ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlanta welcomes an unprecedented meeting of business and governmental leaders from around the world during the 2012 Global Peace Convention’s Global Business Forum. Sessions will be held daily beginning Thursday, November 29, through Saturday, December 1, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Business leaders and heads of state from Africa, Latin America, Kurdistan/Iraq and China are slated to attend. Themed “Peace & Prosperity through Trade & Investment,” the Global Business Forum promises to be a ground-breaking collaborative dialogue on regional cooperation, sustainable development, North-South relations, and transparency and democratic governance.
In conjunction with the Global Peace Convention, an initiative of the Global Peace Foundation, this unique and timely forum creates a platform for business leaders interested in global markets, and civil society leaders, to promote peace and development through trade and investment. The forum will provide opportunities to explore direct trade and investment opportunities in emerging and challenging regions such as China, Africa, and the Middle-East.
Highlights of the forum include: 11 Former Heads of State from Latin America, Top business leaders from Africa: Land of Opportunity in the 21st Century, and the Presidential Delegation from Kurdistan/Iraq.
Business owners, CEOs and senior business executives interested in global markets, and political and government leaders engaged in economic development promoting global peace – from Georgia and around the world – will have opportunities for personal interaction with delegates and speakers through conference sessions, exclusive banquets, and networking breaks.
Forum sessions on November 29th include: “Peace and Prosperity through Trade and Investment,” “Africa Perspectives and Opportunities,” and “Kurdistan/Iraq Perspectives and Opportunities.” On November 30th, forum sessions include: “Moral & Innovative Entrepreneurship: Making a Difference.” Sessions on December 1st include: “Trade and Investment: Opportunities and Shared Advantages in Latin America,” and “Next Steps – Global Peace Business Council.”
The Global Peace Convention advances innovative responses to the challenges of conflict and underdevelopment by drawing upon the expertise of government, faith-based, and civil society partners; and by involving stakeholders from affected regions. Grounded in a comprehensive, values-based approach that recognizes the fundamental rights as well as responsibilities of all people, the Global Peace Convention presents a vision for peace and social progress.