13 June 2012
Bio’s international stature and statesmanship had a significant boost yesterday, when he spoke to global financial and industrial leaders at the 18th Conference of Montreal, organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, in Canada.
Julius Maada Bio – is a former president of Sierra Leone and the country’s main opposition SLPP leader at the forthcoming presidential election.
Global attention is now sternly fixed on the world economic crisis, as Bio and other international participants discussed ‘issues of new geopolitical balances, which may arise as the globalization of economies, the recovery or survival of the U.S. economy, free trade, and new trade routes’, become ever more pressing.
Other keynote speakers at the conference included the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States – Alan Greenspan, who spoke about ‘the conditions of a real recovery in the United States’.
Dominic Barton – the Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, spoke on the theme: ‘Towards a New Capitalism.’
Key sponsors of the conference include; the global steel production giant – Rio Tinto, computer software market leader – Cisco, and Forbes.