Fall Forum: Europe at the Crossroads


The McIntire School of Commerce and the Center for Global Commerce at the University of Virginia present the 2016 Fall Forum:

Europe at the Crossroads

Friday, October 14
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall Auditorium
University of Virginia 

The European Union, conceived from the ashes of a war-torn continent nearly 70 years ago, today faces a collection of threats that might genuinely be termed existential.  Record immigration, the evolving reality of Brexit, chronic levels of underemployment, stresses on the Euro, invigorated nationalism, and a range of governance challenges are all testing at least the contours, and perhaps the very existence of the Union.  Join us for McIntire's 2016 Fall Forum, “Europe at the Crossroads,” as we examine these issues and their implications for investors and industry in a series of dialogues with leading experts.

Agenda

 

Welcome and Introduction

Carl P. Zeithaml, F.S. Cornell Professor in Free Enterprise and Dean, McIntire School of Commerce

 

Understanding the Crossroads: An Opening Conversation

Chris Shumway (McIntire ’88), Founder, Shumway Capital, and Visiting Lecturer, Global Macro Investing, McIntire School of Commerce

Peter Maillet, Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Lecturer in Global Strategy and Finance, McIntire School of Commerce

 

Panel #1: Finding Value in the Eurozone: Investor Perspectives

Moderator: Peter Maillet, Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Lecturer in Global Strategy and Finance, McIntire School of Commerce

Thomas M. Finke (McIntire ’86), Chairman and CEO, Barings

Robert G. Harper IV (McIntire ’00), Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group

Steve Tadler (McIntire ’81), Managing Partner, Advent International Corporation

Ashwin Vasan, Founder and CIO, Trend Capital Management LP

 

Panel #2: Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Considerations

Moderator:  Ira Harris, Associate Professor and Director of M.S. in Commerce Program, McIntire School of Commerce

Ian Carter, President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction, Hilton Worldwide

Scott Gray, Vice President, Finance—Europe, AB InBev

Carol Sawdye (McIntire ’85), Global Chief Operating Officer, PwC

 

Participant bios