Event Summary

2016 Annual Meeting Highlights

Bretton Woods Committee


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

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