Meridian Global Leadership Summit

Sustaining Global Economic Growth: Energy, Trade and Investment

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | Washington, DC

The Meridian Global Leadership Summit is the leading convening of diplomatic, business and policy leaders in a neutral, nonpartisan forum to exchange ideas and collaborate on solutions to the global challenges and opportunities.

Changing landscapes in the areas of energy, trade and investment will have a profound impact on continued economic growth and prosperity around the world. The increased global demand for energy is a product of enhanced economic productivity. In order to keep up with this demand, renewable sources are increasingly complementing traditional fuels. The U.S. trade approach is also in transition as we move from multilateral agreements to bilateral pacts, while the BUILD Act and establishment of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation signals a new era of global investment. The 8th Annual Meridian Global Leadership Summit will explore how these shifts in trade, investment and energy will shape the global economy for the foreseeable future.

Each year 200 high-level policymakers, corporate leaders and diplomatic representatives attend Meridian’s signature convening. Some of our speakers from previous Summits include: United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, BBC Lead Anchor Katty Kay, EU Ambassador David O’Sullivan, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce and Ranking Member Eliot Engel, Senator Roger Wicker, Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Senator George Mitchell, and The Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein.

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Frank Justice, Vice President, Center for Diplomatic Engagement | (202) 939-5583 | fjustice@meridian.org

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