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Oil prices have become increasingly volatile and important for financial markets. Jason Schenker has been ranked the #1 oil price forecaster in the world in 2011, 2015, and 2016 by Bloomberg News. He has also been attending OPEC meetings for over a decade, and he was the first oil price forecaster to predict oil’s rise in 2004 to $50. In this presentation, Schenker will share his views on the outlook for oil and gas in the United States and abroad. He will also discuss the implications for the global economy and global politics. This presentation includes topics covered in Schenker’s #1 Amazon best seller Commodity Prices 101: A Primer on the Financial Market Drivers of Commodity Prices.

Audiences will learn about:

  • The current state of global oil markets and prices
  • Political dynamics of OPEC and non-OPEC producers
  • Long-term expectations, risks and opportunities for oil production, prices and energy alternatives
  • The importance of fundamentals and technicals that drive prices in the short term

Susan Schwab (Exclusively WSB)

With 95% of the world’s customers outside U.S. borders, small and medium sized companies need to develop a strong understanding of international trade rules and opportunities in order to succeed in a global marketplace. In a customized presentation filled with anecdotes, negotiation tips and cultural lessons, Schwab shares with audiences the recent history of global trade and the ins and outs of doing business internationally.

Rajiv Shah, M.D. (Exclusively WSB)

As administrator of USAID, Dr. Rajiv Shah worked to launch major initiatives in an effort to refocus America’s global partnerships. Previously, Dr. Shah served in leadership positions at the United States Department of Agriculture and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In his capacity at USAID, Dr. Shah led efforts in campaigns including Feed the Future, Power Africa, the Private Capital Group for Development and the Better Than Cash Alliance to harness the expertise of the world’s brightest scientists, students and entrepreneurs. He forged strategic relationships by bringing together private investors, multinational corporations and local entrepreneurs to improve services and drive investments globally. By rebuilding scientific partnerships, mobilizing global partners and leveraging more than $10 billion from 200 companies, the organization achieved the most significant reforms in food aid in 60 years. Dr. Shah recently launched similar efforts in India, gaining experience overseeing major power projects in Afghanistan and other frontier markets. During his tenure at USDA, Dr. Shah also led efforts to contribute to the U.S. government’s biofuels strategy, which focused on transitioning to second- and third-generation biofuels. Audiences will receive unmatched, practical insights as Dr. Shah explores topics such as the management of risks and opportunities in emerging markets today, innovative financial structure and the latest advancements in science and technology as they relate to the growth of their industry.

As U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, Ambassador Wendy Sherman became responsible for overseeing the United States’ diplomacy in every region of the world during her time at the State Department from 2011–2015. Sherman is able to offer a unique insider’s view of where the world is headed in the years ahead and how that will affect global business.

In her experience, not only as U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs but also as the owner of a successful global business consulting firm, Ambassador Wendy Sherman is in a unique position to offer advice about a myriad of topics that affect the world business scene today. Having sat on the investment committee of a boutique emerging markets fund, Sherman offers an insider’s guide to investment risk wherever you are in the world.

John Snow (Exclusively WSB)

In spite of the current economic woes within 15 years, China, India and the U.S. will compete for recognition as the world’s economic leader. Who benefits and who is left vulnerable by a major shift in economic power? What does continued globalization and economic interdependency mean to U.S. multinationals down the road? John Snow details the implications of a more competitive global market to audiences concerned about American business growth and the economy's stake in world trade.

John Snow (Exclusively WSB)

Why are some economies more successful than others? Why does economic reform thrive in East Asia while it flounders in many countries in Africa and Latin America? What kind of risks do other countries' economies face, and in turn, what specific threats or opportunities do they pose to the U.S.? John Snow discusses how other nations deal with fast-changing economic dynamics that can produce instability and reveals what the U.S. can learn from it. Audiences will confidently walk away from Snow's presentation knowing how to be better prepared for constant fluctuations in the global business and capital markets.

In this presentation, Willis Sparks outlines why global investors and business leaders must understand the national, regional, and global political trends that will create both the next wave of opportunities and new generation of risks that will define their operating environments for years to come. With vivid illustrations drawn from today’s headlines and tomorrow’s forecasts, Sparks details how and why politics and political interests will play an ever larger role in market outcomes around the world. Audiences will learn:

  • The market-moving impact of politics in the world’s most dynamic developed and developing states
  • Long-term geopolitical trends, including the rise of emerging market volatility
  • Country-by-country analysis of current internal political dynamics

Gene Sperling (Exclusively WSB)

Gene Sperling shares with audiences insights on today’s most pressing U.S. and global economic challenges—and solutions. Drawing on his recent experience serving as director of the National Economic Council and principal economic policy advisor for President Obama, Sperling provides an assessment of a myriad of global economic issues, including:

  • The Current U.S. and Global Economic Landscape
  • Critical Economic Policy Issues Impacting the U.S. Economy—Including Corporate Tax Reform, Government-Sponsored Economic Reform, Skill Challenges in the 21st Century and the impact and future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Economic Lessons from 12 Years in the West Wing

Sperling will share his remarks in either a speech format or conversational question-and-answer format with the audience.

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