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Le Prince Philippe et la Princesse Letizia des Asturies assisteront à la cérémonie de clôture du Wharton Global Alumni Forum à Madrid, à l'occasion de laquelle la Médaille du Doyen sera remise au Prince.
- L'École de commerce procédera ensuite à une tombola dont les bénéfices seront reversés à un projet de l'UNICEF
- La plus ancienne des écoles de commerce est honorée de la participation de Leurs Altesses Royales, et les en remercie.
Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie, le 17 juin 2010 - La Wharton School de l'Université de Pennsylvanie a le plaisir de vous annoncer qu'à l'occasion de son Global Alumni Forum, qui se déroulera à Madrid les 24 et 25 juin 2010, elle remettra sa plus haute récompense, la Médaille du Doyen, à son Altesse Royale le Prince des Asturies, Philippe de Bourbon. His Royal Highness will attend the Forum's Farewell act accompanied by his wife, Princess Letizia, where they will have the opportunity to exchange opinions on the current global economic situation with some of the most renowned international academic, business and FINANCIAL leaders.
Themed, "A Whole New World: Where Do We Go From Here?", the Forum will convene international and regional leaders of business, government, and academia to discuss the most pressing issues facing today's changing global marketplace, and to examine fresh opportunities for growth, emerging economies, and innovative business ideas. Prince Felipe will be recognized with the Dean's Medal for his outstanding work on behalf of Spain's economic, commercial, and cultural interests, as well as his role as Honorary President of the Prince of Asturias Foundation and the Prince of Girona Foundation. Granted annually in eight categories, the Foundation's international awards promote the scientific, cultural, and humanistic values that form part of mankind's universal heritage.
Thomas S. Robertson, dean of the Wharton School, will give the medal to the Prince ( a honour that has been formerly awarded to Governmental and business celebrities such as Alan Greenspan, César Gaviria y Álvaro Uribe, or Shimon Peres ) during the Farewell ceremony of the Forum, followed by His Royal Highness' Closing Remarks to the Forum's Organization and participants, and also accompanied by a keynote speech from Antonio Garrigues Walker.
In addition to the presentation of the Dean's Medal, the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Madrid will feature presentations by Sebastian Escarrer, WG'93, Vice President of Sol Melia S.A.; Angel Cano Fernández, Chief Executive Officer of BBVA; Angel Corcóstegui, WG'80, GrW'82, General and Founding Partner of Magnum Industrial Partners; Corrado Passera, ceo Banca Intesa San Paolo WG'..., Mohammed Alshaya, WG'84, Executive Chairman of M.H. Alshaya Co; and many other Spanish and international business leaders. Panelists will speak on such topics as internationalization, the future of energy, technology, private equity, tourism, and real estate.
The Forum will also feature distinguished Wharton faculty, including Thomas S. Robertson, Dean and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, Professor of Marketing; Jeremy J. Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance; Olivia S. Mitchell, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, and Business and Public Policy; Raffi Amit, Robert B. Goergen Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management; Mauro F. Guillen, Dr. Felix Zandman Professor in International Management and Sociology.
About His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon y Grecia
Heir to the Crown since the proclamation of his father as King on November 22, 1975, Prince Felipe swore allegiance to the Constitution and to the King in the Spanish Parliament on January 30, 1986, fully accepting his institutional role as successor to the Crown. He holds a J.D. from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master's degree in International Relations from Georgetown.
Since completing his academic studies in the United States, Prince Felipe has fulfilled his institutional commitments in his capacity as Heir to the Crown, chaired many official events in Spain and participated in key events in different sectors and aspects of Spanish public life. He is Honorary President of several associations and foundations, such as the Codespa Foundation, the Spanish branch of the Association of European Journalists, and the Prince of Asturias Foundation or the Prince of Girona Foundation. Within the framework of these institutions, Prince Felipe focuses his interest on development projects, volunteer work, the environment, higher education, the integration of young people in the workplace and business, relations between business circles and society, and social communication.
In 2001, in recognition of his commitment to volunteerism, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan invited Prince Felipe to become an "Eminent Person" to promote volunteerism in Spain and abroad within the framework of the International Year of Volunteers.)
About the Wharton Dean's Medal
The Dean's Medal was created in 1983 to recognize outstanding leaders of private enterprise, public service, and academia. The awardees are chosen for their contributions to the enlargement of the global economy and to the improvement in the lives of people worldwide. The dean selects individuals who, through excellence in management, have truly MADE a difference in the creation of wealth and value, and in the promotion of a peaceful and prosperous world. Past recipients of the award include two Nobel Prize winners, presidents of five countries, and many chairmen and chief executive officers from thirteen countries worldwide. The website for the Dean's Medal is:
About the Wharton School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania-founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school-is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The school has more than 4,900 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 85,000 graduates.
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