Focus on helping future generations as Festival of Thinkers conference concludes

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Delegates to the 4th Festival of Thinkers conference will have the opportunity to consider plans to help future generations, as the highly successful event concludes today with a series of in-depth panel discussions, run in parallel at a number of the Higher Colleges of Technology campuses.

The conference’s final day discussions will see delegates immerse themselves in debate, discussion and meaningful dialogue in relation to seven of the conference themes. The panel will on these occasions consist of six or seven world thinkers, each renowned experts in the specific fields of discussion.

The final day follows builds on from two highly successful mass roundtable discussions held yesterday at the high-tech HCT Khalifa Women’s College, which saw delegates form round tables with world thinkers to explore the issues of the present and future effects of the Global Economic Crisis; and also creating a sustainable world for future generations, particularly children.

The first roundtable saw former Kentucky Governor and fast food entrepreneur John Y. Brown combine with Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, scientific advisor to the Cuban State Council, to chair the discussion on the implications of the financial crisis. The second roundtable saw Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams give a spirited oration on the need to provide greater care for the most vulnerable members of society – the world’s children.

Today’s program agenda will see a keynote address on Reframing Education by H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor, Higher Colleges of Technology at the Khalifa City Women’s College.

For more details about the 4th Festival of Thinkers conference visit www.fot.hct.ac.ae