Conferencia anual de GDN 2011: Amplio cubrimiento de la prensa local a la ceremonia de apertura

La ceremonia de apertura de la conferencia anual de GDN 2011 tuvo un amplio cubrimiento por parte de los medios locales e hizo parte de los titulares del día en la prensa escrita y los noticieros de televisión. Los periodistas estuvieron specialmente atraídos por las intervenciones del Presidente Santos y el Ministro de Hacienda, en lo que la prensa llamó “una reunión de los economistas más importantes del mundo”. A principio de semana el principal diario financiero de Colombia dedicó una entrevista al Presidente de GDN Gerardo della Paolera.

El anuncio hecho por el Presidente Santos de una meta de crecimiento del 5% del PIB para 2011 fue ampliamente mencionado en la prensa, (La República, Portafolio, RCN, El Espectador) y también los comentarios que al respecto de este anuncio hizo el Profesor Guillermo Perry (del Comité de la Conferencia). Más tarde, cuando el Ministro de Hacienda (antiguo decano de economía de Los Andes) Juan Carlos Echeverry hizo comentarios acerca de la posibilidad de incrementar los controles a los servicios financieros para incrementar la bancarización de los colombianos más pobres, los medios estuvieron prestos a reportarlo (La Republica, RCN, Caracol, El Espectador, Portafolio).

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12th GDN Annual Conference: Major coverage of the opening ceremony in local media

The Opening Ceremony at GDN’s 2011 Conference  received major coverage from the local media, making headlines in written press and TV news. The journalists were specially attracted by the President Santos and Minister of Finance appearances, on what they called “a meeting of the most important economists of the world”. Previously, GDN’s President Gerardo della Paolera was interviewed by the leading financial newspaper of Colombia.

The President Santos announcement of a 5% GDP growth goal for 2011 was widely reported (La República, Portafolio, RCN, El Espectador), and also the comments about this announcement by Professor Guillermo Perry (Conference Programme Committee) . Later, when the Finance Minister (former Dean of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes) Juan Carlos Echeverry talked about his efforts to tighten controls over the retail banking sector, in order to benefit poor Colombians , the media was also eager to report (La Republica, RCN, Caracol, El Espectador, Portafolio).

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Research communication training for GDN Awards and Medals finalists

GDN Awards and Medals Competition

Participants in the GDNet research communication training

Fourteen of the twenty-five finalists in the GDN Awards and Medals Competition began a two-day GDNet Research Communication training workshop at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota today. Their task? To build their public speaking skills and refine their presentations which will be made to more than 300 participants at the Conference to be held later this week.

The different sessions, conducted in a participatory manner, guided participants in identifying the key principles of effective presentations; writing presentations scripts and capturing headlines in a blog post. These posts will be published online  during the conference, and featured in a broadsheet ‘Conference Daily’ that will be distributed to the delegates.



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