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Edward de Bono Among World’s Thinkers To Gather in Kuala Lumpur

By Jill Innamorati-Varley 
Edward de Bono, Tony Buzan and Howard Gardner will be among some of the world’s leading thinkers speaking at the 14th International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) from 22 to 26 June 2009.
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host International Conference on Thinking.
Themed “Thinking Minds: Nurturing the Design of a Better Future”, the biennial conference to be hosted by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will cover disciplines that range from education, business, arts and culture to health and medicine, science, engineering, sustainability and media and entertainment.   
After a 12-year hiatus and only the second time an Asian country has been chosen to play host, more than 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference which will showcase best practices in thinking strategies from around the world and promote effective thinking and communications across various disciplines.
According to the Convenor of the 14th ICOT, Associate Professor Dr. Shameem Galea, the 14th ICOT is a conference for everyone.  “The conference welcomes all who are interested in understanding what ‘thinking’ is all about and what is effective thinking.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet international cutting-edge thinkers, leaders, researchers and practitioners from various disciplines.
Elaborating, Dr. Shameem said, “The conference will provide a forum for participants to learn how to develop the creative potential of individuals and how to enhance and develop a culture which can inspire original thought, creativity and innovation.”
Peter Brokenshire general manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre said, “We are delighted to be able to mark our fourth anniversary by welcoming another high profile educational event to the Centre. It will indeed be stimulating to have the world’s renowned thinkers in one place at the same time. “
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