Michio Kaku, Stanton Friedman, Nick Pope, and Jacques Vallée speak at the 5th Annual Global Competitiveness Forum. The veteran UFO researchers were part of a discussion called Contact: Learning from Outer Space.
The GCF event is held from January 22-25, 2011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Over the last 4 years of the Global Competitiveness Forum, innovation was discussed as a means of developing competitiveness – to build sustainability, promote responsible development, and drive economic growth. For the Global Competitiveness Forum’s 5th anniversary, the world’s premier gathering on competitiveness challenges will not only look at what challenges to competitiveness exist, but how to use innovation to solve those challenges.
Previously the Global Competitiveness Forum has featured Tony Blair (UK Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007), Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, James Wolfensohn, 9th President of the World Bank Group, Robert Greifeld, Chief Executive Officer of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Alessandro Profumo, Chief Executive Officer of the UniCredit Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Austria, Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A., Enrico D’Onofrio, Corporate General Manager of MV Agusta, Daniel Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy at Yale University, Delos M. Cosgrove M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Clinic, Stephen D. Pryor, CEO of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Glenn Lowry, Director MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.) and many others.