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Horasis in Cascais - dreaming the future, embracing the past Hotel Cascais Miragem - the venue of the Horasis Global Meeting Grand Opening of the 2017 Horasis Global Meeting
     
Registering participants The meeting featured 50 sessions, with always five concurrent sessions at a given time. Arrival of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
     
Opening ceremony, with Minister Cabral speaking Antoünio Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, welcoming participants Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman, Hasbro, USA - business needs stability
     
JoseŁ Ramos-Horta, Former President of Timor-Leste; Nobel Peace Prize 1996 Oliver Reichenstein, Founder, Information Architects, Japan Noel Akpata, CEO, Stratex Pro, Nigeria - 'Migrants bring prosperity and innovation'
     
Salimo Abdula, President, Intelec Holdings, Mozambique The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General, Commonwealth, on global citizenry Stacy Kenworthy, Chief Executive Officer, HellaStorm, USA, charing the technology panel
     
Piers Cumberlege, Chairman Europe, Veracity, United Kingdom Pedro Duarte, Director, Microsoft, Portugal Kevin G. Lynch, Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group, Canada
     
Evgeniya Shamis, Founder, Sherpa S Pro, Russia, on Russia's economic prospects Clas Neumann, Senior Vice President, SAP, Germany AbdelGadir Warsama Ghalib, Member of the Board, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, Bahrain
     
AntoŁnio Amorim, Chief Executive Officer, Corticeira Amorim, Portugal, on the Portuguese economy Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson - Togetherness is the opposite of fragmentation Henri Hie, Professor, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
     
Lord Michael Hastings, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, on migration and the need for an open society Nuno Venturinha, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Nova University, Portugal
     
Raphael Minder, Correspondent, New York Times, chairing a panel Tim Mescon, Executive Vice President, AACSB International, USA Zhu Li, Member of Council, China Society of World Economics, China
     
The meeting was opened with a series of update sessions Petra Becker, Managing Director, International Art Bridge, Germany Linda Pereira, Chief Executive Officer, CPL Events, speaking about women's rights
     
Jan Stael von Holstein, Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong SAR Ikram Sehgal, Chairman, Pathfinder Group, Pakistan Brian J. Grim, President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, USA
     
Alexandre Nilo Fonseca, Chief Executive Officer, A2D Consulting, Portugal Brook Horowitz, CEO, IBLF Global, UK, chairing a session on curruption Eduardo Catroga, Chairman, EDP, Portugal - '2017 was a bright start for Portugal'
     
Meeting co-chair Rajiv I. Modi, Chairman, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, India Miguel Szymanski, Correspondent, der Freitag, Germany Rui Diniz, Member of the Executive Board, Jose¶Ł de Mello Sau¶Łde, Portugal
     
Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg Zaheer Merchant, Director, Qi Group, Malaysia Xie Yuanmo, Artist and Graphic Facilitator, China, taking notes
     
William Y. Zhang, Chairman, EU-China Municipal Development Commission, China The journey continues Speakers of the panel on philanthropy
     
Religions leaders at the Horasis Global Meeting Manuel S. Pietra, President, FreeBalance, USA Jody Williams, Chairperson, Nobel Women‘«÷s Initiative, USA; Nobel Peace Prize 1997
     
Christina M. Alfonso, CEO, Madeira Global - Latin America is at a crossroads. Anne McElvoy, Policy Editor, The Economist, UK, chairing the closing plenary Abdulaziz A. Albakr, President, Business Management Technology, Saudi Arabia
     
AntoŁnio Mateus, Presenter and Coordinator, Portuguese Public TV (RTP), Portugal Basar Akpinar, Chief Executive Officer, P.I.Works, Turkey Cascais, the emerging centre for global dialogue
     
Fernando Pinto, CEO, TAP Portugal, Portugal Mahomed Iqbal, Managing Partner, The Partnership, Portugal Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India, on the benefits of globalisation
     
Plenary on the World Economic Outlook Plenary on Migration and Lusophony Plenary - The Power of Nobel Prizes
     
Plenary - Building Togetherness Tony Raven, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise, United Kingdom Volkert Doeksen, Founder, AlpInvest Partners, The Netherlands
     
The meeting was covered by the international media Pedro Santa Clara, Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics Pablo Bravo, Ambassador of Spain (ret.), Spain
     
