Here’s a release I found on CNBC Europe’s Davos coverage plans…
CNBC Europe, the leading pan-European business and financial news channel, is set to have more coverage than ever before at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (23 - 27 January), with live interviews and analysis on-air, online and with special programming. As a World Economic Forum Industry Partner, CNBC Europe will be very visible.
CNBC Europe anchors Geoff Cutmore, Ross Westgate and Anna Martin will be live on the ground, anchoring programmes (including Squawk Box Europe, Worldwide Exchange, European Closing Bell and Europe Tonight) each business day. Programmes will feature interviews with many of the world’s leading CEOs including:
- Sam diPiazza, CEO, PwC
- K. V. Kamath, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank
- Ben Verwaayen, CEO, BT
- Jeroen van der Veer, CEO, Royal Dutch Shell
- Lord Levene, Chairman, Lloyds
- Lou D’Ambrosio, CEO, Avaya
- Bob Diamond, President, Barclays
- Tim Flynn, Chairman and CEO, KPMG
- Nikesh Arora, President EMEA, Google
- Peter Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
- James Schiro, CEO and Chairman, Zurich Financial Services
- Jean-Philippe Courtois, President, Microsoft International
- Howard Lutnick, CEO, Cantor Fitzgerald
- Peter Mandelson, EU Trade commissioner.
Maria Bartiromo, Beck Quick and Dennis Kneale, will be leading the coverage for CNBC and MSNBC programming in the US.
CNBC Europe’s coverage kicks-off on 17 January with daily news packages that will start discussions of the issues that will be raised at the Annual Meeting. Live broadcast coverage starts on 23 January, and will be supported with special on-line reports on davos08.cnbc.com - a dedicated section on CNBC.com where viewers can watch video interviews, read additional news stories from reporters on the ground.
There will also be a special half-hour wrap-up programme, on Saturday, 26 January at 20.30 CET, anchored from Davos by Anna Martin, with all the best interviews and analysis from this year’s event.
Unique Programming from World Economic Forum, Davos
CNBC is also hosting a special televised debate as part of the official agenda at this year’s Annual Meeting.
The debate, hosted by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo and entitled Who’s In Charge?, will challenge a panel of leading global experts on whether the current global financial architecture is succeeding or failing to address the systemic financial risks facing the world today. The debate will discuss three motions:
- Central bankers have lost their focus and control with respect to economic governance
- New stakeholders such as sovereign wealth, hedge and private equity funds, have become the new power brokers
- We need a new sheriff to police global financial markets.
The panellists debating the motions are:
- Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist and Professor at Columbia University
- Secretary John Snow, Chairman of Cerberus Capital Management
- Ibrahim Dabdoub, CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait
- Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- George Soros, Chairman of Soros Fund Management
- Nandan Nilekani, Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies.
The ‘Who’s In Charge?’ debate will air in a special one hour programme, in association with Infosys, on CNBC Europe on 27 January 2008 at 20.00 CET. The programme will also air on CNBC in the US and CNBC Asia.
CNBC Europe will also air the TIME Board of Economists debate at the World Economic Forum, in an hour-long special (on 27 January 2008 at 20.00 CET) which will discuss the issues and themes likely to dominate the global economy in the coming 12 to 18 months. Moderated by TIME International Editor Michael Elliott, the panel will include: Ferenc Gyurcsany, Prime Minister of Hungary; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, The World Bank; Stephen S. Roach, Chairman, Asia, Morgan Stanley; Nouriel Roubini, Chairman and Professor, Roubini Global Economics LLC; Yu Yongding, Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and others to be announced.