Record Holder in Long Distance Running, Kenya
Edwin Moyo, Chairman, Rollex, Zimbabwe
Jacques Rogozinski, General Manager, Inter-American Investment Corporation, USA
Gunjan Sinha, Chairman, MetricStream, USA

At the Horasis Annual Meeting, participants summarize the previous year in the world and monitor the trends from the past. Also, they make forecasts for the upcoming 11 months and propose appropriate novel actions evaluating their effectiveness into the New Year. The questions they ask are: What should be at the top of the agenda for the New Year? And which issues do businesses and governments need to deal with urgently?

In addition to the Horasis Annual Meeting, Horasis hosts meetings with focus on China, India, Russia and the Arab world. Horasis - a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future - provides a unique platform for companies from emerging and developed markets to globalize their organizations.


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