Changing demographics and global business

How the fear of disruption can be more damaging than actual disruption

Evolving consumer preferences
and traditional industries

Shaping the workplace to support changing employee demographics

How will blockchain change business?

What's next?
Our experts make their predictions.

Widespread disruption. Changing consumer demographics. Growing markets in India and China. Blockchain implementation. Millennials in the workplace. Unprecedented change—and unprecedented opportunities. The 2018 Global Business Forum will gather together senior executives, thought leaders and academics to discuss the existing and emerging issues that matter most to global businesses, along with the takeaways today’s C-suite executives need to keep their companies competitive. Co-hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and
Columbia University’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy.

The Fear of Disruption Can Be More Damaging than Actual Disruption

2018 Global Business Forum panel moderator Paul Leinwand argues that business leaders should resist the urge to react too hastily to major change — or to use it as an excuse not to take action. Focus instead on making the fundamental strategic choices necessary to strengthen your business.

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2017 Highlights

A look at the 2017 event
If you weren’t able to make it to our 2017 event, here are some of the highlights. We look forward to seeing you in April.
The Terminator and the Washing Machine
Erik German, journalist and producer of The New York Times’ “Retro Report,” led the Artificial Intelligence panel in our 2017 conference. In his report, he addresses some of biggest fears of A.I. by talking to scientists working to solve some of A.I.’s toughest problems. Watch the full report.
2017 event report
Read our overview of the conference and find out what our speakers said on topics ranging from international deal making to cyber security risks.