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Kofi A. Annan at Next Generation Conference Zurich

JUWELIS Special Invitation in Zurich, Switzerland

Steffen Bastian, CEO JUWELIS, was among the honored VIP guests at the Next Generation Conference with Kofi A. Annan on June 3rd, 2013.

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the UN, and other experts present today at Julius Baer’s Next Generation conference

Julius Baer Press Release, Zurich, June 3, 2013

Today’s Next Generation conference provides an audience of interested clients and investors with first-hand insights from renowned Julius Baer and guest speakers on how investments can influence the economic and general well-being in challenging times.

Today’s Next Generation conference takes place in the Park Hyatt Hotel in Zurich and will probe into a number of important hard and soft factors which will be imminent to the world’s future well-being. This event will explore the wise investment decisions over the longer term, without compromising the needs of the next generation to leave a world that is socially and ecologically intact for those that succeed us.

Hans F. Lauber, Head Investment Solutions Group, Chief Investment Officer of Bank Julius Baer and host of the conference, said: “Our conference today should serve as a window into the future and an opportunity – if only for a few hours – to shift our focus away from daily market activity to the life changing trends. To capture new growth, we must be disciplined to think beyond the obvious. It is important to understand these trends, because they can also have important investment implications for today.”

The list of renowned guest speakers who will provide a number of valuable insights includes:

Pascal Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Starmind, a start-up company which has its roots in robotics and artificial intelligence. His presentation “From digital technology to artificial brains – what is the future?” will cover an up-to-date review of the most important and influential findings in the area of brain research and the most advanced robots today.

Viktor Shvets, Head of Equity Strategy of Macquarie Securities in Hong Kong will touch on the topic of China under the new leadership. His presentation will give some insights into China’s efforts to move towards a more balanced growth model and tackle the question “What will happen if China does not embrace reform?”.

Today’s keynote speaker Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, will be speaking on “How to build strong nations”. He will talk about the role people, society, governments and companies have in building strong nations and what basic values remain in today’s digital era. Furthermore, Kofi A. Annan is available for an extensive moderated Q&A session.

Julius Baer’s speakers include Christian Gattiker-Ericsson, Chief Strategist and Head Research; Stefan Hofer, Emerging Markets Economist; Robert Ruttmann, Investment Services and Beatrice Joho Jones, Financial Editor. They will give an overview of the evaluated long-term investment topics such as ‘Frontier markets: the next generation of emerging markets’, ‘Passion investing’ or ‘Cleaner China’.

See full press release in the pdf folder.


Published on Monday, 03. June 2013 at 07:18 pm

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