Libra Group Sponsors Second Highly Successful Concordia Summit
The second annual Concordia Summit took place in New York City today. For the second year in succession the Libra Group was the lead sponsor for the event. Keynote speeches and sessions featured world leaders and global statesmen, alongside several international names in business, politics and the public sector. A major highlight was President Bill Clinton offering his insight into world affairs in an exclusive Q&A session with Concordia founders Matthew Swift and Nicholas Logothetis.
Embracing the Concordia Summit’s mission of promoting Public-Private Partnerships, the first guest speaker was Senator John McCain who drew on his significant experience to offer thoughts on the nature of partnership and its strategic value in the modern world. He was followed by Libra Group Chairman and CEO George Logothetis whose speech outlined the mutual benefits for business where the partnership opportunity makes sense in human terms as much as economic ones, with a particular emphasis on US recovery and the Greek crisis.
Other speakers throughout the day included President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia, President Aleksander Kwasniewski of Poland, Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe, Ireland’s Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, Ambassador John Negroponte, Donna Karan, Laura Bush and many others. The event, at the Plaza Hotel, also saw the launch of the Concordia Index, a new global tracker of public-private partnership metrics.
“It is a great privilege to be involved with Concordia,” said George Logothetis, Libra Chairman and CEO. “It helps bring people together and make conversations happen. Open, constructive dialogue is a positive and decisive way forward and something we can all participate in.”
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