2013 Program


"Pathways to Prosperity"
at the Harvard Club of NYC,

held officially during the 68th UN General Assembly.

September 25th 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 

8:00 AM - Registration Opens

9:00 AM - Welcome & Opening Remarks by the International Economic Alliance

9:15 AM - Interactive Business Discussion I


Innovation and cutting-edge technologies are helping global governments and corporations as they strive for growth, increasing exponentially the creation of new industries and jobs. This interactive discussion will address those innovative industries, investments, policies, consumer demand, up and coming regions, and new game-changing technologies that can transform industries and ignite growth for the world's economies.

  • Produced with IEA Global Partner CEA. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) is the world's most renowned consumer electronics trade association representing over 2,000 companies. CEA is the producer of the the International CES® - The Global Stage for Innovation.

Moderated by                       


  Professor Bhaskar Chakravorti

  Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance,
  Executive Director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global    
  Context- The Fletcher School, Tufts University;
  Former McKinsey and Monitor Partner; and Professor, Harvard   
  Business School.                       

Featuring Gary Shapiro  

  President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA),  

Author of Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies 

of the World's Most Successful Businesses.  


10:15 AM - Break

10:30 AM- Country Presentation I 
Country Presentation I- REPUBLIC of UKRAINE                         
President of Ukraine,
The Honorable Viktor Yanukovich

 CEO Interview with Floyd Wilson 
Floyd Wilson
CEO of Halcón Resources.  Mr. Wilson grew his last company, PetrohawkEnergy, from $60m investment to sale for $15.1 Billion in 7 years. 
Interview  conducted by: 
Dr. Joseph StanislawIndependent Senior Advisor for Energy and Sustainability at Deloitte;  Co-founder of Cambridge Energy Research  Associates (CERA).

12:00 PM -  CEO Interview II + INTERACTIVE LUNCH 
CEO Interview with Nicolas Berggruen
    Nicolas Berggruen
    Investor, philanthropist, and founder of the Nicolas Berggruen
    Institute for better governance, our esteemed guest is Chairman of 
    Berggruen Holdings, a global investor across a range of companies and continents.

2:00 PM - Interactive Business Discussion II


In the lingering wake of the financial crisis and with global economic powers in flux, a question materializes for the world's most powerful nation, "America, Where Do We Stand?"  An insiders view and potential answers are offered by Senator Phil Gramm,  Senior Partner US Policy Metrics, former Vice Chairman of UBS, and former US Senator from Texas and Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Senator Phil Gramm


Senator Phil Gramm

Former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee
Senior Partner of US Policy Metrics


2:30 PM- Interactive Business Discussion III


An educated workforce is critical to growth in all regions. What are the implications of the recent revolution in online education technology for improving outcomes in education, job training, and national economic competitiveness? Steven Kennedy Smith outlines the future of education both nationally and abroad.
Steven Kennedy Smith

Board member of the Park Agency - Joseph P Kennedy Enterprises, 

the Kennedy family investment office; Serving Member of Kennedy family financial board.





3:30 PM - Country Presentation II   
 Country Presentation II - MALAYSIA
 Prime Minister of Malaysia,
 The Honorable Najib Razak 


4:00 PM - Country Presentation III 

 Country Presentation III -
 President of Peru, 
 The Honorable Ollanta Humala
 with Minister of Finance Miguel Castilla
 and Minister of Foreign Trade Mrs. Magali Silva                       

5:00 PM - Country Presentation IV   
 Country Presentation IV -
 President of Chile, 
 The Honorable Sebastián Piñera                       

September 25th Event End

Additional IEA Country Members available for Private Meetings at GIS 2013, September 25th.

 President of Kenya 
The Honorable
Uhuru Kenyatta


Russia has designated their Ambassador to the US to be the non-presenting country delegate who is available for private meetings concerning investment opportunities in Russia. 


King Abdullah II of Jordan has designated Deputy Chief of Mission and Economic Advisor to be the non-presenting country delegate who is available for private meetings concerning investment opportunities in Jordan. 

Additional Event:
Friday, September 27th, 2013

Vietnam Investment Forum
The Waldorf Astoria New York
September, 27th 2013
*This luncheon is in addition to the September 25th Global Investment Symposium—all registered GIS attendees are welcome to attend this separate event dedicated to investment in Vietnam with complementary seating. 

Prime Minister of Vietnam, The Honorable Nguyen Tan Dung
Prime Minister 
Interactive Lunch 


"According to a forecast by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vietnam may be the fastest growing of emerging economies by 2025. Vietnam's export continues to grow at a high level while import of machines, equipment, and materials improves production at a rapid pace."

10:30                   Registration opens.
11:30 - 11:40        IEA and co-hosts Welcome Speech, Description of the Meeting Format.
11:40 - 12:05     The Prime Minister’s Opening Keynote
12:05 - 12:45        Interactive Lunch Discussions with CEOs, Ministers and other executives.  
12:45 - 1:15          Prime Minister’s Interactive Q&A and Concluding Remarks. 
1:15 - 1:20            IEA and co-hosts Closing Remarks.

Global Investment Symposium 2013 and Investment Forum End

 IEA Country Members

IEA Country Members include countries from all regions of the world: Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.  The following country Heads of State, Ministers, economic officials or Ambassadors participate in IEA by leading Country Presentations or private meetings.  Ambassadors are also part of the IEA Ambassador Alliance.  Throughout the year, IEA holds interactive Symposia, TelePresence events and the annual Global Investment Symposium at the Harvard Club during the UN General Assembly.