2016 Program

Due to the elections, our country members requested private meetings with CEOs, which IEA facilitated and conducted during the first week of the United Nations General Assembly.

Interactive Business Discussions – Voice of Business


Interactive Business Discussions II and III are one hour in length, allowing for a robust and truly interactive discussion with the global business leaders in the audience, all the while looking past the status quo. This ‘Voice of Business’ is designed to capture the business perspective to impact economic issues and policies that advance business, economies and jobs. Discussion summaries will be disseminated to G-20 and other government leaders.

Past business and government speakers have included Paul Volcker, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, Barclays Chairman Archibald Cox, Peter G. Peterson, Edelman CEO Richard Edelman, UBS Vice Chairman Senator Phil Gramm, SealedAir CEO William Hickey, Silverlake CEO Glenn Hutchins, Mosaic CEO James Prokopanko, Estee Lauder Chairman WIlliam Lauder, ledgendary investors T. Boone Pickens, Nicolas Berggruen, Starr & Co CEO Maurice Greenberg, and Blackstone's co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman.

Press Conferences


Select Countries and Companies can address International Media in a dedicated Media room. Since most of the Symposium's Interactive Business Discussions are off the record, all press conferences are coordinated with IEA and scheduled in advance.