Isabel Capeloa Gil Elected First Female President of IFCU

Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil, Rector of Catholic University of Portugal, was elected President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) at their 26th General Assembly Meeting from July 23-27. Dr. Capeloa Gil will become the first female president of the organization, whose General Assembly Meeting gathered over 200 university presidents and other university officials. […]

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ASU Collaborates with DARPA on $17 million Research Project

Arizona State University is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in a $17 million research project aimed at creating more advanced computing platforms capable of overcoming power constraints in a range of current devices. In adopting an approach that engages private and research institutions, DARPA hopes to generate […]

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Brazil’s National Confederation of Industry Hosts Inova Global Program

Brazil’s National Confederation of Industry (CNI) continues to promote, deepen and enhance its “Inova Global” program, aimed at boosting the competitiveness of Brazilian industry by offering avenues of interaction with global centers of R&D, specialized knowledge and entrepreneurial experience. With a wide array of partner institutions ranging from governing bodies and innovation agencies to private […]

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GFCC President and Fellow Co-Chair AALD Event

On July 11, 2018, GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith co-chaired a session of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD) with GFCC Distinguished Fellow Charles Kiefel OAM. The session was centered on innovation and technology. The AALD is a private forum that began in 1992. It aims to deepen the bilateral relationship between Australia and the United […]

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GFCC Welcomes Two New Members

The GFCC is pleased to welcome Bond University and Western Economic Diversification Canada as new members to our growing innovation community. Their unique Global Perspectives will strengthen the GFCC’s expertise on a range of vital topics. Bond University is a private university located in Queensland, Australia. Established in 1987, the university hosts over 4,000 students just […]

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ATHEX Holds Event on Value of Corporate Governance

On June 28th, 2018, the Athens Exchange Group (ATHEX) held an event to recognize outstanding achievement on the Value of Corporate Governance. The event featured participation from Mr. Sokratis Lazaridis, ATHEX CEO; Mr. George Handjinicolaou, Chairman of the Board at Piraeus Bank; and GFCC President, the Honorable Deborah Wince-Smith. This event focused on the innovative […]

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Portugal Economic Forum Held with GFCC as Official Partner

On June 15, the Portugal Economic Forum, hosted by the AICEP Portugal Global (Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency) and the Portugal-US Chamber of Commerce (PUSCC), was held in New York City. GFCC President Deborah Wince-Smith moderated a panel discussing “Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Portugal’s Future Industries” alongside leaders from Cisco, Google, Embraer and WeDo Technologies. The […]

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ATHEX Joins GFCC as New Member

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) is pleased to welcome the Athens Exchange Group (ATHEX) as a new member. The Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) supports the operation of the Greek capital market. ATHEX and its subsidiary companies also operate cash and derivative markets, carry out trade clearing, settlement and registration of securities, provide comprehensive IT solutions […]

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GFCC Welcomes Consolidated Contractors Company as a New Member

  Based in Greece, this leading company in construction, engineering and international investment subscribes to the principle of socio-economic proactivity. Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) maintains its viability through technical evolution, innovation, and market adaptability. CCC is the largest construction company in the Middle East, with offices and projects in over 40 countries. This international contractor’s […]

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