WEF summits

Perspectives

Deloitte at WEF regional summits

In addition to the Annual Meeting at Davos and the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China, the Forum convenes a number of regional summits each year. These events focus on determining the critical actions necessary to deal with regional challenges and improve competitiveness. They provide a platform for business, political and civil society leaders to take a greater role in global governance and secure the prosperity of their countries and regions.

In 2017, Deloitte will participate in all five regional meetings, and officially support meetings in Argentina and South Africa.

  • India Economic Summit 2017 New Delhi, India, 4-6 October 2017.

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Latin America

The World Economic Forum on Latin America took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 5-7 April 2017. Delegates convened under the theme “Fostering Development and Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, which integrated the following key issues:

  • Mastering regional challenges and opportunities
  • Creating and actionable agenda for the future
  • Leveraging global drivers of change 

Deloitte was represented by the following delegates:

  • Gary Coleman, Global Industry & Senior Client Advisor (Head of Delegation)
  • Alejandro Adem, Clients and Industries Leader, Deloitte LATCO (Argentina)
  • Adriana Calvo, Partner, Deloitte LATCO (Argentina)
  • Joäo Gumiero, Partner, Deloitte Brasil
  • Miguel Maxwell, CEO, Deloitte LATCO
  • Daniel Vardé, Partner, Deloitte LATCO (Argentina)

Gary Coleman, Head of Delegation, facilitated the “Revolutionizing Business Innovation” session. The discussion centered around the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its implications for new business models, policy approaches and advantages arising from the expansion of new technologies.

WEF Latin America

The 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa

The World Economic Forum held in Durban, South Africa took place on 3-5 May. The theme for the summit was “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, which integrated the following sub-themes:

  • Connecting markets
  • Revitalizing manufacturing
  • Integrating innovation

Deloitte will be represented by the following delegates:

  • Lwazi Bam, CEO, Deloitte Africa
  • David Barnes, Global Managing Director, Public Policy
  • Kevin Black, Leader, Clients and Industries, Africa, Deloitte South Africa
  • Gary Coleman, Advisor, Global Industry, Deloitte USA
  • Sihlalo Jordam, Partner and Deputy Chief Executive, Deloitte Africa
  • Thiru Pillay, MD for Consulting, Deloitte Africa
  • Ruwayda Redfearn, Office Managing Partner, Deloitte Africa

Gary Coleman facilitated the session "Industrial Internet of Things" on the private community program of the summit. The session focused on how African entrepreneurs and businesses can take advantage of emerging opportunities created by the rapid industrialization in areas like agriculture and transport across the continent.

WEF Africa

The 2015 World Economic Forum on Latin America

The World Economic Forum on Latin America took place in Riviera Mata, Mexico, on 6-8 May. Delegates convened under the theme “Advancing through a Renovation Agenda”, which integrated the following key issues:

  • Modernizing for tomorrow
  • Renewing the framework
  • Strengthening the foundations

Deloitte was represented by the following delegates:

  • Gary Coleman – Managing Director, Global Industries; WEF LCSP and Head of Delegation
  • Paco Perez Cisneros – CEO, Deloitte Mexico
  • John Levis – Global Chief Innovation Officer and Regional Managing Director Americas
  • Carlos Moya – C&I Lead, Deloitte Mexico
  • Erick Calvillo – Industry Adviser Latin America Competitiveness Lab project
  • Shay Eliaz – Industry Adviser Agriculture project

Deloitte secured two speaking roles on the public program. Gary Coleman moderated the session “Eliminating the Skills Gap” on 8 May, which asked the question ‘How can new models of training help develop the skills Latin America's economies need’. Additionally John Levis served as a panellist for the “Briefing on the state of innovation in Latin America today” also on 8 May.

The 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa took place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 3-5 June. The theme for the summit wass “Then and Now: Reimaging Africa’s Future”, which integrated the following issues:

  • Marshalling Resources
  • Enabling Markets
  • Inspiring Creativity

Deloitte will be represented by:

  • Lwazi Bam, CEO of South Africa
  • Vanessa Borchers, Global Diversity Lead
  • Trevor Brown, Chairman, Deloitte South Africa
  • Gary Coleman – MD, Global Industries; WEF LCSP and Head of Delegation
  • Tawanda Gumbo, Transitional Leader, Deloitte Nigeria
  • Thiru Pillay, MD for Consulting, Deloitte Africa
  • Chip Cottrell, Advisor for Mapping the Geo-economic Landscape project
  • Shay Eliaz, Advisor for Global Challenge on Food Security and Agriculture project
  • Pradeep Prabhala, Advisor for Redesigning Development Finance project

Gary Coleman, Head of Delegation, moderated the session "Africa at Work" on the public program. The session explored how Africa could oversome barriers to talent mobilty and close its skills gap. 

 
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