Media Advisory: Meridian Summit to Explore Diplomatic Side of American Competitiveness and Launch of the Meridian Center for Corporate Diplomacy

October 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – The nonpartisan, nonprofit Meridian International Center will host its 12th Annual Meridian Global Leadership Summit on October 20, 2023, on Global Cooperation in an Era of Strategic Economic Competition.

As nations worldwide grapple with repercussions from Russia’s war in Ukraine, the aftermath of COVID-19, and the effects of climate change, they seek mutually beneficial economic partnerships that help develop their infrastructure, capitalize on digital transformation, futureproof their industries, and grow jobs to their young workforces.

Governments that modernize their international development systems and boost private sector investments enable their allies and partner nations to cultivate more inclusive economies that empower local communities. These efforts promote global economic development characterized by transparency, accountability, and evidence-based practices.

During the Summit, global diplomatic and policy leaders and private sector experts will discuss reimaging development aid and financing, incentivizing investments in innovation, food security, climate resilience, the rise of fit-for-purpose coalitions, and industrial policy on our two concurrent stages. Additionally, Meridian will launch its latest initiative: the Meridian Center for Corporate Diplomacy. A full press release will be released on October 20, 2023. 

WHO - Speakers Include:

This event is the 12th Annual summit focused on the power and promise of economic diplomacy and public-private partnerships to foster international cooperation. The central question asks – how can the U.S. public and private sectors serve as a better partner to developing nations? The Meridian Global Leadership Summit is Washington’s premier convening neutral, nonpartisan forum to exchange ideas and collaborate on solutions to today's most pressing global challenges and opportunities. The event is invite-only.


The Gallup Building

901 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

(The event will be livestreamed and available online for virtual participants.)


Friday, October 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

To register to attend this event, please email Meridian International Center’s Director of Communications and Marketing, Danielle Najjar, at


Meridian International Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit diplomacy center with the vision that greater understanding and collaboration between the U.S. and the world leads to a more prosperous future for all. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Meridian has long served as a place where global leaders gather, future leaders are found, and international collaboration thrives. We believe we are stronger at home when globally engaged, so our mission is to strengthen engagement between the U.S. and the world to find solutions to shared global challenges. We do this by partnering with the U.S. government, the private sector, and the diplomatic community on four core pillars of focus in our work: global leadership, diplomatic engagement, culture, and corporate diplomacy.

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