Not alot of information out there on this conference but thought the following article could give some idea on who was there and what were some of the UFO discussions.
By Stanton Friedman
Many people hearing before the event of the Global Competiveness Forum , have asked for my reaction . I thought it would be useful to set down some Comments:
Although I have given over 700 lectures in all 50 states, 9 Canadian Provinces (No. 10, Newfoundland coming up on May 13) and 16 other countries, (Saudi Arabia was number 17), this was one that ranks very high. I have had much larger audiences (about 2000 several times vs under 1000 in Riyadh, though from about 30 countries), but hardly any so well arranged and with such an incredible group of attendees. There were a huge number of top executives from companies such as IBM, Volkswagen, Google, etc kind of a top line of movers and shakers. There were a number of well known politicians including Tony Blair, former PM of the UK, Jean Chretien , Former Prime Minister of Canada, and William J. Clinton former President of the USA. He gave an outstanding presentation including some recent scientific developments such as the earth-like planet discovered recently around a not too distant star.
Dr. el Naggar stressed that the Koran did not prohibit there being life elsewhere than on Earth, but thought it very unlikely that anybody was coming here. Jacques made the point that there is a robust body of relevant data certainly worthy of scholarly investigation. His new 500 page book with Chris Aubeck: “Wonders in The Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity to Modern Times and Their Impact on Human Culture, History, and Beliefs“ provides data on about 500 reports from all over the world, all preceding 1880, so could not have been earthling airplanes, helicopters, etc. Dr. Kaku focused on looking for civilizations which meet the criteria set down by a Soviet Scientist Dr. Kardashev in 196__As type 1, type 2, or type 3 civilizations.