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.
Having recently penned widely-shared columns on President Trump's trade policies and their impact for Project Syndicate, The Hill, Bloomberg, and more, El-Erian's razor-sharp and engaging analysis have also made him a fixture on major networks including CNN, CNBC, and Fox News

Having made headlines for his analysis and keynote at the 2017 Barclays Asia Forum, El-Erian has already been sought-out for the 2018 Barclays Asia Forum in Singapore. He's also been selected to address 1,000 asset managers and investors at the 2019 Context Summits

Recently delivered a keynote at the GCC Financial Forum, addressing 700 C-suite issuers, investors, governments and policy makers. His keynote generated 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 Bloomberg's New Economy Forum about the prospects of a trade war, Summers' influential columns on the topic have made headlines in CNBC, CNNMoney 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. 

Frequently in-demand to deliver insights into the global economy, Lew has recently interviewed been interviewed by NPR on the effectiveness of sanctions,  and on escalating trade conflicts with China by CNBC.
FELIPE CALDERONPresident of Mexico (2006-2012); Chair of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Statesman of the Year, World Economic Forum

"President Calderon did a fantastic job presenting at our Seminar. He was exceptionally open and honest - participants loved him."

- Accenture

"President Calderon was truly magnificent. His speech was outstanding, excessively inspiring and very relevant... The feedback I keep receiving is extremely positive."

-American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt

Renowned for establishing economic reform as a top priority of his administration, President Felipe Calderón implemented policies that catapulted Mexico into a powerful player in the global economy. Credited with diversifying and expanding Mexico's trading opportunities, Calderon is internationally in-demand thanks to his actionable insights on how to spur economic growth and foster open trade. 
A vocal defender of NAFTA, Calderon was recently sought-out to deliver a keynote at the World Affairs Council’s Distinguished Lecture Series, addressing a packed house of over 700 on the history and importance of the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, and benefits of open trade agreements. Making headlines in local media, Calderon highlighted the economic, security and global benefits a stronger partnership could produce, and shared analysis on President Trump's proposed policies. 

An in-demand speaker, Calderon is set to address an audience of world leaders and CEOs, at IMPACT Leadership 21's conference on impact investments. 

Recently Calderon penned a powerful op-ed on the shipping industry for Newsweek
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. 
MAX BAUCUS: U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-2017); U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013); Chair, Senate Finance Committee (2007-2014); External Advisory Board, Central Intelligence Agency; Board of Advisors, Alibaba; Board of Directors, Ingram Micro

"We hired Sen Baucus for an event which focused on the China-US economic corridors today and current implications for the future cooperation. He provided a very insightful view about the current and future relations between the 2 countries. Our clients and staff really appreciated his unique perspective. Sen Baucus was a great keynote speaker for our event. Thank you for your recommendation."

- Major Multinational Bank

"The ILF annual gala went very successfully thanks to Max Baucus's appearance. Amb Baucus delivered an inspiring keynote speech, sharing his over 40 years of public service and showing his strong and optimistic view on the US- China long-term relationship..." 

- International Leadership Foundation

Ambassador Max Baucus unpacks the future implications of U.S.-China trade relations from the perspective of both countries, drawing on extensive on-the-ground experience. As a Senator, Baucus aided in the normalization of trade relations with China and the country's entrance into the World Trade Organization. As Ambassador to China, Baucus served as the United States' principle policy broker on national security and economic issues. 
An in-demand speaker on how current policy will impact the global economy as well as the future of U.S.- China relations, Baucus was sought-out to deliver a keynote on the Chinese Economy at the Daiwa Capital Markets Conference in Tokyo, and address an audience of 2,000 top Chinese investors at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. China Forum.

A fixture on major news outlets such as Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC, Baucus is regularly sought-out for his actionable insights on U.S.-China developments. From analysis on President Trump's tariffs, to what the implications of a trade war would be, Baucus is a go-to voice.

Baucus' shrewd and informative keynote on China's swift adoption of new technologies for an audience of 2,000 at the LendIt Fintech Conference in Shanghai, instantly made headline in Forbes.  
JULIA GILLARD27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013); Chair, Global Partnership for Education; Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brooking's Institution's Center for Universal Education

"Thanks to you for speaking at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference... We are delighted that you were able to find time in your schedule to address us, and found your address extremely interesting and relevant to our theme. Thank you for helping make our event a great success! "

-Tax-Free World Association

"The China Day was a great success. Ms. Julia Gillard did a great speech, which helped make the event successful. Her attendance and speech on China Day was widely broadcast in Chinese media and had a very good influence. "

-China APEC Development Council
A world leader with fresh insights on geopolitics and the global economy, Julia Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, during the global financial crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise. Gillard commissioned the Asian Century White Paper—a landmark strategic framework for navigating "the Asian Century" that shaped global policy.
Set to deliver a keynote on "Engagement in the Asian Century" for an audience of 2,000 at the upcoming San Joaquin Valley Town Hall.

Recently delivered a keynote on "A New Vision for Global Prosperity" for an audience of 4,000 high-ranking officials, CEOs, industry leaders and more at the prestigious Global HR Forum in Seoul. 

Gillard was such a smash hit at the recent International Simmons Leadership Conference in Geneva, where she was hailed as a "tremendous success," she's already been sought-out for the 2019 Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. 
VICENTE FOXPresident of Mexico (2000-2006); Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox; Co-President of the Centrist Democrat International

"He was fabulous. Charming. You could hear a pin drop."

- SC Johnson and Son, Inc.

"Warm, charismatic and really passionate in his delivery. He was definitely a highlight of the event and we were very pleased with his speech. "

- C Squared

A visionary leader who served as President of Mexico as well as Coca-Cola's former head of Latin American operation, Vicente Fox is heralded for his insights into the current geopolitical landscape and empassioned defense of strong bilateral relations and trade between the U.S. and Mexico. A charismatic reformer, Fox is credited with playing a vital role in Mexico’s democratization and strengthening the country’s economy. 
In-demand for his informative and engaging keynotes on U.S.-Mexico relations, trade, immigration, and global political trends, Fox has been sought-out to speak at TBWA/CHIAT/DAY's Disruptor Series and engage in a Q&A at The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Set to address an audience of 2,000 at Tulsa Town Hall, and an audience of 1,000 at the World Leaders Lecture Forum, to shed light on how to strengthen U.S.-Mexico relations.

Fox's newly-released book, Let's Move On: Beyond Fear & False Prophets, is a powerful political manifesto and rallying cry for those around the world to seek unity, not divisiveness. Written in Fox's trademark no-nonsense style and offering his unique viewpoint as a former President of Mexico, avid historian, and true admirer of America's constitutional ideas, Let's Move On inspires people to resist the current spike in nationalism.
With rising tariffs and international trade conflicts dominating the news cycle, these HWA Speakers, renowned policy-makers and economists, can shed light on what we can expect 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 across industries navigate an uncertain future.