Bain at the Forum's Regional Summits

Highlights from Bain's involvement in select regional summits

Middle East and North Africa – "Enabling a Generational Transformation"

Paul Rogers

On May 19-21, 2017, the MENA meeting gathered more than 1,200 leaders from business, government, civil society, international organizations, youth and the media. It took place at the Dead Sea in Jordan and aimed to address the persistent humanitarian crisis, challenges related to employment and jobs, the gender gap holding back regional competitiveness and inclusion, and the way forward through economic and political reforms.

Bain was represented by Akram Alami, Cyrille Fabre, Eric Garton, Paul Rogers and Geoffrey Weston.

Paul Rogers was a panelist on the session on "Leading Businesses into the Future", which discussed the new leadership approaches needed to tackle ongoing challenges and future disruptions.

Source: World Economic Forum

ASEAN – "Youth, Technology and Growth: Securing ASEAN’s Digital and Demographic Dividends"

The ASEAN summit was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from May 10-12, 2017. Bain was represented by Andrea Ioannilli, Satish Shankar and Harshveer Singh.

Inclusive growth, technology and geopolitical tensions were among key issues facing the member countries as the ASEAN bloc celebrated 50 years of existence.

Africa – "Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership"

The 27th World Economic Forum on Africa convened over 1,000 regional and global leaders in Durban, South Africa from May 3-5, 2017. Many critical issues were covered in the program, such as education, skills and employment, entrepreneurship, energy, infrastructure and development finance, resilience against climate change, and science, technology and innovation.

Bain was represented by Harald Harvey, Chris Mitchell and François Rousseau.

Latin America – "Fostering Development and Entrepreneurship in the Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Federico Eisner

In 2017, the Latin America summit was held in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires from April 5-7, 2017. The meeting came at a time of political change on both regional and global levels. Elections in Europe and the United States have led to shifts in foreign policy, as has China's changing role on the global stage. Members explored the steps needed to boost productivity, upgrade deficient infrastructure and improve the business environment, among other topics.

Bain was represented by Diego Garcia, Federico Eisner, Michael Mankins, Nicolas Masjuan, Jean-Claude Ramirez and Pablo Sansuste.

Federico Eisner was a panelist on a session on "Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains", which aimed to provide key elements on how can regional agricultural and food systems enhance their added value and sustainably meet the demands of a growing global population.

China Business Roundtable: Digital Transformation of Strategic Industries

China Business Roundtable

On November 9-10, 2016, 150 participants gathered in Guangzhou to network and explore China's vision to promote digital transformation for strategic industries in the region, its reform trajectory and opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sectors.

Expert Vice President Gerry Mattios was a panelist in the session on "Digital Transformation of Service Industries", which addressed how emerging service industries can adapt to a new socioeconomic context and digital disruptions to serve as China's next growth engine.

India – "Fostering an Inclusive India through Digital Transformation"

Sri RajanAt the India Economic Summit from October 6-7, 2016 in New Delhi, Bain was represented by Sri Rajan and Gopal Sarma.

As a featured speaker in the televised CNBC Asia session "India means business?", Sri Rajan discussed how to make India a more attractive destination for business, addressing dimensions such as land and labor challenges, infrastructure and investment gaps and cooperative and competitive federalism.

Sri Rajan also took part in the session "Is the start-up movement in India in a bubble, or is it a gold mine?". He discussed how to develop a culture of entrepreneurship in times of a funding paradox, explore the role of government in the start-up drive, and expand the potential for job creation and growth.