Mustafa Odeh, Chairman, Dar Alhai for General Trading and Investment, Jordan Isabel Perez, Partner, Hsi, Brazil - 'How to promote harmony between people of different upbringings' Barbara Barrett, Chairman, Aerospace Corporation, USA, speaking about space and peace
     
Ahmed Emara, Founder, ReAya Holding, Saudi Arabia A boardroom dialogue session Bo Inge Andersson, CEO Bo Group Enterprises, Sweden, speaking about electric cars
     
Carlos Carreiras, Mayor, Municipality of Cascais, Portugal Christiane Riedel, Chief Operation Officer, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany Yilmaz ArguÍden, Chairman, ARGE, Turkey, chairing a discussion on governance
     
Virgilio Viana, CEO, Sustainable Amazon Foundation, Brazil Tarek Tawfik, President, Cairo Poultry Group, Egypt - global risks have systemic impacts Simone Kimpeler, Head of the Competence Center Foresight, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
     
Rob Leslie, Founder, Sedicii, Ireland - on anti-hacking technology Minister Manuel Caldeira Cabral with Anne McElvoy, Policy Editor, The Economist, UK Isabel Ferreira, Executive Board Member, Novo Banco, Portugal
     
Jakub Klepal, Executive Director, Forum 2000 Foundation, Czech Republic Diederick van Thiel, Chief Executive Officer, AdviceRobo, United Kingdom Fakhri Ahmadov, Managing Director, Ahmadoff & Company, UK
     
James Fierro, Founder, ECO Capacity Exchange, UK, on venture capital Karen Tang, Executive Director, The Better Hong Kong Foundation, Hong Kong JoseŁphine Goube, Chief Executive Officer, Techfugees, France
     
Kola Karim, CEO, Shoreline Energy International, Nigeria - inequality remains high in Africa Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Minister of Economy, Portugal Special address by Elisabeth Rehn, Honorary Minister of State, Finland, on inclusiveness
     
A group of delegates visiting Cascais Antonio Saraiva, President, CIP - Confederation of Portuguese Business Carlos Moreira, Chairman, WISeKey, Switzerland, chaiting a session on knowledge creation
     
Ernesto van Peborgh, Founder and President, El Viaje de Odiseo, Argentina Marcelo de Andrade, Partner, Earth Capital Partners, United Kingdom Sergio A. FernaŁndez de CoŁrdova, Chairman, P3SmartCity, USA
     
Tamer Bazzari, Chief Executive Officer, Genero Capital, UAE Victor Zoubarev, Deputy, State Duma, Russia, making a point about Russia's current economic environment Yoanna Gouchtchina, Founder, ZeeRabbit, Russia - 'Togetherness can be achieved through joint innovation'
     
Toomas Danneberg, Vice Rector, Estonian Business School, Estonia, making a point on eduction Robert Friedman, Senior Editor, Bloomberg News, USA - globalization is here to stay. Miguel Neiva, Founder, ColorADD, Portugal
     
JoseŁ Manuel Barroso, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International - I believe in a European Union with future Harald Einsmann, Member of the Supervisory Board, Tesco, United Kingdom, asking a question from the floor Bernard Kouchner, Founder, MeŁdecins sans Frontie«res; Nobel Peace Prize 1999
     
Alejandro Litovsky, CEO, Earth Security Group, UK Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Portugal, debating the future of Europe Colin Habberton, Founder, Relativ Group, South Africa - 'Conflict often have cultural causes at their roots'
     
Esteban GoŁmez Nadal, Managing Partner, Palladium, UAE Everson S. Lopes, Partner, Valor Capital Group, Brazil Horasis - experiencing the power of interaction
     
Kenneth S. Rogoff, Professor, Harvard University, USA, one of the meeing co-chairs Lou Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy, City College of New York - what new philosophical schools are on the rise Sanjit Sethi, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, and Oltmann Siemens, Trustee, Orient Institute
     
Yilmaz ArguÍden, Chairman, ARGE, Turkey, in discussion with John Danilovich, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce, France Ulf Beyschlag, Chief Executive Officer, Clipessence, Germany Saruhan Hatipoglu, Chief Executive Officer, BERI, USA, chairing the session on geopolitics
     
