New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
On September 21-23 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City, the Louise Blouin Foundation will bring together over 100 of the world's greatest minds and leaders from a wide range of disciplines for the 2008 Global Creative Leadership Summit (http://www.creativeleadershipsummit.org/index.htm). Following the success of the first two annual Summits, this year's gathering provides a unique platform to address the challenges and opportunities of globalization across fields ranging from geoeconomics and foreign policy and rule of law to education, health, poverty and the environment.
Selected participant speeches from last year's event may be viewed on YouTube:
- Closing Remarks from José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Louise Blouin MacBain, Chairwoman of the Louise Blouin Foundation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcyGK_JI0qI
- Remarks by Dr. Bingu wa Mutharika, the President of Malawi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyy2uxGVJ1Y
Participating members confirmed for this year's event include: Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; President Bingu Wa Mutharika of the Republic of Malawi; President Manuel Zelaya of the Republic of Honduras; President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of the Republic of Iceland; Nobel Laureates Henry Kissinger and Sir Paul Nurse; Director General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura; technologist Craig R. Barrett, Chairman of Intel Corp; Internet Entrepreneur Craig Newmark of Craigslist; creative visionaries Sir Salman Rushdie and Richard Meier; Chairman and Founder of One Laptop per Child Nicholas Negroponte; attorney David Boies; psychologist Howard Gardner; biotech entrepreneur William Haseltine; blogger and editor Arianna Huffington; journalist Nicholas Kristof; and many others.
***For information about credentialing please contact Mark Paustenbach at globalsummit2008(at)rubenstein.com or (212) 843-9338. Please be aware that the Metropolitan Club requires a jacket and tie for gentlemen, and appropriate attire for ladies. Denim jeans are not permitted. Also, please be prepared to show identification upon arrival.
The Louise Blouin Foundation is an international non-profit organization that seeks to provide a globalization platform to address challenges in such diverse areas as international trade, foreign policy, education, and the environment.