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2013 Concordia Annual Summit

Sept. 26-27 | NYC

Building a Prosperous Future: Investing in Our Youth

More than any other demographic, youth have the greatest potential to drive innovation and economic growth. Accounting for one third of the world’s population, they possess the capacity to create new paradigms of global prosperity and the ability to solve many of the seemingly intractable challenges of this emergent century. In order to deliver on their full potential, this younger generation must be equipped with the proper tools and opportunity. The 2013 Concordia Summit convened the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to create innovative solutions and bring existing initiatives to scale in order to serve and support our global youth population. Participants heard key insights from leading experts from around the world on how to leverage the strength of public-private partnerships and empower our next generation of global citizens.

José María Aznar, former President of Spain, gives opening remarks on investment in the next generation of leaders.
President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves calls on governments and the private sector to take urgent action to address the crisis of youth employment.
John Negroponte and Nabil Fahmy laud the efforts of youth in establishing innovative social ventures in the fields of education, public health, and urban development.
HRH Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia advocates for renewed investment in education in the Middle East.

Global Leader Perspective

The third annual Concordia Summit featured remarks on youth development, education reform, and employment policy, by world leaders including President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, José María Aznar, former President of the Government of Spain; and HRH Prince Abdul-Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

“I am sure this initiative, the Concordia Summit, will contribute to creating a more prosperous and secure future.” José María Aznar, Former President of the Government of Spain
Cindy McCain and Dikembe Mutombo discuss some of the challenges to delivering humanitarian assistance in politically unstable environments.
Cindy McCain argues for greater participation from the private sector in establishing sustainable development programs in post-conflict regions.
Dikembe Mutombo explains how his foundation raised $29 million dollars to open a 300-bed hospital on the outskirts of his hometown, the Congolese capital of Kinshasa.

Conflict Zones: Creating Partnerships to Deliver Basic Services in Africa

Dikembe Mutombo and Cindy McCain shared their experiences on the ground in Somalia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where they have worked to increase access to basic health and sanitation services, and to improve food security in the region. The pair were interviewed by Concordia’s co-founder Matthew Swift and discussed the best approaches for partnerships in vulnerable, post-conflict regions in order to safeguard basic services and human rights.
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Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift ring the Closing Bell with President Ollanta Humala of Peru at the New York Stock Exchange.
Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift at the New York Stock Exchange.
The Concordia Summit flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili makes opening remarks at Concordia's reception.

New York Stock Exchange

At the Opening Reception hosted by the New York Stock Exchange, corporate executives, nonprofit leaders, Leadership Council members, and public-private partnership experts came together to kick-off the 2013 Concordia Summit. Concordia Founders, Nicholas Logothetis and Matthew Swift, rang the Closing Bell with President Ollanta Humala of Peru. Guests were invited to a private reception for cocktails and networking with a special address by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Natalie Pregibon describes how the Concordia Index ranks countries based on their readiness and need to engage in public private partnerships
Amb. Paula J. Dobrianksy, Chair of the Concordia Index Taskforce, notes that greater infrastructure deficit means greater opportunity for large scale social impact.
Natalie Pregibon identifies the top 5 countries with the highest scores on the Concordia Index.
Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky highlights how the Concordia Index can be used to inform key policy changes and improve a country's partnership environment.

The Concordia Partnership Index

The Concordia Partnership Index was launched at the third annual Concordia Summit by Task Force member Ambassador Paula J. Dobrianksy and Concordia’s Director of Research, Natalie Pregibon. The Index was developed as a tool for public, private, and nonprofit organizations to identify opportunities to form strategic partnerships and pool resources for the implementation of innovative ideas. The Index ranks countries based on their readiness and need to engage in public-private partnerships. To find out more about the Concordia Partnership Index and additional research products, click here.     

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“At the core of human motivation is that tomorrow can be better than today.” George M. Logothetis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Libra Group

Day 1

September 26 - New York Stock Exchange

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Closing Bell & Opening Reception

Day 2

September 27 - Grand Hyatt New York

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome Remarks

9:10 am - 9:20 am Opening Address: Youth Empowerment

9:20 am - 9:40 am Launching the Concordia Index

9:40 am - 9:50 am Remarks by José María Aznar, President of The Government of Spain

9:50 am - 10:00 am Partnership Highlight: Education for Employment, Consolidated Contractors Company, The MasterCard Foundation

10:00 am - 10:50 am Plenary: Creating Jobs for our 21st Century Workforce

10:50 am - 11:00 am Partnership Highlight: NYC Outward Bound Schools and Capital One Bank

11:00 am - 11:15 am Coffee Break in the P3 Lounge

11:15 am - 12:45 pm Breakout Sessions

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Conflict Zones: Creating Partnerships to Deliver Basic Services in Africa

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Egypt: A Portrait of Youth

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Plenary: The 2013 State of P3s- Assessing the Partnership Environment

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Break in the P3 Lounge

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Government Spotlight: Policy for Employment- Estonia’s Startup Boom

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Fireside Chat: Partnering for Impact in the Private Sector

5:30 pm Reflecting on Today: Moving Forward on Youth Development

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