In partnership with the Government of the Canary Islands, the Global Economic Institute will hold its Annual Economic Summit from November 12-15, 2018 in the Canary Islands.
A number of issues within the Global Economic Institute’s four thematic areas of Trade, FDI, Innovation and Sustainable Development will be examined. In particular, the Summit will look closely at the triple helix of industry–academia-government interactions and their inter-jurisdictional spillover effects.
Held every year under the TFi4SD (Trade, FDI and Innovation for Sustainable Development) brand, our Annual Summit offers a unique platform to proffer solutions to pressing issues, hear from global experts, build your brand, grow your network, and connect one-on-one with decision-makers, thought leaders and potential partners from around the world.
Join us in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!
What’s more? After the two-day Summit, in partnership with key partners in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, we incorporate strategic business meetings, site visits, and other sightseeing opportunities. Come and explore the spectacular natural beauty of the Canary Islands!
Our keynote and panel speakers will share their unique perspectives, philosophies and insights, while offering expert knowledge and solutions to help address pressing issues.
Fernando Clavijo Batlle
President & Head of Government, Canary Islands
President, International Economic Development Council, United States
Chair, Inter-Governmental Council UNESCO-Information for All Programme
Pedro Ortega Rodríguez
Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge, Government of the Canary Islands
President, Conway, Inc., United States
Antonio Morales Méndez
President, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Arc. Namadi Sambo
Chairman, Africa Power and Development Advisors; Former Vice-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Prof. Sidi Osho
Professor of Agriculture/Former Vice-Chancellor, Nigeria
Managing Director, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada
President, National Commission of Capital and Intangible Economy, Morocco
Dr. Fred Olayele
President, Global Economic Institute, Canada
Fabio Yukio Yamada
General Manager (South America), Castlepines Investment Group, London, U.K.
President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, Canada
Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa
Commissioner for ICT, Economic Community of West African States, Cape Verde
Dr. Courtney Doagoo
Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada
Dr. Erika Kraemer Mbula
Associate Professor, South African Research Chairs Initiative, University of Johannesburg
Johanna Odonkor Svanikier
President & CEO, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa, Ghana
Prof. Michel Rod
Associate Dean, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada
Pablo Martín Carbajal
General Director, African Affairs, Canary Islands Government
Dr. Cristiana Oliveira
Rector, Universidad Europea Canarias, Canary Islands
Dr. Richard Clouet
Vice-Rector, Internationalization and Cooperation, University of Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Dr. Didi Emokpare
Chief Executive Officer, Outpost Heathcare, Canada
Cosme García Falcón
Managing Director, Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), Canary Islands