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    Quote Welcoming Remarks by
    Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
    Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of the Federal Department of Finance of the Swiss Confederation

    Opening Address by
    Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

    Chaired by
    Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

    Crystal Award Ceremony

    The World Economic Forum's Crystal Award honours artists who have used their art to improve the state of the world.

    Introduced by
    Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Switzerland

    Luc Besson, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer; Founder, EuropaCorp, France
    Yvonne Ntombizodwa Chaka Chaka, Singer and President, Princess of Africa Foundation, South Africa
    Midori, Violinist and Founder, Midori Foundation, USA

    The Great Transformation Ahead
    Conversation with
    Desmond M. Tutu, Chair, The Elders, South Africa

    Chaired by
    Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

    Launch of the Global Shapers Community
    • Luc Besson, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Producer; Founder, EuropaCorp, France
    • Børge Brende, Managing Director, Government Relations and Constituent Engagement, World Economic Forum
    • Yvonne Ntombizodwa Chaka Chaka, Singer and President, Princess of Africa Foundation, South Africa
    • Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany
    • Midori, Violinist and Founder, Midori Foundation, USA
    • Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Switzerland
    • Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Archbishop; Chair, The Elders, South Africa
    • Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of the Federal Department of Finance of the Swiss Confederation


    Quote The Global Business Context
    What are the strategic, organizational and operational issues reshaping how businesses operate worldwide?

    Dimensions to be addressed:
    - Making sense of new business realities
    - Redefining strategic priorities
    - Engaging with new collaborators

    This session is open to the reporting press

    • John T. Chambers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco, USA
    • Thomas Enders, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus, France
    • Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa, USA
    • Duncan Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext, USA
    • Ferit F. Sahenk, Chairman, Dogus Group, Turkey
    • Patricia A. Woertz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), USA

    Moderated by
    • Hans-Paul Bürkner, Global Chief Executive Officer and President, The Boston Consulting Group, Germany












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