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2012-06-26 23:02:48

Milner invited to participate in World Economic Forum in Dubai; will also present video address to European Union health officials in July Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) will take part in the World Economic Forum (WEF)´s Summit of the Global Agenda , to be held November 12-14 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the WEF, the summit “is the world´s largest brainstorming...

2012-06-22 06:21:36

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm that recently opened offices in Mexico City, Tel Aviv and Warsaw, announces that its Global Practice Chair James Bacchus, has been appointed Chairman of the newly created Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Bacchus will serve as head of the council, whose mission is to provide thought-leadership for new governance models to achieve global...

2012-06-04 22:20:20

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Astana Economic Forum from May 22 to 24 attracted a record number of participants -- over 8,000 from 93 countries. More than 2,000 international delegates, including 300 guests with top reputations in academics, government and politics, took part in 55 events at the Forum, whose theme was "Global Economic Transformation: Challenges and Perspectives of Development." The notables included current and former heads...

2012-05-18 02:21:25

ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Chairman, President and CEO Hugh Grant today will announce the company's support of the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative, the Grow Africa Partnership and the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition through a $50 million commitment over the next ten years to support sustained Africa agricultural development and growth. The announcement is being made as part of a full-day symposium, Advancing Food and...

2012-05-10 22:21:23

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Sun, a small solar-powered light, was launched today at the World Economic Forum in Addis Ababa as part of the WEF's focus on how art can contribute to changing the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120511/531227 ) Leading artist Olafur Eliasson, working with engineer Frederik Ottesen, has been developing Little Sun - a work of art that works in life - over the last two years....

2012-04-11 02:23:10

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, will convene on 21-23 June under the theme, 'Leadership that Works' (http://2012.forumspb.com/ [http://2012.forumspb.com ]). The Forum's official programme will feature a range of sessions organized under four interrelated pillars, and designed in various formats so as to stimulate interactivity and enrich participant experience. In addition to the traditional panel...

2012-04-03 06:29:49

NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On April 4th, at a press conference in New York City, INSEAD, the leading international business school, and the World Economic Forum are set to release the 11th annual Global Information Technology Report 2012: Living a Hyperconnected World. The Report examines the networked readiness of 142 developed and developing countries worldwide - accounting for over 98 percent of the world's GDP. The index measures the correlation between how these...

2012-02-14 10:20:00

Newly dubbed World Water Monitoring Challenge(TM) encourages greater participation in the program that recorded more than 300,000 participants worldwide in 2011 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) proudly announce a relaunch of the popular World Water Monitoring Day public education and outreach program. Now called World Water Monitoring Challenge, the new name, look, and updated...

2012-02-01 15:11:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, discussed the potential global impact of a world without effective antibiotics before an audience of business, political, academic and other leaders of society at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Mr. Bergman...

2012-02-01 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report released at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Credit Suisse highlighted First Book's ground-breaking work as a prime example of a successful social enterprise. The report, "Investing for Impact: How social entrepreneurship is redefining the meaning of return", from Credit Suisse Research in collaboration with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, provides the global financial community with...