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.

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.

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Supply Chains

“Global Supply Chain Strategies in a Trade War”

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

Fabrizio Freda

Estée Lauder

“On Inspiring the Next Generation of Beauty”

Fabrizio Freda
President and CEO

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Microsoft

“Digital Transformation Opportunities in Latin America”

Cesar Cernuda
Corporate Vice President

Humler

BVGARI Hotels

“A Luxury Journey with Herve Humler”

Herve Humler
President and COO

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Global Sustainability

“Global Sustainability and Business Summit”

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

Lamborghini

Lamborghini

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

Alessandro Farmeschi
Chief Executive Officer – Americas Region

Tiffany

Tiffany & Co.

“On Appealing to the Next-Generation Luxury Shopper”

Alessandro Bogliolo
Chief Executive Officer

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Global Business of Travel

“The Global Business of Travel: Land, Air and Sea”

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

Bentley

Bentley

“A Bentley Motors Case Study with Mark Del Rosso”

Mark Del Rosso
President and CEO – Americas Region

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Recode

“The Global Digital Tidal Wave”

Walt Mossberg
Cofounder

GBI Luxury

Global Luxury Summit

“Building a Global Luxury Brand”

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

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