General Session
Global Reset: What’s in Store for the Future of Global Business
Renaissance Ballroom
Monday 11/04/2019 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Add to calendar

A quarter century after the Cold War ended and rapid globalization began, there are new and fundamental questions shaping the future of global business. Have we reached a new phase in global business? Will the global economy “snap back,” or will corporations return to protectionism and regionalism? In the wake of these uncertainties, many of the world’s largest corporations have begun pursuing localization strategies. Jeff Immelt, former CEO of General Electric, observed that the core issues that propelled him to the top of GE—innovation, productivity and globalization—no longer hold weight in the current environment. What, then, should companies do? Within the context of this question, business leaders must also address diverse issues shaping the future business environment, as they present unique opportunities, challenges and the likelihood of increased competition. Join Erik Peterson as he explores answers to these questions while addressing what these changes mean in an operating environment marked by high barriers to the flow of people and to goods/capital.

Erik R. Peterson Photo
Erik R. Peterson, partner and managing director,
A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council