Registration & Coffee

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:35 am
Christian Laftchiev And Lou Cascetti, Masters Of Ceremonies, MBA ‘19

Opening Remarks

8:35 am – 8:45 am
Andrew Karolyi, Deputy Dean And Dean Of Academic Affairs, Sc Johnson College Of Business And Harold Bierman, Jr. Distinguished Professor Of Management

Mark W. Nelson Is The Anne And Elmer Lindseth Dean And Professor Of Accounting At The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School Of Management At Cornell

Launch Of Third Emi Emerging Multinationals Report (Emr 2018)

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Fernanda Ribeiro Cahen, Visiting Researcher At USC Marshall – Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Assistant Professor of Management at Centro Universitario FEI, Brazil.

Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer And Director, EMI
Anne Miroux, Faculty Fellow, EMI

Robin Ogilvy, Special Representative of the Organisation For Economic Co-operation and Development (Oecd) to the United Nations

Multinationals In Emerging Markets

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Roberto Cañizares, BS ’71,MBA ’74 President MSA International and Advisory Board Johnson School Of Management At Cornell University

Peter Cornelius, Managing Director, Alpinvest Partners
Demir Sabanci, MBA ’99, Sedes Holding, President And Chairman
Conrad Saldanha, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman Management LLC


10:00 am – 10:15 am

Brazil, What Does The Future Hold?

10:15 am – 11:15 am

Sam Sotoodeh, President, Acquisition Group Inc.

Enio Cordeiro, Ambassador, Consul General Of Brazil
Sergio Rodriguez Costa, Managing Director Investe Sao Paulo
Ron Margalit, Founding Partner, Venture Kinetics
Geraldo Moura, Advisor To The Presidency Grupo Plantar S/A, Brazil

Mexico, The Beginning Of A New Era

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Ragnhild Melzi, VP, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, AS/COA

Pablo Azcárraga, Chairman, Posadas Board of Directors
Alejandro Camino, Chief Marketing Officer, Softtek
Timothy Heyman, President, Franklin Templeton Asset Management Mexico

Special Address From Africa

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Valentine Rugwabiza, Ambassador of Rwanda to the United Nations

Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Emerging Markets Corning Case Competition

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Case Competition Organizer:
Christian Laftchiev, MBA ’19

Roberto Cañizares, Johnson Advisory Council
Rustom Desai, Corning
Sofia Kalantzi, Cornell University
Lorena Palacios, Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Paulo Prochno, University of Maryland
Vinika Rao, EMI INSEAD

China, Claiming Global Leadership

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Yuqiang Xiao, Chairman of US Management Committee Of ICBC


3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

India Charging Ahead

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Ravi Ramamurti, Director, Center For Emerging Markets, Northeastern University

Dharmakirt Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL
Georges Ugeux, Chairman and CE, Galileo Global Advisors

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm

Andrew Karolyi, Dean of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business