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May 17 and 18,
Zagreb, Croatia

Strategic Focus: The State Of Croatia's Economy

Advancing Economic Freedom and Advocating Free Market Reforms in southeast Europe

This year's annualized International Leaders Summit will feature the following confirmed speakers:

Dr. Alvin Rabushka , Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, intellectual father of the modern day Flat Tax movement and Former Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan's Tax Policy Task Force

Dr. José Piñera , President, International Center for Social Security, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Cato Institute and Former Minister of Labor and Social Security, Chile

Dr. Daniel Mitchell , Senior Fellow, Chief Tax Policy and Economy Expert at The Heritage Foundation

Dr. John D. Sullivan , Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Former Associate Director of the bipartisan democracy study whose report led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Graduate School of Business

Vesna Skare-Ozbolt , Member Of Parliament, Croatia and Former Minister of Justice

John Willman , Assistant Editor and Chief Leader Writer, The Financial Times

Matt Sertic , President/CEO, Applied Ceramics, USA and Investor in Croatia

And other top business, media and political leaders from Europe and USA

The annual summit gathering brings together business, media and political leaders joined by top economists, successful economic reformers from around the world and proponents of free market reforms to discuss and highlight pro-growth solutions.  The International Leaders Summit is an extraordinary event advocating free market reforms in Croatia and southeast Europe. Topics for the event will focus on relevant issues including labor law reform, privatization, pension reform, tax reform and the flat tax revolution, health care reform, rule of law, combating corruption and protection of property rights.

Organizers: Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and World Development and Empowerment

Strategic Partners to date: Applied Ceramics, Letica Corporation, Utilis - IT Partner, Amcham Croatia, Fed Ex - Rhea Express, Makol Marketing, Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Additional details will be posted soon.

What is being said about speakers participating at the Third International Leaders Summit?

"José Piñera is the pension world's equivalent of Placido Domingo. Grab, beg, borrow, or steal a ticket to hear him speak."

Bill Jamieson , Economics Editor, London Sunday Telegraph

"(Dr. Piñera), who devised the world's most successful privatized pension system when he was Chile's labor minister from 1978 to 1980, has worked to...bring the fruits of his work to others. Using every medium within his reach —newspapers, magazines, classrooms academic journals, television and radio —he argued for privatizing state-run finance, mining and social security. He boldly talked about how free-market reforms could double the country's growth rate.

The crux of Piñera's social security reform is a shift of control of investment from the government to the individual. So he continues to sell his plan with data, arguments, passion and the moral authority that comes with widespread recognition of his success."

Peronet Despeignes , Investor's Business Daily (excerpt/condensed)

"Alvin Rabushka , a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution who consults with countries all over the world on how to design a flat tax, can barely keep up with all the new adherents.  Mr. Rabushka's book "The Flat Tax" has just been published in Chinese, with a preface by Lou Jiwei, the vice minister of finance. If China were to climb on board the flat-tax train, more than a quarter of the world's population would be filling out their taxes on the back of a postcard."

John Fund , The Wall Street Journal

On Dr. Daniel Mitchell's book, The Flat Tax: Freedom, Fairness, Jobs, and Growth, "Mitchell marvelously demonstrates how the flat tax will rip away the principal source of political pollution in Washington."

Steve Forbes , President and Publisher, Forbes Magazine



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