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Emerging Markets Conference 2018: The Future of Emerging Markets

by Emerging Markets Club (EMC)

Educational/Awareness

Fri, 07 Dec 2018

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Ross Colloquium at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

701 Tappan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

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Emerging Markets Conference 2018: The Future of Emerging Markets

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Emerging Markets Club (EMC) proudly presents the 2018 Emerging Markets Conference. This conference brings together leading experts from around the world to discuss some of the biggest challenges faced by emerging economies today. In 2017, the conference drew 100+ attendees from all over the University of Michigan and hosted speakers ranging representing firms from the World Bank Group to Google.

In the past two decades, emerging markets have played an increasingly important role in the global economy and are expected to deliver almost half of the global growth in 2019. However, this rapid expansion comes with its own challenges. Emerging markets have faced difficult domestic challenges, especially the balancing act between strengthening policy and promoting economic growth. In addition, this growth has not benefited everyone in the economy. Although on average the standard of living in emerging markets has increased, more than a billion people remain in poverty and outside of the formal economy. The private sector has gradually shifted its role to achieve positive economic outcomes while improving the life of marginalized communities in emerging markets.

 

AGENDA

Registration (8:15AM – 9:00AM): Light breakfast will be served

Keynote (9:00AM – 9:30AM): The Rising Importance of Emerging Markets in the Global Economy

Panel 1 (9:45AM – 10:45AM): Opportunities and Challenges for Growth

John Barham (International Finance Corporation): Senior Strategist, Global Markets and Research

Dr. Laura Beny (University of Michigan): Professor of Law

Jason Schleifer (Bank of America Merrill Lynch): Vice President, Global Emerging Market Sales

Panel 2 (10:50AM – 11:50AM): Technology Solutions

Dinesh Narayanan (Microsoft): Head of Device Incubation

Eshanthi Rasasinghe (Omidyar Network): Senior Manager, Omidyar Labs

Carlos Watanabe (Dolby Laboratories): Director, Emerging Markets
 

Roundtable Lunch & Mingle (11:50AM – 12:55PM)
 

Panel 3 (1:00PM – 2:00PM): Private Sector Solutions to Public Sector Problems

Claudia M. Harner-Jay (PATH): Deputy Director, Market Dynamics

Laura Herman (Essilor): Vice President Mission, Strategy and Innovation

Craig Kramer (Johnson & Johnson): Mental Health Ambassador, Chair: Global Campaign on Mental Health
 

Networking Reception (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

 


File Attachments: EMC Conference 2018_Conference Agenda_Tentative 110418.pdf

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Ross Colloquium at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

701 Tappan Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States

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Emerging Markets Club (EMC)

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