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Sita Mazumder

"The GES was a wonderful experience. It's a symposium where a most diverse group gathers to actually tackle challenges our World faces. The energy such a crowd creates is fascinating and the outcome applicable."

Sita Mazumder
Member of the Board of Directors, Coutts & Co Ltd, Professor of Banking and Finance, Institute for Financial Services Zug

Ted C. Fishman

“The Global Economic Symposium has grown into one of the world's best "brain spas." That is especially so for attendees who are willing, and thrilled by, intellectual cross-training. Practitioners, theorists, philanthropists, activists, journalists, politicians and stewards of businesses large and small have the rest of the year to work cross purposes, but at GES the focus is on mutual understanding. Not just on political points of view or economic interest as conventionally framed. But also, how to see the world anew with empirical tools from both a wide range of disciplines and with a common heart. It may surprise some that neuroscience and Buddhism have much common ground, and that band programs in Saxony and environmental activism in developing countries spring from kindred spirits. One of the pleasures and the thrills of GES have been to see, how expert, smart, engaged and passionate people mix and match ideas, challenge orthodoxy with fact and refashion the conversation about the future of us.”

Ted C. Fishman
Journalist


Prof. Joachim von Braun


“The GES uniquely connects global issues related to macro-economy, resource scarcity and poverty.”

Prof. Joachim von Braun
Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Professor for Economic and Technological Change



Dr. Abdul Malik Al Jaber

“It is my pleasure to participate in the GES 2013 and speak at two of its sessions. I found the conference rich, opening a unique platform of openness and critical & innovative thinking. It was future and results oriented rather than taken hostage by the past, and encouraging to look for solutions. I was impressed by the quality, diversity and high level speakers who contributed to the stimulating discussions that we had during the conference.“

Dr. Abdul Malik Al Jaber
Chairman and CEO, Middle East Payment Services, Member of the Board, World Economic Forum

Carol Graham

“The GES is unique among this kind of forums in that it brings together academics, practitioners, and the business community around concrete discussions of new research findings. As such, it not only reviews the latest thinking surrounding global economic issues, but also grounds the debate in concrete, empirical research, combining forward looking macro-level thinking with robust analysis of micro-level trends. It is a refreshing and intellectually stimulating experience.”

Carol Graham
Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, College Park Professor, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland



Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Faruqi

“GES is not theory based but outcome based. It is also conscious that one size does not fit all. Context determines content.”

Emeritus Prof Datuk Dr Shad Faruqi
Universiti Teknologi MARA

Oliver Griffith

"I have participated in two Global Economic Symposiums in Kiel, including as a moderator. They are among the most thoughtfully and thoroughly organized events of this kind in Europe."

Oliver Griffith
Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Western Europe, IFC (International Finance Corporation)

 


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