Rajeev Singh, Director General, Indian Chamber of Commerce, India Pedro Oliveira, Founder, Patient Innovation, Portugal, chairing 'The Next Big Idea' Norman Pearlstine, Vice Chairman, Time Inc., USA, in discussion with Anto¶Łnio Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal
     
Jorge Braga de Macedo, Former Minister of Finance, Portugal Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation FreŁdeŁric de Mevius, Chairman, Verlinvest, Belgium
     
Heinrich Weiss, Chairman, SMS Group, Germany, on building togetherness Jeremy Warner, Assistant Editor, The Daily Telegraph, chairing the luncheon with Baroness Scotland Martin LuÍnendonk, Co-founder, Finance Club, Germany
     
Moncef Belkhayat, Vice President, Casablanca Region, Morocco - 'The world is becoming increasingly conflicted' Mikhail Treyvish, President, OmniGrade Universal Crowdsourcing Agency, Russia, studying the programme Parag Amin, Chief Mentor, iCreate, USA, chairing a panel on Cooperating Across Geographies
     
Pedro Vargas David, CEO, Alpac Capital, Columbia Shirlayne Quayle, Founder and Managing Partner, SASI, USA Special address by PaÍr StenbaÍck, Honorary Minister of State, Finland
     
Robert Capurro, CEO, Canning House, United Kingdom Ricardo Costa, Managing Director, Expresso, Portugal, introducing Nobel Laureate Rajendra K. Pachauri Rajendra K. Pachauri, President, World Sustainable Development Forum, India; Nobel Peace 2007
     
Ninel Seniuk, Director, Global Strategy Centre, Russia Miguel Branco, Sculptor and Painter, Portugal, chairing a session on art China and Europe ‘«Ű Joining Hands for Innovation
     
AndreŁ G Shearer, Chairman, Cape Classics, South Africa Early morning brainstorming Harry Anastasiou, Professor, Portland State University, USA
     
Joa‚o Andrade, Head of Venture Capital, Banco de Investimento Global, Portugal Dmitri Gromov, Chairman, RTS Telecom, Russia Frank-JuÍrgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis
     
Discovering Cascais How to combine wealth creation with societal goals - Metin Guvener, CEO, Triangle Group Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, analyzing China's economy
     
Shireen Shelleh, Managing Director, Center for Engineering and Planning, Palestine Puneh Ala'i, Founder and Executive Director, For The Unseen, USA Natalie Samovich, Co-founder, Enercoutim, Portugal and Efi Stenzler, Chairman, Jewish National Fund, Israel
     
Michael Wilson, Managing Partner, The Migson Group, Ghana Seamus Smyth, Partner, Carter Lemon Camerons, United Kingdom Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster, King‘«÷s College London, chairing the opening plenary
     
Eddie Thai, General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam Faith freely chosen is the hallmark of a stable society - Elder Neil L. Andersen, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, USA Panellists reflect on the economic and social benefit of widespread digitization
     
Sikander Sattar, Chairman EMA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), KPMG Horasis Summary Plenary - Taking the Middle Way Rohan Williamson, Dean, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
     
Chitra Narayanan, Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland Ashwani Kumar, Former Minister of Law and Justice, India, speaking about values Ann Winblad, Managing Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, USA
     
Fan Shenggen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute David J. Lipkin, Correspondent, Forbes Israel, Israel Lawrence Gonzi, Former Prime Minister of Malta, chairing the plenary with Nobel Laureates
     
Roman Shaykhutdinov, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia Peter Somers, CEO, SprintPack Group, Belgium Luigi Gambardella, President, ChinaEU, Belgium, chairing the panel 'China and Europe'
     
AntoŁnio Moreira Teixeira, President, European Distance and E-learning Network, UK Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA, making a point on a plenary Cascais is the perfect location for Horasis, and for days on the beach
     
Anton Grachev, Chief Executive Officer, Kazan IT Park, Russia The Horasis Global Meeting gathered senior business leaders from around the world. Carlos Silva, Co-Founder, Seedrs, UK - 'We need to embrace failure as a learning mode'
     
Daniel Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer, Porticus, The Netherlands Daisy Guo, Co-founder, Tezign.com, China Peter Williamson, Professor, University of Cambridge, UK, chairing a panel
     
Panellists prepare the next panel Panellists of the technology-session Nitin Datta, Managing Partner, Chanks Business Services, United Kingdom
     
