McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Global Summits and Speaker Series

The Global Business Initiative brings accomplished business leaders to engage the Georgetown McDonough community in dialogue about the challenges of leading global businesses in specific industries. By hearing from senior executives currently working in multinational companies our students receive invaluable experience transforming theoretical knowledge into practical business applications. The GBI makes this possible through our board members and our global network.

The GBI has also partnered with the Georgetown Retail & Luxury Association (GRLA), a student-run organization that focuses on educating peers about the retail and luxury industries as well as increasing opportunities for them within those fields.

Previous Speakers

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Golden Goose takeover: Exploring the Venetian shoe brand

Featuring Silvio Campara, CEO

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GBI US China Panel

Deciphering the Future of U.S.-China Economic Relations

With Scott Kennedy, Craig Allen, Vicki Wei Tang, Helen Toner, and Evan Medeiros

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Joe Zidle

The Ten Surprises of 2021

Joe Zidle
Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions Group, Blackstone Group

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Panagiotis Tsourapas

A Conversation with Panagiotis Tsourapas

Panagiotis Tsourapas
Group President, Colgate-Latin America, Asia Pacific & Africa-Eurasia

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Carlos Brito

A Conversation with Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito
CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev

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James Sinegal

A Conversation with James Sinegal

James Sinegal
Co-founder and Former CEO, Costco

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Global Supply Chain Strategies in a Trade War

Executives from Tommy Hilfiger, Estée Lauder, A.T. Kearney, American Apparel & Footwear Association, and Amazon

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Fabrizio Freda

On Inspiring the Next Generation of Beauty

Fabrizio Freda
President and CEO, Estée Lauder

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Cesar Cernuda

Digital Transformation Opportunities in Latin America

Cesar Cernuda
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

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Herve Humler

A Luxury Journey with Herve Humler

Herve Humler
President and COO, BVLGARI Hotels

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Global Sustainability and Business Summit

Executives from VF Corporation, National Geographic, Sodexo, Colgate-Palmolive, and Chevron

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Alessandro Farmeschi

The Past, Present, and Future of a Luxury Car Maker

Alessandro Farmeschi
Chief Executive Officer – Americas Region, Lamborghini

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Alessandro Bogliolo

On Appealing to the Next-Generation Luxury Shopper

Alessandro Bogliolo
Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany & Co.

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Leda Chong

The Global Business of Travel: Land, Air and Sea

Executives from Airbnb, Bentley Motors, Booking Holdings, Gulfstream, National Geographic, and Sodexo

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Mark Del Rosso

A Bentley Motors Case Study with Mark Del Rosso

Mark Del Rosso
President and CEO – Americas Region, Bentley

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Walt Mossberg

The Global Digital Tidal Wave

Walt Mossberg
Cofounder, Recode

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Kara Ross

Building a Global Luxury Brand

Executives from Tom Ford, Estée Lauder, Michael Kors, Kara Ross and Ermenegildo Zegna

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