Nakheel and Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) to head Dubai in the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.

January 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Taking place from 25 - 29 January, WEF is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The 2006 Forum will see 2,340 participants from 89 countries. This comprises 15 heads of state or government, including Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, who will give the Forum's opening speech, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan and Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland. Other political speakers include Jack Straw, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, and Robert Zoellick, US Deputy Secretary of State.

The business world will be represented by more than 730 chairmen and CEOs from the world's leading companies will take active part in the discussions - the highest ever since the World Economic Forum was launched in 1971. Business participants include Paul D. Wolfowitz, President, World Bank, and Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman Virgin.

The overarching theme of the Forum is "The Creative Imperative." H.E Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem will be participating in a discussion and workshop on "Pioneering Cities", which will look at the formula required for a city to emerge as a global leader in innovation and creativity.

H.E Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Nakheel said, "The World Economic Forum is unparalleled in terms of bringing together the world's key decision makers under one roof; the number and caliber of participants means that it is an absolutely essential to ensure that TCO and Dubai are well represented. Dubai's success has been built on being outward looking, progressive, and in tune with world developments. It is an excellent opportunity to make new business relationships, and strengthen existing ones, as well as gaining valuable insights into global trends and issues."

Led by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Nakheel, the six strong TCO delegation is Mahmood Saleh, Executive Director of Shared Services and Secretary General TCO, Salma Hareb, Chief Executive Officer Jafza, Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Director General Dubai Customs, Adel Al Shirawi, Chief Executive Officer Tamweel, and Hamed Kazim, Group Chief Financial Officer.