European Leadership Forum - General Information

2005 European Leadership Forum
Pursuing High Performance
November 28-29, London


2004 European Leadership Forum
Driving Performance & Growth
December 6-7, Paris


2003 European Leadership Forum
Navigating EU Expansion
December 1-2, Paris


2002 European Leadership Forum
Drafting a European Agenda
December 2-3, Paris


2001 European Leadership Forum
Charting The Economic Future of Europe
December 3-4, Paris

The European Leadership Forum is an elite gathering of European corporate leaders and leading policy makers. Since its inception four years ago, the European Leadership Forum has established itself as Europe's leading strategic event, facilitating cross-industry discussion and debate at the very highest level. The events celebrates the best in Europe, with its conference programme attracting thought leaders from both the corporate and political world.

The European Leadership Forum audience consists of senior business executives and influencers across Europe to include:

- CEOs, presidents and COOs formulating strategies for their firms
- Vice-presidents and directors with responsibilities for operations
- CFOs, vice-presidents, controllers and other financial executives
- Customers, suppliers and partners of the above
- CIOs, CTOs, vice-presidents and directors of IT, networking and technology

Although the European Leadership Forum is focused on topics of interest to businesspeople, speakers represent a broad cross-section of disciplines and expertise. Conference programs include leaders of industry (chairmen, CEOs, presidents, etc.), as well as statesmen and the political leadership of the United States and other countries. Thought leaders and "gurus" are represented, as well as various analysts, commentators, and journalists. The editors and reporters of BusinessWeek magazine are regularly featured, both as speakers and as program moderators.


Speakers, 2004

Jeroen van der Veer, Group MD, President & CEO, Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies
Thierry Breton, Chairman & CEO France Telecom
John Sunderland, Chairman, Cadbury Schweppes & President, CBI
Dr Peter Ammon, Director General Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Roberto Poli, Chairman, ENI SpA
Thierry Moulonguet, Chief Financial Officer, Renault
Charles Banks, Group Chief Executive, Wolseley plc
Kathleen Corbet, President, Standard & Poor's
Leo Apotheker, Member of the Executive Board, SAP
Christopher Smallwood, Group Chief Economist, Barclays
Peter Aven, President, Alfa Bank
Donald Johnston, Secretary General, OECD
Maria Livanos Cattaui, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
Jean Stephenne, President, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Andrea Pininfarina, Chief Executive, Pininfarina Group
Bernard Charles, President, Dassault Systemes
Pelle Tornberg, President & Chief Executive, Metro International
Giuliano Berretta, Chief Executive, Eutelsat
Ingrid Hofmann, President, Hofmann Personnel Leasing
Dr Angel Cabrera, Dean, Instituto de Empresa , Spain
Mitchell Lenson, Group CIO, Deutsche Bank
Shakeel Mozzafar, IT Director, ICI
Clara Gaymard, French Ambassador for International Investment & President, Invest in France
Esther Dyson, Editor at Large, CNET Networks, Editor, Release 1.0
Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software
William Witherell, Director Financial & Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Andre Lang-Levy, Senior Advisor to the President, Paris Europlace & former CEO, Paribas
Yong Sung Park, Chairman, Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Chairman, Doosan Heavy industries & Construction Co., Ltd.
Chung-in Moon, Chairman, Presidential Committee on Northeast Asian Cooperation Initiative, the Republic of Korea Office of the President
Matthew Anderson, Chief Executive Asia Pacific & EAME, Ogilvy
Neil Holloway, Corporate Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services, Microsoft EMEA
Willie Haughey, Executive Chairman, City Refrigeration Holdings
Martin Schoeller, CEO, Schoeller Logistics Industries
Peter Zaboji, Entrepreneur-in-Residence & Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
Paul Cornelissen, Chief Executive Officer, Kraamzorg
John Defterios, Chairman, European Leadership Forum (ex-CNN anchor)
John Rossant, European Editor, BusinessWeek
David Richards, Chief Executive, BAR Formula 1 & Chairman, Prodrive

For more information see www.businessweek.com and www.bwevents.com


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