Business and Economic Forum Convenes Experts at the 2017 Global Peace Convention

Naomi Yakawich
February 24, 2017

With powerful case studies from Latin America and exploration in light of the mounting possibility of the unification of North and South Korea, the Economic and Business Forum will gather significant leaders in government, nonprofit, and business sectors to discuss the “Roadmap for Economic Dynamism and Prosperity” at the 2017 Global Peace Convention in the Philippines.

We have come to a time in history where economic reform is not only relevant, but also necessary. Extreme income disparity and shortage of a strong middle class have left societies unstable throughout the world. War and civil disorder sidetrack development resources for military and security use, depriving investment and long-term development. The human costs cannot be measured—disease, displacement, poverty and destruction of infrastructure.

Experts from all sectors of society will convene in the Philippines, an appropriate host as the new 2017 chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the fourth largest exporting region in the world, for the Economic and Business Forum during the 2017 Global Peace Convention. The region is a complex place to do business but brings with it compelling opportunities for broad collaboration; opportunities that will be explored in the variety of roundtables conducted at the Convention.

Speakers include such distinguished representatives as Ambassador Youngmok Kim, the Former President of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); visionary media entrepreneur, Kartikeya Sharma; and Aileen Clemente, recipient of the first Global Peace Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism.

Peace is a precondition of prosperity and economic activity thrives in an environment of political and social stability. The business community has a vital role to play in promoting peaceful commerce for the welfare of all people.

Learn more about the 2017 Global Peace Convention and discover the possibilities for peace through Economy and Business.

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