Fall Forum

2016 Fall Forum

October 14, 2016

The McIntire School of Commerce and the Center for Global Commerce at the University of Virginia presented the 2016 Fall Forum: Europe at the Crossroads.

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. At McIntire’s 2016 Fall Forum, “Europe at the Crossroads,” we examined these issues and their implications for investors and industry in a series of dialogues with leading experts.

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

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