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CED Policy Symposium (Trustees Only)

The CED Symposium will kick off our new research agenda on America's competitiveness in the 21st century global economy. Trustees will be able to engage with thought leaders and each other during this interactive forum. Click below to register.

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Martin Neil Baily – He is the Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he studies financial regulation and productivity growth. He is a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute and to the Albright Stonebridge Group. Dr. Baily’s previous positions include Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (1999-2001), Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a Principal at McKinsey & Company’s Global Institute. Read more here.

Amy Celico – She is the China Practice lead at Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG). Ms. Celico also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and is a non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to joining ASG, Ms. Celico served as Senior Director for China Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where she was responsible for developing negotiating positions on issues related to China’s non-financial services sectors and intellectual property rights policies. Read more here.

Matthew Shapiro – He is a Managing Director at Oxford Analytica, with extensive experience in macro risk consulting, spanning both qualitative and quantitative technology applications. Most recently, Mr. Shapiro ran the Global Markets group at Predata Inc., a cutting-edge predictive risk analytics platform using open-source digital and social information to quantify country risk. Read more here.

Bart van Ark – He is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board, where he leads a global team of economists who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and forecasts, as well as in-depth global economic research. Dr. Van Ark is also a Professor in Economic Development, Technological Change and Growth at the University of Groningen, where he has specialized in the areas of economic growth, development economics, economic history and international economics and business. Read more here.

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11:00AM- 11:15AM    
Symposium Kick-off

Session #1. The State of American Competitiveness

Expert presentation: Martin Neil Baily - Chair in Economic Policy Development and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Session #2. The Impact of Technology: Risks, Opportunities, and Policy Challenges in the Modern Technology Landscape

Expert presentation: Matthew Shapiro - Managing Director, Oxford Analytica

Lunch break

Session #3. The Rise of China as Geopolitical and Economic Threat to U.S. Global Leadership

Expert presentation: Amy P. Celico - Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group

Session #4. C-Suite Challenge 2019: The Future-Ready Organization

Expert presentation: Bart van Ark - Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board

Panel Discussion and Trustee Roundtable

Symposium Wrap-up

The Conference Board
845 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022

Event Start Time
April 03, 2019, 11:00 AM

Event End Time
April 03, 2019, 3:30 PM

Trustee Dinner


There will be an optional informal Trustee dinner on April 2. Please indicate whether you will attend in the registration.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Cellini
65 E 54th Street
New York, N.Y. 10022
La Cantina Room