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5th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable: “e-philanthropy”

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Davos Philanthropic Roundtable 2012

The video footage of the discussion is available on the YouTube Channel of the event: youtube.com/ephilanthropy

On Thursday, 26 January, 2012 at 12:30 (GMT+1) in Davos (Switzerland) at the Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel the Victor Pinchuk Foundation held its 5th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable “e-philanthropy” on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

The event brought together Internet entrepreneur and Founder of DST Yuri Milner; Internet entrepreneur, co-founder of the Facebook Sean Parker; Senior Advisor on Innovation to the US Secretary of State Alec Ross and Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt.  Chelsea Clinton, board member of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative moderated the discussion.

The panellists discussed how information and communication technology (ICT) can revolutionize philanthropy. To which extent does the Internet make it easier for everyone to give, become involved and help change the world? How is it transforming the way we interact and support the people near us - and on the other side of the planet? How can this phenomenon be amplified and encouraged? What are the new challenges of philanthropy in a context which by definition is always evolving? Internet thinkers and social leaders have increasingly been pointing out the huge potential of e-philanthropy, and the round table provided a vision of how this phenomenon will transform our lives.

About 300 leaders from the fields of philanthropy, business, politics and media attended the event.

A video message of Alec Ross, Senior Advisor on Innovation to the US Secretary of State on the 5th Philanthropic Roundtable is available on youtube.com/ephilanthropy

The Davos Philanthropic Roundtable organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation is one of the largest specialized events on philanthropy held during the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Over the last four years this event brings together internationally renowned philanthropists, businessmen, politicians and public leaders to discuss state-of-the-art approaches in philanthropy and eventually inspire future global philanthropists. Since 2007 the Roundtable panellists have included, among others, Tony Blair, Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jet Li, Shimon Peres, Muhammad Yunus, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Paulo Coelho and others.

The 5th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable “e-philanthropy” is supported by:

Special partner - Alfa-Bank

AlfaBank Ukraine LogoAlfa-Bank (Ukraine) is a fully fledged commercial bank, which is a member of international financial and industrial consortium Alfa Group. The bank is a leader within all segments of Ukraine’s banking services market. As rated by the National bank of Ukraine, Alfa-Bank ranks among TOP-10 major banks in terms of assets and is one of the leaders in corporate savings and deposits, while its retail savings and loan portfolio has demonstrated exuberant growth in 2011. Major enterprises, both public and privately owned, being of core value in their respective industries, are among corporate clients of Alfa-Bank (Ukraine).

Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) takes pride in its reputation of a reliable and stable financial institution, which offers the prime quality customer care and endorses innovative client-oriented approaches. As a member of Alfa Group consortium, Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) takes advantage of the banking group’s abundant financial expertise, driving the synergy of inside-out knowledge of Ukrainian lending and savings market and of internationally accepted business practices, which is an important part of its strategic know-how. Injections into the statutory capital, pursued by the Bank’s shareholders on a regular basis, are the guarantee of the Bank’s continued development ahead of the market.

Alfa-Bank endorses the projects, which aim at promotion of the national heritage and tightening of international cultural exchanges. In 2011 Alfa-Bank founded and further partnered a major social event – the international Alfa Jazz Fest, which took place in Lviv. This music event in the city of enormous cultural value gathered up over 100 world class jazz musicians. Local residents and guests, over 20 000 of which contributed to the festival, had an opportunity to watch the artists play on the three open air stages across the downtown, during three full days. The main stage featured performances of such legendary jazzmen, as Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Ihor Butman, John Scofield, Bill Evans and Jeff Lorber. In 2012, the Fest will take place in Lviv on June 1-3 and will again give the European festival summer a kick-off. Alfa Jazz Fest will obviously become one of the most noticeable events in Ukraine on the eve of EURO-2012 football championship.

Telecommunications Partner – Kyivstar

Kyivstar LogoKyivstar is No.1 operator in the telecommunications market of Ukraine. About 25 million customers have chosen its services.

Kyivstar and Ukrainian telecom operator Beeline-Ukraine (Ukrainski Radiosystemy JSC and Golden Telecom Ltd.) form “Ukraine” VimpelCom Ltd. Business Unit. The company provides voice and data transmission services through the full range of technologies of wireless and fixed networks, and also corporate services and converged multi-service solutions for business. The services are provided under the brands Kyivstar, djuice and Kyivstar Business.

In 2011, at the 20th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine, Kyivstar launched a large-scale national project “I Love Ukraine”, which urges Ukrainians to share their impressions, emotions and love for Ukraine on the iloveukraine.com.ua site. The aim of the project is to increase the interest to the country among its inhabitants and to teach the majority of Ukrainians to use Internet. Daily the portal is visited by more than 7,000 people. Every day about 1,200 new pictures are uploaded from computers and mobile devices; currently one can see around 100,000 pictures of Ukrainians’ favourite places here.

Kyivstar’s mission has been immutable for many years: to improve the lives of Ukrainians through the highest quality telecommunications services. Every day the company works to enhance the communication, coverage and service quality rates. Due to this telecom specialists accept the network and the coverage of Kyivstar to be among the best in Eastern Europe. Annually the service quality assessed by subscribers takes almost maximum score – 4.7 points out of 5. Such high rates are the result of the right company focus, where the customer satisfaction has always been and will be No. 1 priority.


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On Thursday, 26 January, 2012 at 12:30 (GMT+1) in Davos (Switzerland) at the Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will hold its 5th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable “e-philanthropy” on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum

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