On May 22, 2012 in New York, we hosted a special edition of The New York Forum that focused on two important topics: immigration and US-China business opportunities. Visit our Twitter feed to read day of event highlights, @nyforum, #NYF12, and click here to view photos from the event. The New York Forum Special Edition also received significant media coverage in both the US and China. To see a list of companies that participated, click here.
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|08:45 – 09:30||BREAKFAST SESSION: THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL|
Reporters from The New York Times will share their insights on the campaign trail, including how the president and the Republican presidential hopefuls are tackling the key issues.
Led in discussion by Rick Berke, Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times
Helene Cooper, White House Correspondent, The New York Times
Ashley Parker, Campaign Reporter, The New York Times
Jim Rutenberg, Political Correspondent, The New York Times
|09:45 – 10:00||WELCOME|
|Richard Attias, Founder, New York Forum, and Chairman, Richard Attias and Associates.|
|10:00 – 11:00||COMPETING FOR TALENT|
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Ricardo B. Salinas and others will announce the findings of a report on the global war for talent and how current U.S. immigration policy is putting the American economy at risk. The study, commissioned by Partnership for New York City and Partnership for a New American Economy, takes a comparative view of the creative approaches other countries are adopting to attract innovators, entrepreneurs and in-demand labor in contrast to the U.S. immigration system.
Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE REPORT FROM HERE.
|11:00 – 11:30||COFFEE BREAK|
|11.30 – 12:30||THE KEYS TO ECONOMIC DYNAMISM|
Some economists have suggested we’ve entered “The Great Stagnation”, where the productivity gains – and the associated widespread wealth creation – of the past will never come back. Should we accept that counsel, or are there keys to spurring greater economic dynamism?
Moderated by Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
Larry Kantor, Managing Director and Head of Research, Barclays
|12:30 – 1:30||LUNCH|
|FOCUS ON CHINA AND THE U.S.: DANCING WITH GIANTS
Richard Attias, Founder, New York Forum, and Chairman, Richard Attias and Associates
Boming Wang, Chairman, SEEC Media Group, and Editor-in-Chief, CAIJING
|1:45 – 2:45||CHINA, THE US, AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY|
|The world’s two largest economies play an instrumental role in determining the opportunities and growth prospects for business. As the US economy recovers its strength, and China continues its growth at a slightly slower pace, what defines the interrelationship between the two markets? What might strengthen the ties, and what threatens disruption and instability?
Moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for The New York Times and co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box
Remarks: Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Patrick Prevost, President and CEO, Cabot Corporation
|2:45 – 3:45||THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE|
|The innovative capacity of US business has long given it a decisive edge in global competition. Today, China’s emerging global corporations are pioneering new paths of innovation, particularly in terms of process and organization. How can businesses knit together the strengths of the two innovation cultures?
Moderated by Joseph Kahn, Foreign Editor, The New York Times
Dongsheng Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Taikang Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
|3:45 – 4:15||COFFEE BREAK|
|4:15 – 5:15||NAVIGATING THROUGH CHANGE|
|This year will mark one of the major changes in Chinese leadership in a decade. The US has its own potential for leadership change. How do business leaders see the emerging landscape in the two nations, and what risks and opportunities do they identify?
Moderated by Michael Oreskes, Senior Managing Editor, Associated Press
Glenn H. Hutchins, Co-CEO, Silver Lake
|5:15 – 5:25||CLOSING ADDRESS|
|Guoxiang Sun, Consul General of China in New York|