Registration Now Open!
Cross-Border Investment in a Post-Recession World
A one-day conference organized by the United States Council for International Business
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Registration: 8:30 am Program: 9 am – 5 pm Reception: 5 pm
The Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Our Goal: To initiate a dialogue among business, labor, NGOs and policy makers on responsible international investment policies, and how they impact the United States and countries around the world.
Our Featured Speakers:
· Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, U.S. Department of Treasury (invited)
· Angel Gurria, Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
· David M. Rubenstein, Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
· James Quigley, CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
· Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment
· Ambassador Richard A. Boucher, Deputy Secretary General, Organization for Economic Cooperationand Development
· John Evans, General Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
· Matthew Slaughter, Associate Dean of the MBA Program and the Signal Companies Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth
· John M. Kline, Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
· David Wessel, Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
· Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
· How Does Foreign Investment Affect U.S. Jobs?
When U.S. companies invest abroad, does it cost or help support American jobs? Do foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies destroy or sustain American employment? What’s the impact on workers?
· Challenges to global investors in emerging markets, the U.S. and Europe
How do global investors cope with barriers to investment in emerging markets? What are these countries doing to lure foreign investment? How do investors in emerging markets view the investment climate in the United States? Is the U.S. losing its competitive advantage as a host country? Is FINSA a barrier to investment in the U.S.?
· Investing in Green Technologies
Helping developing countries reduce their carbon output will take massive amounts of investment. How can foreign investors be assured they will have access to these markets, and that they will not be forced to share their technology on disadvantageous terms? How will green growth and foreign investment impact the economies of developing countries?
· Helping Countries Solve Societal Problems
What is the most useful and appropriate way for global business to address societal issues? How can the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and other instruments assist business in dealing with these issues?
Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Organization for International Investment, Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, Tyco International
Emergency Committee for American Trade, National Foreign Trade Council, TransAtlantic Business Dialogue, Council of the Americas, Coalition of Service Industries, National Association of Manufacturers