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From the economy and trade to politics and diplomacy, few have the clear understanding of world events that Sir John Major brings in explaining today’s most complex problems. With his trademark wit, warmth and wisdom, Major showcases his uncanny ability to foresee which emerging international issues will become tomorrow’s headline news. Major takes a hard look how technological advances have affected developing regions like South America and Africa and what this means to the economic, social and political stability of the rest of the world. Heavily involved in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, Major engages in a conversation on the world’s trouble spots and what nations must do to deter terrorism and maintain peace. Prime Minister during a time of unprecedented transformation, Major looks at the European Union and how international cooperation has affected the world in the current economic downturn.

Wise CEOs are watching China carefully, knowing that the China factor could determine the success or failure of their companies in the years ahead. The initial strategy of simply being there is no longer enough. Now, companies need a more nuanced strategy in order to penetrate secondary cities and market segments and to tap China’s vast potential for innovation. Tom Manning challenges the conventional approach, provokes awareness of new techniques, and suggests how every Board and executive team can take their game to the next level, deepening their plan for China and integrating it with their global strategy.

In the past decade, the world beat a path to China, but in the decade to come, Chinese companies will increasingly move in the opposite direction, globalizing their operations and acquiring foreign companies. What will this mean to the world’s most important industries? Tom Manning forecasts the competitive impact of this seminal change.

In the next decade and a half, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size and military spending.

From her front-row view of this colossal shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American CEOs, Anja Manuel escorts the audience on an intimate tour of the corridors of power of Asia’s predominant powers—China and India—to reveal what makes each country “tick” and what Americans doing business there should know. Through vibrant stories that have been described as “both heartbreaking and funny,” she reveals how each country is working to surmount enormous challenges—from the crushing poverty of Indian slum dwellers and Chinese factory workers, to outrageous corruption scandals, rotting rivers and unbreathable air, to managing their citizens’ discontent, and how some of these challenges create opportunities for joint work with American companies.

Based on her forthcoming book This Brave New World, Manuel shows us an optimistic path—American politicians, businesses and ordinary citizens can bring China and India along as partners rather than alienating one or both, and thus extend our own leadership in the world.

Every day, American businesses must decide where in the world to sell, invest or source parts of their supply chain. How do you determine which emerging markets to enter first? And how do you do it both effectively and ethically? Based on her extensive experience in government and now leading businesses through these difficult decisions, Anja Manuel shares her insight and illuminating stories about how to engage local governments and business partners from Bogota to Bangalore.

In this charged political environment, Anja Manuel is able to cut through the rhetoric to offer an informed analysis of how President Trump’s policies might affect the United States’ relationships with foreign allies and enemies alike. Drawing on years of experience working at the State Department and as an international business consultant with the esteemed firm of RiceHadleyGates, Manuel breaks down the sometimes inflammatory foreign policy and trade pronouncements into thoughtful and understandable realities. From the likely direction of U.S. trade policy, to relations China and India, to what the instability of the Middle East and Russia’s assertive policies might mean for the U.S. businesses in the near term, Manuel can draw on expertise in every region of the world to provide answers to today's issues. Anja’s rational and measured approach to the issues has established her as an informed resource for audiences around the world.

Denis McDonough (Exclusively WSB)

In this timely discussion, Denis McDonough offers keen insight and analysis of the current geopolitical landscape, with special attention on national security and the threats raised by the increasing role of cyber warfare. Addressing how Russia, China, and other global hot spots fit into a shifting foreign policy landscape, McDonough explores America’s role as the world enters a new era in diplomacy, and the implications for businesses operating around the globe.

Michael McFaul (Exclusively WSB)

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation Michael McFaul takes audiences inside the crisis in Ukraine and the Russian presence in Crimea. He explains why and how this crisis occurred and analyzes the long-term security and economic implications of this new era in Russia’s relations with the West. What effect will the sanctions have? Should they be stronger? How do Russia’s
actions impact the ongoing war in Syria and the Iran nuclear agreement? How is this new era similar to and different from the Cold War? McFaul sheds light upon one of the greatest challenges to European—and global—stability in several decades, explaining not only the political implications but also the impact it could have on your business.

Jim McNerney (Exclusively WSB)

Increasingly this means actively managing the interface with the governments of the U.S. and around the world, and their leaders. Jim McNerney has been actively involved—particularly when leading Boeing—with shaping outcomes at the legislative, administration and regulatory levels in D.C. Much of this work was critical to Boeing, the nation's largest exporter and trade participant. But, his chairmanships of the Business Roundtable (a D.C. advocacy group representing 60% of the U.S. GDP), the President’s Export Council and the US-China Business Council give him unique insights and experiences valuable to all participants and policy issues across the economy.

As a Strategic Advisor to President Trump, McNerney provides audiences with insight on the critical trade-offs involved as the new administration considers plans for fiscal, tax, regulatory, trade, and infrastructure re-investment reform.

Mike Milken’s highly informative and entertaining talks are augmented with multimedia support—photos, videos and crisply refined data. He covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Recapturing the American Dream
  • Leadership in Turbulent Times
  • Toward a More Prosperous Future
  • Things That Will Change the World

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