Horasis Global Meeting


Impressions from the 2019 meeting:

  • ‘We are living a rapid revolution, not only in economy, but also in human behavior. “The industrial revolution is also happening in our human behavior. People want to have interaction, nowadays more people are watching electronic games than real physical games.’

    Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia

  • We in Namibia strongly work to reach inclusivity because we believe it is the best way of bringing harmony into society.

    Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

  • We need to learn to work together as a whole world.

    Princess Märtha Louise of Norway,

  • We are a country that likes to build bridges around the world. Bringing together people is the genius of the Portuguese.

    Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy, Portugal

  • With good-will globalization is here to stay.

    José Manuel Barroso, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Former President, European Commission, Portugal.

  • We need to connect with the needs of the people... we need to build a narrative around people’s problems, explaining the trade-offs and being clear and transparent about the solutions and upcoming difficulties.

    Susana Malcorra, Senior Advisor of IE School of Global Public Affairs, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina

  • We need competence-based education in Latvia and the European Union, which includes team building, creative skills, community sharing, flexibility and mobility.

    Dace Melbarde, Minister for Culture, Latvia

  • A strong EU is necessary in order to maintain peace and reach stability.

    Dhurata Hoxha, Minister of European Integration, Kosovo

  • Exchanges are the agents of social and economic change.

    Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges, United Kingdom

  • Globalization has completely different meanings in different regions. When we talk to our partners in Africa, all they want is a job, any job. We cannot use the same meaning in every part of the world.

    Jerzy Kwiecinski, Minister of Investment and Economic Development, Poland

5-8 June 2021, Cascais, Portugal

Innovating Decisive Leadership through Times of Disruption


Horasis will convene the 2021 Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal over 5-8 June. The annual Horasis Global Meeting is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of business and government leaders, offering an ideal platform to explore and foster cooperation, impact investing, and sustainable growth across the world. Under the theme “Innovating Decisive Leadership through Times of Disruption”, the Horasis community of more than 1000 selected world leaders (including several heads of governments and key ministers) will gather for an unparalleled experience devising novel ideas to sustain and nurture our development in the post-covid future.


The Horasis Global Meeting will be held at a historic moment in which the world is facing existential threat from Covid-19, an unprecedented economic downturn and a void of leadership. The aftermath of the pandemic will take years to clear. Delegates attending are poised to discuss potential solutions for COVID-19 disruption and to propose pathways that lead to sustainable leadership on global and local levels. After the pandemic is cured how will the world recommence? And what does it take to be a responsible and effective leader in politics, business and society?


Cascais is conveniently located 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport. With its enchanting location right on the Atlantic, it is one of Europe’s truly legendary resorts. As in previous years, the Horasis Global Meeting is held in partnership with the City of Cascais and the Portuguese Government.



Press conference at the Horasis Global Meeting