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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Crans Montana Forum. Since 1986...

Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron


THE CRANS MONTANA FORUM


The Crans Montana Forum is a Swiss Non-Governmental International Organization whose importance and prestige have been globally well-established since 1986. Its oldest Forums are held each year in Crans-Montana (CH-VS) and Geneva (CH-GE).

It is formally recognized by and work with all major International Organizations, respected Governments, Business and Non-Governmental Organizations.

The Crans Montana Forum works to build a more Humane and Impartial World "Committed to a more Humane and Impartial World" and encourages international cooperation and overall growth. It also works to promote best practices and to ensure a permanent dialogue between all those who handle high-level responsibilities.

The first annual Crans Montana Forum, in 1990, was dedicated to political and economic reconstruction in a Europe then open in the aftermath of the Cold War. In 2016, unfortunately, this dimension will return to the agenda, due to an international situation that has only deteriorated.
The yearly Crans Montana Forum meeting is a world-renowned and unavoidable event on the agenda of every decision-maker.

The various Forums organized worldwide (Brussels, Geneva, Rabat, Dakhla, Vienna, Crans-Montana, Bucharest, Baku, Zagreb, Roma, Sarajevo, Tirana, Athens, Malta, Bahrain etc...) represent exceptional opportunities for Businesses and Government Officials to implement their strategies, strengthen relationships with partners and create new ones, and build cooperation opportunities.

The Crans Montana Forum offers tailor-made partnerships and activities to those who would like to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by the wide scope, the variety and the relevance of its events.

A Council on World Public affairs has been established in 2010 to gather Business decision makers on a specific agenda. Members of the Council are welcome to join the Forum's sessions, bring their expertise and share their experience.


THE FORUM’S FOUNDERS

The history of the Crans Montana Forum started with the Fondation du Forum Universale
and the Club de Lausanne, which have played an important role since 1985.

Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz

Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
President
of the Swiss Confederation

It is the late Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, President of the Swiss Confederation,
who guided with friendship and constancy the hand of the two founders :

HSH Prince Anton von und zu Liechtenstein
HSH Prince Anton
von und zu Liechtenstein

Honorary Chairman & Co-founder
Fondation du Forum Universale
Mr. Jean-Paul Carteron
Mr. Jean-Paul Carteron
Honorary Chairman & Founder
Crans Montana Forum
Fondation du Forum Universale

LATER, THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL WAS CREATED

Pfr. Daniel Warner

Pfr. Daniel Warner
Chairman, Advisory Board
Crans Montana Forum

THOSE WHO GAVE LIFE TO THE FORUM

Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz

Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
President
of the Swiss Confederation
Mr. Richard Holbrooke

Mr. Richard Holbrooke
Ambassador of the United States
to the U.N.
Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev

Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev
President of the USSR
Mr. Yasser Arafat

Mr. Yasser Arafat
President of the Palestine
Mr. Kiro Gligorov

Mr. Kiro Gligorov
President of the Republic
of Macedonia
Mr. Arpad Goncz

Mr. Arpad Goncz
President of the Republic
of Hungary
Mr. Jean Lecanuet
Mr. Jean Lecanuet
Minister of Justice, France
MP - Chairman
Foreign Aff. Committee of Senate
Pfr. Georges Vedel

Pfr. Georges Vedel
Member, Constitutional Court
and Académie Française
Mr. Turgut Ozal

Mr. Turgut Ozal
President of the Republic
of Turkey
Mr. Viktor Chernomyrdin

Mr. Viktor Chernomyrdin
Prime Minister
Russia
Mr. Rafic Hariri

Mr. Rafic Hariri
Prime Minister
Lebanon
Mr. Anatoly Sobchak

Mr. Anatoly Sobchak
Mayor of Saint-Petersburg
Russia
Mr. Yitzhak Rabin

Mr. Yitzhak Rabin
Prime Minister
State of Israel
Mr. Janez Drnovsek

Mr. Janez Drnovsek
President of the Republic
of Slovenia
Mr. Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet

