The Estoril Conferences are bi-annual international events, strategically placed between Davos and Porto Alegre, which focus on the challenges of globalisation. The conferences aim at providing a substantial contribution to the international dialogue between nations and regions towards effective local solutions for our global challenges. The overall theme of the Estoril Conferences is “Global Challenges, Local Answers”.
Having always been affected by the confluence of many cultures, Portugal has a frontline tradition of bringing together peoples and regions in debates on ideas on modernity, ecumenism and universalism. In line with that tradition, the Estoril Conferences bring together some of the most prominent personalities, organisations, universities, research and development centres, thinks tanks and non-governmental organisations in the world.
The 3rd edition of the Estoril Conferences will take place between April 30th and May 3rd 2013, with several presentations and panels by global leaders and thinkers. Other events include a round Table with Overseas Ambassadors and the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs on “Portugal and Globalisation”, the Estoril Youth Summit, Glotalks (inspirational presentations by invited guests), bilateral meetings throughout the whole program, a Gala Award Ceremony and Dinner. More than 1500 participants are expected among academics, politicians and business executives. We will have the additional participation of 600 students national and international students.
In every edition, the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize of 70.000 Euros is awarded to the best book on Globalisation. This is the biggest award in the field of international studies. The prize honours books which have contributed to new and original thought and which set out clear and topical policy recommendations in this area. The international Jury looks for books that offer rigorous and well -defended conclusions and are written in a clear and accessible language aimed at a wider audiences. The winners to date were: Paul Collier & Muhammad Yunus, and Charles Beitz.
In this edition the Estoril Local Answers Award will be introduced, aiming at promoting local initiatives that provide effective answers to our global challenges. The award with a value of 10.000 Euros, which is given to a local project or initiative that demonstrates the power of local action in response to the challenges posed by globalisation.
The Estoril Conferences is embraced and supported by the highest political institutions in Portugal, including, the Patronage of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic and the institutional support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year, the Estoril Conferences counts also with the support of the World Bank.
The Academic Partners also play a vital role in strengthening the message and impact of the Estoril Conferences. They take part in the preparation of the programme, further elaborating the themes, suggesting speakers, disseminating content internationally and the selection of the winners of the Estoril Conferences Awards. Our prestigious list of Academic Partners demonstrates the importance and international value impact and reach of the Estoril Conferences. Our partners include: Aarhus University, Rotterdam School of Management / Erasmus University, Georgetown University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Catholic University of Portugal and the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013
08:30 - 15:00

ESTORIL YOUTH SUMMIT
This summit aims at ensuring a higher involvement of younger generations and incorporating their particular perspectives on the challenges of globalisation and their suggestions for local answers. The Estoril Conferences have a strong focus on the promotion of action at the local level and we believe that younger generations have the power to make significant changes.

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10:00 - 12:00

SPECIAL SESSION - GLOBALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF HIGH EDUCATION (reserved access)
This special session is a panel with the participation of the Presidents/Deans of the Academic Partners of the Estoril Conferences. It will address the development and role of high education in face of current globalisation trends.
Special guest: Nuno Crato, Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science of Portugal
Moderator: Nuno de Sousa Pereira, Dean, Porto Business School
Reuven Amitai, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Isabel Capeloa Gil, vice-Rector, Catholic University of Portugal
Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Rector, Aarhus University
Julia von Maltzan Pacheco, Associate Dean, Getulio Vargas Foundation
António Rendas, President, Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities
David Thomas, Dean, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Steef van de Velde, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

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12:00 - 14:00

AMBASSADORS ROUND TABLE - PORTUGAL AND GLOBALISATION (reserved access)
This event focuses on the particular role that Portugal can play in the specific context of Globalisation, in its different cultural, economic, political and social dimensions. The event includes a private lunch, a round-table and bilateral meetings with foreign ambassadors in Portugal.
Special guest: Paulo Portas, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal

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15:00 - 16:00

MAIN CONFERENCE - OPENING SESSION
Carlos Carreiras,Mayor of the Municipality of Cascais
David Thomas, Dean, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Miguel Pinto Luz, Vice-President, Municipality of Cascais
Pedro Passos Coelho, Prime-Minister of Portugal

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16:00 - 17:00

OPENING CONFERENCE
Moderator: Rodrigo Moita de Deus, CEO; Nextpower Portugal
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, Founder of the Barefoot College

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17:00 - 17:30

BREAK

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17:30 - 18:00

ESTORIL AWARDS CEREMONY
Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Rector, Aarhus University
Steef van de Velde, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

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18:00 - 19:30

KEY NOTE CONFERENCE
Moderator: Isabel Stilwell, Journalist and writer
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2003

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20:00 - 23:00

ESTORIL CONFERENCES GALA
Special Guest: Catarina Furtado, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador

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Wednesday, 1 May, 2013
09:15 - 11:00

