The Leaders Club Meeting taking place on October 6 during the XVI Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum which will take place this year on October 5, 6 2018  in Greece continues to  attract the participation of  more leaders in the fields of education and politics.

The topic of the next instalment of the Leaders Club Meeting at the Rhodes Forum is entitled “Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies to Boost International Cooperation”.

The discussions will focus on infrastructure demands and opportunities in developing countries, corporate social responsibility and green finance as a part of a sustainable investment in transnational projects and emerging trends in major infrastructure investments.

Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998 – 2005), Essam Sharaf, Prime Minister of Egypt (2011–2011), Justin Yifu Lin, Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank (2008-2012), Honorary Dean at the National School of Development, Peking University Shan Li, CEO, Silk Road Finance Corporation; Ehud Olmert Prime Minister of Israel (2006-2008) have  confirmed their participation during this meeting: They will be joined by two of the co-founders of the DOC Research Institute, Vladimir Yakunin Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and the Head of the State Governance Department, Faculty of Political Sciences, Moscow State Lomonosov University and  Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (2004-2009).

During the Rhodes Forum current and former heads of state will join world-renowned experts, members of the business community, researchers, and civil society representatives at the Rodos Palace Hotel to identify emerging trends and to discuss solutions for ongoing global issues. A current programme can be found here.

First convened in 2003, the Dialogue of Civilizations Rhodes Forum brings together concerned members of the international political, business, civil society and academic communities in a spirit of dialogue and inclusivity. Every year, hundreds of participants from more than 70 countries explore the major challenges facing the world and seek concrete, applicable solutions rooted in shared values of equality, mutual respect and compassion.

The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is an independent research institute whose mission is to promote mutual understanding, inclusive development and equitable dialogue. It seeks to develop policy proposals based on scientific research that address key challenges faced by the international community, from infrastructure underdevelopment and economic inequality to civilizational and religious tensions and conflicts.