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)
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)
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)
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.