Between the coast, the main train station and a run-down parking garage, the GES 2011 was a great event. Here are some concluding remarks:
A recurring claim: New mechanisms
One statement that appeared in all panels was that old mechanisms for governments interacting with each other on a global level don’t work anymore. They were designed in an other time after the Second World War: The Bretton-Woods-System and its executive institutions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank took care about the financial systems and the economic development of what used to be called Third World Countries.