The 52nd Wharton Global Forum:
A 25-year history, a New York City first

Join Wharton for the first Wharton Global Forum ever in New York City, home to Wharton’s largest alumni population. New York City is the quintessential location to showcase Wharton’s greatest strengths and bring together alumni leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy to make a lasting impact on a world that needs Wharton more than ever.

From Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett

“We look forward to celebrating Wharton, Penn, and the first Wharton Global Forum in New York City with you this June! The organizing committee for this Forum is a deep and impressive bench of executives and entrepreneurs, influencers and innovators. They have created a stellar program which will prove educational, inspiring, and transformative.”
Dean
Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise

Wharton Global Forums bring you up to speed on the latest business challenges and opportunities.

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Industry
Insights

The powerful Wharton brand is a magnet for the most influential people in global business. No other business school draws world leaders and the highest-level executives to share their perspectives and vision exclusively with alumni.

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Cutting-Edge Research

Our top-ranked faculty teach budding entrepreneurs and the next generation of investors, and they partner with major companies to solve fundamental business problems. Their expertise has immediate real-world application. Wharton Global Forums put their best work on display.

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Lifelong
Learning

The best leaders never stop learning. Step into the classroom and absorb the latest knowledge from Wharton’s expert faculty for a refresher on topics from modern finance, analytics, technology, business innovation, and more.  

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Networking Opportunities

More than 60 percent of Global Forum attendees are high-level decision makers, and two-thirds are Wharton graduates. Reunite with friends and classmates and make a connection that can jumpstart your next business deal or venture.

Wharton Global Forums bring you up to speed on the latest business challenges and opportunities.

Featured Speakers

A-list speakers — leaders in business, government, media, academia, and the nonprofit world — share their deep expertise and elite insider perspectives with the Forum audience. Visit this site frequently for a growing list of speakers who reflect the global nature and influence of the Wharton network.

Featured Speakers

A-list speakers — leaders in business, government, media, academia, and the nonprofit world — share their deep expertise and elite insider perspectives with the Forum audience. Visit this site frequently for a growing list of speakers who reflect the global nature and influence of the Wharton network.

Organizing Committee

Members of the Forum’s Organizing Committee play a key role in shaping the Forum’s format and content, wielding the power of Wharton’s alumni network to create an experience like none other.

Honorary Chairs

HBC William Mack 2013

Bill Mack, W'61

Co-Founder and Chairman,
Mack Real Estate Group

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Marc Rowan, W’84, WG’85

Co-Founder, Senior Managing Director, and Director
Apollo Global Management

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Co-Chairs

Executive Committee

The Venues

The 52nd Wharton Global Forum is taking place at some of New York’s most famous destinations, old and new. Attend the Forum and then experience New York’s 24-hour energy.

Hotel Information

Lock in great rates now for your stay in New York. Both hotels are located a short walk from the main Forum venue.

Mandarin Oriental

80 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

Rates available:
$595/night
June 13 and 14, 2018
For phone reservations, call +1.212.805.8800 and refer to group code 16G2P3

JW Marriott Essex House

160 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

Rates available:
$425/night
June 12-16, 2018
For phone reservations, call +1.212.247.0300

Schedule

Registration

Wharton and Penn Alumni

Full Forum and Evening Events

$1,500

Friends of Wharton and Penn

Full Forum and Evening Events

$1,500

Recent Graduates of Wharton and Penn

MBA and Undergraduate
Classes of 2013 – 2017
Full Forum and Evening Events

$1,000

Enrolled Wharton and Penn Students

MBA Classes of 2018 – 2020
Undergraduate Classes
of 2018 – 2021

Full Forum and Evening Events

$1,000

Evening Events Only

Kick Off Reception and
Celebration of Wharton

$500