In a world of increasing complexity and interconnectedness, economically sustainable development is both a responsible business practice and in the best interest of industries across the global spectrum. By providing stability and positive growth, we can cultivate new business models that encourage social, financial, and environmental health and well-being of communities, countries, and continents.

Join experts in government, business, and academia, along with Wharton alumni and members of the international business community, to collaboratively consider approaches to sustainable economic development and leave with a new framework for how to put these theories into practice.

Through inspiring talks, interactive group sessions, and in-depth discussions with one another, participants will gain and share valuable knowledge, make new connections, and experience the powerful force that is the Wharton Global Forum Amsterdam.

At the Forum, attendees will:

  • Engage with a dynamic community of peers during networking sessions, cocktail receptions, a gala dinner, and other opportunities to make connections
  • Explore topics including:
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Creating solutions to escalating resource needs and generating alternatives to traditional business processes including manufacturing, transportation, food production, water management, waste processing, and other critical industries
    Geopolitics and Economics: Examining the relationships between energy and national security, regulation, trade, infrastructure, and public/private partnership
    Social Impact Investing: Supporting the long-term development of businesses and stable economies in emerging markets
    Sustainable Business: Developing novel business practices towards a stable economic climate and in support of the innovations needed for social and environmental sustainability
    Personal Action and Philanthropy: Recognizing the need for education and behavior change to create practices necessary for sustainable ways of living and working
  • Participate in rigorous discussions about the most important development issues facing the global economy
  • Experience the Wharton classroom in Amsterdam during sessions led by Wharton faculty.