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CED 2019 Fall Policy Conference

Driving U.S. Prosperity & Global Economic Leadership
NOVEMBER 13, 2019 | WILLARD INTERCONTINENTAL WASHINGTON, D.C. | WASHINGTON, DC

November 13, 2019

About the Conference

The CED 2019 Fall Policy Conference will be an unprecedented gathering of 200+ CEOs, industry and academic leaders, congressional and regulatory officials who will convene to engage in high-level policy sessions as well as several beneficial networking events.

With uncertainties such as China’s growing threats to the U.S. and global economies, ongoing labor shortage challenges, and the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election, this year’s agenda will turn a sharp focus to public policies that drive U.S. prosperity and global economic leadership. Attendees will gain strategic insights into competing with China, attracting and retaining skilled workers, and potential outcomes of the 2020 election cycle.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Keynote Speaker: US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
  • Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University, Author, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Antihero
  • Laura A. Jana, M.D., Pediatrician, Health Communicator, Author, Penn State University/Jana Ventures
  • Vicki Poponi, Vice President, Digital Customer Journey, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Kai-leé Berke, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Teaching Strategies
  • Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Paul Decker, President & CEOMathematica
  • Lawrence K. Jensen (“Larry”), Chairman | Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors
  • Jo Kirchner, CEO, Primrose Schools
  • Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University and Resident Scholar, AEI
  • Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Norman J Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) 
  • Hollis Hart, President, International Franchise Management, Citi (Ret.)
  • Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University
  • Tom Davis, Partner, Holland & Knight, Former Congressman, Virginia-11th District
  • Ron Klein, Partner, Holland & Knight, Former Congressman, Florida-22nd District
  • Xiaoqing Boynton, Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Doug Grob, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Trade & Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council

The Benefits to You
By attending this conference, you will

  • Learn more about public policies that drive U.S. prosperity and global economic leadership.
  • Hear from experts on pressing issues facing Americans both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Discover the latest insights into U.S.-China trade and investment relations.
  • Explore the latest strategies and trends for meeting global economic challenges.
  • Gain new ideas for attracting and retaining a skilled and engaged workforce.
  • Examine the 2020 Presidential Election cycle and potential outcomes.
  • Better understand the state of education in the U.S.
  • Network, collaborate, and benchmark with your professional peers.

Who Should Attend
This conference is designed especially for

  • Chairs, CEOs, and senior executives of major corporations
  • University and college presidents
  • Former corporate leaders
  • Leaders of prominent NGOs
  • Government and External Affairs professionals
  • Public and Business Policy Experts

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
Economics
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Three Things to Do Now

1. Download the Agenda

To learn more about sessiond and speakers, download the latest agenda.

2. Register

Registration is complimentary. The meeting is invitation-only.

3. Get Involved

If you would like to get involved in this year’s event, please contact us.

LOCATION

The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

OUR MISSION

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

November 13, 2019

About the Conference

The CED 2019 Fall Policy Conference will be an unprecedented gathering of 200+ CEOs, industry and academic leaders, congressional and regulatory officials who will convene to engage in high-level policy sessions as well as several beneficial networking events.

With uncertainties such as China’s growing threats to the U.S. and global economies, ongoing labor shortage challenges, and the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election, this year’s agenda will turn a sharp focus to public policies that drive U.S. prosperity and global economic leadership. Attendees will gain strategic insights into competing with China, attracting and retaining skilled workers, and potential outcomes of the 2020 election cycle.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Keynote Speaker: US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
  • Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University, Author, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Antihero
  • Laura A. Jana, M.D., Pediatrician, Health Communicator, Author, Penn State University/Jana Ventures
  • Vicki Poponi, Vice President, Digital Customer Journey, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  • Kai-leé Berke, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Teaching Strategies
  • Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Paul Decker, President & CEOMathematica
  • Lawrence K. Jensen (“Larry”), Chairman | Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors
  • Jo Kirchner, CEO, Primrose Schools
  • Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University and Resident Scholar, AEI
  • Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Norman J Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) 
  • Hollis Hart, President, International Franchise Management, Citi (Ret.)
  • Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University
  • Tom Davis, Partner, Holland & Knight, Former Congressman, Virginia-11th District
  • Ron Klein, Partner, Holland & Knight, Former Congressman, Florida-22nd District
  • Xiaoqing Boynton, Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Doug Grob, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Trade & Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council

The Benefits to You
By attending this conference, you will

  • Learn more about public policies that drive U.S. prosperity and global economic leadership.
  • Hear from experts on pressing issues facing Americans both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Discover the latest insights into U.S.-China trade and investment relations.
  • Explore the latest strategies and trends for meeting global economic challenges.
  • Gain new ideas for attracting and retaining a skilled and engaged workforce.
  • Examine the 2020 Presidential Election cycle and potential outcomes.
  • Better understand the state of education in the U.S.
  • Network, collaborate, and benchmark with your professional peers.

