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Impressions from the 2017 meeting:
We need to build a new togetherness, to raise our belief in our inventiveness and our ability to overcome oppression.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal
I am excited about my country’s financial recovery.
António Costa, Prime Minister, Portugal
It is more important than ever to have a strong Europe engaged in globalization.
José Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, United Kingdom
The Church is entrusted to deal with all humans and will deal each day at multiple levels providing solutions and developing trust throughout all aspects of geopolitics.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City
Common law, shared language, and similar systems of governance, administration, and regulation, give us a truly remarkable advantage when we work together.
The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
Business need stability, and thus knowledge of the rules to be able to design their own strategies.
Kevin G. Lynch, Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group, Canada
Globalisation has developed an unstoppable momentum, which if anything is likely further to accelerate over the decades ahead.
Shashi Tharoor, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, India
Protectionism is not an answer as connectivity becomes further restricted.
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Belgium
There is concern for the US economy on the routes forward which must embrace innovation and entrepreneurship.
Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA
The main concern of institutions and the solution to political and economic crises is to invest in sectors that have a social impact that meets the real needs of people
Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Capitalism has never been as successful as it has been in the past 30 years.
Kenneth S. Rogoff, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA
In 1990, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison, there were seven countries with regular democratic elections, and today there are fewer than seven countries that do not have regular elections. Digitization helped to make this happen.
Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless, South Africa
Horasis Global Meeting
5-8 May 2018, Cascais, Portugal
Inspiring our Future
António Costa, Prime Minister of Portuga in discussion with Norman Pearlstine Vice Chairman Time Inc.USA
Horasis will convene the 2018 Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal over 5-8 May. The annual Horasis Global Meeting is one of the world's foremost gatherings of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders. The Horasis community of more than 400 selected world leaders from 70 countries will gather for an unparalleled experience advancing solutions to the most critical challenges facing corporations and societies today. Participants will share insights and innovations on how to jointly inspire our future. Read a thought leadership report contributed to the Horasis Global Meeting by Oxford Analytica.

The third Horasis Global Meeting will be an important milestone along the path that Horasis is embarking upon. At the 2017 Horasis Global Meeting we discussed Building Togetherness, a theme we wish to build upon to improve global economic and societal well-being through our collaborative efforts towards Inspiring our Future, a theme which follows the newly evolved mission of Horasis.

Cascais is conveniently located 20min from Lisbon Airport and - with its enchanting location right on the Atlantic – is one of Europe's truly legendary resorts. As in 2017, the Horasis Global Meeting is held in partnership with the City of Cascais and the Portuguese Government.

José Manuel Barroso, Chairman Goldman Sachs International Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation
Plenary session at the Horasis Global Meeting

The co-chairs are:

José Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, United Kingdom
Vijay Eswaran, Chairman, QI Ltd, Hong Kong
Nobuyuki Idei, Chief Executive Officer, Quantum Leaps Corporation, Japan
Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada, Canada
John D. Negroponte, Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates, USA
Pedro Duarte Neves, Alternate Chairperson, European Banking Authority , United Kingdom
Mohan Das Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, India
Lila Tretikov, Chief Executive Officer, Terrawatt Initiative, France
Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA

About Horasis:
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 organisations. In addition to the Horasis Global Meeting, Horasis hosts summits with a focus on China, India, and South East Asia.

Horasis is a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future. (http://www.horasis.org)

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