New York Forum Institute Applauds President Obama

Sep 13, 2011, 13:27 ET from New York Forum

NEW YORK, September 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Key findings from 2011 New York Forum are reaffirmed in President's speech

The New York Forum Institute applauds President Obama's new initiatives announced in his Special Address to a Joint Session on Congress on job growth. The President's address reaffirmed many of the key recommendations business leaders made to the administration at the June 2011 New York Forum.

Tax incentives for small businesses, major investments in infrastructure, encouraging entrepreneurship, and business friendly immigration policies were just a few of the main themes Obama addressed in his special address. These key recommendations were outlined in the New York Forum G20 declaration, released on June 23, 2011 to the leaders of the G20 countries.

"We were very pleased to see the President's speech include so many of the recommendations outlined in the 2011 New York Forum Declaration," said NYF Founder and Chairman Richard Attias.

"This is a time for innovative solutions for job creation, and we think that the President's speech did a good job of summarizing some of the best ways to do just that."

Recognizing that job creation would be a defining theme of the global agenda, The New York Forum held a special session on Jobs, Jobs, Jobs at its 2011 meeting. Hosted by the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, the members of the Council used the New York Forum as a platform to debate solutions to creating more jobs for Americans. These recommendations were folded into the NYF declaration, released after the forum's conclusion.

Photo provided: Richard Attias, Founder and Chairman, New York Forum.


About the New York Forum:

The New York Forum brings together business leaders, sovereign fund managers, policymakers and Nobel prize-winning economists to craft innovative ideas addressing current challenges facing the global economy.

CEOs, investors, and policy makers will participate in intensive taskforces to explore the tangible challenges and opportunities associated with specific trends in the current environment.

The Forum aims to create an environment in which leaders from different sectors can collaborate with industry experts to begin the process of reinventing business and creating a new paradigm for growth.

You can see a video of the highlights of the 2011 conference here. All sessions were streamed live online and can be viewed here. The findings from the conference can be downloaded here.

About Richard Attias & Associates:

Richard Attias & Associates is a strategic communications firm that provides private consultancy, idea initiatives and live experiences. Our mission is to help leaders, corporations and nations build their global influence, catalyze innovation and lead the global exchange of ideas.

Richard Attias is the world's top community builder for the "thinking elite". Over the last two decades, he has built a matchless reputation for helping nations, organizations and corporations catalyze the global exchange of ideas.

This talent for anticipating the most pressing issues of our time, activating global networks of thought leaders, and inspiring innovation is based on his unique experience developing some of the most influential gatherings of global leaders in the last 20 years including the World Economic Forum in Davos; the Clinton Global Initiative; the Middle East Peace Summit in Jordan; the Dalian Economic Summit in China; and the signature of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Marrakech.

He is also the Chairman of Columbia University's Center on Capitalism and Society; formed in 2002 to study the workings of well-functioning modern economies, understand how these economies got their dynamism, and how this dynamism impacts employment, among other topics.

Josh Harris,
Director of Projects, Richard Attias & Associates
Tel: (+1) 212.794.8801

SOURCE New York Forum