PLENARY PANEL - THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES
Chair: Cyril Muller, Vice President, World Bank
Speakers:
Stanley Anyetei, Founder of S2C, “Pymwymic” Impact Days
Elga Bartsch, Chief European Economist, Morgan Stanley
T. Chen, School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University
Jean Helwege, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Ana Palacio, Member of the Spanish Council of State, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Spain

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11:00 - 11:30

BREAK

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11:30 - 13:00

PLENARY CONFERENCE - SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH
Moderator: Camilo Lourenço, RTP, M80, Jornal de Negócios
John Bruton, Former Prime Minister of Ireland

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13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

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14:00 - 14:45

GLOTALK: GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT, A WORLD VIEW
Hans Rosling, Co-founder of Gapminder Foundation, Professor at Karolinska Institute

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14:45 - 16:30

PLENARY PANEL - GROWTH, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Chair: Ricardo Ernst, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Esperanza Aguirre, former President of Madrid and of the Spanish Senate
Lotte Darsø, Innovation & Learning, Aarhus University
Rick Grobbee, University Medical Center, Utrecht
Toby Heaps, Founder and Director of Corporate Knights
George Yip, Centre on China Innovation at CEIBS

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16:30 - 17:00

BREAK

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17:00 - 18:30

PLENARY CONFERENCE - A GROTH AND EMPLOYMENT AGENDA FOR EUROPE
Moderator: José Ferreira Machado, Dean, Nova School of Business and Economics,
Christopher Pissarides, London School of Economics, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2010

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Thursday, 2 May, 2013
09:15 - 11:00

PLENARY PANEL - GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNAL POLICIES
Chair: Pedro Conceição, Director, Office of Development Studies UNDP
François-Xavier de Donnea, former Mayor of Brussels and Minister of Defence of Belgium
Rachel Goldstein, Founder and President of Agent of Change
Mario Monzoni, Centre for Sustainability Studies, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Arie Kacowicz, Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Daan van Knippenberg, Centre for Leadership Studies, Erasmus University/RSM

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11:00 - 11:30

BREAK

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11:30 - 13:00

PLENARY CONFERENCE
Moderator: Ricardo Costa, SIC Notícias, Expresso
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council
Special participation: Paulo Portas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

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13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

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14:00 - 15:45

PLENARY PANEL - THE FUTURE OF GLOBALIZATION
Chair: João Vale de Almeida, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Speakers:
Chris Arnold, Founder of World Merit
Estela Barbot, Senior Advisor of Eurogroup Consulting, Former counselor at the International Monetary Fund
Pia Cayetano, Senator of the Philippines
Ruud Lubbers, Former Prime-Minister of the Netherlands, Founder of the Earth Charter
Vandana Shiva, International Forum on Globalization

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15:45 - 16:15

BREAK

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16:15 - 17:45

GLOBAL DIALOGUE - THE CRISIS AND NEW DYNAMICS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Chair: Patrick Jenkins, Banking Editor of the Financial Times
Horta Osório, CEO of the Lloyds Bank
François Pérol, Chairman of BPCE

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17:45 - 18:15

BREAK

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18:15 - 19:45

PLENARY CONFERENCE - TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL ORDES
Moderator: João Proença, UGT
Lech Walesa, Former President of Poland, Co-founder of Solidarity, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1983

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Friday, 3 May, 2013
09:15 - 10:45

GLOBAL DIALOGUE - GLOBALISATION AND THE CHALLENGES FOR DEMOCRACY
Chair: João Carlos Espada, Director of IEP, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Anthony Giddens, Cambridge University
Jorge Sampaio, Former President of the Portuguese Republic

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10:45 - 11:15

BREAK

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11:15 - 13:00

PLENARY PANEL - HUMAN SECURITY
Chair: Reuven Amitai, Dean Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Luis Fraga, President of the World Stability Observatory, former Senator of Spain
Gabriele Jacobs, Head of the Composite Project, Erasmus University
Helena Rego, Director Intelligence Academy, SIRP
António Rebelo de Sousa, Vice President of OSCOT, Observatory for Security, Organized Crime and Terrorism
Mariana van Zeller, Journalist, National Geographic

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13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

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14:00 - 14:45

GLOTALK - GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
Harry Starren, Writer, former CEO of de Baak

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14:45 - 16:30

PLENARY PANEL - GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
Chair: Eusebio Mujal-León, Democracy & Governance, Georgetown University
João Marques de Almeida, Former Head of Global Dialogue, Bureau of European Policy Advisors
Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
Mohamed Salih, Erasmus University, Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 through IPCC
Mohammad Shtayyeh, Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction
Stanlake Samkange, UN, World Food Programme, Director of the Policy, Programme and Innovation Division

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16:30 - 05:00

BREAK

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17:00 - 18:30

GLOBAL DIALOGUE - POLITICAL LEADER LEADERSHIP AND GLOBALIZATION
Chair: László Hubay Cebrian, Fundação Cascais
Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary
Frederik de Klerk, Former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1993

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18:30 - 19:00

CLOSING CEREMONY
Julia von Maltzan Pacheco, Associate Dean, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of the Municipality of Cascais