5th Global Investment Symposium

2012 Global Investment Symposium

Pre-Symposium Private Event for IEA Members

His Excellency Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey has canceled his trip to the UN. Deputy Prime Minister Babacan plans to hold a private tele-presence meeting with IEA CEO members.

September 20

  • 7:30 AMRegistration Opens

  • 8:30 AMWelcome & Opening Remarks

    Welcome & Opening Remarks by Ambassador Thomas Pickering, IEA Co-Chairman

  • 9:00 AMInteractive Business Discussion I - Engines of Growth

    As profits have increased but not growth, how will the growth engines for corporate and government revenues emerge? This interactive discussion will address which innovative industries, investments, policies, consumer demand, and regions can ignite growth for the world's economies.

    Introduced by Governor John Engler

    President of the Business Roundtable, Former Governor of Michigan

    Former President & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers

    With William Lauder

    Chairman of Estee Lauder Companies

    Moderated by Professor Robert Lawrence

    Professor Harvard University; Harvard Kennedy School

    Former US Council of Economic Advisors for President Clinton

    Author of Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States?

  • 10:00 AMBreak

  • 10:15 AMCountry Presentations


    His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki (Private Meetings)


    His Excellency Minister Ammari


    His Excellency Prime Minister Lajcak


    His Excellency President Sall

  • 12:15 PM - LUNCH SERVEDCountry Presentations


    His Excellency President Yudhoyono

  • 2:00 PMInteractive Business Presentation II

    Executive Interview with The Honorable Peter G. Peterson

    Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation

    Co-Founder of Blackstone

    Former US Secretary of Commerce

  • 2:30 PMInteractive Business Discussion III - The Fuel of Finance

    Global deleveraging, rebalancing and growth are critical to corporate and government survival but it is still in motion. Are default and inflation inevitable or can growth win? How will this affect global financial systems? Are banks too big to fail? Will finance be an explosive or the fuel of growth? As finance is a pillar of the global economy, this interactive discussion will address the future of finance, investment, debt and capital markets.

    Stephen Schwarzman

    Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder


    Led by Senator Phil Gramm

    Former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee

    Senior Partner of US Policy Metrics

  • 3:30 PMBreak

    President Martinelli will highlight Panama's five-year, $13.6 billion investment plan for infrastructure and services. Panama is boasting the fastest growth rate in the Americas, and has become a leading target of FDI, and one of the richest countries in Latin America accounting to purchasing power.

  • 3:45 PMCountry Presentations

    Country Presentation VII - Peru

    His Excellency Minister Castilla

    Country Presentation VIII - Qatar

    His Excellency Minister Al-Attiyah Al-Thani

  • 5:30 PMBCIU and IEA Dinner

    His Excellency Dr. Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia

Confirmed and Reserved IEA Country Members

IEA invites its growing list of 47 Country Members that are attending the UN General Assembly to have their Head of State/Minister lead a business delegation to the Symposium. The above Country Members have confirmed their space. *Indonesia and Turkey might be on separate days but IEA members are invited via Symposium. IEA is still holding space for Reserved Country Members Colombia and Nigeria. Poland is holding Private Meetings with IEA CEO members on the side of the Symposium. Countries not presenting can also host a table and private meetings. Due to ever changing UNGA schedules, countries are subject to change.