World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia 2011
Vienna, Austria, 8-9 June 2011
Expanding the Frontiers of Innovation
Europe and Central Asia 2011 - From Lisbon to Vladivostok
- Social Entrepreneur of the Year
- European Winners Honoured at 2011 World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia
The winners will join a group of leading social entrepreneurs from across the European continent and will be active participants providing insights on sustainability and social innovation in the discussions under the meeting’s theme Expanding the Frontiers of Innovation.
The winners are: (from left with Hilde Schwab at the center)
- Laurent Laïk, Groupe La Varappe, France
- Norbert Kunz,iq consult, Germany
- Juergen Griesbeck, Streetfootballworld, Germany
- Sue Riddlestone and Pooran Desai, BioRegional, United Kingdom
The Future of Government: Lessons Learned from around the World
The World Economic Forum today launched The Future of Government: Lessons Learned from around the World in the run-up to the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia. Governments must change in the coming years, to be flatter, agile, streamlined and tech-enabled (FAST).
The importance of innovation to Russia’s growth potential
The Russian Federation has been falling behind other large emerging BRIC economies, China, India and Brazil as productivity has been stagnating. However, the country has the potential to grow at similar levels to the other BRICs, provided it takes policy action to raise competitiveness, according to The Russia Competitiveness Report 2011, which was produced by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Sberbank and Strategy Partners Group.
Over the past year, Russia has seen a negative trend in its competitiveness performance. The country’s productivity has been stagnating due to a number of shortcomings in the country’s business environment. Russia’s three key assets, the educated workforce, natural resources, favourable geographical location combined with an important market size could thus not be capitalized upon.
Facts on Europe and Central Asia, courtesy of PwC
PwC have compiled a Knowledge Concierge for the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia consisting of fast facts on subjects relating to the themes of the meeting. Learn about FDI into Russia, trends in Turkey's external trade and euroarea debt deficits.
Hear from the participants why they come to Vienna
Jennifer Corriero, TakingITGlobal, explains why she is looking forward to joining the World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia 2011. TakingITGlobal's mission is to empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Watch the video
The President of Homeless World Cup, Mel Young, says he is looking forward to joining the meeting. He wants to discuss innovation, the meeting's theme, that can also contribute to ending homelessness. The Homeless World Cup uses football to energise homeless people to change their own lives. Watch the video
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