1000 leaders to unite at Horasis Global Meeting

By Sebastian Castro May 28, 2021

Horasis, a global visions community dedicated to advancing solutions for sustainable growth, will be hosting its Global Meeting this June 8th. Invited delegates, which include startup leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs and government ministers, will gather to discuss the theme of “Fostering a Shared Humanity” in times of great uncertainty.

The 2021 Horasis Global Meeting is being held at a historic moment in which the world is facing an existential threat from COVID-19 and its emergent variants, an unprecedented global economic downturn, and a dearth of decisive leadership, Horasis delegates will convene to propose sustainable pathways, buoyed by compassionate leadership, to solve for the myriad of disruptions on both global and local levels.

Individuals looking to watch the 2021 Horasis Global Meeting on June 8 should register here.

“The world is at a crossroads where increased international collaboration is needed more than ever to resolve its most pressing issues including economic inequality, climate change and a path forward post-pandemic,” said Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis. “The Horasis community of world leaders will be instrumental in formulating actionable plans to lead the global community towards a prosperous, egalitarian future.”

The event, which is permanently hosted by the Portuguese coastal city of Cascais, will be held online this year due to the Covid restrictions.

Invited delegates—which include government ministers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and social and entrepreneurial leaders—will gather to share their views on potential sustainable pathways, guided by compassionate leadership, to solve for the multitude of economic and social disruptions that have taken place on both global and local levels.

According to the latest World Economic Outlook of the International Monetary Fund, the pandemic recession is the deepest since the end of World War II, with a 3.5% output contraction in 2020, which represents a 7% loss relative to the IMF´s 3.4% growth forecast back in October 2019.

The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the global GDP will be 3% lower in 2024 relative to the no-COVID scenario, with the number doubling to 6% for the developing nations.

Some of the business leaders in attendance are:

  • Hank McKinnell, Member of the Board, Moody’s USA
  • David de Rothschild, Founder, Voice for Nature, United Kingdom
  • Megan J. Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, shift7 & Former CTO of the United States, USA
  • Ibukun Awosika, Chair, First Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
  • Barbara Ann Bernard, Chief Executive Officer, Wincrest Capital, Bahamas
  • Nadja Swarovski, Chair, Swarovski Foundation, Austria

The 2021 Horasis Global Meeting is being organized as part of a series of meetings that the think tank holds throughout the year to “explore, define, and implement trajectories of sustainable growth” and “provide strategic foresight to public and private entities who envisage growing into global and principled organizations.”

Featured photo of Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter