2020 Annual Conference

The Emerging Markets Institute held its flagship event  – The EMI Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary,  online on November 5-7, 2020. The theme for this year is Ten Years That Changed Emerging Markets‘. The conference was an incredible success, with:









The 2020 EMI Annual Conference Featured:

Panel Discussions with Leading Executives and Academics

The 2020 Conference featured three panel sessions: 10 Years of EMI – Reflecting Back, Moving Forward; China, Mexico, Brazil, and the New Development Bank; and The Day After – View from Emerging Markets and Beyond

Launch of 5th Annual Emerging Markets Multinationals Report

This year, the report looks back at the past decade and reviews some of the corporate characteristics of emerging market multinationals and how they evolved over time. With the COVID crisis, the report explores some of the consequences of this crisis for emerging markets and the global economy. View our past reports here. 

4th Case Competition and 1st Pitch Competition

EMI held it’s Fourth Annual Case Competition, with 130+ participants from 9 countries. EMI also held it’s First Annual Pitch Competition: Emerge Your Startup, with the aim to give international exposure to EM startups.

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Ten Years That Changed Emerging Markets

The last decade has been transformational for emerging markets; their economies have grown and poverty levels have gone down. On the business side, companies from emerging markets have become major global players. On the innovation front, emerging markets have increased patent applications and investments in research and development. EMI’s annual conference in November 2020 will celebrate the institute’s 10th anniversary and focus on the achievements of emerging markets over the last ten years.

EMI was created at Johnson in 2010 in the aftermath of the Global Financial crisis. A decade later in 2020, emerging markets are faced with yet another global crisis and this is an opportune moment for the EMI Annual Conference to explore how emerging markets will not just cope with the Covid-19 crisis but also, hopefully, emerge stronger to shape the global future. For more information about the conference, please visit our conference website or email us at contactemi@cornell.edu.

Conference Schedule

EMI’s Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary will be held November 6-7, 2020. Take a look at what this year’s conference has in store!