Seizing Tomorrow’s Global Market Opportunities

Join international bestselling author Tom Friedman (The World is Flat and The Lexus and the Olive Tree) and the authors of CGE’s new book: Growing Global: Lessons for the New Enterprise to discuss tomorrow’s global market opportunities and how to thrive in a landscape of disruptive technology and changing business models.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (EST)
Columbia Business School, Room 301, Uris Hall
3022 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Entrance on 116th or 117th St. and Broadway




Global business opportunities are everywhere, but how do business leaders seize those opportunities in the face of slower economic growth? What forces will be shaping global business?   What are the top opportunities and challenges of the future?  How can future leaders prepare to manage their organizations? How can you be ready to participate and succeed? Growing Global: Lessons for the New Enterprise examines the principles defining the new era of globalization — speed, scale, branding, technology, and leadership — and addresses how businesses can learn from experienced experts to grow and succeed. Tom Friedman, our distinguished guest for this event, will moderate with a panel of Growing Global authors including Sam Palmisano, Shelly Lazarus, David Kappos, Doug Haynes and Chris Caine. The program will include two students from Columbia Business School offering their perspectives.


The event is free and open to the public. It will also be webcast live and a recording will be available afterward. Register for the webinar by clicking here. The CGE will be collecting questions for the panelists before and during the event. Send questions to [email protected] or tweet to us at Follow the event at @the_c_g_e or join the conversation using #cgegrowingglobal



Untitled-1Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally known author and journalist and has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at The New York Times.  He is the author of six bestselling books including The World is Flat and The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Samuel J. Palmisano is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Center for Global Enterprise and retired Chairman, CEO, and President of IBM.

Shelly Lazarus is the former Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather.

David J. Kappos is a partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.

Douglas D. Haynes is the President of Point72 Asset Management and a former Director at McKinsey & Company.

Christopher G. Caine is the President and Co-Founder of the Center for Global. Enterprise and CEO of Mercator XXI.  Previously, he served as VP of Global Governmental Programs for IBM.

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