Event Summary

2016 Annual Meeting Highlights


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us yesterday at our 2016 Annual Meeting – The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times.

The meeting was a great success and we had an insightful discussion on the role of multilateral and U.S. leadership in facing a new set of emerging global challenges including: the British vote to exit the European Union; prospects for regional trade agreements such as TPP and T-TIP; the Chinese rebalance; policy response to fragility across emerging and developing markets; and implementation of COP21 agreement, SDG's, and new multilaterals such as AIIB.

Among the distinguished speakers were:

  • Jacob J. Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury (read remarks here)
  • David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (read remarks here)
  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and COO of the World Bank (read remarks here)
  • Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative (read remarks here)
  • Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
  • Craig Steffensen, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

See the links below for press coverage of the Bretton Woods Committee 2016 Annual Meeting:

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