Event Summary - 2018 Annual Meeting: Tectonic Shifts: Multilateralism in a Disrupted World

On April 18, 2018, the Bretton Woods Committee held its 35th Annual Meeting at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC drawing an impressive line-up of speakers and over 200 Committee members and global leaders. With transformative challenges causing major changes across global economic, political, and technological spheres, this year’s conversation – Tectonic Shifts: Multilateralism in a Disrupted World – prompted timely solutions for navigating forces shaping the future of trade, finance, and development.

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Event Summary - 2018 Annual Meeting: Tectonic Shifts: Multilateralism in a Disrupted World

On April 18, 2018, the Bretton Woods Committee held its 35th Annual Meeting at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC drawing an impressive line-up of speakers and over 200 Committee members and global leaders. With transformative challenges causing major changes across global economic, political, and technological spheres, this year’s conversation – Tectonic Shifts: Multilateralism in a Disrupted World – prompted timely solutions for navigating forces shaping the future of trade, finance, and development.

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Event Summary – 2017 International Council Meeting: Solutions for Sustaining Economic Cooperation
On October 12, 2017 the Bretton Woods Committee convened a diverse group of over 200 global thought leaders at our flagship International Council meeting. Click here for the meeting's agenda.
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Event Summary – 2017 International Council Meeting: Solutions for Sustaining Economic Cooperation
On October 12, 2017 the Bretton Woods Committee convened a diverse group of over 200 global thought leaders at our flagship International Council meeting. Click here for the meeting's agenda.
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Event Summary - 2017 Annual Meeting: The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism

On April 19, 2017, over 175 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society – gathered at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism, focused on the future of the Bretton Woods system in a changing geopolitical landscape.

Segment 1: A Shifting Global Economic Landscape

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Event Summary - 2017 Annual Meeting: The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism

On April 19, 2017, over 175 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society – gathered at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism, focused on the future of the Bretton Woods system in a changing geopolitical landscape.

Segment 1: A Shifting Global Economic Landscape

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Event Summary - 2016 International Council: Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era

On October 7, 2016, over 200 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends – including leaders from the public and private sectors as well multilateral institutions – gathered at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting.

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Event Summary - 2016 International Council: Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era

On October 7, 2016, over 200 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends – including leaders from the public and private sectors as well multilateral institutions – gathered at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting.

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2016 Annual Meeting Event Summary - The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times

On June 27, 2016, over 130 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as civil society – gathered at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s program theme – “The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times”– focused on the new and evolving set of global economic challenges and the critical role of multilateral and U.S. leadership in managing risks and capitalizing on opportunities.

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2016 Annual Meeting Event Summary - The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times

On June 27, 2016, over 130 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as civil society – gathered at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s program theme – “The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times”– focused on the new and evolving set of global economic challenges and the critical role of multilateral and U.S. leadership in managing risks and capitalizing on opportunities.

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