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Ni nini Gharama za Viongozi wetu kuhudhuria World Economic Forums huko Davos?

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  1. M

    Mkodoleaji JF-Expert Member

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    Jana kwenye matangazo ya BBC nilisikia wakisema kuwa gharama za kuhudhuria mkutano wa World Economic Forum huko Davos zinaanzia $71,000 hadi $300,000 (kama sikosei) kwa kichwa.

    Leo katika kubrowse nikaipata hii article:

    Cost of attending Davos forum? If you have to ask, you can’t afford it

    ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, International Herald Tribune, New York | Wed, 01/26/2011 2:06 PM | Business A | A | A |

    What is the price tag to be aDavosMan?
    Chief executives, government leaders
    and academics around the world are
    headed to Davos, Switzerland, for the
    World Economic Forum’s annual meeting
    this week — a heady power gathering
    that mixes business, politics and
    Champagne in the Swiss Alps. It is an
    event that draws a wide range of decision
    makers, from Jamie Dimon, the
    chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and
    Prime Minister George A. Papandreou
    of Greece to Bono of the band U2, ostensibly
    to contemplate how to solve the
    world’s problems.
    Of course, much of the week is really
    about one thing: networking. As the author
    of ‘‘The Black Swan,’’ Nassim N.
    Taleb, described it to Tom Keene of
    Bloomberg Television, the event was
    ‘‘chasing successful people who want to
    be seen with other successful people.
    That’s the game.’’
    An invitation to the meeting is supposed
    to be considered an exclusive
    honor. But for corporate executives, being
    a DavosMan, or, yes, a DavosWoman,
    even for just a couple of days, does
    not come cheap.
    For the past week, I have interviewed
    more than a dozen chief executives and
    other executives who regularlymake the
    pilgrimage to mingle at a high altitude, to
    measure the true financial cost for corporations
    of attending the annual meeting.
    But beforewe get to the fees for private
    planes, hotels, a car and driver, there is
    the all-important ticket. And it is not free.
    Just to have the opportunity to be invited
    to Davos, you must be invited to be
    a member of the World Economic Forum,
    a Swiss nonprofit group that was
    founded by Klaus Schwab, a Germanborn
    academic who managed to build a
    global conference in the snow.
    There are several levels of membership:
    the basic level, which will get you
    one invitation to Davos, costs 50,000
    Swiss francs, or about $52,000.The ticket
    itself costs another 18,000 Swiss francs
    plus tax, bringing the total cost of membership
    and entrance fee to $71,000.
    But that fee just gets you in the door
    with the masses at Davos, with entry to
    all the general sessions. If you want to
    be invited behind the velvet rope to participate
    in private sessions among your
    industry’s peers, you need to step up to
    the ‘‘industry associate’’ level. That
    costs $137,000, plus the price of the ticket,
    bringing the total to about $156,000.
    Of course, most chief executives do
    not like going anywhere alone, so they
    might ask colleagues along. Well, the
    World Economic Forum does not let you
    just buy an additional ticket for $19,000.
    Instead, you need to upgrade your annual
    membership to the ‘‘industry partner’’
    level. That will set you back about
    $263,000, plus the cost of two tickets,
    bringing the total to $301,000.
    And if you want to take an entourage,
    say, five people? Now you are talking
    about the ‘‘strategic partner’’ level. The
    price tag: $527,000. (That is just the annual
    membership entitling you to as
    many as five invitations. Each invitation
    still costs $19,000 each, so if five people
    come, that is $95,000, making the total
    $622,000.) This year, all strategic partners
    are required to invite at least one
    woman as part of an effort to diversify
    the list of those attending.
    As part of the strategic partner level,
    you get access to the private sessions,
    as well as special conference rooms to
    hold meetings. And perhaps the biggest
    perk of all, your car and driver are given
    a sticker allowing door-to-door service.
    At the moment, the forum says it is
    not accepting applications for strategic
    partner unless the company is from
    China or India, and it must be one of the
    250 largest companies in the world.
    In fairness, it is worth pointing out
    that membership at all levels gets you
    access not only to the meeting in Davos,
    but also access to at least a half-dozen
    other meetings held around the world.
    Membership also gives you access to
    the forum’s various research projects.
    All those costs, of course, do not include
    the travel-related costs of getting
    to Switzerland, schlepping around and
    perhaps holding a dinner or a cocktail
    party for clients (which is where the real
    action is, anyway).
    One large investor is renting a fivebedroom
    chalet this year just outside
    Davos for himself and his staff. The
    cost: $140,000 for the week. A car and
    driver, which the World Economic Forum
    will arrange for you, is about
    $10,000 a week for aMercedes S Class.
    A first-class fare from New York to
    Zurich is running at about $11,000. But a
    private plane using NetJets will cost
    about $70,000 for a round trip. Helicopter
    service from Zurich to Davos?
    $3,400 each way. (The forum provides a
    free bus service for those worried about
    environmental footprints.)
    Of course, many companies have dinners
    for clients, with dinners on multiple
    evenings for some firms.
    At the Posthotel, for example, the restaurant
    is charging a minimum of $210 a
    head. A cocktail party for 60 to 80 people
    for just one hour? That costs about
    $8,000. Two hours: $16,000.
    The bigger parties, like one that will
    be given by Google on Friday night for
    several hundred people, can run more
    than $250,000 for the evening. (In years
    past, Google has flown in the band and
    bartenders; one year, the company had
    an oxygen bar.)
    All these embedded costs have helped
    make the World Economic Forum a big
    business — perhaps the biggest conference
    organizer in the world. According
    to its annual report, it brings in about
    $185 million in revenue and spends
    nearly all of it, with almost half of its
    costs going toward events and the other
    half toward personnel.
    But all this spending may soon be going
    out of vogue.
    As one participant, the author David
    Rothkopf, recently wrote on his blog,
    ‘‘The entire endeavor is fading for several
    reasons, all associated with the inadequacy
    of Davos as a networking forum.’’
    He explained, ‘‘As Steve Case,
    founder of AOL, once told me while
    standing at the bar in the middle of the
    hubbub of the main conference center:
    ‘You always feel like you are in the
    wrong place in Davos, like there is some
    better meeting going on somewhere in
    one of the hotels that you really ought to
    be at. Like the real Davos is happening
    in secret somewhere.’ ’

