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The Global Citizen Forum offers an exclusive opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with global leaders, industry visionaries, entrepreneurs and celebrities. Over the course of two days, participants will learn about the global challenges facing the world today and cultivate the relationships that can lead to answers.
The 2017 edition of the Global Citizen Forum brings together an exceptional list of industry leaders and global thinkers who will share their vision in presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. These distinguished thought leaders have decades of expertise in international development, philanthropy, economics and more.
Hon. Duško Marković
Prime Minister, Montenegro
Hon. Duško Marković is the prime minister of Montenegro. His political career began in the municipal government of Mojkovac, where he served as the secretary of the municipal assembly. He was later elected secretary general of the government of Montenegro and served as assistant minister of the interior. In 2010 he became deputy prime minister for the political system, foreign and interior policy, and the minister of justice. In 2016 he was elected prime minister.
Hon. Gaston Browne
Prime Minister, Antigua And Barbuda
Antigua And Barbuda
Hon. Gaston Browne is the prime minister of Antigua And Barbuda. He began his career at the Swiss American Banking Group, where he served as commercial banking manager. His political career began as a parliamentary representative for the constituency of St. John's City West. As a member of parliament he served as minister of planning, trade, industry, commerce and public service affairs. Browne was elected prime minister in 2014.
Mr. Robert De Niro
Actor, Producer, Director
Mr. Robert De Niro is a renowned American actor, considered one of the best of his generation. He has earned numerous awards for his highly acclaimed roles, including Academy Awards for Best Actor in Raging Bull and The Godfather: Part II. He is an outspoken political activist and proponent of the Global Citizen movement.
Ms. Irina Bokova
Director-General of UNESCO
Ms. Irina Bokova is the first woman and the first Eastern European to lead UNESCO. As Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova is actively engaged in international efforts to advance gender equality, quality education for all, and combat terrorist financing. Irina Bokova was Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador of Bulgaria to France, Monaco and UNESCO and Personal Representative of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria to the "Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie" (OIF). As Secretary of State for European integration and as Foreign Minister, Irina Bokova has always advocated for European integration.
Mr. Armand Arton
Founder, Global Citizen Forum
President & CEO, Arton Capital
Mr. Armand Arton is a visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist and global citizen. He is the founder of Arton Capital, a leading global financial advisory firm specializing in investor programs for residence and citizenship. Arton plays a critical role in advising governments in the design and implementation of programs to attract foreign direct investment. His career began in the wealth management division of BMO Nesbitt Burns. Arton is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a patron of Concordia, and board member of Endeavor and other business, professional and philanthropic organizations around the world.
Ms. Margaret Uyehara
United States Ambassador to Montenegro
Ms. Margaret A. Uyehara is an American diplomat and current United States Ambassador to Montenegro. After joining the Foreign Service, Uyehara served in Mali, London, Manila, and Tokyo. She became liaison to the National Security Council for the 50th anniversary of the NATO summit. From 1999 to 2002, Uyehara was a supervisory general services officer at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Mr. Dallas Austin
Grammy award winning producer
Grammy award winning producer Dallas Austin is one of the most sought after producers in the entertainment business. His creativity and innovative style have shaped the sound of today's Pop and R&B music worldwide, and in recent years have created a presence for Dallas in the film industry. Mr. Austin has produced more than 50 hit singles which have debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 list with 17 songs spending numerous weeks in the Top 10 list. He has had multiple Billboard number one hits, including "The Boy is Mine" from Brandy and Monica, and TLC’s "Creep." Additionally, Austin’s work with TLC on the group’s critically acclaimed “Fanmail” album resulted in a Grammy for best R&B album at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 1999. He has had the joy of working with the legendary "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson and one of the biggest selling female artists in history, Madonna.
Prof. Craig Barker
Mr. Craig Barker is dean of the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University as well as a member of the London Centre of International Law Practice. He is a leading expert on issues relating to diplomatic law and diplomatic immunity. Barker is a generalist public international lawyer with specific interests in jurisdiction and immunities, international criminal law, international responsibility and the relationship between international law and international relations.
Ms. Cherie Blair
Chair, Omnia Strategy
Lawyer, Women's Activist
Ms. Cherie Blair is a leading barrister specializing in arbitration, mediation, public law, human rights, employment law and European Community law. She has appeared in a number of leading cases and is a noted speaker on human rights as well as a staunch supporter of women's rights. Blair also serves as the chair of Omnia Strategy, a pioneering, international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporate and private clients. In 2008 she founded the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
Gen. Wesley K. Clark, (ret.)
Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, NATO
Gen. Wesley Clark has served 34 years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of four-star general and was named director for strategic plans and policy of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. In August 2000, Clark was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Mr. Maximillion Cooper
Mr. Cooper is the founder and CEO of The Gumball 3000 Group. Led by his creative direction and audacious approach to business, the Gumball 3000 Group was recently valued at over US$300 million and includes entertainment, apparel and licensing divisions, retailing products in over 20,000 retail stores. Mr. Cooper has acted as guest Creative Director for several brands within the automotive and fashion sectors including Puma, adidas Originals, the Morgan Motor Company and Fiat Abarth. In 2015 he was recognized in The Top 50 Most Influential People in the Automotive Industry, and as one of the Top 10 automotive influencers on social media by Esquire magazine. In 2013, Cooper created The Gumball 3000 Foundation (registered charity), established to utilize the wealth and influence of the Gumball alumni members to support youth based projects in low income communities, giving underprivileged youth opportunities in life through investment into recreation, education and infrastructure.
Mr. David Evangelista
President, Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
David Evangelista is President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the growth and development of Special Olympics across 58 countries in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Mr. Evangelista has served a variety of strategic and programmatic capacities with Special Olympics International, most recently serving as Vice President of Global Development and Government Relations, where he was instrumental in forging new and sustained relationships between Special Olympics and the international development community. He has extensive experience in creating and expanding global health programs, national and regional government engagement, and global advocacy platforms. Mr. Evangelista has led key initiatives for Special Olympics, including the 2013 Special Olympics Global Development Summit in Korea, the 2014 African Leaders Forum on Disability in Malawi, and the 2015 Inclusive Global Development Roundtable Consultation in California.
Mr. David Goodhart
Author of The Road to Somewhere
Mr. David Goodhart is a journalist and editor. He founded Prospect magazine, a monthly current affairs magazine, where he served as editor until 2010. He has written for such publications as The Guardian, The Independent and The Times on a variety of subjects, including economics and immigration. He is the author of The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics, an investigation into our new global politics and the growing divide therein.
Mr. Matthew Goodwin
Professor of Politics, Writer, Commentator
Mr. Matthew Goodwin is a professor of politics at the University of Kent. He has written extensively on the subjects of European politics, extremism and immigration. In 2015 he won the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year award for Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, and since 2008 has co-edited a book series on democracy and extremism. Goodwin has also participated in the UK government’s working group on anti-Muslim hatred.
Mr. Hamish Hamilton
British Director of The Oscars, The Olympics,
The Super Bowl Halftime, MTV VMA’s, U2, Beyoncé and many more
Mr. Hamish Hamilton has an illustrious career as one of the most influential creative luminaries in the world. Having directed the Oscars 2010, 2014 and 2015 as well as the opening and closing of the Olympic Games, Mr. Hamilton most recently directed his 8th Super Bowl Half Time Show featuring Lady Gaga, smashing all-time ratings records to become the most-watched musical event of all time across all platforms and the most-watched Super Bowl halftime performance in history. He is a global authority on live events and a cultural influencer of the highest caliber having achieved major acclaim and industry recognition with numerous awards, and Grammy and Emmy nominations.
Mr. Roland Iten
Inventor and creator of Mechanical Luxury
Mr. Roland Iten is the founder of the Roland Iten line of mechanical luxury accessories for men. His passion for mechanics and precision engineering has led him to produce exceptional creations. Iten transforms everyday items into mechanically functioning objects.
Mr. Wyclef Jean
Grammy Award-Winning Musician, Record Producer,
Actor and Philanthropist
A three-time Grammy Award winner, Wyclef Jean has sold more than 30 million albums throughout his career with The Fugees and later as a solo artist. Wyclef Jean moved with his family from Haiti to Brooklyn, New York when he was nine but has been active supporter of his native country. As a Goodwill Ambassador Wyclef Jean has worked with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former U.S. President Bill Clinton in an effort to bring worldwide awareness to Haiti. He was actively involved with the US government-funded Clean Streets project, which also saw support from the Jolie-Pitt foundation to clean the streets of the Port-au-Prince area, create jobs and generate a more stable environment in the process. Wyclef Jean wrote the song "Million Voices" for the film Hotel Rwanda among others and has appeared in multiple films and documentaries.
Ms. Eve Jeffers-Cooper
American rapper and actress
Ms. Eve Jeffers-Cooper is an American rapper and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002, for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", with American singer Gwen Stefani. Eve was number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list. As an actress, Eve is known for her roles as Terri Jones in the films Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Barbershop: The Next Cut, as well as Shelley Williams on the UPN television sitcom Eve.
