FTI Consulting’s Partnership with the World Economic Forum

As an industry partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), FTI Consulting works with other global leaders to shape debate on business and the economy. Through our participation in WEF’s year-round programme of regional conferences, we are at the forefront of discussions in key business centres around the world. We were proud to take part in the January 2016 World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

In addition to our leaders participating in the agenda shaping plenary discussions, we hosted three events for WEF participants.

  • On Wednesday 20th January we hosted a breakfast discussion entitled ‘Culture and Reputation – The True Core Capital of Financial Institutions’ with Mr. Andrea Orcel, President of UBS Investment Bank.
  • That evening we held a nightcap reception to digest the day’s debate.
  • On Thursday 21st January we presented a panel discussion on competition policy.

Panellists who participated in the Competition breakfast:

Pascal Lamy - Pascal is the former General Director of the World Trade Organization and served as Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors and was also European Trade Commissioner from 1999-2004.

Philip Lowe - Sir Philip is a former Director General of the European Commission for Development Cooperation, Competition and Energy. Previously he held a number of senior posts in the Commission, including as Head of Cabinet to Neil Kinnock, the former Vice-President of the European Commission for Administrative Reform and to Bruce Millan, then European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

Andreas Mundt - Andreas is President of the Federal Cartel Office (Germany), Steering Group Chair of the International Competition Network (ICN) and a Member of the Bureau of the OECD Competition Committee. Joining the FCO in 2000 he served as Head of the International Section and then Director of General Policy from 2005.

Jorge Padilla - Jorge is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. He has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Jorge has submitted written testimony to the European General Court, and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases.

Simon Wilson - Simon is the BBC’s Brussels Bureau Chief and runs the main Europe bureau. He has worked as a producer, reporter and presenter for TV and Radio, primarily in foreign news, and spent six years in the Middle East. Simon was the BBC’s Washington Bureau Chief running news operations in North America, South America and the Caribbean.

The following reports outline the major themes and ideas which were debated during recent regional summits.

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