Blog: Leading Cities into the Future

GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith was featured in the opening panel of Smart Cities NYC ’17, a four-day expo on the intersection of technology and urban life. Also featured on the panel was GFCC member Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Joint Chairman of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High-Technology (MIGHT). The event was also another opportunity to continue the conversation from […]

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SAGIA Appoints New Governor

The GFCC would like to extend congratulations to Eng. Ibrahim Il-Omar on his appointment as the Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). With a strong background in information communications technology, he brings over fifteen years of private sector experience to the organization. We are thrilled for Eng. Ibrahim’s stewardship of SAGIA, which […]

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Ecuador Delegation Visits GFCC

It was a pleasure to host a delegation from Ecuador to discuss competitiveness policies and opportunities for future engagements. The GFCC currently has one member from Ecuador: the Quito Council on Competitiveness. The delegation included Mr. Richard Martinez Alvarado, President of the National Business Committee (CEE); Mr. Luis Alberto Salvador, Executive Vice President of the Chamber […]

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GFCC Welcomes Two Distinguished Fellows

We are proud to announce that Greg Treverton and Pete Worden are joining the GFCC as Distinguished Fellows. Greg Treverton brings an extensive background in national security to the GFCC. He recently completed service as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, which provides both strategic intelligence and more immediate intelligence support to the senior foreign […]

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Delphi Economic Forum

Delphi Economic Forum II Shares Outlook for Greece and Region

The second Delphi Economic Forum brought together major thinkers from around the globe to discuss challenges of global trends, policy options confronting decision-makers of the wider Eastern Mediterranean Region and moving away from an austerity strategy. The three-day event was held at the European Cultural Centre in Delphi, Greece on March 2-5. GFCC President Deborah […]

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Ecuador Event

National Award for Women’s Innovation in Ecuador Launched

Women face unique challenges in the world of technology and entrepreneurship. That’s why on March 8 and 9th, the Ecuador Center for Competitiveness and Innovation hosted an international conference in Quito and Guayaquil to launch the National Award for Women’s Innovation. This competition will offer the expertise of the Center’s strategic allies and ongoing mentorship […]

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CNI to host 7th Industry and Innovation Congress

The Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) will host the 7th Brazilian Industry Innovation Congress on June 27 and 28 in São Paulo, Brazil. The agenda will cover topics such as mega trends in innovation, advanced manufacturing, the future of workforce, advanced technologies and policy frameworks for innovation – in Brazil and around the globe. […]

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KERI meeting in Chicago

KERI hosts Chicago roundtable on economic policy

H.E Tae-Shin Kwon, President of Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI), attended the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (January 6-8), which focused on the current economic issues such as Brexit, the world’s sluggish growth and economic uncertainties. On the second day, KERI held a roundtable moderated by H.E Tae-Shin Kwon on the Trump administration’s policy […]

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“Riding the Tiger” Talk Held at GFCC

Wilfried Aulbur and Amit Kapoor of the India Council on Competitiveness discussed their new book, “Riding the Tiger”, at the GFCC offices on February 17. The book is about executing business strategy in India. Wilfried Aulbur is a member of the global supervisory board for Roland Berger, chairman, Middle East and Africa, and managing partner, […]

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