Thursday, January 17, 2013

Davos WEF: Washington Works for PEU

The Columbus Dispatch reported

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman also is to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where global political, business and academic leaders will gather from Wednesday through Jan. 27 to discuss the world’s pressing economic, social and political challenges.

Portman’s attendance wasn’t known until yesterday when the forum announced its 2,500-plus participants and program schedule. He is to participate in a panel discussion on Jan. 25 called “Will Washington Work?” with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; and David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of the global asset-management firm Carlyle Group.

Strategic sponsors include Bain, Bank of America, Clayton Dubilier Rice, Goldman Sachs, Jones Lange Lasalle, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and UBS.

Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman will talk on unlocking Long Term Capital, while George Soros will share his insights the last day of the event.  Rest assured more PEU's are on the dais, as are leaders of central banks.  Senator John McCain will lead a talk on the future of Syria.   Global tamperers unite.