2016 Annual Meeting Highlights

The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us yesterday at our 2016 Annual Meeting – The Spirit of Bretton Woods: Multilateral Leadership in Turbulent Times.

The meeting was a great success and we had an insightful discussion on the role of multilateral and U.S. leadership in facing a new set of emerging global challenges including: the British vote to exit the European Union; prospects for regional trade agreements such as TPP and T-TIP; the Chinese rebalance; policy response to fragility across emerging and developing markets; and implementation of COP21 agreement, SDG's, and new multilaterals such as AIIB.

Among the distinguished speakers were:
Jacob J. Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury (read remarks here)
David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (read remarks here)
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and COO of the World Bank (read remarks here)
Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative (read remarks here)
Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
Craig Steffensen, Representative, North American Representative Office, Asian Development Bank

See the links below for press coverage of the Bretton Woods Committee 2016 Annual Meeting:
• CNBC - Treasury's Lew: UK vote to leave is not the making of another financial crisis
Reuters - Treasury chief: governments should use all tools to boost growth
Politico - Froman: Brexit shows importance of TPP, T-TIP
Bloomberg - Bill Rhodes: European Banks Will Be Challenged By Brexit

Please check back in the days ahead for full event summary and video recording.