Horasis Extraordinary Meeting


Impressions from the 2020 meeting:

  • This pandemic has to be resolved for us all to concentrate on globally important issues like the SDGs, climate change; and as nations rebuild their economies devastated by COVID they must address gender equality and diversity in all its forms.

    António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

  • Every company should accept a Clean Energy Dividend to be imposed on the carbon emissions they cause.

    Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, United Kingdom

  • Dialogue and global coordination is of vital importance in those times of health and socio-economic crises.

    Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia

  • We hope to revive the economy with investments in wind and solar energy.

    Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

  • We need to be on the forefront of health support for employees and clients.

    Roshni Malhotra, Chairperson, HCL Technologies, India

  • The coronavirus pandemic has exposed global fragilities and underscored the importance of a coordinated effort.

    Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kazakhstan

  • We need to work against racism. And we need to listen and truly understand what the underlying problems of racism are.

    Hans Vestberg, CEO, Verizon Communications, USA

  • To combat COVID, Rwanda quickly adopted mass testing and tracing as well as containment measures.

    Soraya M. Hakuziyaremye, Minister for Trade and Industry, Rwanda

  • The effects of the COVID pandemic would have been more difficult for Egypt if not for the comprehensive reforms on taxes, budgets and foreign exchange that the country undertook.

    Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt

  • Benin and other nations must change the ways in which Africa does business: to develop objectives for each nation and then between nations to define the strengths and objectives to reach global markets.

    Aurélien Agbénonci, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Benin

  • Colombia will continue the ‘green thrust’ by increasing sources of clean energy.

    Diego Mesa, Minister of Mines and Energy, Colombia

  • The way in which we work together needs to change to overcome the profound economic, political and social disruptions caused by COVID-19, in Latin America and elsewhere.

    Paul Oquist Kelley, Minister of Presidency and National Policies, Nicaragua

  • South Asia has high potentials for the future, though presently depressed by the on-set of COVID.

    Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nepal

  • We need to regenerate support for inequality across the globe. In vulnerable societies this must arise from strong social protection of all individuals, especially women and children who are often the most deprived.

    Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Digital Event, 18 March 2021

Horasis Extraordinary Meeting on the United States of America

Rebuilding Trust


The United States of America will inaugurate its President on January 20th 2021 at an important moment of world history. COVID-19 and its severe second order ramifications will likely be still shaking the globe, social division at a critical point in the USA and Western world and geopolitical instability adding to the looming shadows of the wicked problems of ecological crisis and extreme wealth inequality.


The 2021 Horasis Extraordinary Meeting will focus on the USA


Horasis will host its second full-scale Horasis Extraordinary Meeting focused on the USA and the World using its ground-breaking digital conferencing platform, offering 700 of the most senior members of the Horasis Visions Community the opportunity to interact with the new US administration to support in shaping America’s and the world’s agenda. Participants (including several heads of governments and key ministers from some of the US’ key partner countries) will explore the big issues of the day and approaches to promote global recovery.


Kamala Harris, US Vice President-elect António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations


How can we address the breakdown in social cohesion and promote inclusivity as well as gender equality? How can we kickstart the global economy and simultaneously promote reform? Can we tackle the lingering ecological crisis with a New Green Deal? And how can the USA provide leadership in an emerging multilateral world?


Panellists from America and the rest of the world will explore novel business models, frontier thinking, sustainable investment and political cooperation with the goal of rebuilding trust and to create actionable plans for the future.


About Horasis:

Horasis – a global visions community committed to inspiring our future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging and developed markets to globalize their organisations. In addition to the Horasis Extraordinary Meeting, Horasis hosts the annual Horasis Global Meeting, Horasis India Meeting, Horasis China Meeting, Horasis Asia Meeting, as well as the annual gatherings of the Horasis Visionary Circle.