"We are not after the brand name here. ISIS is only a brand. We should go after the underlying ideology, and after all groups who share it." - Ribal Al-Assad, Founder and Director of the Organisation for Democracy and Freedom in Syria and Chairman of the Iman Foundation
Nicolas Barré, Director of Les Echos, was the moderator of session 5, called "Do Firms have a Nationality?".
"Some panelists argued on the issue of the new type of major power relations during the recent summit talk. [...] This new type of relations will denote President Xi Jinping's inclination towards a peaceful and responsible rise of China." - Park In Kook, President of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, Co-chairman of the Beijing/Shanghai Forum
"One does not talk about a local phenomenon, one talks about a global phenomenon, and the leadership should recognize that a global phenomenon needs to be addressed with global perspective and global solidarity." - Jacob Frenkel, Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Group of Thirty (G-30), Former Governor of the Bank of Israel.
"We understood, particularly from Greece's experience, that only a nominal convergence is not enough. Sustainability of the nominal convergence is the key word." - Mugur Isarescu, Governor of the National Bank of Romania, Former Romanian Prime Minister.
"Most of the European industry is in favor of a global agreement as soon as possible, an agreement which goes, probably, beyond what COP21 will do. [...] The long-term interests of the companies are aligned with the long-term interests of the world." - Bruno Lafont, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lafarge Holcim Group
"We are now using the money from developed countries more on stability for developing countries. I think that their role is changing." - Motoshige Itoh, Professor of international economics at the Graduate School of Economics of the University of Tokyo.
"I would like to emphasize the fact that the World Policy Conference immediately addressed questions in which religion met geopolitics, [...] in a moment where it was not as obvious that religion had become a geopolitical dimension, crossed with development phenomenons." - Lionel Zinsou, Prime Minister of Benin.
"I think that this is perhaps the most serious crisis that Europe has come to face since the end of the Second World War, and that the very foundations, both values and institutions of the European construct are really in danger as a result of this." - Vuk Jeremic, President of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD), former President of the UN General Assembly, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia
"If we cannot have peace with all 57 Islam countries and full normalization, why make peace with the Palestinians alone? For the same price, we can get a much large peace and change the world." - Meir Sheetrit, Member of the Israeli Knesset