What If? Scenario Planning

September 14, 2010

It is widely assumed that investor and consumer confidence in emerging markets will remain more robust than in advanced economies for the foreseeable future. If the assumption proves wrong, how would leaders deal with this contingency?


  • Laura Alfaro Maykall, Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica (Young Global Leader)
  • Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group, United Arab Emirates
  • Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist, African Development Bank (AfDB), Tunisia; Global Agenda Council on Poverty & Economic Development

Session was moderated by Kevin Steinberg, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Centre for Global Industries, World Economic Forum USA