2018 Western Union Economic and Business Forum
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|2018 Western Union Economic and Business Forum|
Margate City, Margate
|Date||14-19 May 2018|
|Location||Margate City, Margate|
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The 2018 Western Union Economic and Business Forum is a summit of Western Union political, economic and business leaders that took place in Margate City, Margate from 14 to 19 May 2018. Entrepreneurs from all across Antarctica took part in this summit to discuss the topic of investing in Western Union nations and to discuss the prospect of companies moving their headquarters to the Western Union, as well as for discussing new innovations and ways to improve the economy.
Heads of state and government from all over the Western Union participated in this summit, and Sealien president Christina van Guilera participated in this summit as well, even though he country is not a Western Union member. Notable people that participated in the summit include Slender, the Magonian emperor and business magnate, and Filip Mikulec, the CEO of Agrocorp. The summit was a major success, and during this crisis the Western Union Commission negotiated with President McClark on how to end a crisis as a result of the Winsburg Framework.
At this summit, Commission president Ludovica Carvillia brought up the topic of adopting the Circum to the member states. Only the United Provinces and Candvia agreed to switch and Acadia, Emperorlands and Dragonstone said they would consider it, while all other member states rejected and stated that they will not be adopting the Circum, and that only when they are fully ready they might consider it. Duck Island has been the most persistent of all Western Union member states in their choice to reject the Circum, with President Fat Duck stating that 'Duck Island might never be ready to adopt the Circum, and that the people aren't willing to give up their awesome duck coins either'.
This event was a huge success from the beginning as businessmen from all over Antarctica,as well as either heads of state or heads of government from every single member state, attended the forum.
Every political leader gave their speech in which they talked about further progress and further incentivizing businesses to move to the Western Union. There were talks of further increasing cooperation between the member states on key economic issues. President Simon McClark of the United Provinces announced his nation would completely switch to green energy alternatives by the end of the decade, and this was welcomed with an applause from various business leaders and several other Western delegations.
That evening, some key business leaders and all 12 heads of state / government of the Western Union gathered for a formal dinner at the luxurious palace in the wealthy Lhangi district of Margate City. The dinner brought the leaders closer to the entrepreneurs and everybody shared laughs. Fine and top quality Margatian wine was served for this occasion, a type of wine only available to the wealthiest of the wealthiest of Margatians and penguins. Among the people attending that dinner was Slender, who had to leave early as a result of a sickness.
A five-star hotel near the center of the city was reserved for all of the people in attendance at this forum. This is the hotel where they all decided to sleep the nights in, and it offered a great customer service and very warm saunas and hot tubs underground.
Everybody in the hotel was woken up around 6:45 AM. President McClark, according to SRT (Snowinian Radio-Television, the UP state-owned media), took a warm shower and went down to have a breakfast with President Frederick Mueller of Margate, whom he shared a toast with butter and some coffee with. The two discussed the Winsburg Framework, and have reportedly agreed on many issues regarding the framework. It was 8:10 AM when this breakfast finished, and with nothing else to do until around 11 AM, they decided to play golf together. That's when Presidents Brant Esser of Acadia and Penguino Lagois IV of Tropicalis joined in.
They played several rounds of golf. Once the finished, they had a chat on the benches, which reportedly was about various informal and trivial stuff. They later headed towards the Telok Bunga Integrated Resort to meet Slender. He confirmed that last night's sickness is over and that he is able to resume with the meeting. Being that he was not only a businessman but also the emperor of Magonia, the four presidents talked to Slender about creating a trade deal between the Western Union and Magonia. The emperor enthusiastically agreed, and they agreed the details of such a trade deal would be discussed later.
Around 3 PM, Frederick Mueller and Maria Creslana (Prime Minister of Candvia) held a widely anticipated press conference in the Presidential Palace in Margate City. Mueller talked about Margate's ever increasing friendship with Candvia and called Candvia a brotherly nation and Creslana "the greatest Candvian in history". Creslana then jokingly called Mueller the greatest Candvian in history as well, implying he is a great friend of Candvia and her people and that he is therefore a Candvian as well. Creslana also extended to Mueller an invitation to visit Candvia and meet King Paul II as part of a state visit.
Around 6 PM, President Mueller welcomed The Globalist, the President of Munijoch, at the Margate City-Lhangi International Airport. Around 7:30 PM, they arrived at the same palace as yesterday for a formal dinner with just the leaders of the 12 member states + Seal Islands, Magonia and Munijoch, the three "distinguished guests", out of whom the Seal Islands leader Christina van Guilera arrived a day before the forum as part of a state visit to Margate.
The biggest day of the forum. It was the day each Western Union leader would privately meet with the business leaders. This lasted throughout most of the day - from 10 AM through to 5 PM, with a lunch break between 1 PM and 2 PM. McClark, however, was interviewed by the United Provinces news organizations that evening and he announced he will be "making a major announcement on Saturday", and stated that the United Provinces will be adopting the Circum as their sole official currency this weekend.