The Concordia Annual Summit convened the world’s most prominent business, government, and nonprofit leaders to enable effective partnerships for impact. Thought leaders and innovators gathered at this global affairs forum to examine the world’s most pressing challenges and identify avenues for collaboration.
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Concordia, Columbia University’s Global Policy Initiative, the International Organization for Migration, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with the support of the Open Society Foundations and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, hosted a series of high-level interactive discussions on the private sector’s role and responsibility in addressing global migration challenges and the current refugee crisis.Learn More
Our plenary stage featured some of the foremost thought leaders on public-private partnerships and world affairs to date. From topic-driven panel discussions, intimate interviews with policy influencers, and passionate addresses by world leaders, the Concordia audience was consistently afforded valuable insight into the world’s most pressing issues.
Strategic Dialogues featured 30-50 select individuals, including current and former heads of state, Chairs, and CEOs of leading corporations and multilateral organizations, who discussed particularly pressing global problems in-depth. These curated, interactive discussions, where everyone around the table was encouraged to participate, served as high-level working groups. The aim of the discussion was to produce deliverables such as policy recommendations, collections of challenge opportunities, or repositories of best practices.
Concordia’s Roundtables allowed for extended discussion among a small group (15-20 per session) of experts on a specific topic in industry, public policy, or of regional concern. Typically led by former or sitting heads of state, industry pioneers, and civil society leaders, roundtables provided an analytical framework for assessing large-scale global problems. Roundtables offered members the rare opportunity to listen to in-depth analysis and expert viewpoints on solutions that public-private partnerships can provide.
Office Hours were a series of exclusive, closed-door meetings that allowed Concordia Members to engage on a more intimate level with members of the Leadership Council, former world leaders, and select Summit speakers. These private conversations offered a unique opportunity for members to receive insight from top thought leaders working to promote public-private partnerships today.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Concordia hosted a dinner to celebrate the 2016 Annual Summit. The dinner was held at Cipriani in New York City and featured the announcement of the 2016 Concordia Leadership Award. Additionally, Concordia announced the winners of the 3rd annual P3 Impact Award honoring partnerships that have led to positive social impact.Learn More
In order to identify the most pressing global challenges and convene the world’s preeminent thought leaders, Concordia partnered with innovative institutions, impactful government agencies, forward-thinking businesses, and leading nonprofits to create its most engaging programming to date. In collaboration with these organizations, the 2016 Annual Summit explored some of the most defining domestic and foreign policy issues of our time. To learn more about Programming Partnership, please contact Donniell Silva.
Concordia is proud to work with a variety of sponsors for its Annual Summit. To learn more about Summit sponsorship, please contact Regina Hubard.
The 2016 Concordia Annual Summit was open to the press. To learn more about covering future Summits as a member of the media, please contact Concordia’s Press Office.