- Mr Howard is a Companion of the Order of Australia and Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister.
- He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States by President George W Bush.
- Queen Elizabeth II appointed Mr Howard to the Order of Merit in January 2012.
- Leadership in the new century
Steering the ship of what is the most prominent Western stronghold in the Asian-Pacific Rim requires visionary and forward-thinking leadership. Australian Prime Minister John Howard approached his responsibilities to his country from a uniquely global viewpoint, providing economic vision and security strategies that raised Australia's profile and impact around the world. Howard discusses the role of world leaders in a new century, detailing steps for handling the growing concerns of globalisation and global economics, the environment, and threats to international security.
- The global economic future
Providing economic leadership in today's world means re-envisioning old economic models to discover new ones. Prime Minister John Howard did precisely that, and so much more for Australia: in the face of criticism from many, Howard initiated efforts to broker a free-trade agreement with China, a strategic move that was completely unprecedented and, when ratified, will add further credibility to China's willingness to participate in a free market. Howard candidly discusses his vision for the global economic future, and in what ways, and to what degrees, China, India and the Pacific Rim will participate.
Thoroughly enjoyed by all delegates. Honest, informed and engaging.
The evening with Mr Howard was a huge success. Our CEO and partner audience both valued and enjoyed the dinner address and subsequent questions enormously. Mr Howard’s address hit the mark perfectly in terms of relevance, as he talked about developments both globally and in Australia that our members were interested in, in particular addressing the critical issues facing the country on the reform front. He then took part in a lengthy question session answering all questions from the audience.
CEO Forum Group