For more than two decades, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has hosted flagship events — Wharton Global Forums — in 31 countries around the world. Through the Forums, Wharton provides leaders from industry, government, and academia with opportunities to learn from and interact with the best minds in the business.

Registration Launching Winter 2018

High Profile Keynote Speakers

Leaders from business, academia, and government explore strategies that address aspirations and risks faced by organizations of all sizes in today’s interconnected business environment.

Wharton Faculty Thought Leadership

Wharton’s powerhouse faculty tops business school research rankings year after year, and it’s professors leave a profound impact on scholarly journals and industry board rooms alike.

Power Dialogue with Industry Leaders

Social events and networking sessions to provide additional opportunities through which Wharton alumni and global business leaders can engage in thought-provoking dialogue.

Organizing Committee

Honorary Chair

Marisa Drew, WG’92

Chief Executive Officer
Impact Advisory and Finance Department
Credit Suisse

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“We are excited to gather many of the world’s most experienced business minds and disruptive innovators for the Wharton Global Forum in London. I am proud and honored to help unite Wharton’s largest alumni population in Europe, strengthen our illustrious networks, and display the School’s thought leadership. This dedicated committee is working on a stellar program that will take full advantage of diverse lineup of dynamic influencers, world-class educators, and global leaders. This Forum will serve as an opportunity to let the world know that as our global economy grows more interconnected, Wharton alumni in London and the world over will be agents of positive change.”


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Sol Anitua, WG’08, G’08
Head of Strategy
Santander UK

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Bonnie M. Bandeen, C’80, WG’85, PAR’16, PAR’21
Owner & Managing Partner
Podere Tramonti Societa Agricola Srl.

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Jed Brawley, G’07, WG’07
Deutsche Asset Management

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Darius Daubaras, WG’03
Senior Advisor in Corporate Finance and Project Advisory
Saudi Aramco

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Rahul Dhir, WG’94, PAR’21
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Delonex Energy

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Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, CW’66
UK Business Ambassador
Astana Financial Services Authority

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Sarah Ryan, WG’05
Group Corporate Development Director

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Willian Shiang, WG’08, G’12
UK Head of Revenue Management
The KraftHeinz Company

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Kamal F. Tabet, WG’84
Co-Founder & Chairman
Adon Capital

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Mark Tagliaferri, WG’85, PAR’20, PAR’22
London Strategic Land
Managing Partner
GI Partners

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Lloyd Thomas, C’06, W’06
Managing Partner
Athene Capital

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JW Marriott Grosvenor House
Forum Headquarter Hotel

Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, welcomes you with luxury accommodation, 5-star amenities, and an extraordinary location. This historic hotel is set on Park Lane in London’s elegant Mayfair district—moments from Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, and more.

Kensington Palace
Gala Dinner Venue

Surrounded by parkland, Kensington Palace offers a welcome retreat from the nearby hustle and bustle of central London. Its understated elegance makes the palace an ideal companion to the Royal Parks’ tranquil gardens and ponds.

Yet behind this calm, peaceful façade you will discover a spirited venue of royal extravagance and magnificent beauty, full of lively stories of rivalry, politics, heartache and romance.

A prestigious stage for hundreds of years, the state rooms are where powerful politicians and courtiers jostled for influence and the ear of the king. And the palace’s exquisite interior and stylish character has been shaped by centuries of artists, craftsmen and fashionable residents – from William Kent to Princess Diana.