John Defterios is an award winning journalist with 25 years of experience in financial news and global affairs. He is the anchor of CNN Marketplace Middle East
and travels to the region for in-depth interviews with business and government leaders and special coverage of trends that affect the business climate, OPEC and alternative energy policies.
Mr. Defterios has been a World Economic Forum media leader since 1995 and serves as chairman of the Business Week European Leadership Forum, Business Week Middle East/Asia Forum and the Business Week 50 in New York. He was co-chairman of the 2009 OPEC Seminar in Vienna and writes a weekly column on global economic affairs for CNN.
Globalization Keynote/Emcee: Global business leadership trends Global Competitiveness G-20 replacing the G-8 Global tilt to the East: the Next Generation of Growth BRIC and Beyond: Why Emerging Markets Matter The Middle East Market
John Defterios Speech Clients:Business Week Events Emcee (9 years): Europe, Asia, Middle EastWorld Economic ForumGlobal Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2010 European Business SummitGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition: South Africa, Dubai
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He has covered some of the landmark events of the past 20 years as a correspondent covering Europe, Middle East, South and Central Asia, Far Asia and Africa including: the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the World Trade Center bombing, the Final GATT Treaty, the Asian Economic Crisis and Korean Elections, the Gulf War and the Los Angeles Riots. Testimonials
"John Defterios has moderated on various occasions the most high-ranking plenary sessions at the European Business Summit, Europe's leading business event. He always did this with a maximum of dedication and professionalism, leading to extremely successful and attractive debates. Working with him is an inspiring pleasure. For 'my' audience and myself as Conference Director, John is by far our number one 'host' whom I can sincerely and strongly recommend for any high-level event in the world." Wytze Russchen Conference Director European Business Summit
"John Defterios served as Chairman of the BusinessWeek European Leadership Forum from its inception in 2001, providing professional and skilled moderation for the event as well as acting as a consulting editor for the content and speaker selection.
Given his excellent contribution for the programme in Europe, John was also invited to act as Chairman for the BusinessWeek CEO Forum in Beijing, the Middle-East Asian Leadership Forum in Dubai, and the BW 50 conference in New York, and John again delivered valuable leadership leading up to the events and through his Chairmanship on the day in each case." Michael Toedman, Managing Director, Soho Syndicate (former VP, International Managing Director, BusinessWeek)