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10th Edition New York Business Conference 2023

10th International Business Exchange New York

Europe and US business cooperation and leadership in challenging times
Venue: Peterson Hall, 58 East - 68th Street, New York, NY 10065

CONFERENCE  |  OCTOBER 10, 2023

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Governments struggle to respond to new crises and people’s needs. A polarized media has lost the traditional equidistance. The governments’ inability to intermediate effectively among contrasting and often conflicting interests, has increased the pressures on corporations to engage proactively for the common good and to fill some of the voids left by an ill attended policymaking.


The public impression of competence, and the trust it engenders, has, in fact, tilted in favor of corporations.
Far from suggesting that corporations step into politics, this conference aims to create the platform and a process to inform policymakers and stakeholders at large.


The panels were content-rich, and their rhythm was led by prominent CNBC talents: Michelle Caruso Cabrera and Sara Eisen. With their stewardship, thought-leaders from Europe and the US were challenged to focus on implementable solutions as a possible response to some of the most pressing issues facing Europe and the US.


"Europe and US business cooperation and leadership in challenging times" coalesces prestigious leadership and academic institutions -- The Aspen Institute, Aspen Institute Italia, Aspen Romania, SDA Bocconi School of Management-- with CNBC as the media partner. The goal was to launch a platform to start building a broader audience to enable, over time, responsible and informed choices. There was a follow-up to the conference on the media platforms with the content developed on October 10th.


This gathering will enhance the traditional join, listen and leave approach. A changed societal context requires stakeholders and policymakers to be continuously and deeply informed about complex, technologically intensive, and ethically charged issues.

10th Edition New York Business Conference 2023 Agenda

At CNBC our reporting and executive interviews provide us with a prime view of how corporations are operating in the dynamic and changing global environment. Not too
long ago publicly traded companies focused on their balance sheet, share price, and regulatory policy, but today companies find the need to address many public concerns, as well.

Author Fernando Napolitano ... points out that the polarization of political systems has impacted the ability of governments to effectively address issues important to life in democracies; and how societal polarization is
impacting news media’s ability to deliver the facts when the facts themselves are constantly in question.

The IRG proposes an innovative, data-led methodology that aims to be politically neutral, and fact-based, which can be particularly helpful as the role of the CEO has
been politically charged by all sides. Grounding an assessment of a company’s efforts in data allows for a fairer and more unbiased look of a company’s effectiveness.

KC, Sullivan President CNBC

Previously adopted Corporate Social Responsibility policies and the more recent ESG policies, while of vital importance, are not always capable of fully addressing the ever-new and changing challenges of our time.
Faced with this situation, companies often take the initiative to adapt and directly respond to the real needs of both the market and the population at large.


It is therefore crucial to understand how companies can play a key role in this new social position, going beyond mere financial analysis of business results, creating a
constructive dialogue with political institutions for shared and sustainable growth.


"Influence, Relevance and Growth (IRG) for a Changing World. How to Survive & Thrive beyond ESG World" and the author's proposed solution is timely and pragmatic.


The IRG metric thus allows measuring, through the analysis of 10 parameters, whether and how much a company is ready to confront and manage these new challenges or position itself as an intermediary subject, bridging existing gaps between the needs expressed by
the population and the responses of political decision-makers.

