Most influential people to meet at city forum
SOME of the world’s most influential people, including former US president Bill Clinton and global business players, have gathered in Cape Town this weekend for the Fortune, Time and CNN Global Forum.
The forum, which runs till Monday, allows global heads from top companies to meet. It is the first time the event has been held in Cape Town and the guest list will include people from Time Magazine’s 100 honorees list – the world’s 100 most influential people in areas like science, technology, media and government.
President Jacob Zuma is expected to address the delegation via satellite link-up from the G8 and G20 summit in Toronto today, while Clinton will speak tomorrow. Businesses include China Mobile, Royal Dutch Shell, Deutsche Bank, Coca-Cola and Daimler.
For mer president FW de Klerk, Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel and Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies will also be speaking.
The World Cup has not been ignored, and CEO of the Local Organising Committee Danny Jordaan and former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar will discuss “The African Moment” and the spin-off from the tournament for South Africa.
The South African Friends of Ogoni and Social Movement Indaba will be picketing the event this morning because of “exploitation of people”.