Participants from North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia include senior officials, business leaders, opinion shapers and the media – including CFCR Director, Adv Johan Kruger. 

From the rise of Brazil to the growing role of China, the variables in the Atlantic equation are evolving rapidly. At The Atlantic Dialogues we will analyze the shared policy challenges shaping the future of four continents around the Atlantic Basin and explore policy responses. Through interactive panels and smaller break-out sessions, The Atlantic Dialogues aims to create a unique atmosphere for intellectual exchange and networking, and enable all participants to be fully engaged in the debates.

The Atlantic Dialogues 2014 – Atlantic Partnerships

This year’s Atlantic Dialogues will focus on how to address some of the region’s current challenges through both traditional and non-traditional partnerships. Over the past few years, Atlantic Dialogues has deliberately sought to ensure that its participants from the Americas, Europe, and Africa could develop a greater appreciation of one another’s perspectives on both the greater Atlantic region and the world. Previous Atlantic Dialogues have focused on identifying common challenges affecting the greater Atlantic community, and the next step is to discuss how these challenges can be dealt with collectively. Specifically, Atlantic Dialogues will examine how the nations of the Atlantic Basin can work jointly to realize shared objectives, such as accelerating growth and enhancing living standards, using technology and innovation to bridge development, while addressing current and emerging threats and issues relating to immigration, security, health, trade, energy, governance, and climate, among others. Moreover, Atlantic Dialogues will engage global partners from outside the Atlantic community to identify shared interests and explore potential opportunities for collaborative partnerships. A wide interpretation of partnership that includes not just nation states but also international organizations, NGOs, industries, universities, think tanks, international forums, and others can better respond to today’s dynamic world.

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