6-9 April, Cascais, Portugal. The Chairman of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), Dr. Vladimir Yakunin, and CEO Jean-Christophe Bas are among the invited speakers at the Horasis Global Meeting in Portugal, one of the world’s foremost gatherings of business and political leaders.
Titled “Catalysing the Benefits of Globalisation”, the 2019 Horasis Global Meeting was held at a historic moment with resentment of globalisation rising worldwide. Participants and delegates discussed how to restore faith in the idea of egalitarian globalisation, and to devise actionable plans to ensure that the fruits of globalisation is inclusive and distributed more evenly – core values shared by the DOC.
Speaking at the opening plenary session “World Economic Outlook”, Vladimir Yakunin said:
“The current situation is too complex to be described by the existing models, partly because of permanent and rapid changes to the global economic and political architecture. The current state of the global order is more de-centralised than most of us would expect.
“Globalization is an irreversible process, but here comes the paradox: the world needs global governance but is not ready to embrace it. Even a partial de-globalisation, with nation-states returning as the world’s main actors, will lead us towards a revival of Realpolitik, trade wars, and protectionism.
“What will come next? I hope for a kind of multilateralism, based on an understanding of its advantages for all. The alternative is greater crisis, which will demand a total reconstruction of the world order.”
The annual Horasis Global Meeting offers a platform to explore and foster cooperation, impact investing, and