President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, First Gentleman, and Delegation to Zurich and Davos, Switzerland and Dubai, United Arab Emirates January 22-25, 2008
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal Arroyo leaves today for a four-day working visit to Switzerland to attend the Board of Advisers and the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum and will proceed to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting has provided an unrivalled platform for leaders from all walks of life to shape the global agenda at the start of each year. At the core is its multi-stakeholder model that leverages the collective wisdom of leaders from business, government, the media, academia, the arts and civil society by building a global platform for collaboration and action to address priorities on the global agenda.
For this year's meeting, the World Economic Forum focuses on the theme "The Power of Collaborative Innovation." The theme recognizes the complexity in the current world order, specifically how competing interests and scarce resources remain the greatest obstacles to progress on the global agenda in the absence of greater leadership and global stewardship. The focus on collaboration and innovation underscores the opportunity to leverage the Forum's multi-stakeholder model so that platforms can be built for like-minded communities to initiate necessary changes together. …