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Cedar Leadership Forum 2014


We are delighted to present you The CEDAR Leadership Forum 2014. The CEDAR Network has chosen Amsterdam, as the ideal setting to convene policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators for this dynamic forum in 2014. 

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As Europe’s economy travels the difficult path to recovery, we believe that it is Europe’s diverse communities, working together, that provide innovative, creative and sustainable solutions to the economic challenges we currently face. This landmark European forum will not only address pivotal pan-European issues such as youth unemployment and social mobility; it will also look to neighbouring regions, not simply as markets but as partners to create a viable future for the next generation.

CEDAR, a European network of highly successful diaspora professionals, will be at the forefront of efforts to build bridges between Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa. After the revolutionary turmoil that has spurred parts of Europe’s neighbourhood into democratic reform during the Arab Spring, it is now time to look at how our regions can work together through trade, through innovation and through economic growth and success.

The forum will unveil the C100 list of the top 100 business leaders of diverse Europe and minority heritage, a statement to Europe and the world on the vast contribution which people of diaspora and minority heritage are making to society and the economy. It will also see the launch of diversity Awards, celebrating the positive contribution made by European Diaspora Leaders to European societies.

CEDAR celebrates both diversity and success; inspiring this success in the next generation is integral part of CEDAR’s activities. By bringing this unique group of individuals together, the Leadership Forum will act as an inspiration to young people of diverse background in Europe to become the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

CEDAR has attracted the attention and eager support of figures from beyond the Diaspora community, who will continue to play a key role in CEDAR’s activity as founding members of the network’s Advisory Board: Farah Pandith – Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State, Gwyneth Williams – Director of English Networks & News for the BBC World Service, Louis Schweitzer – Chairman of Le Monde and Renault, Peter Kellner – President, YouGov and Cherie Blair QC.

The CEDAR Network would like to welcome you to our Forum and Gala on Saturday May the 17th to be part of this extraordinary initiative and to ensure the success of this unique happening.

Date: Sturday 17 May 2014

Forum: 09.00 – 15:30 (Free)

Gala dinner: 19:00 – 00:00 (€ 100,-) all the participants need to pay EUR 100 fee.

Dress code: black tie, gala dress


Please register for the CLF2014 using the link provided below. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis until capacity is reached, at which point a waiting list will be generated.

Click Here to Register for the FORUM

Click here to Register for the GALA

Please note that there is a € 100.00 non-refundable registration fee (Only if you atttend the GALA dinner), to be collected after your registration is confirmed.


The Cedar Leadership Forum will convene CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, business and political leaders, subject matter experts, and The Cedar Network for interactive panel discussions, speeches, and networking opportunities. As in the past, Cedar Network members are invited to serve as co-panelists, respondents, or moderators. If you are interested in serving as a panelist or moderator, please contact Ahmed Larouz (


The Municipal Theater, in Dutch Stadsschouwburg, dominates the Western side of the Leidseplein (Leidse Square). Entering the square the conspicuous neo-renaissance architecture of the Municipal Theater can’t be missed. Even more so because of the street musicians that take advantage of the great acoustics of the arcade in front of the building. The Municipal Theater is the home of the theater group Toneelgroep Amsterdam, one of the most influential theater companies in the Netherlands.


Following the new policy for The Cedar Leadership Forum events, all participants are responsible for their own round-trip travel to the conference site, including flights and ground transportation, in addition to their accommodations for the conference.

Should you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact us on More information on:

We are looking forward to meeting you in Amsterdam on May the 17th.

Kind regards,

Ahmed Larouz

On behalf CLF2014 team

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