The World in 2008: Exclusive Forum

Venue: The Emirates Palace

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: Jan 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Jan 15, 2008
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2007
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Led by key players from the worlds of business, finance and politics, alongside senior editors from both The Economist and the Economist Intelligence Unit, World In 2008 will provide a platform to identify the trends that will shape the course of the coming year.

A keynote presentation will be given at the event by HH Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman—The Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones and President of the Crown Prince Court.

You’ll be able to gain the latest information and develop new contacts to drive your business strategy forward. Which hotspots and investment opportunities that business leaders be monitoring? How can businesses interpret the mixed signals sent by markets and regulators in 2007—and what conditions can they expect to encounter in 2008?

Other speakers already confirmed include:
  • Terry Hill, Chairman, Arup Group;
  • Robin Bew, Editorial Director and Chief Economist, Economist Intelligence Unit;
  • Tommy Helsby, Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Kroll;
  • David Jackson, CEO, Istithmar.


Additional Information

Registration information

Standard registration fee:

Early booking offer: Register before November 15th 2007 and receive $200 discount.

Team Offer:
Register two or more delegates simultaneously for only $1200 each

Registration fee includes

The fee includes your attendance at all conference sessions and discussions, lunches, drinks reception and full documentation. Please note that the fee does not include your travel or hotel expenses. When you register, you will receive a letter of confirmation, complete details of the conference, contact information plus a map of the location. Please note that we must receive your payment before the date of the conference.

Cancellation and substitution policy

If you are unable to attend the conference for any reason, you may make substitutions at no extra charge but we would appreciate prior notice. If you wish to cancel your booking we require at least 21 days' prior written notice. If you cancel at least 21 days prior to the conference an administration fee of 20% will be payable. If full payment has already been made, the balance (less the administration fee) will be refunded. If your cancellation notice is NOT received at least 21 days prior to the day of the conference, you will be liable for payment of the full fee and will not be entitled to any refund.