Pavilion 8A, Congress Hall

The financial world has recently had to respond to range of new and unexpected socioeconomic, natural and manmade problems. The global collapse in confidence in 2008, the European sovereign debt crisis in 2010, political unrest in the Middle East and the earthquake in Japan are only a few of the problems that have shocked the world in recent times.

1) What foreseen risks threaten the global economy in the coming years and how might they impact the financial world?
2) Is risk becoming more or less predictable? How is the financial world adjusting its approach to managing risk?
3) Should business and finance change strategies in the face of unforeseen risks?
4) Is the financial world prepared to face uncertainty?

Ruben Vardanyan , Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Josef Ackermann , Chairman of the Management Board, Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
Maria Bartiromo , News anchor and interviewer, CNBC
David Bonderman , Founding Partner, TPG
Herman Gref , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Robert Kelly , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of New York Mellon
Alexey Kudrin , Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Duncan Niederauer , Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext
Elena Salgado , Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance of Spain
Lars H. Thunell , Executive Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Richard Hunter , Group Managing Director, Corporate Issuers Group in London, Fitch Ratings
Dr.  Klaus Schwab , Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, World Economic Forum
Stephen Schwarzman , Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Blackstone; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.