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Jakarta Post

RI to host World Economic Forum in June

  • Aan Suryana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 30 2011   /  08:00 am

Indonesia will host the World Economic Forum on East Asia on June 12 and 13 in Jakarta — the first time the nation has hosted such an event.

The forum is expected to be attended by more than 500 people who shape the lives of billions of people around the world, ranging from businesspeople to international NGO activists.

Those who have already confirmed attendance include World Customs Organization secretary-general Kunio Mikuriya from Brussels, Unilever chief executive officer Paul Polma from London and PricewaterhouseCoopers chairman Dennis Nally from the US.

The event — titled “Responding to the New Globalism” — will be held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on East Asia and is slated to cover managing global disruptions, ensuring employment and exclusive growth, leading through sustainability and exploring new norms in Asia....