Opening Keynote Address

August 23, 2012

The aim of the Global Creative Leadership Summit is to address the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization in the present and near term. This tea’s opening address, to be delivered jointly by Summit founder Louise Blouin and keynote speakers Pascal Lamy, Michael Chertoff and Dr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This opening will address five broad areas of concern that form the basis of panel sessions throughout the Summit. They are: 1) global economics and how, after the financial crisis, to revive economic growth worldwide, 2) the coming environmental crisis, 3) the planning and strategy required to manage commodities and natural resources, 4) how to respond to the demands brought about by changing global demographics, whether to do with population growth or migration, and 5) the urgent need to develop stronger global covenants to resolve and prevent recurrent and future conflict.