Deputy PM braces busy Davos agenda
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Ali Babacan will attend a TV program for the first time during the Davos meetings.
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan will speak at five different working groups and record two separate television programs as part of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos between Jan. 25 and 28, according to reports.
Babacan is also scheduled to meet with 20 upper-level managers during his time in Switzerland.
First on Babacan’s agenda is the television program “Reflections from the Arab Spring,” to be aired live Jan. 26 on Al Arabiya TV. Later that day, he will speak at the meeting “Big changes in economic growth models,” followed by an opening speech with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron at the “International cooperation in new health services” conference.
On Jan. 27, Babacan will make an address at the working group “What 2012 will bring,” before attending a live panel discussion on CNN titled “Can developing countries capture global growth?” He will later be a speaker at the working group “Road maps to reform in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia.”
On Jan. 28, his last day in Davos, Babacan is expected to speak at the working group “The 2012 global economic view,” which will also be attended by the German and English finance ministers and the managing directors of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.