On 15 April 2011, President Dilma Rousseff will attend the opening of the 10th Annual Conference of the Boao Forum for Asia. The theme of the Conference will be “Inclusive Development: Common Agenda & New Challenges”.
The Boao Forum was created in 1998, as a non-governmental organization, by the former Prime Ministers of Australia and Japan, Robert Hawke and Morihiro Hosokawa, and by the former President of the Philippines, Fidel Ramos. It seeks to establish itself as the “Asian Davos” and it is currently the most prestigious forum of Government, business and academic leaders in Asia. The Boao Forum was formally instituted in 2001 and it holds annual meetings in Boao, in the Hainan Province, in southern China.
President Dilma Rousseff’s participation in the 2011 edition of the Boao Forum will allow high level contacts with important leaders from Asia and from other regions. The opening ceremony of the Boao Forum will be attended by the President of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Jintao; by the Presidents of South Africa and Russia; by the Prime Ministers of South Korea, Spain and Ukraine; and by the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. The 2011 Conference will be an opportunity to share the Brazilian experience in promoting economic growth with social inclusion.