This post on BusinessWeek discusses how main theme of a gathering of top CEOs at the Fifth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting was that innovation is a huge driver of worldwide economic recovery as well as growth. Barack Obama set the stage and tone for the conference by mentioning:
"We need new businesses to unleash new innovations. We need new collaborations to advance prosperity."
What was interesting is that innovation was listed first in all program materials and was the major theme of the panels and networking sessions. It's good to see an innovation initiative first started by ex-president Bill Clinton is still running strong even to this day.