Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Let The Games Begin

From the BBC :

Climate change, the rise of Asia and the next web revolution will dominate the agenda when the World Economic Forum starts on Wednesday in Davos.

More than 30 trade ministers will meet on the sidelines in the hope of reviving stalled global trade talks. Among the business leaders at this year's World Economic Forum will be the bosses of more than 70 of the world's 100 largest companies.

They will be joined by technology pioneers, social entrepreneurs running not-for-profit companies, and campaigners from organisations like Greenpeace, Oxfam and Islamic Relief.

As for this year's theme of The Shifting Power Equation, Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, had this to say :

"Globalization offers people everywhere great opportunities for enhanced freedom and prosperity. To release the positive forces of globalization, we must reduce global imbalances in public finances and world trade.... I have no doubt that with the right conditions in place, all people have the chance to become winners of globalization."

Check out the differences in the responses recorded in the two surveys entitled "Voice of the Leaders" and the "Voice of the People." ...More fun than laughing.


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