Dignitaries at World Economic Forum
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Dignitaries at World Economic Forum
The 41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011 in Davos-Klosters would see participation of over 2,500 leaders from over 100 countries marked by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s opening address. The theme of the meeting, slated for 26 to 30 January, is “Shared Norms for the New Reality”. The meeting will be crucial in representing business, government, civil society, academia and culture.

Over 1,400 business leaders from the Forum’s 1,000 Member companies will take part in the Annual Meeting.

Participants also include over 35 heads of state or government, with 19 of the G20 governments represented at ministerial level or higher.

They are joined by government ministers, Central bankers, top officials from international organizations, labour leaders, and religious leaders, representatives of civil society, media and leading academics.

The Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011

Paul Bulcke, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé, Switzerland

Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank, India

Yorihiko Kojima, Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont, USA

Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman, Investor, Sweden

Wei Jiafu, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, China Ocean Shipping Group Co., People`s Republic of China.

Opening address at the Annual meeting

Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation

Other G20 world leaders participating in the Annual Meeting

Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico

David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

Herman Van Rompuy, President, Council of the European Union

Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia

Jacob G. Zuma, President of South Africa

Public figures who have confirmed so far from Africa

John Mills, President of Ghana

Raila Amolo Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

Public figures from the Americas

Antonio De Aguiar Patriota, Minister of External Relations of Brazil

Timothy F. Geithner, US Secretary of the Treasury

Eric I. Cantor, Majority Leader, US House of Representatives

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

Public figures from Asia

Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Finance of India

Nguyen Thien Nhan, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam

Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand

Public figure from Australia

Kevin Rudd, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia

Public figures from Europe

Werner Faymann, Federal Chancellor of Austria

Tarja Halonen, President of Finland

Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland

Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

George A. Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden

Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

Compiled by Reema Sharma
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