3rd Global Investment Symposium

Program 2010

  • 7:30 AMRegistration Opens

  • 8:45 AMWelcome & Opening Remarks by IEA

    Keynote Address by:

    The Honorable Paul A. Volcker

    (Chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve and IEA Co-Chair)

  • 9:45 AMInteractive Business Discussion I - Engines of Growth

    Since cost-cutting and deleveraging do not equal revenue growth, where will demand and investment come from to be the growth engines for corporate and government revenues? This interactive discussion explores which innovative industries, investments, policies, and regions can ignite growth for the world’s economies.

    Led by Harvard Business School Professor John Quelch (Served on the Boards of 12 publicly listed companies, including WPP, and is the author of "The Global Market: Developing a Strategy to Manage Across Borders".

  • 10:45 AMBreak

  • 11:00 AMCountry Presentation - Morocco

    Mr. Ahmed Chami

    Minister of Industry, Trade, New Technologies and Investments

  • Country Presentation - Saudi Arabia

    His ExcellencyAmr bin Abdullah al-Dabbagh

    Governor and Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

  • 12:20 PMBreak

    Engage in interactive roundtable discussions with David Lax, Distinguished Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project and Co-founder of the Harvard Business School Strategic Negotiation Program, as you collaborate with groups to discover innovative, transformative strategies and tactics in negotiation.

  • 12:30 PM - LUNCH SERVEDInteractive Business Discussion: The Future of Finance

    The economic downturn has severely affected financial systems, as the world is still deleveraging and governments are implementing historic regulations. With equity and debt financing as the fuel of business and any economy, this interactive discussion features two legends of finance offering their views on the future of business, investment and capital markets.

    Mr. Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg

    Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr C.O., and IEA

    The Honorable Peter G. Peterson

    Co-Founder of Blackstone and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

  • 2:00 PMCountry Presentation - Serbia

    His Excellency President Boris Tadic

  • 2:30 PM - TRANSITIONBreak

  • 2:45 PMCountry Presentations


    His Excellency, President Mikheil Saakashvili


    His Excellency, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende


    His Excellency, President Nguyen Minh Triet

  • 4:50 PMInteractive Business Discussion III - "Countries Inc?"

    The economic downturn has proven the need for cooperation between countries and corporations. This discussion addresses how countries operate their various business models, compete globally and impact global business, trade and investment.

    Led by Dr. Joseph Stanislaw (Independent Senior Advisor of Energy & Sustainability at Deloitte and co-author of Commanding Heights: Battle for the World Economy).

    With His Excellency, Foreign Affairs Minister and former Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mikulás Dzurinda

    With the Governor of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, Mr. Julio Velarde

  • 5:45 PMEnd of Symposium

    Observer Countries:

    Ecuador & Senegal

    Reserved Countries

    In addition to the confirmed countries on the Program above, Brazil, Egypt, France, India, Jordan and the Philippines have reserved space with IEA for their Head of State or Minister to lead country presentation. IEA is in talks with them to determine who will be representing their country. Given the tentative nature of government schedules, the Program is subject to change.