EMI Annual Conference

November 3rd, 2023 – Bloomberg Auditorium, Cornell Tech, NYC

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The Cornell Emerging Market Institute Conference is the United States’ leading annual forum for discussing the ongoing trends and phenomena in our world’s rapidly growing emerging markets. Bringing together heads of the world’s largest multilateral institutions and preeminent business, the conference fosters engaging discussions on economic development and this year, specifically, through the lens of global supply chains.

The Conference is hosted at Cornell’s landmark Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City and will feature a variety of key-note speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, networking sessions, and two sponsored competitions: the Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition and the Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition. The Conference also marks the launch of the Institute’s Annual Report, a collection of research and articles from the past year developed by researchers within Cornell as well as the Emerging Multinationals Research Network in collaboration with OECD Development Center, UNCTAD, IFC, and Inter-American Development Bank.

This year’s conference is centered around the compelling theme Risks and Realignments:

Emerging markets are in flux—no longer the future, already central to the present. And yet Capital is flowing as if there is doubt, with new partnerships dawning, old questions lingering. The EMI Conference straddles the crossroads, here to capture a seminal moment, when crises — even the specters of financial contagion — may not have to threaten us, so much as invite us to think anew. This Conference reaffirms our commitment to building bridges, as risks spill over, as potential realignments draw closer. The conference will hold 4 panels, the Cañizares Award ceremony, and the competition finals:

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Cornell University’s Emerging Market Institute is holding its annual conference on November 3rd at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, NYC.

The Emerging Markets Institute holds an Annual Conference every first Friday of November, in which Emerging Markets are brought to the forefront of discussion. Within the conference, EMI also holds the finals of the  and the . Stay connected to the EMI Conference website to find more about the speakers and agenda, and follow our newsletter.

Confirmed Speakers

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Lourdes Casanova

Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director
Emerging Markets Institute
Joyce Chang

Joyce Chang

Managing Director and Chair, Global Research
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C. Gökhan Doran

Division Vice President and General Manager
Corning International
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Iván Duque

Former President of

Colombia (2018-2022)

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Anindo Dutta

Partner, EY Asia Pacific - Markets & Business Development
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Heather Henyon

Founding Partner
Mindshift Capital
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Andrew Karolyi

Charles Field Knight Dean and Harold Bierman Jr Distinguished Professor of Management
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
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Lorenzo Pavone

Deputy Head - Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division
OECD Development Centre
Anne Miroux

Anne Miroux

Faculty Fellow
Emerging Markets Institute
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Mark Mobius

Founding Partner
Mobius Capital Partners

Juan Pablo Ortega

Co-founder and CEO
Puerto Rico
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Shaanti Shamdasani

CEO & Founder
S. ASEAN International Advocacy & Consultancy – SAIAC
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Dr. Edward Tse

Founder and Chairman
Gao Feng Advisory Company

Find out the EMI competitions

Annually, EMI holds within the EMI Conference the Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition and the Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition.

  • Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition

The Corning Cornell Case Competition is a key event in the conference. It boosts collaboration among universities and strengthens Johnson’s ties with other academic institutions. Moreover, it speaks to EMI’s focus on international and inter-institutional collaboration. The total prize distributed by the Cornell EMI Corning Case Competition totals $9,000 (all prizes subject to tax withholdings as required by IRS regulations). Find more information by clicking below or accessing case.emiconference.com.

  • Cornell EMI Mark Mobius Pitch Competition

This pitch competition is hosted by the Cornell Emerging Markets Institute and assisted by Cornell Big Red Ventures in the regional finalists’ selection. In 2021, Mark Mobius announced his generous sponsorship of the pitch competition as a learning opportunity for student entrepreneurs to improve their pitching skills. The competition distributes $15,000 in awards (all prizes subject to tax withholdings as required by IRS regulations), find more information by clicking below or accessing pitch.emiconference.com.

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"I participated in the organizing committee. I was able to learn about the end-to-end process, the guest speakers, topics in ESG and overall innovation in emerging markets."

Yashodhara Neerukonda, Cornell AMBA 2022, EMI Conference Committee member
Aditya Pandey

"The sessions organized at the EMI Annual Conference were really insightful! I especially loved the session on how China, Latin American, and BRICS nations have uniquely shaped emerging markets, and how they are coping with the effects of the pandemic."

Aditya Pandey, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Annual Conference 2020