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Watch live today: 5th annual Bertelsmann Foundation Financial Times Conference

WASHINGTON, DC: The Financial Times joins forces today with the Bertelsmann Foundation for its 5th annual financial conference, “System Upgrade: Time for a global economic re-boot”. This year’s event will focus on the need for policymakers worldwide to take robust action to ensure a stable international fiscal and financial environment to spur global economic activity and growth.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • State of the US economy
  • Jobs, growth and innovation
  • A trans-Atlantic compact
  • Global financial governance
  • The eurozone crisis

As in years past, the event will bring together high-ranking, international representatives of government, business and labor, as well as thought leaders from the think-tank and academic communities, to discuss global challenges. Featured speakers include:

  • Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs,Turkey
  • Anders Borg, Minister forFinance,Sweden
  • Mauricio Cárdenas Santamaría, Minister of Finance and PublicCredit,Colombia
  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Minister of Finance, TheNetherlands and Chairman, Eurogroup
  • Keith Ellison, US Congressman (D-MN)
  • Carly Fiorina, Good360 Chairman and former HP CEO
  • Colleen Hanabusa, US Congresswoman (D-HI)
  • Robin Harding, US Economics Editor, Financial Times
  • Ed Luce, Chief Washington Commentator, Financial Times
  • Pierre Moscovici, Minister of the Economy andFinance,France
  • Tim Pawlenty, President and CEO, The Financial Services Roundtable and former Governor,Minnesota
  • Robert Romasco, President, AARP
  • Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor and Columnist, Financial Times
  • Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Board of Governors, US Federal Reserve

You can live stream the conference from 8:30am-4:30pm EST at http://www.bfna.org/ and follow the conversation on Twitter at #bertelsmannfdn. Video will also be available after the conference.

Visit here for the full agenda.

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