Invitation to Register for the 2013 edition of the Zermatt Summit
It is our great pleasure to invite you to join a select group of economic, business and political decision-makers to take an active part of the fourth edition of the Zermatt Summit, from the 20th to the 21st June 2013 on the theme of Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners
The Zermatt Summit was created in 2010 as a platform to promote a constructive, action-oriented dialogue between civil society and business. It is our conviction that it is through this kind of dialogue and through a better interaction between civil society, business and governments that we will be able to achieve a more inclusive globalization.
We all have experienced in the last 10 or 15 years how the drastic changes created by globalization in the economic, social, political fabrics of our societies are generating new divides and dislocations. These, in turn, are creating new challenges relating to the widening wealth distribution gap, tackling the climate change and sustainability issues, ensuring long-term employability in a fast economic environment, ensuring consumer protection and creating the legal and regulatory frameworks that new economic and societal realities require.
Civil society groups have been increasingly active and vocal in all these domains. In the same way, businesses have also stepped in, promoting their own approach and their perspective on the same issues, which are of course of crucial relevance to their ability to compete and sustain their activities in a global economic context.
Civil society and business have thus engaged in debate, competing advocacy and – quite often – in controversy, trying to get the attention of the public but also of governments and international organizations. While there are today very laudable examples of efficient collaboration between business and NGOs on various issues and in different countries, there is obviously a need for a broader, more strategically oriented, quieter and hopefully even more productive dialogue.
This is the role that the Zermatt Summit aims to fulfil, as a non-partisan independent platform able to bring together the different players and interested parties, various perspectives and approaches in a context conducive to creating action-oriented outcomes. The Zermatt Summit provides a holistic approach to the topics discussed, putting the emphasis on well structured brainstorming sessions, genuine interaction and avoiding formal speeches, thus ensuring significant “take home value” for the participants.
Invitation to Participate in the upcoming Zermatt Summit 2013
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
You are invited to join a select group of economic, business and political decision-makers to take an active part of the fourth edition of the Zermatt Summit, from the 20th to the 21st June 2013 on the theme of Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners.
We are proud to announce the confirmation to speak of:…Continue
In two months, the Zermatt Summit Foundation will welcome 200 participants from about 20 countries for its fourth edition. During two days, senior business executives, leaders from civil society and public personalities will engage in discussions on the theme: “Business and NGOs: Building partnerships of winners”.
The program of the meeting will focus on issues and challenges where greater collaboration and synergy between civil society organizations and business would…Continue
The Zermatt Summit has been held for the past 3 years on topics such as "The Common Good" and "Servant Leadership" and has hosted speakers such as Hernando de Soto and Manfred Max-Neef.
This year the agenda of the 2013 edition of the Zermatt Summit (June 20&21) is set around four orientations on the theme: Business & NGOs: Building partnerships of winners