Freshfields and Columbia University’s Richman Center Co-Host 2018 Global Business Forum, April 19 in New York

The daylong conference will gather c-suite executives and thought leaders to discuss existing and emerging issues in the international economy

NEW YORK--()--Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Columbia University’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, a collaboration between Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School, will host their third annual Global Business Forum on April 19 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City.

This year’s forum, “Changing Demographics and Global Business,” will cover critical issues facing today’s international businesses, with panels and talks focusing on disruption, blockchain, evolving customer preferences, new employee/employer relationship models, growing markets in India and China, and more.

Speakers scheduled to appear at the 2018 Global Business Forum include:

  • Willem Buiter, Special Economic Adviser, Citi
  • Alexa du Pont Bell, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Paperless Post
  • Carol Fishman Cohen, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, iRelaunch
  • Byrne Doyle, Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth Office, Best Buy
  • Stephan Eilers, Managing Partner, Tax, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Sara Eisen, Co-Anchor, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street and Worldwide Exchange
  • Michael Faye, Co-Founder, GiveDirectly; Co-Founder, Segovia Technology
  • Gregory J. Fleming, Chief Executive Officer, Rockefeller Capital Management
  • Ramesh Gopinath, Vice President of Blockchain, Solutions and Research, IBM Research
  • Bruce C. N. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing, Columbia Business School
  • Jared Grusd, Chief Executive Officer, HuffPost; Global Head of News & Information, Oath; and Adjunct Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
  • Peter C. Hawthorne, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development, Cargill, Incorporated
  • Susan Huang, Vice Chairman, Head of M&A – Americas, Morgan Stanley
  • Gish Jen, award-winning author
  • Sumer Johal, CEO and Founder, Agralogics
  • Nathaniel Karp, Chief US Economist, BBVA
  • Brad Katsuyama, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the IEX, the Investors Exchange
  • Paul Leinwand, Thought Leader, Strategy&; Principal, PwC US
  • Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC
  • Joseph Lubin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ConsenSys
  • Anne T. Madden, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Honeywell
  • Ciamac C. Moallemi, Associate Professor, Decision, Risk and Operations, Columbia Business School
  • Marcus Moufarrige, Chief Operating Officer, Servcorp
  • Scott Pitasky, Vice President HR Consumer, Amazon
  • Carter Reum, Co-Founder, Los Angeles-based investment firm M13
  • David Sable, Global Chief Executive Officer, Young & Rubicam
  • Amol Sarva, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Knotel
  • Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets Equity and Chief Global Strategist, Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Irwin Simon, Chief Executive Officer, The Hain Celestial Group
  • Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Wealth Solutions and External Relations, Blackstone
  • Nicholas Thompson, Editor in Chief, Wired

For more information, please visit the Global Business Forum website at

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