Graham Mackay. [Chief Executive SABMiller http://www.sabmiller.com/index.asp?pageid=356]
I have heard that there needs to be a focus on the creation of a benign investment environment across Africa and and deep need for infrastructure. We feel our investments are safe here and that it is a good place to invest. good double digit returns. he feels very hopeful in looking ahead.
Maria Ramos. [Group Chief Executive, Transnet Limited, South Africa ]
there are a number of things to take away:
1. leadership and values. this is the courage to implement the decisions and policies which have either already been made or are about to be made.
2. the crisis will not end with one event. there will be many opportunities that will arise.
3. regional stock exchange needs to be established.
4. climate change will pose a great challenge and provide opportunities. the opportunities are greater than the constraints.
5. implementation is a big issue. if we are capable of building stadiums so why not put this implementation capability to work in the reconstruction of civil society. the only things which stops us is the imagination. we do not need another plan or review. we need to get going on projects. if we get one wrong, so be it; we get nine right.
Klaus Schwab – summarized as YES WE CAN, BUT WE DON’T. why not?
Ramos – the problem is accountability.
Graca Machel [http://www.theelders.org/elders/machel.aspx]
a plea to bring more women and young people into the forum and its activities. her main take away’s….. to take advantage of this crisis to make sure that ‘nothing about us without us’ will be considered and to ensure that the voice of women is part of the G20. the second thing is that the leadership of the nations need to improve.
Graça Machel (born Graça Simbine on 17 October 1945 in Incadine, Gaza Province, Mozambique) is the third wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela and the former widow of the late Mozambican president Samora Machel. She is the only person in the world to have been married to the presidents of two different nations. She is an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights.
Soud Ba’alawy [Executive Chairman, Dubai Group, UAE http://www.dubaigroup.com/aboutus/managementprofiles_en_gb.aspx]
spoke to the potential of pooling liquidity in order to finance the future. if the pooling does not happen there will simply not
protectionism both without and within the region is dangerous. regional trade needs to increase. a financial architecture needs to be created with will help to allow this trade to occur. the GCC and CHINA are the only two places for funding today. the African countries need to reach out. there is need to be a difference between hot money FDI and development FDI. the one message is – in life the biggest risk is to not take a risk. the region needs to stop making plans and get going on the action. 95% of success comes from action, not planning. there needs to be a leadership shift to allow entrepreneurship to flourish and be celebrated. the gov’t cannot continue to be the only source of ideas and inspiration.
Zuma [Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa] [http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1893561,00.html]
African leadership should be able to deal with the issues. African should have more opportunity than it does. fighting crime will be one of his priorities to help not only business but the country as a whole. there was more….