The Global Social Business Summit 2011, Vienna.
In 2011 the Global Social Business Summit moved to Vienna in Austria. 500 participants came together to discuss latest achievements and strategies of future developments on 10-12 November 2011. The summit was held over a course of three days adding the theme of culture and arts.
On the occasion of the Global Social Business Summit 2011 a TEDx event focused on social business was held as well featuring Prof. Yunus, Hans Reitz and many other experts and entrepreneurs of the social business movement as speakers.
On the day prior to the summit, the Young Challengers Meeting was held again and for the first time the Academia Meeting gathered academics from around the world and offered the unique opportunity to share their work in the field of social business within research, practice and teaching.
In the summit 2011 we had amazing speakers and panelists such as- Nobel Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank Prof. Muhammad Yunus, CEO of The Grameen Creative Lab Hans Reitz, Member of the Board of ERSTE Foundation Boris Marte, Mayor of Vienna Werner Faymann, Chancellor of Austria Michael Häupl, Global Head of Sandoz Jeff George, Vice President Intel Corporation John Davies, COO Danone Group Emmanuel Faber, , Vice President Banco do Brasil Robson Rocha, and many others.
HIGHLIGHTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
- HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED THE LAUNCH OF YY MILLENNIUM TOUR WITH UNITED NATIONS.
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EU SOCIAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE BY EU COMMISSIONER LÁSZLÓ ANDOR.
- LAUNCH OF YUNUS SOCIAL BUSINESS BY PROF. YUNUS, HANS REITZ AND SOPHIE EISENMANN.
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF RON GARAN, NASA ASTRONAUT AS NEW “SOCIAL BUSINESS AMBASSADOR”.