Program 2010

7:30 AM          Registration opens

8:45 AM     Welcome and Opening Remarks by IEA

Keynote Address by

The Honorable Paul A. Volcker 

(Chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve and IEA Co-Chair)

9:45 AM Interactive Business Discussion I


Since cost-cutting and deleveraging do not equal revenue growth, where will demand and investment come from to be the growth engines for corporate and government revenues? This interactive discussion explores which innovative industries, investments, policies, and regions can ignite growth for the world’s economies.

Led by Harvard Business School Professor John Quelch (Served on the Boards of 12 publicly listed companies, including WPP, and is the author of "The Global Market: Developing a Strategy to Manage Across Borders".


10:45 AM - Break    

11:00 AM - Country Presentations

Mr. Ahmed Chami, Minister of Industry, Trade, New Technologies, and Investments

Saudi Arabia
His Excellency, Amr binAbdullah al-Dabbagh, Governor and Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)



12:20 PM - Lunch Set-up Break


12:30 AM - LUNCH-Interactive Business Discussion


The economic downturn has severely affected financial systems, as the world is still deleveraging and governments are implementing historic regulations. With equity and debt financing as the fuel of business and any economy, this interactive discussion features two legends of finance offering their views on the future of business, investment and capital markets.

Mr. Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg


                                   Mr. Maurice "Hank" Greenberg    Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr C.O., and IEA 

The Honorable Peter Peterson



The Honorable Peter G. Peterson

 Co-Founder of Blackstone and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce


2:00 PM Country Presentations

His Excellency, President Boris Tadic  


2:30 PM - Transition Break    

2:45 PM - Country Presentations

His Excellency, President Mikheil Saakashvili


His Excellency, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende

His Excellency, President Nguyen Minh Triet

4:50 PM - Interactive Business Discussion III


The economic downturn has proven the need for cooperation between countries and corporations. This discussion addresses how countries operate their various business models, compete globally and  impact global business, trade and investment.

Led by Dr. Joseph Stanislaw (Independent Senior Advisor of Energy & Sustainability at Deloitte and co-author of Commanding Heights: Battle for the World Economy).

With His Excellency, Foreign Affairs Minister and former Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mikulás Dzurinda

With the Governor of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, Mr. Julio Velarde 


5:45 PM          End of the Symposium

Observer Countries

 Ecuador           Senegal

Reserved Countries

In addition to the confirmed countries on the Program above, the following countries have reserved space with IEA for their Head of State or Minister to lead country presentation. IEAis in talks with them to determine who will be representing their country. Given the tentative nature of government schedules, the Program is subject to change.

 Brazil               Egypt             France    

 India                Jordan           Philippines