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Job Creation and Workforce Development June 25, 2009

Job Creation and Workforce Development Summit
June 24 -26, 2009 

Watch the video of Mayor Bloomberg's speech
(with Global Partners' President Meyer Feldberg's Introduction)

New York City Global Partners, Inc. convened the international summit “Job Creation and Workforce Development” on June 24-26, 2009. 

Mayor Bloomberg gives keynote address at  Job Creation and Workforce Development Summit, June 25, 2009 (Photo credit: Spencer T. Tucker)
Mayor Bloomberg gives keynote address at  Job Creation and Workforce Development Summit, June 25, 2009 (Photo credit: Spencer T. Tucker)
 

This summit brought together governmental leaders and policy professionals from 27 cities, including 61 delegates from Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels, Budapest, Calgary, Caracas, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Manila, Nairobi, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto; U.S. cities represented were Baltimore, Miami and Philadelphia.  There was also a strong New York City delegation with 33 representatives. 

Delegates listen to Mayor Bloomberg's keynote address in Low Memorial Library at Columbia University (Photo credit: Spencer T. Tucker)
Delegates listen to Mayor Bloomberg’s keynote address in Low Memorial Library at Columbia University (Photo credit: Spencer T. Tucker)

Presentations showcased successful initiatives from New York City and around the globe that improve the technical skills and quality of the urban workforce to create opportunities for employment in critical and growing sectors of the economy. 

Delegates attend a reception and dinner at Gracie Mansion, June 25, 2009 (Photo Credit: Jessica Ozment)
Delegates attend a reception and dinner at Gracie Mansion, June 25, 2009 (Photo Credit: Jessica Ozment)

Columbia University in the City of New York and the OECD’s Local Economic and Employment Development Programme joined Global Partners as co-sponsors. This Summit was developed in cooperation with the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the NYC Workforce Investment Board.  This Summit was supported by contributions from Columbia University, Macy’s Inc., Accenture, Microsoft Corporation, and Sony Corporation of America.

Resources 


Office of the Mayor Press Release (in PDF)


Summit Program (in PDF)


Watch the video


Addis Ababa
Amsterdam
Antwerp
Baltimore
Barcelona
Belfast
Brussels
Budapest

Calgary
Caracas
Copenhagen
Dublin
Hong Kong
London
Manila
Miami
Nairobi
New York City
Philadelphia
Rio de Janiero
Santiago
Shanghai
St. Petersburg
Stockholm
Tel Aviv
Tokyo
Toronto


Welcome Remarks by Robert Kasdin and Meyer Feldberg


Panel I: Transforming Adult Workforce Systems through Local Government Policy:

- NYC: Comm. Robert Walsh (intro by Dr. Ester Fuchs)

- Santiago: Mayor Pablo Zalaquett

- Shanghai: Dr. Wei-yu Gao

- Barcelona: Anna Molero

- Panel I Q&A


Mayor Bloomberg's Keynote Address
(with Global Partners' President Meyer Feldberg's Intro)
Watch the video

- Q&A with Mayor Bloomberg


Panel II: Engaging International, National & Regional Governments in Local Workforce Development:

- OECD: Francesca Froy (intro by Dr. Ester Fuchs)

- Toronto: Christine Raissis

- London: Deputy Mayor Anthony Browne

- NYATEP: John Twomey

- Panel II Q&A



Luncheon Address by Dr. Regina Peruggi (with Comm. Marjorie Tiven's Intro)

- Partnering with Community Colleges to Create a Competitive Workforce

- Watch videos of delegate workshops



 
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