All eyes will be on Cascais for the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting, April 6-9. Many of Portugal’s major figures will be making an appearance such as José Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Former President, European Commission, Ana Paula Zacarias, Secretary of State for European Affairs, and José António Vieira da Silva, Minister of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security, to name a few.
The event will also have the support of key organizations from Portugal such as the Government of Portugal as a co-host of the event, along with Turismo de Portugal as a Knowledge partner.
With discussions set to revolve around the theme of “Catalysing the Benefits of Globalization,” 800 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will gather in the enchanting fishing town of Cascais, one of Europe’s legendary resorts located just 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport.
Launched in 2016, the annual Horasis Global Meeting is one of the world’s foremost discussion forums, offering an ideal platform to explore and foster cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth across the world. Convening at a historic moment in which resentment of globalization is boiling over worldwide, participants are poised to discuss means of restoring faith in the idea of an egalitarian globalization, and to devise actionable plans for ensuring that the fruits of globalization are more evenly distributed.
This year, politicians and business leaders will meet to debate and advance policies that can give rise to a more fair form of globalization, capable of nurturing and sustaining economic development globally to the benefit of all segments of society. Over the course of the four-day event, talks and discussions will be held on topics such as sustainable development, populism, climate change, cryptocurrencies, the next financial crisis, immersive technologies, diversity in the workplace, the fourth industrial revolution, the post-truth era, halting sexual harassment, modelling sustainable migration, blockchain, and many more.
The event will gather a long list of the world’s most prominent leaders. Among the political leaders to attend will be António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia, Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia, Ilir Meta, President of Albania, Juliane Bogner-Strauß, Federal Minister for Women, Families and Youth, Austria, Guillermo Dietrich, Argentina’s Minister of Transport, and Sahar Nasr, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation. Joining them will be numerous CEOs and representatives of the world’s most respected corporations, including José Manuel Barroso, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, Galia Benartzi, Co-Founder of Bancor, Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, and many others.
“Horasis was founded on the principle that tackling the world’s most pressing economic, social, and political issues necessitates productive dialogue and collective collaboration,” said Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis. “Gathering key leaders and entrepreneurs at this especially pivotal moment for global politics and trade, we are both thrilled and determined to form actionable plans for sustainable growth and a more morally decent form of globalization.”
The 2019 Horasis Global Meeting is co-hosted by the Portuguese Government and the City of Cascais. The event will be held at the seaside resort of Cascais.
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