    My Take:
    Toka kipindi cha Mkapa hadi sasa JK, viongozi hawa wamekuwa na utamaduni wa kuhudhuria sana huu mkutano. Kwangu mimi naona huu mkutano ni wa gharama mno. Ningeomba kama kuna anayejua anisaidie kunifanunulia haya maswali:
    1. Je tunaweza kujua jamaa huwa wanalipiwa na nani kwenye huu mkutano?
    2. Na kama wanalipiwa na serikali huwa wanaenda na akina nani
    3. Je gharama yake kwa ujumla (safari nzima) ni kiasi gani?
    4. Na mwisho ni nini manufaa yake kiuchumi kwa Tanzania katika kila mkutano wanaohudhuria?
  2. Inkoskaz

    Inkoskaz JF-Expert Member

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    Haya ni maumivu kweli juu ya jeraha,
    Huwa nasikitika sana makongamano,mikutano na semina muhimu huenda hawa politician wetu na ma-delegation makuubwa kushake hands na kupiga champaigne badala ya wataalamu watendaji wakajinoe ili waje waimplement ideas wanazopata huko
  3. Kurunzi

    Kurunzi JF-Expert Member

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    JK Aliongozana nafikiri na wajumbe kadhaa
  4. The Finest

    The Finest JF-Expert Member

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    To be honest sijui hizi hela zinalipwa kutoka wapi na nani??
  5. RayB

    RayB JF-Expert Member

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    Kwani JK anahudhuria mkutano huo au ni mwengine?
  6. Ngambo Ngali

    Ngambo Ngali JF-Expert Member

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    The biggest question is what do we gain or what have we ben gaining out of davos for all these years?
  7. Chapakazi

    Chapakazi JF-Expert Member

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    duh...hata hizo namba sijamaliza soma! JK yupo na wangapi huko?