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16 06, 2016

Mr. Fotis Chatzidiakos, Mayor of Rhodes (Greece), PRIX DE LA FONDATION 2016

On the occasion of the 27th Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum, to be held in Vienna from June 29 to July 1, the Crans Montana Forum’s Board will present Mr. Fotis Chatzidiakos, Mayor of Rhodes (Greece) and President of the Regional Association of South Aegean Municipalities, with the PRIX DE LA FONDATION 2016.

It will be presented to Mr. Chatzidiakos in recognition of the commitment and engagement of Rhodes’ and all the 44 South Aegean Municipalities’ people towards giving the best possible assistance to the refugees arriving at their shores.

The Official Award Ceremony will take place on Friday July 1st, in the presence of numerous International Personalities.

9 06, 2016

Watch the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla 2016 TV Report !

Discover the latest Crans Montana Forum TV Report made on the occasion of the Crans Montana Forum on Africa & the South-South Cooperation, held last March 2016 in Dakhla

25 05, 2016

ENERGY SECURITY & RENEWABLES : High-level Panel in Vienna in the prospect of COP22, chaired by Moroccan Minister in charge of Environment, Mrs. Hakima El Haite

On Wednesday June 29, 2016, the Crans Montana Forum organises an important debate on World Social Responsibility, Energy Security and Renewables in the Energy mix. This meeting will prepare the forthcoming COP22 to be held at the end of this year in Marrakech (Morocco).

This event will take place in the framework of its 27th Annual Session, in Vienna (Austria) from June 29 to July 1, 2016. It will be co-chaired by Mrs. Hakima El Haite, Moroccan Minister in charge of Environment and Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury, President of MASEN Group, which has recently inaugurated one of the largest Solar power plants of the world in the Moroccan desert.

Ministers, International and Regional Organisations as well as key economic actors from the Energy field are invited to attend this exceptional meeting.

24 05, 2016

SILK ROAD : Exceptional Programme next June in Vienna

The Silk Road projects on top of the agenda of the Crans Montana Forum 27th Annual Session in Vienna (Austria) on June 29 to July 1st, 2016.

Organized in cooperation with Crans Montana Club of Ports and chaired by Jianzhong LU, Founding Chairman of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce, this Program will be dedicated to the role of Transports Networks in Regional Growth & Integration and the necessary connexion of Railways to Maritime Network.

It will notably highlight the economic potential of the Silk Road and the integration initiatives implemented to link East and Central Europe to Asia.

Ministers, Directors of Ports, Shippers’ Councils, Maritime Authorities, International and Regional Organizations and Businesses notably from Central to Far-Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and around the World are invited to join this Special Program.

23 05, 2016

The October 2016 Forum will address the major issue of all Agendas : GOVERNMENTS ARE FACING A SYSTEMIC REVOLUTION – A NEW APPROACH OF GOVERNANCE IS A TODAY’S NECESSITY

During the forthcoming Global and Homeland Security Forum to take place in Brussels on next October 2016, the Crans Montana Forum will engage its Participants, among them key decision makers of Governments, in an in-depth debate dedicated to the new Governance that our World requires. Changes are everywhere and keep springing up everywhere… Shaping a new way of Public Governance is now an emergency

  • THE LAW IS NOT ANYMORE THE LAW
  • TOWARDS THE VICTORY OF SUBJECTIVITY ON OBJECTIVITY : THE NEW POWER OF WHISTLEBLOWERS NOW LEGITIMISED
  • WHEN THE LAW IS BECOMING A WEAPON TO SECURE A BETTER DOMINATION ON POLITICAL OPPONENTS
  • WHEN THE RIGHT OF INTERVENTION BECOMES A DUTY TO INTERVENE FOR THE PROTECTION OF NOT GENERAL BUT SPECIFIC INTERESTS
  • THE PROSECUTIONS AGAINST FOREIGN HEADS OF STATE
17 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS : United Nations Under-Secretary General & Special Adviser on Africa, Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, commends the Crans Montana Forum’s initiative dedicated to Central to Far-Eastern Europe

In a letter addressed to Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, President of the Crans Montana Forum, on May 13, 2016, Mr. Maged Abdelaziz, United Nations Under-Secretary General & Special Adviser on Africa, commends the new initiative of the Forum :

«The thematic focus of this session, “ Restoring Confidence from Atlantic to Pacific Oceans”, will address a wide range of issues that are of great importance for Africa, including South-South cooperation, energy concerns, migration, global security and the management of emergency situations. I particularly applaud the inclusion of a session on “Africa and its connections with Central to Far-Eastern Europe”, which will provide an important opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen the region’s strategic partnership with Africa as the continent embarks on implementation of the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the continent’s ambitious, 50-year transformative agenda for development, peace and security. »

13 05, 2016

Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, guest of the “Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris” inaugural Dinner

In the framework of the cooperation agreement between the Crans Montana Forum and the Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris, Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, President of the Crans Montana Forum, was the guest of the Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris Inaugural Dinner.

Le Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris gathers in an exclusive, informal and entirely private atmosphere, the key actors in international affairs in Paris.

The Inaugural Dinner, took place on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at the lounge of Hotel Plaza Athénée, Avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Many bilateral and multilateral Ambassadors as well as Members of the National Assembly, the Senate, including Committee President and Vice-President, participated to the dinner.

In addition, numerous Representatives of the civil society attended the event, among them OBERTHUR, ACCOR, AIRBUS, and AIR FRANCE but also the Presidents of EUTELSAT and EXIMBANK of Romania etc.

For more information about the Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris activities : The blog

13 04, 2016

SPORT, ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE : the Crans Montana Forum in Vienna will address this key issue of our century and for the future generations

Sport has become in all our societies the major tool of Education. It is the essential vector leading to growing awareness of our own dignity, the dignity of others and the fundamental respect due to society, its rules and the world around us.

Sport is a major component of youthful passion. It shapes the structuring enthusiasms of adolescence and continues to play this role until adulthood.

Sport remains the reference in terms of aesthetics, fulfilment and hope. And it should stay this way !

This is essential for young generations who, on another level, show a loss of confidence towards the political elites and governmental systems in general.

However our excessive consumer society and the indecent and pervert appetite of some people are the reason why Sport became venal. Indeed, Sport can often generate an insane amount of cash, easy money, corruption, perverse behaviours and all kind of frauds.

Scandals, arising one after the other, will keep on bursting. We need to stop it.

In this sense, on the occasion of its 27th Annual Session, the Crans Montana Forum organises a high-level meeting to raise awareness and discuss the adequate policies to improve Sport Governance in compliance with Ethics and Respect of everyone.

25 03, 2016

June 2016 CMF annual session in Vienna (Austria) – Time has come for restoring confidence inside the great Europe

Mr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Austrian Republic has granted his high patronage to the 27th annual session of the Crans Montana Forum to take place in Vienna on June 2016. This is a very strong signal that time has come for restoring confidence inside the great Europe and building a brilliant future of Peace and Development.

The Forum invites, at the highest level, the Authorities of all countries from Atlantic to Pacific Ocean to engage in concrete discussions related to the future of what is the potential new World Power.

Topics will address all issues related to the Regional and International Cooperation in this strategic zone of the World and provide Businesses with the best opportunities of network with the most influential decision makers.

This event aims to be annual in the capital of Austria. Every year the Forum on Central to Far Eastern Europe will focus on a new zone of the World in the spirit of strengthening International Economic Cooperation. In June 2016 it will be Africa !