Darden’s seven regional affinity student clubs have combined forces this year to host the inaugural Darden Global Conference.  It will be a full day of engaging discussions on the current and future challenges and opportunities with slow growth economies.  Featured speakers include: Fernando Merce: President, Nestle Purina Latin America and Caribbean; William J. Antholis: Managing Director, Brookings Institution; Thomas Gibson: President of the Institute of SME Finance at the World Bank; and Frank E. Warnock: the James C. Wheat, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, Darden.

The theme of the conference is:

As a result of the U. S. Financial Crisis, the Euro Crisis and the slowed growth in developing countries around the world, we have entered a period in which most major economies will have to bear slow growth.

As young rising leaders with a globalized mindset, we will face different challenges in the coming years but also are presented with diverse opportunities in the global arena. How should we approach these challenges and seize the opportunities? This conference will bring together perspectives from global business leaders, economists, and faculty, as well as students, to create a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on this important and timely topic.

Please visit the Darden Global Conference website for more information on speakers and agenda. We hope to see you there!