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2012 PROGRAM 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.

MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER Richard Attias, Founder of the New York Forum and Chairman of Richard Attias & Associates, opened the New York Forum on May 22. You can read the transcript of the speech in full here

DAY 1
08:45 - 9:30am
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
9:45 - 10:00am
Welcome
Speakers: Richard Attias, Founder, New York Forum, and Chairman, Richard Attias and Associates.
10:00 - 11:00am
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.

Speakers: Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
Danny Lopez, HM Consul General New York and Director General Trade & Investment USA, British Consulate General
Matt Miller, Columnist, Washington Post; host, public radio’s week in review program, “Left, Right & Center”
Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Founder and Chairman, Grupo Salinas
11:00 - 11:30am
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?

Speakers: Larry Kantor, Managing Director and Head of Research, Barclays
Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
Robert Wolf, Chairman, UBS Investment Bank, Americas
Moderated by: Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
12:30 - 1:30pm
LUNCH
FOCUS ON CHINA AND THE U.S.: DANCING WITH GIANTS
Speakers: 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 - 2:45pm
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?

Remarks: Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for The New York Times and co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box and
Ruogu Li, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of China
Speakers: Patrick Prevost, President and CEO, Cabot Corporation
Stephen S. Roach, retired Non-Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia, and Senior Lecturer and Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale School of Management
Boming Wang, Chairman, SEEC Media Group, and Editor-in-Chief, CAIJING
Moderated by: Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for The New York Times and co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box
2:45 - 3:45pm
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?

Speakers: Dongsheng Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Taikang Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Zhiwu Chen, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management
Lun Feng, Chairman, Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.
Jonathan Miller, Chief Digital Officer, News Corporation
Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO, US Council on Competitiveness
Moderated by: Joseph Kahn, Foreign Editor, The New York Times
3:45 - 4:15pm
COFFEE BREAK
4:15 - 5:15pm
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?

Speakers: Glenn H. Hutchins, Co-CEO, Silver Lake
Stephen A. Orlins, President, National Committee on US – China Relations
Shi Wang, Chairman, China Vanke Group
Yansheng Zhang, Secretary General, Academic Committee, National Development and Reform Commission
Moderated by: Michael Oreskes, Senior Managing Editor, Associated Press
5:15 - 5:25pm
CLOSING ADDRESS
Speakers Guoxiang Sun, Consul General of China in New York

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