World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa – Oct.26-28, 2010. Marrakech.

Purpose, Resilience and Prosperity

The 2010 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will take place on 26-28 October in Marrakech, in partnership with the Government of Morocco. Dr. Michel-Kerjan will lead the Open Source session on Global Risks on October 27, 2010.

Under the theme “Purpose, Resilience and Prosperity”, the meeting will gather the foremost leaders from business, government and civil society to renew the region’s growth and development strategies in the context of pressing global risks, including oil price volatility, water scarcity and migration.

Particular attention will be paid to sovereign wealth and its heightened focus on regional engagement in such pivotal areas as renewables, health and social systems, infrastructure development and technology readiness.

The prospects of the Middle East and North Africa will be examined in view of new modalities for trade and investment across the Mediterranean and with sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s evolving relationships with the United States and Asia.

The programme of the meeting will revolve around three core workstreams:
1) Regional Responses to Global Risks
2) Unlocking Sustainable Growth
30 North Africa: New Business Geographies

Co-Chairs
Anass Alami, Director-General, Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG), Morocco
Shyam Sunder Bhartia, Chairman and Managing Director, Jubilant Bhartia Group, India
Brian Duperreault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC), USA
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance (France and Japan), France; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
Lubna S. Olayan, Deputy Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer; Olayan Financing Company, Saudi Arabia; Chair, Arab Business Council
David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group, USA

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