Introduction of Seminars
Program of Seminars: “MAKING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY WORK FOR EVERYONE”
September 22 – 25, 2000 Prague Congress Centre Prague, Czech Republic
The 2000 Program will feature more than 30 interactive sessions organized around the theme Making the Global Economy Work for Everyone, and will focus on the following issues:
- Changing Dynamics of Global Finance
- Trade and Investment
- Information and Technology
- Human Development
The Program attracts key players in the fields of international business, finance, and development who will expound on their visions for new directions, challenges, and policy prescriptions in their respective fields for the coming century. We hope that through forward-looking, action-oriented dialogue, mutually beneficial public-private partnerships and alliances will be forged to shape common responses to these issues.
2000 Program of Seminars Goals
To encourage and contribute to a dialogue among business leaders, high-level government delegates, World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund officials, and representatives of civil society about how to make the global economy work for everyone. To provide cutting-edge, up-to-date information on topics addressed in individual seminars. To catalyze actions to achieve sustainable development and international financial and economic stability by identifying institutional, social, and technological requirements for success. To promote public-private partnerships to foster sustainable development. To offer a unique milieu for high-level networking among participants.
We hope to count you among our distinguished participants.
International Monetary Fund
James D. Wolfensohn
The World Bank Group
AND OTHER KEY PLAYERS IN THE FIELDS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING:
- Private sector corporate executives
- Government ministers and central bank governors from more than 180 countries
- Representatives of civil society
- International media
- Senior officials of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group
FIND OUT THE LATEST THINKING FROM CUTTING-EDGE SPEAKERS ON:
- The global implications of e-finance
- Bridging the digital divide
- Investing in countries in transition
ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE DEBATE ABOUT:
- Private sector involvement in postconflict reconstruction in war-torn countries
- Corporate social responsibility and ethical business practices
- Trade reform and globalization
SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON:
- Currency arrangements of the future
- Combating corruption and improving governance
- Crime and violence as business concerns
Seminars, workshops, and keynote speeches will stimulate discussion about how to address the major development challenges facing the public and private sectors and civil society today.
Receptions and other networking events will promote informal interaction and exchange of information among Program participants.
Publications and other printed materials will cover the range of themes, regions, and countries addressed in the Program.