Meeting co-chair Eduardo Catroga, Chairman, EDP, Portugal Prime Minister AntoŁnio Costa with EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas and Frank-JuÍrgen Richter Mel Horwitch, Dean, CEU Business School, Hungary, chairing the update session on management
     
Nuno Sebastia‚o, Chairman, FeedZai, USA Mathew Jacobson, Founder, Ducere, Australia Luis Correia da Silva, Managing Partner, Think Tour, Portugal
     
Catarina de Albuquerque, Executive Chair, UN Partnership Sanitation and Water for All, delivering the award M. Salman Ravala, Attorney, Criscione Ravala, USA Martin Haemmig, Visiting Professor, Renmin University, China
     
 
Magnus Qvant, Secretary General, Resilient Regions Association, Sweden, speaking about smart cities Closing dinner at the Estoril Casino  
     
     
Canon Sarah Snyder, Archbishop of Canterbury's Adviser for Reconciliation, UK Strive Masiwia, Chairman, Econet Wireless, South Africa, making a point on globalization Xu Lingjiang, Managing Director, Fosun Group, China Stephen Vasconcellos-Sharpe, Founder, Reboot the Future, UK
       
Mirjana D. Perko, Chairperson, inCon, Slovenia Tan Chin Nam, Chairman, Temasek Management Services, Singapore, making a point Ana BeŁnard da Costa, Researcher, Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Portugal Abdool Magid Vakil, President, Islamic Community of Lisbon, Portugal
       
Cai Run, Ambassador of China to Portugal, speaking about China's economy JoseŁ Antonio Martinez, Founder, The Science of Digital, Spain Katja Schenke-Layland, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering, Germany Wang Jincheng, Director, Confucuis Institute, Portugal
       
Ren Siyi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tea Plays, China Pedro Manuel de Oliveira Cardoso, CEO, Banco Nacional Ultramarino, Macau Goncalo Lage, Executive Board Member, PME investments, Portugal Diogo Alves, Co-founder, KickUp Sports, Portugal
       
Brian C. Henderson, Founding Partner, Henderson International Advisors, USA Iris de Brito, CEO, New Capital, Mozambique Lawrence Pratchett, Dean of Business, Law and Government, University of Canberra, Australia Miguel Pinto Luz, Vice Mayor, Municipality of Cascais, welcoming participants
       
Venkat Matoory, Chief Executive Officer, Junior Achievement of India, on the empowerment of youth Praful Talera, Chief Executive Officer, Dynamic Logistics, India Fernando Costa Freire, Vice President, Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Akinori Niimi, Managing Partner, ACA Investments, Japan
       
Diana Skelton, Deputy Director General, ATD Fourth World, France, taking notes Jacqueline Otten, Professor, Hamburg University of Applied Science, Germany Natasha Lance Rogoff, Founder, Ingredients for Education, USA Pat Milligan, Senior Partner, Mercer, USA
       
Sham Bathija, Senior Economic Adviser to the President of Afghanistan Timothy J. Nichol, Dean of Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, about the future of work Pedro Vasco, CEO & Co-Founder, Unbabel, Portugal Michele Orzan, President, EuCham, Hungary
       
Prabhakar Atla, Senior Vice President, Cyient, about the new value drivers for management Georg Dutschke, Professor, Atlaťntica University, Portugal Alex Polynov, Co-founder, Founderfellows, Russia - on disruptive innovation Ji Bo, Assistant Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China
       
Kaspar BaÍnziger, Managing Director, Integral Petroleum, Switzerland Peter Armand, Chief Executive Officer, AFCapital, Russia Thomas Eymond-Laritaz, Executive Director, APCO Worldwide, United Kingdom Paul Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, CFA Institute, USA
       
Karen Guggenheim, Co-founder, World Happiness Summit, USA Jon Aarons, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting - 'How to create sustained growth' Lawrence Bloom, Secretary General, Be Earth Foundation, UK Simon Galpin, Managing Director, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Bahrain
       
Arad Rostampour, Founder, Zenamins, USA Joa‚o Marques Gomes, CEO, Nova Healthcare Initiative Miguel Azevedo, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Africa, Citigroup, UK Heli Bathija, Director, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Switzerland
       
Jorim Schraven, Director, Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), The Netherlands Axel Bugge, Correspondent, Reuters, on poverty alleviation Huang Shuo, CEO, Linkface Technology, speaking about China's inroads into innovation Olav zu Ermgassen, Managing Director, Ermgassen & Co, Germany
       
