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Geopolitical tensions and technological advances are disrupting global supply chains in everything from manufacturing, to high-tech, to agriculture.  Could China and the West really decouple?  Can the US reindustrialize?  How will these trends affect the supply and demand for key materials going forward?   How will Climate Change and our response to it, including Carbon Pricing and Taxation, affect the competitiveness of nations and firms?   These questions, which align with the “Big Six” Question Two, will have a major impact on business strategy in the years ahead.

Our featured speaker, Michael McAdoo, will share insights and a perspective on the future gained over 25 years at the intersection of geopolitics and business.  Michael co-leads the world-wide Geopolitics and Trade Impact group at the Boston Consulting Group.  Prior to BCG he was the lead executive for Strategy and International at Bombardier Aerospace, where he managed a team of professionals across China, Russia, India, North Africa, and Latin America.

Michael will be joined in discussion by executives and members of the audience who are living through these challenges.


0800-0900: Light breakfast
0900-0915: Introduction to the session by George Stalk (Senior Partner Emeritus, The Boston Consulting Group)
0915-1030: Presentation and Q&A featuring Michael McAdoo (Partner and Director, Global Trade & Investment, The Boston Consulting Group)
1030-1045: Break
1045-1145: Panel and attendee discussion of the issues raised by Michael
1145-1200: Key takeaways moderated by George
1200-1300: Light lunch

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Conference Extension


29 Sep, 2023


08:00am UTC-6 - 01:00pm UTC-6

Boston Consulting Group – Toronto

Event Organizers

Myles Shaver
University of Minnesota
George Stalk Jr
Boston Consulting Group


SMS Executive Office


81 Bay St. Suite 4800


Academia, Practice