MOHAMED EL-ERIAN: Chief Economic Advisor, Allianz; Chair of President Obama's Global Development Council (2012-2017); CEO, PIMCO (2007-2014)
El-Erian - Global Context on the Future of the U.S. Economy  |  IBES 2017

"We loved hosting Dr. El- Erian! He was amazing!"

-Economic Club of Canada
"In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before... One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.'... Personally I also wish to thank Dr. El Erian for being friendly, flexible, hospitable and considerate to our team."
- Information Management Network
PENNY PRITZKER: U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-17); Founder & Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group
Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on the Economy, Global Challenges and America's Future
"Penny is one of our country’s most distinguished business leaders. She's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate, finance, and hospitality. She’s built companies from the ground up. She knows from experience that no government program alone can take the place of a great entrepreneur. She knows that what we can do is to give every business and every worker the best possible chance to succeed by making America a magnet for good jobs."

- President Barack Obama
LAWRENCE SUMMERS: Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
Lawrence H. Summers: Macroeconomics, world politics & working with two Presidents

"It was a huge pleasure to host an event with Mr. Summers...[He] spoke in front of more than 200 guests on its insider view of international politics, the US economy, the management of monetary policy by the Fed, the Chinese slowdown, among others and all attendees were impressed with his presentation. Nothing but great feedback regarding his appearance."

-BTG Pactual
STEVE FORBES: Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; Bestselling Author
Steve Forbes - On the Cusp of Economic Revival

"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

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
Global Economic Management and the G20: A Conversation with Jacob J. Lew

"Thank you so much for all your help to secure the Secretary as our opening speaker and with your help through the planning process! 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

  • Made headlines for his shrewd remarks on the most pressing fiscal policy issues and underlying economic trends at Pershing INSITE, where he delivered both a keynote on the global economic outlook and participated in a panel on the Federal Reserve, capital markets and monetary policy for over 2,000 senior executives and office professionals. 
  • Recently selected to keynote the Caixin Summit, one of the most forward-looking events on the Chinese economy.
OLIVIER BLANCHARD: Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund; Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
LSE Events | Olivier Blanchard | The State of Advanced Economies

"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
KAREN MILLSAdministrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013); Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School; Former Member of Obama Cabinet and National Economic Council

"Working with Karen Mills was an absolute pleasure. Her speaking engagement was so well received and in turn we had many bankers request [a video of] her presentation. Karen definitely added to the success of our event and we were so glad she attended our dinner as well. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again."
- PayNet
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 terrific. The board and senior executives truly appreciated the nuanced information he was able to provide from his first-hand experience at the Fed."

-A "Top 10" U.S. financial institution
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