Mr. Jacques Kosciusko-Morizet
Ambassadeur de France
Mr. Bronislaw Geremek

Mr. Bronislaw Geremek
Co-Founder of Solidarnosc
Companion of Lech Walesa
Mr. Lennart Meri

Mr. Lennart Meri
President of the Republic
of Estonia
Mr. Edouard Chevardnadze

Mr. Edouard Chevardnadze
President of the Republic
of Georgia
Mr. Pascal Couchepin

Mr. Pascal Couchepin
President
of the Swiss Confederation
Mr. Alain Juppé

Mr. Alain Juppé
Prime Minister
France
Mr. Andonis Samaras

Mr. Andonis Samaras
Prime Minister
Greece
Mr. Didier Reynders
Mr. Didier Reynders
Vice Prime Minister & Minister
Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs, Belgium
Mr. Alain Decaux

Mr. Alain Decaux
Minister of the Francophonie
France
>Mr. Claude Haegi

Mr. Claude Haegi
President of the Government
of Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. Jean Franois-Poncet

Mr. Jean François-Poncet
Minister of Foreign Affairs
France
Mr. Guido de Marco

Mr. Guido de Marco
President of the Republic
of Malta
Pfr. Henri Rieben
Pfr. Henri Rieben
Founder
Fondation Jean Monnet
pour l'Europe, Switzerland
Mr. Claude Cheysson

Mr. Claude Cheysson
Minister of Foreign Affairs
France
Mr. Jean-Bernard Raimond

Mr. Jean-Bernard Raimond
Minister of Foreign Affairs
France
Sir Leon Brittan

Sir Leon Brittan
European Commissionner
Mr. Jelu Jelev

Mr. Jelu Jelev
President of the Republic
of Bulgaria
Mr. Jacques Barrot

Mr. Jacques Barrot
Vice President
European Commission

THOSE WHOSE ATTENTIVE SUPPORT IS MORE PRECIOUS

HRH Prince Jean de Luxembourg

HRH Prince Jean
de Luxembourg
HSH Prince Alos von Liechtenstein

HSH Prince Aloïs
von Liechtenstein
Mr. Ion Iliescu

Mr. Ion Iliescu
President of Romania
HM Simon de Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha
HM Simeon de
Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha

Prime Minister
Bulgaria
Mrs. Irina Bokova

Mrs. Irina Bokova
Director General
UNESCO
Mr. Abdelaziz Othman Altwaijri

Mr. Abdelaziz Othman Altwaijri
Director General
ISESCO
Mr. Jerry K. Rawlings

Mr. Jerry K. Rawlings
President of the Republic
of Ghana
Mr. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran

Mr. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran
Head of the Government
Morocco
Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker

Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker

President
European Commission
Mr. Dominique de Villepin

Mr. Dominique de Villepin
Prime Minister
France
Mr. Vaclav Klaus

Mr. Vaclav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic
HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal
HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal
Chairman
King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy
Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy
Dep. Secretary General
United Nations
President, UNITAID
Mr. Jesse L. Jackson

Mr. Jesse L. Jackson
Founder & President
Rainbow Push Coalition, USA
Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika
President of the
People's Democratic Republic
of Algeria
Mr. Raila Amollo Odinga

Mr. Raila Amollo Odinga
Prime Minister
Kenya
Mr. Jos Luis Rodrguez Zapatero

Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Head of the Government
Spain
Mr. Ricardo Lagos

Mr. Ricardo Lagos
President of the Republic
of Chile
Mr. Samuel Manetoali
Mr. Samuel Manetoali
Minister of Environment,
and Climate Change
Solomon Islands
Mrs. Pearl Kupe
Mrs. Pearl Kupe
Director
Africa Women's Leadership
Programme
Mrs. Judith Amaechi
Mrs. Judith Amaechi
Founder
Empowerment Support Initiative
Nigeria
Mr. Nicolas Koutros

Mr. Nicolas Koutros

Managing Director
Oberthur Fiduciaire, France
Mrs. Farida Allaghi

Mrs. Farida Allaghi
Political & Human Rights
Activist, Libya
Mrs. Huguette Labelle