Ms. Noella Musunka
Model, Activist, Founder, Malaika Foundation
Ms. Noella Musunka is an international model and philanthropist. In 2007 she founded the Malaika Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to empower Congolese girls through education and health programs. The foundation operates a school and a football center, and participates in infrastructure projects to provide clean drinking water in rural villages.
Ms. Julia Onslow-Cole
Partner, Head of Global Immigration at PwC
Ms. Julia Onslow-Cole is a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC. In March 2017 Julia was appointed to the Global Leadership Team for PwC's worldwide legal practice covering all lines of service. Julia is responsible for clients and markets within the legal network and leads the largest global immigration network of its kind, with more than 1500 experts in PwC offices in over 171 countries.
Ms. Nabila Ramdani
Award-winning journalist and broadcaster
Ms. Nabila Ramdani is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and academic who has studied and taught at the universities of Oxford, Paris VII, Michigan and the London School of Economics. She writes for a wide-range of publications, from the Guardian and Independent to the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. Nabila is also a regular on numerous major TV and radio outlets, including the BBC, Al Jazeera and Sky News. She started her career covering the 2007 French presidential election in her home city of Paris, and recent assignments have included interviewing the country’s current head of state, Emmanuel Macron.
Dr. Nouriel Roubini
Chairman and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC
Mr. Nouriel Roubini is the Chairman and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm. Dr. Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the senior economist for international affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then the senior advisor to the undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions have drawn upon his consulting expertise.
Mr. Robin Sharma
Lawyer, Best Selling Author, Leadership Speaker
Mr. Robin Sharma is the celebrated author of 15 international bestselling books on leadership, including The Leader Who Had No Title. He serves as CEO of Sharma Leadership International Inc., a leadership development firm that has helped over 4 million people in 50 countries, along with clients such as Nike, FedEx, IBM, GM, Microsoft and Panasonic as well as organizations such as NASA and YPO. Sharma is a former litigation lawyer who holds two law degrees, including a Master of Laws.
Mr. Peter Stoyanov
President of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1997-2002
Mr. Stoyanov served as President of the Republic of Bulgaria in the period 1997-2002. He was the first presidential candidate who placed Bulgaria’s NATO and EU membership in the focus of his election campaign. Mr. Stoyanov’s landmark achievements won him an unprecedented public support. In 2002, he founded the Petar Stoyanov Center for Political Dialogue in Bulgaria. He is member of several different international associations, including the Clinton’s Global Initiative, the Board of Global Fairness Initiative, the Judging Committee of the European Business Awards, the International Advisory Board of the American Bar Association, honorary co-chair of the World Justice Project, and is a member of the European Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission.
Mr. Oliviero Toscani
Mr. Oliviero Toscani is a photographer best known for his provocative ads for the Italian brand Benetton. His photographs have appeared in the magazines Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, among many others. His current project, Razza Umana, is a sociopolitical, cultural and anthropological study of the human race that seeks to observe our peculiarities and our characteristics, and to understand our differences.
Ms. Clare Twelvetrees
Interim CEO, Cherie Blair Women's Foundation
Ms. Clare Twelvetrees is the interim CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which focuses on empowering women’s businesses in the developing world. She previously served as head of strategic planning of the Fairtrade Foundation, a nonprofit focused on empowering producers in developing countries through fair trade. She has over 10 years of experience in the area of international development, strategy and management.
The Global Citizen Forum will be of extreme interest to: Heads of State, Members of Royal Families and of the Nobility, Ambassadors and Excellencies, Diplomats and Honorary Consuls, Designers and Artists, Philanthropists, Bankers and Business Leaders and those with an interest in the benefits and opportunities of globalisation.
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Participate and contribute in discussions on global issues concerning residency and citizenship and help shape future policies and best practices in the presence of global leaders, industry regulators and practitioners.
You will have a chance to meet and exchange with a wealth and variety of experienced professionals, wealth and estate managers, due diligence providers, banking and finance sector specialists, immigration and citizenship planning consultants, and even celebrities.
Discover new products and services that can enrich your current portfolio and increase new client engagement and longer client retention. Turn promising contacts into promising opportunities. Learn something new by sharing something you are expert in. Join discussions and further your reach.
Learn about global migration trends, government policies, second residence and citizenship planning strategies, and how to better serve high net worth individuals.
Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Government of Armenia
Government of Bulgaria
Government of Moldova
Government of Montenegro
Government of Grenada
Government of The United States of America
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