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Cosgrove Leaves For World Economic Forum

Cosgrove Leaves For World Economic Forum
100 New Global Leaders For Tomorrow In New York

Clayton Cosgrove, Labour Member of Parliament for Waimakariri leaves on the weekend to attend the World Economic Forum Global Leaders for Tomorrow (GLT) programme 2002 in New York.

Each year members of the World Economic Forum nominate 100 new Global Leaders. Mr Cosgrove is the first New Zealand politician to be selected as one of 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow.

At the Forum Mr Cosgrove will meet a number of high profile political leaders and business people including: Former US President Bill Clinton and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Deputy Prime and Minister of Women’s Affairs of Afghanistan Simar Samar, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Joanna Rees Gallanter, Founder and Managing Partner of Venture Strategy Partners USA, Linda Cook, CEO Gas and Power of Royal Dutch/Shell Group UK, Bernd Pischetsrieder, Chairman-elect of the Board of Management of Volkswagan Group, Germany and James S. Turely, Global Chairman of Ernst & Young International.

Mr Cosgrove will also be part of the Awards Ceremony for the GLT’s.

En route to the Forum Mr Cosgrove will be holding meetings in Washington DC with senior officials at various Federal Government Agencies including: the State Department, the Department of Agriculture, the Office of the US Trade Representative, the Pentagon and the Department of Trade and Commerce.

Mr Cosgrove will also meet with Farmers, Federal politicians and executives from some of America’s leading technology companies.

Discussions will focus on trade between New Zealand and the United States and how a future US/New Zealand free trade agreement could benefit farmers and exporters in general in this country. Mr Cosgrove will also discuss how the US has built technological capability in rural communities in order to address the ‘digital divide’ and the new strategies that have been adopted by both the American private and public sectors to promote and utilise e-commerce for competitive advantage.

“This is an opportunity for me to try and assist farmers and business people, especially in my electorate and bring back some new and innovative ideas from the Worlds biggest and most diverse economy,” Mr Cosgrove said.

(Note: No taxpayer’s money has been used for this trip)

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