Florence Bindelle, Secretary General, European Issuers, Belgium Isinay Kemmler, Founder, Global Success, Germany Barbara Fischer, Founder, Arena Ventures, Switzerland Saskia Kunst, Founder, Consiglio Corporate Development, The Netherlands
       
Sonu Shivdasani, Chairman, Soneva, Thailand, on sustainable tourism Manuel Joa‚o Ramos, Professor, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal, chairing the Africa panel Jan ReneŁ Fricke, Founder, Next Generation Forum, Germany, speaking on the youth panel Ricardo Borges Rodrigues, Professor, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
       
Paulo Andrez, President Emeritus, European Business Angels Association Rodrigo Rodrigues, Partner & Strategic Ideator, TorkeCC, Portugal Steven Braekeveldt, CEO Continental Europe, Ageas, Belgium Mats Hellstro¶Ím, Former Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden, on the failure of the Doha round
       
Tiago Freire de Andrade, President, BET - Bring Entrepreneurs Together, Portugal Jean-Michel Six, Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings, modelling the future of our economies Sherif El-Gabaly, Chairman, Polyserve Fertilizer and Chemical Group, Egypt Andreas Irmen, Professor of Economics, University of Luxembourg
       
Joa‚o Barros, Founder, Veniam, Portugal Ricardo Marva‚o, Co-founder, Beta-I, Portugal - 'We need to foster collaboration' Erik Berglof, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science James Song, Managing Principal, Faircap Partners, Myanmar
       
Jonathan Baillie, Chief Scientist, The National Geographic Society, USA, chairing the science panel R. James Breiding, CEO, Naissance Capital, Switzerland Riku Sugie, President, Shinsei Financial, Japan SteŁphane Frappat, Member of the Board of Directors, Summa Group, Russia
       
Robert H. Kahn, Managing Director, Automated Financial Systems, USA Alain Tschudin, Executive Director, Good Governance Africa, South Africa JoseŁ Pedro Soeiro, Group Chief Economist, Banco Atla¶ťntico, Angola, on Lusophone Countries Kotaro Tamura, CEO, Japan Strategic Initiative, Japan, on global trade
       
Pranjal Sharma, Anchor, Zee Network, India, hosting a session on Asia Michael Altendorf, Co-founder, Adtelligence, Germany RogeŁrio Zandamela, Governor, Central Bank of Mozambique with Prof. Nadim Habib, Nova School of Business Doris Albisser, Vice Chairman, EurAsia Competence, Switzerland
       
Taliya Minullina, CEO, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency, Russia Fang Tingting, Co-Founder, Heyshop, China, on China's ‘«ˇOne Belt One Road‘«÷-project CP Gurnani, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Mahindra, India Paulo Trezentos, CEO, Aptoide, Portugal - 'We need to shape the narratives for a brighter future'
       
Scott Arpajian, Chief Executive Officer, Softonic, Spain ‘«™we need to disrupt the status-quo Brian Pallas, Founder, Opportunity Network, USA Heinz Haller, Executive Vice President, Dow Chemical, USA Jorge Saraiva, Chairman, Applied Dynamics, Portugal
       
Julio Andrade, Vice Mayor of Malaga, Spain, talking about smart urbanization Miguel Santo Amaro, Co-founder, UniPlaces, Portugal Ted Pendleton, Senior Vice President, AlphaPoint, USA Susanne Mueller Zantop, Chairwomen, CEO Positions AG, Switzerland
       
Joa‚o Roma‚o, Founder, GetSocial, Portugal Felix Ruiz, Founder and Chairman, jobandtalent, Spain Eileen Aranda, President, Claremont Lincoln University, USA, chairing a session on culture Michael Hacking, Founder, Mocoh SA, Switzerland, speaking about Africa's transformation
       
Christian Rast, Partner and Head of Global Data & Analytics, KPMG, Germany Jeffries Briginshaw, CEO, BritishAmerican Business, United Kingdom Ruben Atekpe, President, Mecowa Group, Ghana, making a point on Africa's competitiveness A narrative diagram to capture the essence of a Horasis session
       
   
Update on technology World-famous singer Mariza - the reigning diva of fado - performing during the soireŁe    
       
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