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In conjunction with Deloitte, Paul Hastings, Target and Univision, Morgan Stanley will host their inaugural Senior Multicultural Leaders Conference in New York City. The theme for this year’s conference is “Leadership in the Era of Disruption.”

Full Agenda
7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

8:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks

8:30 a.m. The Chairman’s Corner – Fireside Chat on the Global Business Environment/Impact of Diversity on the Competitiveness of Global Companies

The Chairman's Corner will be a fireside chat covering the major themes currently affecting global business enterprises. This session will discuss the macroeconomic, political and regulatory trends in specific industries such as healthcare, technology, and financial services and the challenges presented by these trends. 

9:15 a.m. The Global Market Outlook

The Global Market Outlook will provide an update on capital markets and current business trends, highlighting macroeconomic themes and risk factors facing international and domestic markets.

9:45 a.m. Networking Break

10:00 a.m. The Futurist’s Perspective – What Will Competition Look Like?

The Futurist’s Perspective will provide insight into the major social, political, economic, technological and environmental factors likely to change our world and the business landscape. The session will focus on topics such as tomorrow’s competitive pressures and the opportunities they create today, strategies for capturing upside, trends in consumer behavior, the increased influence of multicultural communities and the power of customized customer messaging.

10:40 a.m. Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity will discuss the major global security threats faced by the country with an emphasis on terrorist and cyber threats. The speakers will present their perspectives on the current public and private sector responses to these threats and the solutions under development.

11:25 a.m. Economics of The Changing Demographic of America

Economics of The Changing Demographic of America will discuss the major demographic changes occurring across the country, the drivers of this change and the potential opportunities associated with the United States becoming more ethnically diverse. Additionally, this session will discuss relevant issues around the 2016 presidential election.

12:10 p.m. Lunch Commences

12:45 p.m. Lunch Discussion: A Leader’s Insight – Fireside Chat on the Civil Rights Imperative

A Leader's Insight will discuss the civil rights imperative of today and how it has developed and transformed in the last four decades, during this current Presidential administration, and how it is likely to evolve. This session will cover how the current civil rights challenges impact the Corporate agenda and global competitiveness.

1:15 p.m. Lunch Concludes

1:30 p.m. Nonprofits and Executive Leadership – Disruptors of a Different Kind

Nonprofits and Executive Leadership will be an opportunity to hear from Catalyst, HACR, LEAP, and ELC. The session will discuss multiculturalism and diversity and their impact on the C-Suite and corporate boards and examine current research on board diversity and corporate performance. Catalyst President & CEO Deborah Gillis will serve as a panelist.

2:00 p.m. Welcome to the Board: A Director’s Perspective

Welcome to the Board: A Director’s Perspective will be a prelude to A Conversation with the Board and an opportunity to hear a preeminent leader with significant Fortune 500 corporate board experience discuss lessons learned from board service and the evolution of board member responsibilities over the last decade.

2:30 p.m. A Conversation with the Board – Challenges and Imperatives of Corporate Boards

A Conversation with the Board will discuss the role of the board in shaping company agendas and in helping companies navigating major global competitiveness and challenges. Panelists will discuss their board experiences and will also discuss the impact that diversity in perspectives has in creating and sustaining competitive advantage for companies.

3:15 p.m. Disruptive Innovation – How Does Diversity Drive Innovation?

Disruptive Innovation will discuss how technology and innovation has had a disruptive impact on specific industries, consumer behavior and consumption, and the management and the development of corporate strategies. This session will also discuss the creative process and the nature of "disruption" in revolutionizing products and processes. Additionally, this panel will explore what it means to be “multicultural” in technology, the perceptions of ethnicity in the industry and the challenges in developing a diverse workforce.

4:00 p.m. Networking Break

4:15 p.m. The Millennial Edge – Conversation with Young Entrepreneurs of Color

The Millennial Edge will introduce and present a diverse group of successful millennial entrepreneurs and innovators who are considered disruptors in their industries. The session will focus on the entrepreneurial process, multiculturalism as a competitive advantage and barriers to entry for multicultural entrepreneurs.

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks by Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, James Gorman

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

The event will take place at the Waldorf Astoria on 16 June 2016. The conference is invitation-only.

NOTE: The event is cuurently in a waitlist status. For questions contact Sarah Jones at +1 212 296 3601 or [email protected].

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