The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) are delighted to announce that Dr Jacques Attali, former Special Adviser to President Mitterrand, professor, writer, president of A&A and president of Planet Finance, will deliver the key note presentation at the beginning of the closing lunch on Wednesday 6th March 2013. Dr Attali has exceptional knowledge and experience. His global insight is vital to understanding European economies and in turn how the challenges Europe currently faces will impact the hotel industry. Dr Attali has recently submitted a report to the French President and the Prime Minister advising how to strengthen growth in France and allow the country to maintain its position amongst the global competition while preserving its social model and solidarity.
Dr Attali is a renowned politician and economist having founded the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. He held the post of President of the EBRD from 1991 to 1993 and assisted many Eastern European countries during their reconstruction.
On the prospect of delivering the key note presentation to the global hotel investment community at the forthcoming IHIF, Dr Attali said “We live in a global marketplace where economic decisions made on the other side of the world can have an almost immediate impact on the European community. Increasingly, market sectors are interlinked and it is therefore critical to be aware of how to steer industries through these challenging times to ensure their sustainability and growth for the future.”
Dr Attali has long argued in favour of the creation of a global government, this being essential in order to maintain democracy. Dr Attali also believes that regulation of the economy by a global financial institution is a viable solution to the recent global financial crisis.
Tess Pearson, Event Director, Questex Media Group, said of Dr Attali’s involvement; “we are delighted to welcome Dr Jacques Attali to IHIF and sincerely believe his economic, political and literary experiences will come together to provide a thought-provoking and engaging key note speech for our delegates. We believe that this macro perspective will frame the conference for all delegates. Dr Attali is an extremely well respected expert with vast knowledge and will provide a thought-provoking and engaging presentation during lunch on the final day of the conference.
This year’s conference will take place on the 4-6th March 2013 at the InterContinental Hotel Berlin, Germany. IHIF is known as THE place where deals get done and is Europe’s largest gathering of senior-level global hotel industry leaders.
Source : Company