Most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple to meet at city fo­rum

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - BIANCA CA­PA­ZO­RIO

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”.

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