Stefano Caselli, Dean SDA Bocconi School of Management

Interviews. Courtesy of Class CNBC

Class CNBC's NY correspondent Stefania Spatti in this episode of The Floor program summarizes the highlights of the 10th "International Business Exchange conference" in new York on Oct. 10 and interviews Ambassador Michael Froman, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, on events in the Middle East and the crucial issues of the event
Class CNBC's NY correspondent Stefania Spatti in this episode of The Floor program summarizes the highlights of the 10th "International Business Exchange conference" in new York on Oct. 10 and interviews Ambassador Michael Froman, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, on events in the Middle East and the crucial issues of the event
Interview with Regina Abrami, Political Economist and Director, Global program, The Lauder Institute, The Wharton School
Interview with Regina Abrami, Political Economist and Director, Global program, The Lauder Institute, The Wharton School
Interview with Francesco Cardinali, Senior Country Officer at Jpm Italy
Interview with Francesco Cardinali, Senior Country Officer at Jpm Italy
Interview with Stefano Caselli, Dean at the Sda Bocconi School of Management
Interview with Stefano Caselli, Dean at the Sda Bocconi School of Management
Interview with Francesca Coloni, Coo Us Consumer Bank Analytics, Citi
Interview with Francesca Coloni, Coo Us Consumer Bank Analytics, Citi
Interview with William Mayer, Chairman Emeritus of the Aspen Institute
Interview with William Mayer, Chairman Emeritus of the Aspen Institute
Interview with Stephanie Metha, Ceo e Chief Content Officer at Mansueto Ventures
Interview with Stephanie Metha, Ceo e Chief Content Officer at Mansueto Ventures
Interview with Michael H. Posner, Professor & Director, Center for Business and Human Rights, Nyu stern Schoolof Business
Interview with Michael H. Posner, Professor & Director, Center for Business and Human Rights, Nyu stern Schoolof Business
Interview with Alec Ross, distinguished visiting professor at the Bologna Business School
Interview with Alec Ross, distinguished visiting professor at the Bologna Business School
Interview with Reggie Van Lee, Senior Advisor and Ex Chief transformation officer at Carlyle Group
Interview with Reggie Van Lee, Senior Advisor and Ex Chief transformation officer at Carlyle Group

Soundbites from the Conference

Could Milan become New York's (and US) European interlocutor? Why not! Milan, May 8 SDA Bocconi IRG Conference. Register to learn more
Could Milan become New York's (and US) European interlocutor? Why not! Milan, May 8 SDA Bocconi IRG Conference. Register to learn more
Stefano Caselli and Fernando Napolitano with Class CNBC's Andrea Cabrini on May 8 Milan Influence Relevance & Growth Conference to drive meaningful change. REGISTER NOW
Stefano Caselli and Fernando Napolitano with Class CNBC's Andrea Cabrini on May 8 Milan Influence Relevance & Growth Conference to drive meaningful change. REGISTER NOW
"The IRG proposes an innovative, data led methodology, politically neutral, ... which can be particularly helpful as the role of the CEO has been politically charged by all sides", KC Sullivan, CNBC
"The IRG proposes an innovative, data led methodology, politically neutral, ... which can be particularly helpful as the role of the CEO has been politically charged by all sides", KC Sullivan, CNBC
Why are companies obliged to fully acknowledge the loss of the primacy of politics which stretches beyond ESG?
Why are companies obliged to fully acknowledge the loss of the primacy of politics which stretches beyond ESG?
IRG Book. Influence, Relevance & Growth (IRG). How to Survive & Thrive Beyond ESG.
IRG Book. Influence, Relevance & Growth (IRG). How to Survive & Thrive Beyond ESG.
Why the European Union Needs Big European Banks to Be Bigger. By Stefano Caselli
Why the European Union Needs Big European Banks to Be Bigger. By Stefano Caselli
Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato (Italy’s state-owned railway company) US$ 27 billion infrastructure investments. A game changer not only for public transport.
Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato (Italy’s state-owned railway company) US$ 27 billion infrastructure investments. A game changer not only for public transport.
With apprehension, humanity looks to US 2024 elections. For Europe private leaders it's time to lead
With apprehension, humanity looks to US 2024 elections. For Europe private leaders it's time to lead
From ESG to IRG, from the lost primacy of politics to the expectations now weighing on companies.
From ESG to IRG, from the lost primacy of politics to the expectations now weighing on companies.
The Global Chessboard:
The Global Chessboard:
Mircea Geoanā, Nato Deputy Secretary General, on economic security
Mircea Geoanā, Nato Deputy Secretary General, on economic security

10th International Business Exchange Conference in Photos

Welcome Remarks