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Global Alumni Conference

Learn about past global alumni conferences.

  • Shanghai 2013: Global Alumni Conference

    June 20 - 22, 2013

    Hundreds of members of the NYU Stern global alumni community attended the conference in Shanghai. As the financial capital of China, a hub for NYU Stern alumni in Asia, and the home to the newest campus in the NYU Global Network University, Shanghai served as an inspiring and dynamic host city. Conference topics included broad topics such as innovation and entrepreneurship and region-specific topics like China's economy, manufacturing in China, and innovation in Chinese higher education.

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  • London 2011: Global Alumni Conference

    June 2 - 5, 2011

    Held primarily at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in London, England, Stern's sixth global conference featured discussions on a variety of topics, including the future of advertising, microfinance in emerging markets, and the future of luxury brands. An opening reception was held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and a closing cocktail reception and dinner took place at the Guildhall London. Conference attendees had the option to participate in tours to well-known London destinations, such as the Tate Modern, Windsor Castle, and a "VIP Pimm's O'clock London Sightseeing Tour," which included stops at Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Westminster Abby, Houses of Parliament, and more.

  • Barcelona 2009: Global Alumni Conference

    June 11 - 13, 2009

    More than 250 NYU Stern alumni from around the world convened in Barcelona, Spain, for Stern's fifth global conference. Conference topics included restructuring the credit markets, the growth of global cinema, leading family businesses in the 21st century, and urban development as an engine for economic growth. The opening reception was held in the garden of the Hotel Arts Barcelona, a waterfront hotel constructed for the 1992 Olympics. Conference sessions were held in Casa Llotja de Mar, a historic Gothic building that formerly served as Barcelona's stock exchange. The closing celebration took place at the Museu Nacional d'Art Catalunya, the national museum.

  • Florence 2007: Global Alumni Conference

    June 8 - 9, 2007

    At Stern's fourth global alumni conference, more than 300 alumni, friends, faculty, and guests came together for a weekend filled with intellectual inquiry, cultural opportunities, and social gatherings. The conference was held at NYU's Villa La Pietra campus in Florence, Italy. Session topics included the business of wine, trends in the 21st-century global luxury market, and private equity in Europe. The conference ended with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor, a cocktail reception in the Courtyard of the Grotto Buontalenti, Boboli Gardens, and a closing dinner in the courtyard of Palazzo Pitti.

  • Paris 2004: Global Alumni Conference

    October 22 - 24, 2004

    Alumni gathered in Paris, France, in late October 2004, for Stern's third global conference. The opening reception was held at the Musée Jacquemart-André. Conference sessions took place at the InterContinental Paris, and covered a wide range of topics including the future of the European Union, European capital markets, and the global luxury market. A gala dinner at the InterContinental Paris marked the end of the event.

  • London 2003: Global Alumni Conference

    September 13, 2003

    London, England, was the location of Stern's second global alumni conference. Stern alumni, friends, faculty, and guests gathered on September 13, 2003, for a day of timely programming. Held at The British Museum, the conference focused on the topic, "From Empire to Globalization," and featured many prominent NYU Stern professors, professors from the London School of Economics, and the U.S. Editor of The Economist. A closing reception was held at NYU London. Attendees were also invited to attend optional tours within the city.

  • Florence 2002: Global Alumni Conference

    October 25 - 27, 2002

    Stern's first global alumni conference took place in Florence in October 2002. The conference began with a welcome luncheon at the Westin Excelsior Hotel, and later a cocktail reception. Conference sessions were held primarily at NYU's Florence campus, Villa La Pietra. Sessions covered a wide variety of topics, including "From the Medicis to Morgan: High Finance and High Culture," the business of opera, a history of patronage in the art world, as well as a session about the global economy and globalization, governance, and social responsibility. The conference concluded with a gala dinner at Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti.