2016 International Council
Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era
Thank you to all Bretton Woods Committee members and friends who attended our successful and thought-provoking International Council on October 7, 2016. This year we explored financial stability risks, progress on harmonization of financial reforms, regional economic development challenges and opportunities, and the future of globalization in an increasingly uncertain world. An event summary and full recording can be found here.
Special thanks to our Strategic Sponsor, Deloitte, and to our Contributor, SICPA Holdings.
Thank you to all members and friends who joined us for our New Member and Emerging Leader Reception the evening prior - we look forward to your continued engagement with the Committee.
Roundtable - From Theory to Market: State Contingent Debt Instruments (SCDIs)
In October, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a roundtable at the IMF on the feasibility of a real market for SCDIs. The event brought together a group of 40 sovereigns (issuers) and market participants (investors) to advise the IMF as they deliberate proposals on SCDIs for the G20. Special thanks to Committee members Bill Rhodes and Christian Kopf who played an integral role in the dialogue. Read more
Regional Spotlight - U.S. Economic and Trade Leadership Globally: Post Election Analysis
Following U.S. elections in November, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference featuring former Congressmen Jim Bacchus (D-FL) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Read more
Regional Spotlight - Brazil's Promise of Development
In August, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference that evaluated economic and political prospects for Brazil following the Rio Olympics and President Rousseff’s impeachment with Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group and Israel Klabin, President of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development. Read more