Turkey to host Global Economic Forum
Turkey will host the 2010 Global Economy Symposium (GES) in September. The symposium, called by some the "Alternative Davos Summit," will focus on problems in the world economy and possible solutions. Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, who represents Turkey at the GES, made recommendations during last year's meeting for a solution to the global crisis. The GES aims to provide a new collaborative setting to analyze the world's most important economic problems, create shared visions of the future, and formulate innovative strategies to achieve these visions. The GES thereby seeks to be a catalyst for future change. In particular, the GES seeks to initiate strategic dialogue on global economic affairs for leading policymakers, business executives, academics and other representatives of civil communities. Such a dialogue is needed as a response to the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world. Policymaking and business decisions need to take into account the changing policy and business environment. The GES provides a forum to think globally about global problems. The GES aims to build communities to come up with practical solutions that contribute to the global public's interest. Themes and Sessions 2010: The symposium is divided into themes and each theme covers several symposium sessions. Each session of the GES deals with a problem that is relevant to the policy, business, academic, and civic communities and generates strategic responses to that problem.