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GFCC

  1. 1. Global Federation ofCompetitiveness Councils 2010 Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  2. 2. About Us The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) is a new global network of leaders from competitiveness councils aroundthe world, designed to enable the exchange of information and cooperation to address the challenges and opportunities of today’s global economy Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  3. 3. Why the GFCC?Innovation, Sustainability and Resilience, the fundamental elements that drive national competitive advantage, now have to be looked at as global platforms for prosperity. Acting globally now is a prerequisite for economic competitiveness nationally Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  4. 4. GFCC Founders Brazil Egypt Reginaldo Arcuri Helmy Abouleish President, Brazilian Agency for Chairman of the Board of Directors Industrial Development (ABDI) Egyptian National Competitiveness Council; Managing Director, Sekem Group Erik Camarano Mona El BaradeiPresident, Brazilian Competitiveness Executive Director, Egyptian National Movement (MBC) Competitiveness Council Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  5. 5. GFCC Founders Republic of Korea Russia Man-Soo Kang Borisov Sergei Renatovich Chairman, Presidential Council on President, OPORA Russia National, Competitiveness; Senior Economic Adviser to the President Jongku Choi Secretary General; PresidentialCouncil on National Competitiveness Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  6. 6. GFCC Founders Saudi Arabia United States of America Amr Al-Dabbagh Charles O. Holliday, Jr.Chairman, National Competiveness Chairman Emeritus, Council on Center; Competitiveness Governor and Chairman of the Board, Saudi Arabian General Deborah L. Wince-Smith Investment President and Chief Executive Officer, Council on Competitiveness Awwad al Awwad Chief Executive Officer, National United Arab Emirates Competitiveness Center; Deputy Abdullah Nasser Lootah Governor for Investment Affairs, Secretary General, EmiratesSaudi Arabian General Investment Competitiveness Council Authority Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  7. 7. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy1. Significant private sector involvement--such as through the creation of competitiveness councils--is critical in developing national public policy initiatives to address short- and long-term competitiveness issues. These public-private partnerships are essential in creating new industries and jobs by leveraging the knowledge, expertise and resources of both sectors. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  8. 8. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy2. As the driving force of innovation, greater investment in research and development, new technologies--and the deployment thereof--will stimulate productivity, standards of living and leadership in global markets. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  9. 9. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy3. 21st century workforce skills should be the baseline for every citizen in order to reach their full potential while fueling wealth creation and profits. All nations should be open to educating and employing the best and the brightest skilled talent from around the world. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  10. 10. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy4. Economic competitiveness is dependent on the success of regions and metropolitan areas, which are fast becoming the true engines of creativity and innovation. These regions, which leverage their assets through collaborative leadership, must be defined by economic factors and the real dynamics of development and growth, which in many cases does not follow the strict limits of formal/administrative borders. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  11. 11. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy5. Strong intellectual property rights-- consistent with international treaties--are a prerequisite to attract high-value investment and innovation and drive the creation of next-generation products and services. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  12. 12. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy6. A modern, well-maintained infrastructure, be it transportation, energy, information technology networks or communications, is critical to encourage national and foreign investment and support modern business activity. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  13. 13. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy7. Open, transparent and fair trade is necessary to expand global trade and investment and drive sustainable economic growth globally, nationally and regionally. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  14. 14. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy8. Sustainable innovation through improved natural resource productivity and energy efficiency will give rise to new industries and higher-value, higher-paying jobs spurring economic growth, as well as enhancing national security. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  15. 15. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy9. Transparency, efficiency and smart regulation in government and in the interactions between government and the private sector provide a more stable environment for business and investment, thereby increasing economic growth. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format
  16. 16. 10 Principles to Guide National Competitiveness in the Global Economy10. Benchmarking national competitiveness across a set of established and forward-looking metrics- measuring both inputs such as education, research and development spending, patents and outputs such as job creation, new industries and products, GDP growth and quality of life--is necessary to drive the successful development and implementation of appropriate competitiveness policies. Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils December 2010 © Permission required to distribute or reproduce in any format

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