2016 Agenda
8:00–8:45 a.m.
Breakfast and registration
8:45–9:00 a.m.
Welcoming remarks
Conference chairs:
Mitchell Presser, Partner and Head of US M&A at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Edward Morrison, Charles Evans Gerber Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Co-Director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University
9:00–9:45 a.m.
DPC (Dream-People-Culture)
Introduced by:
Sabine Chalmers, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev
Keynote address:
Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev
9:45–11:00 a.m.
Getting the deal done in today’s market environment
How businesses and legal counsel execute international transactions now, spotlighting current challenges as well as developments in the global economic, financing, antitrust and regulatory environments.
Introduced by:
Jeffrey N. Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Co-Director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University
Moderated by:
Colm Donlon, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
Panelists:
Javed Ahmed, Head of Investments at Vitol Group
Charles Fabrikant, Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR Holdings Inc. Jeffrey Kindler, Chief Executive Officer of Centrexion, Chairman of the GLG Institute, and former Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer
11:00–11:15 a.m.
Networking and coffee
11:15–12:30 p.m.
Global business risk and reward
Evaluating foreign investment opportunities, including the risk presented by a jurisdiction’s legal system, corporate culture and labor issues–plus techniques for conducting investigations and reputation management when potential crises strike.
Introduced by:
Amit Khandelwal, Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School
Moderated by:
Adam Siegel, Co-Head of Global Investigations and US Managing Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Panelists:
Joan Amble, President of JCA Consulting and Director of Sirius XM Holdings, Brown-Forman Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton and Zurich Insurance Group
Sally Boyle, International Head of the Human Capital Management Division at Goldman Sachs
Samuel J. Palmisano, Founder and Chairman of The Center for Global Enterprise, and retired Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of IBM
Andy West, Director at McKinsey & Company
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Lunch
Deconstructing three assumptions in 15 minutes
Introduced by:
Olivia Radin, Conference Vice Chair and US Regulatory Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Lunchtime remarks:
Anna Blender, Senior Vice President and Head of the Nation Branding Practice at BAV Consulting, a Y&R company
2:00–3:15 p.m.
Cyber security on the rise
How corporations (and their board members) can assess the risk of data breaches from internal and external sources, and build response strategies that include legal, communications and information security components.
Introduced by:
Jesse J. Greene, Jr., Senior Fellow at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University and former Vice President of Financial Management and Chief Financial Risk Officer at IBM
Moderated by:
Matthew Waxman, Liviu Librescu Professor of Law and Faculty Chair of the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security at Columbia Law School
Panelists:
Andrew Bonillo, Global Head of Threat Detection and Response at AIG
Andrew Cadel, General Counsel, Technology, IP and Data Protection at JPMorgan Chase
Kevin Chalker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GRA Quantum
3:15–3:45 p.m.
Networking and coffee
3:45–5:00 p.m.
Looking ahead: Global business in 2016
Major trends impacting deal making (including increased regulation of financial markets); the key macroeconomic factors driving global business decisions (including fluctuating commodity and energy prices); and what’s ahead for capital markets.
Introduced by:
Pierre Yared, Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and Co-Director of the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University
Moderated by:
Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor and Markets and Finance Columnist at the Financial Times
Panelists:
Aryeh Bourkoff, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LionTree
Willem Buiter, Chief Economist at Citi
Abby Joseph Cohen, President, Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist at Goldman Sachs
Gregory Fleming, Senior Research Scholar in Law and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School, and former President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management
5:00–5:15 p.m.
Concluding remarks
5:15–7:15 p.m.
Cocktail reception