Reasons to be Cheerful


  • Dr Edmund Daukoru
    OPEC Conference President
    Stable prices and open dialogue
  • Dr Mai Yamani
    Research Fellow at Chatham House
    Oil and democracy
  • Iqbal Khan
    Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah
    Islamic finance: a force for stability
  • Brodie Boland
    President of AIESEC
    Promoting leadership in business
  • Presentation to the President of Brazil
    Photo report
  • Dinner in Honour of HE Kassymzhomart Tokaev of Kazakhstan
    Photo report
  • Special Breakfast in Honour of Donald Tsang GBM, Hong Kong
    Photo report
  • Special Dinner for Leading Bosnian Delegation
    Photo report
  • Reception in Honour of The Hon Patrick Manning, Trinidad & Tobago
    Photo report


  • President Vladimir Putin
    President of the Russian Federation
  • Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Sir Andrew Wood GCMG
    Guest Editor, FIRST
    Reflections on the Neva debate
  • Herman Gref
    Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Russian Federation
    Showcasing the new Russia
  • Igor Shuvalov
    Aide to the President and G8 Advisor, Russian Federation
    Addressing global concerns
  • Alexei Kudrin
    Minister of Finance, Russian Federation
    Broadening the G8 agenda
  • Viktor Khristenko
    Minister of Industry and Energy, Russian Federation
    Fostering energy dialogue
  • Alexander Medvedev
    Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom and General Director, Gazexport
    Seeking a fairer deal
  • Vladimir Evtushenkov
    Chairman of the Board, JSFC Sistema
    A new industrial policy for Russia
  • HE Yury Fedotov
    Russian Ambassador to the Court of St James’s
    A Russian renewal
  • HE Anthony Brenton CMG
    British Ambassador to the Russian Federation
    From Gleneagles to St Petersburg
  • Roger Munnings
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG, Russia/CIS Region
    A competitive work in progress
  • Al Breach
    Co-Head of Research, Chief Economist & Strategist, UBS Russia
    Russia: fuelling the world
  • Alexei Ivanushkin
    Chief Operating Officer, Mechel
    Coal and steel: Russia’s bedrock
  • Lars Emilson
    Chief Executive Officer, REXAM
    Partnering for growth
  • HE Alexander Tkachev
    Governor, Krasnodar Region
    A regional perspective

Hong Kong

  • The Hon Donald Tsang GBM
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    A delicate balancing act
  • The Hon Henry Tang GBS JP
    Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Promoting best practice
  • Wong Yan-Lung SC JP
    Secretary for Justice, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Safeguarding individual freedoms
  • John Tsang
    Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    An honest broker
  • Stephen Lam JP
    Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Seizing mainland opportunities
  • Dr Sarah Liao JP
    Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Clearing the air
  • Baroness Williams of Crosby
    Member of the House of Lords
    Hong Kong revisited
  • Rt Hon Lord Howe of Aberavon CH QC
    President, Great Britain-China Centre
    Maintaining historic ties
  • Lord Anderson of Swansea
    Member of the House of Lords
    China’s window on the world
  • Mervyn Davies CBE
    Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered
    Confounding expectations
  • Dickson Poon
    Group Executive Chairman, Dickson Concepts (International)
    English style with an Asian twist
  • Nicolas Borit
    Chief Executive Officer, AsiaWorld-Expo
    Bringing the world to Hong Kong
  • TC Chan JP
    Country Officer, Hong Kong and Head of Greater China, Corporate & Investment Banking, Citigroup
    The Hong Kong advantage


  • HE President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva
    President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • HE Celso Amorim
    Minister of External Relations, Federative Republic of Brazil
    Dialogue and cooperation
  • HE Luiz Fernando Furlan
    Minister of Development, Industry & Foreign Trade, Federative Republic of Brazil
    Diversification spurs exports
  • Dr Guido Mantega
    Minister of Finance and Former President of Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)
    Underpinning social development
  • HE Sergio Rezende
    Minister of Science and Technology, Federative Republic of Brazil
    Fostering a culture of innovation
  • HE Silas Rondeau
    Minister of Mines and Energy, Federative Republic of Brazil
    A wealth of resources
  • HE Walfrido Mares Guia
    Minister of Tourism, Federative Republic of Brazil
    Pluralism and diversity
  • HE Fernando Haddad
    Minister of Education, Federative Republic of Brazil
    Strengthening academic ties
  • Juan Quirós
    Director, APEX-Brasil
    Targeting new markets
  • HE Gilberto Gil
    Minister of Culture, Federative Republic of Brazil
    Tropicália revisited
  • José Sergio Gabrieli de Azevedo
    President & CEO, Petróleos Brasileiros S.A. (Petrobras)
    Driving regional integration
  • Augusto Brauna Pinheiro
    Director, International Division, Banco do Brasil
    A big bank for a big country
  • Prof Victor Bulmer-Thomas OBE
    Director, Chatham House
    A willing and capable partner
  • Lars Emilson
    Chief Executive, Rexam
    Pursuing strategic opportunities
  • Silvia Fazio
    Head of International Business, Collyer-Bristow Solicitors
    Public-private partnerships
  • HE Dr Peter Collecott CMG
    British Ambassador to Brazil
    Deepening egagement
  • HE José Mauricio Bustani
    Brazilian Ambassador to the Court of St James’s
    Addressing social challenges


  • Sir Patrick Cormack FSA MP
    Member of Parliament for Staffordshire South
    Westminster view
  • Jonathan Evans MEP
    Leader of Conservatives in the European Parliament
    European round-up