GARY COHN: Director, National Economic Council (2017-18); President & COO of Goldman Sachs (2006-2017)

" economic-policy powerhouse"

- The Wall Street Journal

"...go-to figure on matters related to jobs, business and growth"

- The New York Times

A finance industry powerhouse who led one of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world, Gary Cohn illuminates what's ahead for the global economy and markets worldwide. Thanks to his shrewd analysis, Cohn has been sought-out to speak everywhere from the World Economic Forum to the Global Financial Leadership Conference. With unparalleled insights into the inner workings of the current administration and its economic policy-thinking, Cohn translates uncertainty into tangible takeaways.
An incredibly in-demand speaker, Cohn is set to deliver keynotes at numerous upcoming, high-profile events, including: the NIC Fall Conference, Bloomberg's New Economy Forum, the 2019 Context Summit, and more. 

Cohn was recently sought-out for “One-on-One at The Post,” an in-depth conversation with Washington Post White House economic policy reporter Damian Paletta.

Cohn made headlines for joining blockchain startup Spring Labs as an advisor. The company is building a decentralized network for identity and credit to serve as the foundation for a more transparent, secure, and efficient delivery of financial services.

Recently selected to deliver a keynote at the National Multifamily Housing Council's Fall Meeting, Cohn's frank analysis inspired tweets of praise such as: "A great conversation with #GaryCohn, an excellent start to #NMHCfall!"
MOHAMED EL-ERIANChief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Chair of President Obama's Global Development Council (2012-2017); CEO, PIMCO (2007-2014)

"In my 13 years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker. I was stopped in the hallways and networking events numerous times by attendees who had glowing remarks about Dr. El Erian’s presentation. One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.' I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business..."

- Information Management Network

"Mohamed did an excellent job. He tailored his remarks to our audience really well. He was also very gracious when interacting with our guests and senior management at the cocktail reception...Here is a sampling of the open-ended feedback: 'perfect start'; 'fantastic, very informative'; 'Excellent delivery taking complicated thoughts but delivering them in real life experiences.'"


An internationally respected economist and financier Mohamed El-Erian has experience at the highest level of business and government. A go-to voice on how to decode international markets and the global economy, El-Erian has been outspoken about how an escalating trade war will have ripple effects across economes. His BloombergView column regularly making headlines thanks to El-Erian's spot-on and substantive analysis.
Amid last week's market sell-off, El-Erian made headlines for his shrewd and insightful commentary on CNBC, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, and more. 

An in-demand speaker, El-Erian is set to address thousands of audience-members at a series of upcoming events including the 2019 Context Summits, Daiwa Capital Markets Conference, the Property Casualty Insurers Annual Meeting, and more. 

El-Erian was recently sought-out for an interview with CNBC while at the Barclays Asia Forum. He also recently delivered a keynote at the GCC Financial Forum, generating tweets of praise such as: “Amazing speech and straight forward insights and directions policy makers should really pay attention to. #emGCC is rocking already” 
LARRY SUMMERSDirector, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)

"Larry was insightful, brilliant, provocative and very engaging."

- Commonfund

"He was on-time, cordial and engaging."


"It was a huge pleasure to host an event with Mr. Summers... Summers spoke in front of more than 200 guests... and all attendees were impressed with his presentation. Nothing but great feedback regarding his appearance."

-BTG Pactual
Renowned global economist and regular columnist for the Financial TimesLarry Summers brings an insider's look to the issues that drive markets and global policy. His new keynote, "The Global Economic Outlook: Beyond the Headlines," unpacks today's top issues and key global economic trends, decoding what escalating trade tensions will mean for investors and corporate strategies moving forward, shedding light on issues that go far beyond the breaking news cycle.
Recently sought-out for an interview on CNBC on the Fed, Summers' insights were picked up by Politico, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and more. 

In-demand for his shrewd insights into what we can expect from the global economy, in the coming months Summers is set to address an audience of portfolio managers, and heads of trading and sales at the upcoming Global Markets Conference in London

Recently hosted a fascinating discussion on "Pursing Truth in the Global Economy," with Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. 

Summers' just-published research paper on economic growth, made headlines in MarketWatch.
JACK LEW: Secretary of the Treasury (2013-2016); White House Chief of Staff (2012-2013), Director Office Management & Budget (2010-2012); Citigroup Senior Executive & COO New York University
"Secretary Lew’s participation received a lot of positive comments onsite and his session was well-received. [He] had a great Q&A session and once we opened it up for Q&A with the audience there was a lot of participation and engagement."

-European Pensions & Investments Summit

"It was a huge success! We received such great feedback on his remarks, interview and the panel! One of the best we’ve had. He is just the nicest man!"

- Pershing LLC


Having served as the most senior economic official in the U.S. government, Jack Lew helped shape policies that drove the longest economic recovery in American history and oversaw all aspects of international and domestic fiscal policy. As a speaker, he brings the freshest insights and an insider's knowledge of the individual people and policies affecting the direction of the global economy.
Sought-out to address an audience of C-suite executives at the OCBC Global Treasury Economic & Business Forum, Jack Lew made headlines for his sharp insights on shifting global dynamics and trade conflicts with China. 
Recently delivered a keynote at the 2018 Seoul Global Financial Conference focusing on "World Economy in Chaos: The Rise of Nationalism,"as well as participated in a dialogue session at the Asian Financial Forum: Steering Growth and Pioneering Innovation in Hong Kong. 

Lew made headlines in CNBC for the announcement that he would be leading fintech start-up Blend's advisory board.

