A brief synopsis of the
International Leaders Summit and the Adriatic Institute
International Leaders Summit
November 5-7, 2004, Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia
The first International Leaders Summit (ILS) scheduled for November 5-7, 2004, in Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia will bring together reform-minded senior government officials, members of parliament joined by regional and international business and communication media leaders and experts from Europe and US to discuss themes of fundamental importance to emerging and established democracies with a focus on Economic Growth: Unleashing Free Market Forces. Speakers and experts will present successful models of economic reforms and deregulation and how regional and international leaders courageously implement reforms. The ILS is the platform to launch Croatia's first independent free market public policy institute, The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy.
In a statement of support and endorsement for the International Leaders Summit and Croatia鈥檚 new independent think tank, The Adriatic Institute for Public Policy:
"Croatia can benefit from the exposure to the fresh air of free market thinking and the experience of other formerly communist states (in the region)."
Dr. Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate, Economics
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, USA
Best-selling author, Free to Choose and Capitalism and Freedom
The ILS will provide an extraordinary opportunity for participants to develop high-level personal contacts and meet and consult with fellow leaders and experts in the strategic area of economic growth and how it can be effectively implemented. This historic conference is designed to inspire, inform and empower leaders and participants. Through strategic panels participants will tap into a wealth of resources, ideas and successful models of reform, with a particular focus on practical approaches intended to empower them in promoting and implementing reforms in their own nations.
International Leaders Summit will encompass the following themes:
Property Rights and Rule of Law
Privatization and Deregulation
Role of Tax Policy in Influencing Economic Growth
Economic Reporting and the Importance of Free Media
Monetary and Banking Reforms in Transition Economies
路 Exchange-Rate Policies for Transition Economies
路 Developing and Integrating Capital Markets
路 Economic Freedom Index
路 Creating a Favorable Economic Environment
路 Benefiting from Free Market Think Tanks
路 Labor Law Reform
E-Government: Web-Based Public Service Delivery
Some of the confirmed ILS Speakers include:
Helen Disney, President, Stockholm Network, UK
Dr. Steve Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics at John Hopkins University, Regular Columnist at Forbes magazine and a Contributing Editor at Forbes Global magazine, as well as Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, Washington D.C. Former Senior Advisor to President Reagan鈥檚 Economic Council (recent article published in Forbes magazine, August 2004)
Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan, Director of Business and Economic Studies, Senior Fellow in Political Economy, Pacific Research Institute, Former Senior Fellow at Hoover Institute(recent article published in Forbes magazine, May 2004)
Ivan Miklos, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Slovak Republic and Former President of Slovakian Economic Think Tank, M.E.S.A.
Dr. Daniel Mitchell, McKenna Senior Fellow in Political Economy, The Heritage Foundation
Joseph P. Mohorovic, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Chairman Hal Stratton
Dr. Jan Orovec, President of the Slovak Entrepreneurs Association and the F. A. Hayek Foundation
Mrs. Doris Pack, Member of European Parliament, President of the Delegation for the Relations with South-East Europe Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and other countries
Dr. Alvin Rabushka, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. In 1980, he served on President Ronald Reagan's Tax Policy Task Force. He has lectured on tax policy in China, Hong Kong, Israel, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and other countries
Dr. David Roth, Chairman, World Development and Empowerment, Author and Lecturer, Former Public Affairs Officer to Secretary of State Colin Powell and Author of Bestseller, 鈥淪acred Honor鈥? the biography on Colin Powell
John Willman, Chief Leader Writer and Associate Editor, Financial Times
The ILS is an initiative of World Development and Empowerment (WDE) and the Adriatic Institute for Public Policy (AIPP).
World Development and Empowerment (WDE) (www.wdeusa.org) is a US based non-profit, non-governmental organization implementing sustainable programs that affirm human dignity and empower individuals to build productive societies through educational enterprises, humanitarian initiatives, and economic development.
Adriatic Institute for Public Policy is Croatia鈥檚 first independent free market public policy institute which is dedicated to providing ideas and practical solutions which make societies and economies prosper. Adriatic Institute is advocating free market economy based on personal freedom and individual responsibility, rule of law, protection of property rights, reducing taxation, limited government, reducing bureaucracy and red-tape, eliminating corruption and creating a favorable economic environment that will benefit local citizens and the business community.
Official language of the Summit is Croatian and English.
For more information, please visit: www.ils-wde.org .
To register, please fill out the following form:http://www.ils-wde.org/registration.htm