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In partnership with the Government of the Canary Islands, the Global Economic Institute will hold its Annual Economic Summit from November 12-15, 2018 in the Canary Islands.

A number of issues within the Global Economic Institute’s four thematic areas of Trade, FDI, Innovation and Sustainable Development will be examined. In particular, the Summit will look closely at the triple helix of industry–academia-government interactions and their inter-jurisdictional spillover effects.

Held every year under the TFi4SD (Trade, FDI and Innovation for Sustainable Development) brand, our Annual Summit offers a unique platform to proffer solutions to pressing issues, hear from global experts, build your brand, grow your network, and connect one-on-one with decision-makers, thought leaders and potential partners from around the world.

Join us in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria!  



What’s more? After the two-day Summit, in partnership with key partners in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, we incorporate strategic business meetings, site visits, and other sightseeing opportunities. Come and explore the spectacular natural beauty of the Canary Islands!

Confirmed Speakers

Our keynote and panel speakers will share their unique perspectives, philosophies and insights, while offering expert knowledge and solutions to help address pressing issues.

Fernando Clavijo Batlle

President & Head of Government, Canary Islands

Jeff Finkle

President, International Economic Development Council, United States

Dorothy Gordon

Chair, Inter-Governmental Council  UNESCO-Information for All Programme

Pedro Ortega Rodríguez 

Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge, Government of the Canary Islands

Adam Jones-Kelley

President, Conway, Inc., United States

Antonio Morales Méndez
President, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Arc. Namadi Sambo 

Chairman, Africa Power and Development Advisors; Former Vice-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Augusto Hidalgo

Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Prof. Sidi Osho

Professor of Agriculture/Former Vice-Chancellor, Nigeria

Aaron Shull

Managing Director, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

Amine Laghidi

President, National Commission of Capital and Intangible Economy, Morocco

Dr. Fred Olayele

President, Global Economic Institute, Canada

Fabio Yukio Yamada

General Manager (South America), Castlepines Investment Group, London, U.K.

Fergus Maclaren

President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, Canada

Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa

Commissioner for ICT, Economic Community of West African States, Cape Verde

Dr. Courtney Doagoo

Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

Dr. Erika Kraemer Mbula

Associate Professor, South African Research Chairs Initiative, University of Johannesburg

Johanna Odonkor Svanikier 

President & CEO, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa, Ghana

Prof. Michel Rod

Associate Dean, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada

Pablo Martín Carbajal

General Director, African Affairs, Canary Islands Government

Dr. Cristiana Oliveira

Rector, Universidad Europea Canarias, Canary Islands

Dr. Richard Clouet

Vice-Rector, Internationalization and Cooperation, University of Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Dr. Didi Emokpare 

Chief Executive Officer, Outpost Heathcare, Canada

Cosme García Falcón 

Managing Director, Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), Canary Islands

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