Inaugural Global Economic Summit to open in Co Kerry

May 21, 2024

More than 400 leaders from politics, business, economics and civic life are gathering in Killarney, Co Kerry over the next three days for the inaugural Global Economic Summit.

They will discuss themes including climate change, energy sustainability, health ecosystems, education, technology and artificial intelligence.

The summit is a not-for-profit event which aims to develop new solutions to global challenges.

Minister for Finance Michael McGrath is opening the summit this morning.

Among the speakers will be CEO of the World Energy Council Angela Wilkinson, Ireland’s European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Ms McGuinness’s speech will focus on financing the green transition.

Executive Director of Planning at Interpol Darrin E. Jones will deliver a paper on the importance of partnerships in an ever-changing global security environment.

Tomorrow, the summit will discuss the impact of evolving technologies like AI on the world’s population.

Health will also be a central theme of the day, in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Chief Business Strategist of AI at Google Gopi Kallayi will be on a panel discussing artificial intelligence and the metaverse.

Director General of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will deliver a speech on health post-Covid, covering the future of healthcare and public health systems.

Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko will feature on Wednesday, along with AI advisor to Pope Francis, Fr Paolo Benanti.

While this is the inaugural Global Economic Summit and it ends on Wednesday, the organisers say their aim is to provide an on-going platform for international and domestic organisations to discuss current and future global challenges.

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