Horasis Global Meeting


Impressions from the 2018 meeting:

  • ‘Portugal’s prospects for economic growth are positive and strong.

    Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Minister of the Presidency, Portugal

  • Economic policies and programmes begin to pay off. Cape Verde is the investment destination of the future.

    Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister of Cape Verde

  • Technology will destroy jobs, but it will create others we cannot even imagine. Europe is well positioned to embrace technology.

    Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

  • Governments need to foster innovation and healthy competition.

    Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness, USA

  • Sharing the planet with each other fairly and equitably is not only ethical but also the key to our survival.

    Mohamed ElBaradei, Former Vice-President of Egypt, Nobel Peace Prize 2005

  • We have to translate Mandela’s legacy into our times.

    Mac Maharaj, Former Minister of Transport, South Africa

  • Europe needs to be the world’s leader in technology, economy and peace.

    Kristian Jensen, Minister of Finance, Denmark

  • Humanity increasingly values the skills of art and role of women.

    Lila Tretikov, Chief Executive Officer, Terrawatt Initiative, France

  • It is time for Africa to take control of its own destiny.

    Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation, Togo

  • The Brazilian government is stimulating cultural entrepreneurship as imagination is our largest wealth.

    Sérgio Sá Leitão, Minister of Culture of Brazil, Brazil

  • Globalisation is here to stay – but must be managed fairly.

    Cristina Fonseca, Co-Founder, Talkdesk, Portugal

  • As a CEO I have to be the first to be fulfilled.

    Shireen Shelleh, Managing Director, Center for Engineering and Planning, Palestine

  • We need to reinvent the concept of the city, as ecologically friendly shelter of creativity.

    Marte Mjøs Persen, Mayor, City of Bergen, Norway

  • We need to empower women at the workplace.

    Yumiko Murakami, Director, OECD Tokyo Centre, Japan

  • We need to embrace business models based on mutuality.

    Heaven Bereket, Co-Founder, BaoBabFund, Ghana

6-9 April 2019, Cascais, Portugal

Catalysing the Benefits of Globalization


Horasis will convene the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal over 6-9 April. The annual Horasis Global Meeting is one of the world’s foremost gatherings of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders. The Horasis community will gather to debate this year’s theme, “Catalysing the Benefits of Globalization”.


Press conference at the Horasis Global Meeting


Delegates will discuss and devise novel ideas which will help to reposition globalization as a great portion of the world perceives they are globalization’s losers. Despite widespread backlash, globalization is unstoppable. Now we must make it more fair and just. With this meeting, we will envision a new modus operandi that restores people’s faith in the idea of an egalitarian globalization, and one that delivers those promises.


Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Portuguese Minister of the Presidency and Horasis Chairman Frank-Jürgen Richter Meeting co-chair Deborah Wince-Smith, President, United States Council on Competitiveness


Cascais is conveniently located 30min from Lisbon Airport and – with its enchanting location right on the Atlantic – is one of Europe’s truly legendary resorts. As in 2017 and 2018, the Horasis Global Meeting is held in partnership with the City of Cascais and the Portuguese Government.


About Horasis:
Horasis – a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging and developed markets to globalize their organisations. In addition to the Horasis Global Meeting, Horasis hosts summits with a focus on China, India, and South East Asia.