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Two family business leaders to co-chair 2009 World Economic Forum

The annual World Economic Forum, which starts tomorrow, will be co-chaired by Anand Mahindra and Rupert Murdoch (pictured).

Mahindra is the vice chairman and managing director of Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra, while Murdoch is the chairman and CEO of media giant News Corporation.

This year’s meeting, the 39th in total, has as its theme the “Shaping the Post-Crisis World”. As well as looking at the immediate crisis and ways to stabilise and relaunch the global economy, the programme also pinpoints a number of interrelated global risks including climate change, food and water security.

Held in Davos-Klosters from 28 January to 1 February, the meeting expects to receive over 2,500 participants from 96 countries. A number of leading family business heads will be present.

“The annual meeting 2009 is one of the most crucial in the near 40 year history of the World Economic Forum. What we are experiencing is the birth of a new era, a wake-up call to overhaul our institutions, our systems and, above all, our way of thinking,” said founder and executive chairman Professor Klaus Schwab.

You can follow the news being made at the meeting by the leaders of some of the world’s most prominent family businesses right here on www.campdenFB.com over the coming days.

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