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Barbara Weekes is Director of Strategy and Content for the Geneva Security Forum (June 2007 and GSF Telecom 2009) and member of the policy advisory board of the ICT4Peace foundation (meeting Mumbai 2008). Barbara also works in close collaboration with Dr Stauffacher + Partner Consulting, Zurich-Geneva, on various strategic advisory projects including Swiss-China Environmental Cooperation and the GenevaNetwork. Barbara is Director of the Program for the Future of Europe Summit in Andorra, and has advised clients on content and high-level symposiums including the Schulich School of Business, Toronto. In partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, she conceived and executed the business roundtable: Building strategic relationships with intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), Geneva, February 2005.

As lead of the global affairs team at the World Economic Forum she was a key person in the development and execution of the program for the Annual Meeting in Davos from 1995 to 2000, in addition to designing the programs for the World Economic Forum´s Southern Africa Economic Summits in Capetown, Windhoek and Harare. Prior to her work at the World Economic Forum, Barbara was a member of the policy staff at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada responsible for the preparation of the G-7 Summit in Halifax, 1995.