2005 Forbes Global CEO Conference
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The Forbes website described the conference attendees as "senior figures from the world's leading companies and institutions will discuss the best ways to nurture and capitalize on innovation and reveal the latest global trends."
A large protest was held to coincide with the conference. The protest assembled at 5pm in Customs Square, near Circular Quay, with about 1,000 people listening to numerous speeches. The protestors then marched along the Quay to the barricades that had been set up to prevent public access to the Opera House forecourt.
A small number of protestors started rocking one of the barricades, causing it to collapse. A number of arrests were made, and the protest continued in a peaceful fashion until 9:30pm.