Just published an influential article in Foeign Affairs on "The Use and Misuse of Economic Statecraft." 
KEVIN WARSH: Member of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (2006-2011); Executive Secretary of the National Economic Council (2002-2006); Member, Group of Thirty (G30)

"Kevin was awesome. So smart, very impressive. Thanks for everything."

-Retail Industry Leaders Association

"Kevin Warsh hit a grand slam with our clients last night. He is a terrific speaker." 

- Strategas Research Partners

A monetary policy expert and economist who served the U.S. in the Federal Reserve and the White House, Kevin Warsh's and insights are sought by Central Banks around the world. After Warsh was hired by the Bank of England, where he issued an independent report proposing reforms in the conduct of monetary policy in the UK, parliament adopted the report’s recommendations. He brings the same transformative and actionable insights to each of his engagements.
Selected to address an audience of over 1,000 CEOs and CFOs at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation's upcoming Forum, revealing strategies for economic growth.

Just delivered a keynote at the American Hotel and Lodging Association's Forum, providing a macro view of the global economic outlook. 

Recently sought-out for an episode of the Politico Money Podcast, Warsh opened up about what it was like to interview for Fed Chair. 

Warsh made headlines for his forward-thinking analysis on how Central Banks should be getting involved in cryptocurrencies. 
STEVE FORBESChairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; New York Times Bestselling Author

"Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic! His remarks on the interface of economics and politics were well received by the leaders of state government and the state’s business community who were present. We had a sell out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker. I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and will give a most informative presentation."

- Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

"I want to thank you for your participation in the inaugural Wealth Management conference. It is because of the participation of you that this event was such a success. As you know these types of events are only as good as the speakers and we chose you for your knowledge and expertise and we were rewarded with an overwhelmingly positive response from participants on your contribution to the conference."

-Capital G Limited

A business icon and internationally respected authority on economics, finance, and politics, Steve Forbes offers audiences thought-provoking insights and riveting anecdotes that make each of his engagements a smash hit. Recently named one of the top 10 most influential libertariansby Newsmax, Forbes is a fixture on major news outlets for his candid analysis on trade and international markets.
An incredibly in-demand speaker thanks to his engaging, interactive style and willingness to dive into the issues, Forbes is set to address tens of thousands of audience-members at numerous upcoming events, including WRCOG's General Assembly, the Pendulum Summit, the Stansberry Conference, and more. 

A fixture in the news thanks to his shrewd and useful insights on trade, tariffs and China, Forbes recently highlighted the impact of an escalating trade war on businesses and consumers alike, breaking down other ways to approach relations with China, and illuminating a path forward. Forbes also recently penned a widely-shared New York Times op-ed on the topic, calling for President Trump to end tariffs. 
OLIVIER BLANCHARD: Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund; Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics 

"Olivier Blanchard's tenure at the IMF capped a lifelong effort to restore economics as a disciplined way of thinking about the world that is truthful, intuitive and useful."

- Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post

"[Blanchard] steered the IMF's research through the global financial crisis and into the recovery, and gained a reputation for challenging the funds longstanding internal views as events appeared to disprove many traditional economic orthodoxies."

- Chris Giles / The Financial Times

One of the most cited economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc, Olivier Blanchard is a renowned macroeconomists and a leading voice on monetary policy, the nature of speculative bubbles, the nature of the labor market, and the forces behind the recent global financial crisis. Having worked with countries and international organizations worldwide, Blanchard offers unparalleled insights into the forces driving the global economy. 
Just delivered a keynote for 1,000 asset managers and investors at the Context Summit in Las Vegas, where he was also sought-out for a follow-up interview on the economic ramifications of the most recent geopolitical developments. 

Recently sought-out to deliver a keynote on the state of advanced economies at the London School of Economics.

Made headlines for his analysis on the political situation in Italy and its impact on the Euro following an insightful interview on CNBC

Made headlines for the conference he coordinated and headlined on Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy, where he delivered an in-depth and informative keynote based on his just-published, much-cited white paper, Rethinking Stabilization Policy. Back to the Future.
LAURA TYSON: First Female Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisors (1993-1995); Director, National Economic Council (1995-1996); First Female Dean of London Business School (2002-2006); Dean of Haas Business School (1998-2001); Economic Advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama

"Your speech was a terrific kick-off for our program year, setting the standards and raising the bar for future programs and speakers... It was such a pleasure to listen to you engage our audience in laying out a thoroughly documented case for a continuation of this period of economic prosperity. Our executives reported exceptionally favorable remarks on your talk, and your interaction with us."

-Siemens Corporation

"Laura has been extremely brilliant and the audience both adored her and listened with much interest (and some fear?) to her excellent presentation. She was even better in the dialogue with moderator Mr. Buerk. A real pleasure and honor to have her at our conference. What a charming and bright lady."

-European PetroChemical Association

As an economist, policy-maker, professor, and former business school dean, Laura Tyson has long been a leading champion of ways to re-think the economy and role of business in society. Frequently sought our for her economic insight from the highest levels of government, Tyson was a member of the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Policy Board (2011-2013) and served as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (2011-2012).
With tremendous experience and insight into global trade and trace policy, as she helped usher China into the WTO and was instrumental in the creation of NAFTA and other trade legislation, Tyson was sought out to deliver analysis on Brexit's impact on global trade at this year's World Economic Forum.

Tyson was recently selected for UBS' Signature Series to discuss the economic future. 

A frequent contributor for Project Syndicate, Tyson's most recent, widely-cited articles include insights on the universal living wage and "Avoiding the Sino-American Technology Trap."
With market volatility on everyone's minds, these HWA Speakers can shed light on what we can expect from global markets in the near- and long-term. Heralded for their extensive experience at the highest levels of the private and public sector, they offer illuminating and actionable analysis to help organizations navigate an uncertain future.