You know what they say about first impressions …well I was certainly impressed! This was my first CFS and High Level Dinner and I found both to be amazing experiences.
The 2016 edition of the High Level Dinner held on October 18th at the Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria saw 190 attendees from businesses, governments, NGOs, and academia gather to discuss, debate and collaborate on what “Delivering the SDGs through Innovation” means.
The interactive format of the event allowed many ideas, thoughts and perspectives to be shared amongst the group. Some of the main conclusions were in order to achieve the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals innovation is a cornerstone and it is imperative that significant investments are made in technologies and infrastructure. These investments can then foster the sharing of knowledge empowerment and innovation advancements globally. Click the following link to view the full High Level Dinner report.
On a personal note I would like to say it was both personally and professionally rewarding to be responsible for the coordination of this year’s High Level Dinner. I was able to add several new learnings to my event planning knowledge, met some truly wonderful people and had a great time in the process.
On behalf of the whole IAFN team I would like to extend a big thank you to everybody that made the evening so special.
Plans are already underway for next year’s High Level Dinner and we hope to see you all there!
Please visit the IAFN website for more information on CFS 44 and all of the other events happening throughout the year.