Progressive Governance Conference

Chile ’09

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Conference day coverage

Posted by progressivegovernance09 on March 27, 2009

It is 0830 here in Chile and the first conference session opens in about 30 minutes.  We shall be live blogging throughout the day session by session, grabbing short  interviews with particpants and posting them to YouTube and tweeting in Twitter (using #pgc09).  We hope to have a live feed to the web from a broadcaster – will post the link when we have it.  You can see all this information aggregated here on the conference site in this centre panel, the side bars or follow our many feeds. The agenda is here with local times (Chile is GMT/UTC-4)

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Agenda – Progressive Governance Conference 2009

Posted by progressivegovernance09 on March 26, 2009

Agenda – Progressive Governance Conference 2009, Vina Del Mar, Chile

Friday 27 March 2009

9.00 – 9.30am Opening

Carolina Tohá, Minister Secretary General of the Chilean Government
Giles Radice, Member of the UK House of Lords and Chair of Policy Network
Ricardo Núñez Munoz, Senator and President of Instituto Igualdad

9.30 – 11.30am Plenary Session I – Progressive politics after the financial crisis


Roger Liddle, Vice-Chair of Policy Network

Introduction: Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley


Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Senator and Former President of Chile
Mona Sahlin, Leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party
James Purnell, UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Marco Aurélio Garcia, Senior Adviser to the President of Brazil
Frans Timmermans, Dutch Minister for European Affairs

11.30 – 12.00pm Coffee Break

12.00 – 1.30pm Plenary Session II – Towards a responsible and sustainable globalisation

Chair: Trinidad Jiménez, Spanish Secretary of State for Ibero-America


Phil Goff, Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party
Álvaro García, Uruguayan Minister of Economy and Finance
Dario Franceschini, Leader of the Italian Democratic Party
Camilo Escalona, Senator and President of the Chilean Socialist Party
Mandisi Mpahlwa, South African Minister of Trade and Industry

1.30 – 3.00pm Lunch

3.00 – 5.30pm Break out Sessions (click here)

5.30 – 6.15pm Coffee Break

6.15 – 7.30pm Plenary Session II – Responses to the global crisis: charting a progressive path


Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile
Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

8.30pm Dinner

Moderator: Peter Mandelson, UK Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform


Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada
Andrés Velasco, Chilean Minister of Finance
George Papandreou, Leader of the Greek Panhellenic Socialist Movement and President of the Socialist International

This agenda is identical to that posted in a the pdf of the conference pack here. The provisional list of attendees in that pdf conference pack has also been reproduced here in an regular web page for ease of access.

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Agenda and speaker details

Posted by William Perrin on March 24, 2009

The full day agenda for the conference is now availale here – keep checking the site for more news and updates. Remember we’ll be live blogging the conference through the day (Chilean time, GMT-4) this Friday the 27th.

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Follow the conference here as it happens

Posted by progressivegovernance09 on March 17, 2009

This site will be constantly updated with conference events live as they happen from the evening of 26th March (Chile time, UTC/GMT -4) through to the end of 27th March.   We shall have contributions from in the room and from all over the world as people comment.

You can subscribe using the RSS button on the left hand side.  Don’t forget to sign up to the Policy Network newsletter as well, and keep in touch with future events.  For Twitter users, we shall be ‘tweeting’ direct from Chile – follow ‘PolicyNetwork‘ or use the hash tag #pgc09

Not sure what these interactive tools are about? Read how to use this site

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