Who Should Attend
This conference is designed especially for

  • Chairs, CEOs, and senior executives of major corporations
  • University and college presidents
  • Former corporate leaders
  • Leaders of prominent NGOs
  • Government and External Affairs professionals
  • Public and Business Policy Experts

Earn Recertification Credits

CPE logo

Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
Economics
Requirements : Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live; Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None

Three Things to Do Now

1. Download the Agenda

To learn more about sessiond and speakers, download the latest agenda.

2. Register

Registration is complimentary. The meeting is invitation-only.

3. Get Involved

If you would like to get involved in this year’s event, please contact us.

Garrett Bauman, Sr. Manager Public Policy, Teaching Strategies

Xiaoqing Boynton, Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group

Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University, Author, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Antihero

Tom Davis, Former Congressman VA-11,

Paul Decker, President & CEO, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Betsy DeVos, US Education Secretary,

Douglas Grob, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group

Hollis Hart, President, International Franchise Management, Citi (Ret.)

Laura Jana, Pediatrician, Health Communicator, Author, Penn State University/Jana Ventures

Lawrence Jensen, Chairman | Principal, Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors

Jo Kirchner, CEO, Primrose School

Ronald Klein, Former Congressman FL-22,

Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Resident Scholar, AEI

Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Vicki Poponi, Vice President, Digital Customer Journey, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University

Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution, The

Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Trade & Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Workforce Participation

The ability of America to remain globally competitive and deliver widely-shared prosperity in the years ahead will depend on its success in helping more Americans of all backgrounds to utilize their talents. The conference will kick-off with a discussion of the importance of work and policies intended to reduce barriers to participation and improve the returns to working. Speakers will examine ways to support the fortunes of Americans who appear at risk of being left behind by today’s economy, proposing solutions that will help American workers while strengthening the nation.

Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Paul Decker, President & CEO, Mathematica

Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Education

Education is key to developing a capable and flexible workforce that matches the needs of employers in a 21st century economy. In fact, the foundation for learning is developed in the earliest years of a child’s life. Speakers will explore the critical importance of early childhood education and how investments on this front will help build our future talent pool and citizenry. The prosperity of our children and nation depend on it.

Garrett Bauman, Director of Public Policy & State Partnerships, Teaching Strategies

Laura A. Jana, M.D., Pediatrician, Health Communicator, Author, Penn Sate University/Jana Ventures

Lawrence K. Jensen (“Larry”), Chairman | Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors

Jo Kirchner, CEO, Primrose Schools


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will discuss education reform and have an engaging conversation on a range of education-related topics with Western Governors University’s President, Scott Pulsipher.

Betsy DeVos, US Education Secretary

Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

U.S. - China Relations

Regarding American competitiveness abroad, it is clear that much of America’s success will hinge on its relationship with China. This session will explore the differences between the U.S. and China regarding market participation and policy, the short- and long-term ramifications of China’s centralized control, the impact of China’s holding of U.S. assets on capital markets and the similarities between citizens of each country in terms of entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities.

Oriana Mastro, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University and Resident Scholar, AEI

Vicki Poponi, Vice President, Digital Customer Journey, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Hollis Hart, President, International Franchise Management, Citi (Ret.)

Xiaoqing Boynton, Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group

Doug Grob, Senior Vice President,  Albright Stonebridge Group

Vanessa Sciarra, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Trade & Investment Policy, National Foreign Trade Council

3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Political

The 2020 election season will soon begin, and with it issues and the discussion of them will change. Join a session featuring a perspective from Congress and the think tank and academic world on how the policy debate will unfold through the next 12 months with the backdrop of Congressional and Presidential elections.

Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Tom Davis, Former Congressman VA-11   

Ron Klein, Former Congressman FL-22

 

4:20 - 5:10 p.m.

Book Discussion

Hear from an author writing on the top business and policy issues of today in discussion with CED President Bernard Bailey.

Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University, Author, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Antihero