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Corporate Leadership Breakfast - March 2021

Executives from corporate partner companies are invited to join us for an exclusive conversation with Council global cities fellow Sam Kling around the future of global cities and how their changing landscapes could impact the corporate world moving forward.
Ivo H. Daalder
John R. Ettelson
Samuel Kling
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About This Event

CEOs, heads of office, and other select C-suite executives from corporate partner companies are invited to participate in quarterly meetings co-hosted by Council president Ivo H. Daalder and Council board chair and William Blair CEO John Ettelson.

These executives-only meetings provide an opportunity for business leaders to participate in timely, business-relevant global policy discussions and hear directly from the Council’s bench of experts. They also provide a platform to showcase executive leadership in a room of peers, customers, service providers, and clients. From NAFTA to national security, immigration to climate change – insights from these discussions offer companies the competitive edge they need to thrive in an increasingly global economy.

In light of new survey results gathered alongside The Harris Poll, Sam Kling will lead a dynamic discussion around the resiliency and future outlook of our global cities, how this could impact the corporate world moving forward, and how your business can adapt.

Learn more about these quarterly meetings and other benefits of corporate partnership.

About the Speakers
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
President and Chief Executive Officer, William Blair
Headshot of John Ettelson
John R. Ettelson became president of William Blair in 2003 and has been CEO since 2004. He was named chair of the board of directors for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2021. He is a respected civic leader and, in 2019, received the prestigious Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Award for his ongoing commitment to the community through both philanthropy and volunteerism.
Headshot of John Ettelson
Fellow & Director of Global Cities Research
Council expert Samuel Kling
Samuel Kling joined the Council as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow before transferring to his current role as a fellow and director of global cities research. His research focuses on mobility and urban planning policies, and how historical perspective can inform policymaking today.
Council expert Samuel Kling