A Babson team led by President Schlesinger will speak at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia January 21-24. The team includes Provost Shahid Ansari, Babson Global's Dan Isenberg, and Senior Partner for Entrepreneurship Steve Gold.

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PresidentLen Schlesinger is leading a Babson team that includes Provost Shahid Ansari, Babson Global’s Daniel Isenberg and Senior Partner for EntrepreneurshipSteve Gold at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 21-24, 2012.
According to organizers, The Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), now in its sixth year, has been successfully probing different areas of the competitiveness agenda and learning from an incredible wealth of experience shared both on and offstage. 
Babson Presentation Schedule
Schlesinger -
Ansari -
Isenberg -
Gold -
About The Forum
For 2012 the focus is on the theme of entrepreneurship, or “the process of creating something new and valuable by devoting the necessary time and effort, by embracing the accompanying financial, emotional, and social uncertainties, and opening up to the resulting rewards of personal and possibly monetary satisfaction.”
The agenda will touch on all forms of entrepreneurship – from social entrepreneurship to government; corporate and intrapreneurship to the importance of failure, the value of risk as well as the anatomy of an entrepreneur, amongst many more. In addition, this year, the GCF will present a series of breakaway workshops that will expand on some of the valuable topics discussed onstage. 
The Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), the only event of its kind, is an annual meeting of global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals and journalists brought together to create a dialogue with respect to the positive impact organizational and national competitiveness can have on local, regional and global economic and social development.
It was founded in 2006 by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), and is held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the patronage of HM King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Vision: An annual program of activities attended by global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals who share a common interest in competitiveness.
Mission:  To continue fostering awareness and enthusiasm around the issue of competitiveness, and to evaluate the applicability of competitiveness theory and practice as a tool for generating real solutions to contemporary global challenges.
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By Michael Chmura, , 781-239-4549 | 01/20/2012 07:30