Mrs. Huguette Labelle
Chairperson
Transparency International
Mr. Kalaa Mpinga

Mr. Kalaa Mpinga
Chief Executive Officer
Mwana Africa
Mr. Hage G. Geingob

Mr. Hage Geingob

President of the Republic
of Namibia
Mr. Abbas Ali Al Naqi
Mr. Abbas Ali Al Naqi
Secretary General
Organisation of Arab Petroleum
Exporting Countries
Mr. Alain Michel Luvambano
Mr. Alain Michel Luvambano
Secretary General
Maritime Organization
for Western and Central Africa
Mr. Jean-Louis Bruguire
Mr. Jean-Louis Bruguière
Judge
Expert in International
Terror Affairs
Mr. Ted Whiteside
Mr. Ted Whiteside
Assistant Secretary General
for Public Diplomacy
NATO
Mr. Suleiman Al Herbish
Mr. Suleiman Al Herbish
Director General
OPEC-Fund for International
Development - OFID
Mr. Christophe-Andr Frassa

Mr. Christophe-André Frassa
MP
Member of the Senate, France
Mr. Sali Berisha

Mr. Sali Berisha
Prime Minister
Albania
Mr. Kandeh Yumkella

Mr. Kandeh Yumkella
Director General
UNIDO
Mr. Donald Kaberuka

Mr. Donald Kaberuka
President
African Development Bank
Mr. Alain Juillet
Mr. Alain Juillet
Member, Advisory Board
Former Head of Intelligence
DGSE, France
Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou
Mrs. Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou
First Lady
of the Republic of Niger
Mr. Petar Stoyanov

Mr. Petar Stoyanov
President of the Republic
of Bulgaria
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi
Crown Prince of Fujairah Emirate
United Arab Emirates
Mr. Filip Vujanovic

Mr. Filip Vujanovic
President of the Republic
of Montenegro
Mr. Stjepan Mesic

Mr. Stjepan Mesic
President of the Republic
of Croatia
Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar

Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Morocco
Mr. Franois Rubio

Mr. François Rubio
Director
Médecins du Monde
Mr. Peter Medgyessy

Mr. Peter Medgyessy
Prime Minister
Hungary
Mr. Abdullah Abdullah

Mr. Abdullah Abdullah
Prime Minister
Afghanistan
Mr. Rowsch N. Shaways

Mr. Rowsch N. Shaways
Dep. Prime Minister
Iraq
Mr. Pascal Clment

Mr. Pascal Clément
Minister of Justice
France
Mr. Lahcen Haddad

Mr. Lahcen Haddad

Minister of Tourism
Morocco
Mrs. Anne-Marie Lizin

Mrs. Anne-Marie Lizin

Honorary Speaker
Senate of Belgium
Mr. Jamie P. Shea
Mr. Jamie P. Shea
Dep. Asst. Secretary General
North Atlantic Treaty Org.
NATO
Mr. Ren Van Der Linden
Mr. René Van Der Linden
Speaker
Parliamentary Assembly of
the Council of Europe
Mr. Josep Borrell
Mr. Josep Borrell
Speaker
European Parliament
European University Institute
Mr. Benot Miribel

Mr. Benoît Miribel
Director General
Fondation Mérieux
Mr. Vasileios Koronakis
Mr. Vasileios Koronakis
Ambassador at Large
Special Envoy for South-Eastern
Europe, Greece
Mr. Joachim Bitterlich

Mr. Joachim Bitterlich

Former National Security
Advisor to Helmut Kohl
Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas
Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas
Secretary General
African, Caribbean and Pacific
Group of States
Mr. Mohammed Tawfik Mouline
Mr. Mohammed Tawfik Mouline
Director General
Royal Institute for Strategic Studies - IRES
Mrs. Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Mrs. Silvana Koch-Mehrin
MEP & Founder
Women in Parliament
Global Forum
Pfr. Franois-Bernard Huyghe
Pfr. François-Bernard Huyghe
Member, Advisory Board
Institut de Rel. Internationales
et Stratégiques - IRIS
Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas

Mr. Hervé Deiss
Editor-in-chief
Journal de la Marine Marchande