Financing the Global City

François Bergere, Program Manager, Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), The World Bank Group; Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw, Poland; Umran S. Inan, President, Koç University; Dan Pelino, General Manager, Global Public Sector, IBM Corporation. Moderated by Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson.


Running a global city is expensive. How should global cities finance the infrastructure and amenities needed to compete in a globalizing world without pricing people out of the city? How can they attract and harness foreign direct investments to support their economic development plans? How should business, universities, and other nongovernmental institutions build public-private partnerships to improve the global city?

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2:00 p.m.
Financing the Global City
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3:23 p.m.
Flash Talk: Topic TBD
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Win or Lose? Investing in High-Profile Events
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