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The Benefits of Hosting a Respected Economy & Finance Speaker

Poppy Harlow and Lloyd Blankfein
May 6, 2024

Why host an economy speaker or financial expert?

Inviting a respected economy speaker or finance expert to your organization’s event offers a wealth of benefits. Their insights can illuminate complex economic trends, providing your audience with a deeper understanding of the current financial landscape. This expertise can be particularly valuable for business leaders who can leverage the information for strategic decision-making. The expert can also offer forecasts and analyses, equipping attendees with the knowledge to navigate future economic challenges and seize potential opportunities. Furthermore, having a renowned speaker adds prestige to your event, attracting a wider audience and enhancing your organization’s reputation as a thought leader in the industry.


Worldwide Speakers Group offers an impressive lineup of economic and financial leaders who can speak for your organization or event. Our speakers are esteemed experts who can advise on domestic and global policy and provide thoughtful discourse on current economic issues and trends. Our unrivaled team of sales specialists have the necessary experience working with high-caliber guests to accurate advisely your group on hosting one of these thought leaders. Contact Us to hear more about your options.

Below are some of our favorite finance and economy speakers:

Mario Draghi

Widely credited with saving the eurozone, Dr. Mario Draghi is an internationally respected and renowned economic and financial leader. With just three words, “whatever it takes,” Dr. Draghi initiated clarity, confidence, and optimism into a world paralyzed by fear of another Depression during the peak of the 2012-euro crisis.

Information on Hosting Dr. Draghi

Sheila Bair

From Time’s “Top 100” list to the Wall Street Journal’s “The 50 Women to Watch,” Sheila Bair is a leading domestic and global expert in finance and economics. As Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 2006 to 2011, she steered the agency through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, working to bolster public confidence in the nation’s banking system.

Ms. Bair’s Speaker Profile

Niall Ferguson

One of the world’s most accomplished historians and provocative commentators on global politics and economics, Niall Ferguson stands at the crossroads of past, present, and future. As the author of sixteen books, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard, Ferguson has provided audiences worldwide with unparalleled insight and knowledge.

Mr. Ferguson’s Speaker Profile

Jennifer Burns

One of the nation’s leading historians, Jennifer Burns offers unique insights into the history of ideas in politics, economic policy making, and the conservative movement. At once entertaining and educating her audiences, she covers foundational issues of American political debate through profiles of the country’s most famous thinkers, giving listeners new perspectives on perennial questions about capitalism, markets, and government. In addition to numerous talks at colleges and universities, she has spoken to leading financial firms, done historical briefings for policymakers, and keynoted at Hoover’s annual Monetary Policy Conference.

Ms. Burns’ Speaker Profile

Hank Paulson

A visionary leader with an adept appreciation of the financial and business challenges facing the U.S. and the world, Hank Paulson is one of the most prominent and powerful voices on today’s political, environmental, and economic landscapes. With unrivaled experience and expertise, Paulson provides astute insights and shrewd analysis on complex, contemporary global issues.

Mr. Paulson’s Speaker Profile

Robert Zoellick

The former President of the World Bank Group from 2007-2012, Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006, Robert Zoellick is one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on the global economy, international finance, and foreign policy. He is unrivaled in his depth and breadth of what makes global economies tick and how best to operate in an increasingly global market.

Mr. Zoellick’s Speaker Profile

Poppy Harlow

Award-winning journalist Poppy Harlow imparts her deep economic knowledge by interviewing the world’s top business leaders and CEOs including Warren Buffett, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Bill Gates, Melinda French, former YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Jay-Z, CZI co-founder and co-CEO Dr. Priscilla Chan, META CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, former Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore, among others. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a Henry Crown Fellow within the Aspen Institute. Harlow was the 2020 recipient of the Columbia University John Jay Award.

Ms. Harlow’s Speaker Profile

Lloyd Blankfein

Lloyd Blankfein is an internationally respected global business leader, risk manager, and commentator on matters affecting the global economy. As Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs for more than 12 years, Lloyd led the highest profile global investment bank through a period of great economic and political turbulence, becoming an important voice on today’s global financial and political issues.

Mr. Blankfein’s Speaker Profile

Eric Rosengren

As a 35-year veteran of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Eric Rosengren is one of modern times’ most knowledgeable experts on financial markets and institutions. He served on the Fed’s Open Market Committee during some of the most turbulent periods in the past 50 years, including the Great Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

An accomplished public speaker known for making complex economic content understandable, he provides a comprehensive description of the economic and financial challenges that we face.

Mr. Rosengren’s Speaker Profile

Pippa Malmgren

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Dr. Pippa Malmgren simplifies the complexities of the world economy, geopolitics and technology. She has advised Presidents and Prime Ministers, won awards for her work in leadership and technology and serves as a partner of a European startup accelerator, The Monaco Foundry. She has co-founded an award-winning tech firm, worked in finance and asset management, briefed NATO leaders and serves as a judge in The Queen’s Enterprise Awards competition. Forbes has called her a “Must Follow” on Twitter since 2016.

Dr. Malmgren takes a “holistic” approach to public speaking and tailors her remarks to be timely and targeted to each specific audience. She weaves her many areas of expertise together in plain English for a truly enlightening and unforgettable experience.

Ms. Malmgren’s Speaker Profile

Lawrence Mussio

Dr. Laurence B. Mussio is a business and corporate historian who has spent his professional career bringing actionable insight through historical perspective to decision-makers in lectures, articles, opeds and books. His studies in banking, finance, risk, technology and artificial intelligence have focused on how big decision-making engines in North American finance, government, and technology shape and are shaped by the world around them.

His remarkable ability to write for, speak to, and connect with both professional and popular audiences in hundreds of public appearances is one of the distinguishing hallmarks of his career.

Dr. Mussio’s Speaker Profile

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