Finance Minister of France Christine Lagarde to Speak At the New York Forum

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First Annual New York Forum to Feature World’s Prominent Business Leaders

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Richard Attias and The Experience Corporation announced today that Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister of France will be the featured speaker at the closing session of the first annual New York Forum, to be held on June 22-23, 2010 in New York City.

Christine Lagarde is the current Minister of Economic Affairs, Industry and Employment of France, appointed in June, 2007. She was previously Minister of Agriculture and Fishing and Minister of Trade in the government of Dominique de Villepin. Lagarde is the first woman ever to become Minister of Economic Affairs of a G8 economy. In 2008, Lagarde was ranked the 14th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine. A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde made history as the first female chairman of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. She has been awarded France's highest honor, the Légion d'honneur. In 2009, the Financial Times ranked her the best minister of Finance of the Eurozone.
The New York Forum is a call for action by the business community to reinvigorate the global economy and to find new confidence and credibility. We have great support from our partners: The Boston Consulting Group, The New York Times, Partnership for New York City, and the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University.

To date, Vikram Pandit, CEO, Citigroup; Edmund Phelps, Nobel Prize in Economics, 2006; Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman and Publisher of The New York Times; Robert Wolf, CEO, UBS Americas; Jonathan Miller, CEO, News Corp Digital; Cathie Black, President, Hearst Magazines; and S.D. Shibulal, Co-Founder of Infosys Technologies, are but a few of the people who have confirmed their attendance.

The Forum’s distinguished Advisory Board includes Nobel Prize-winning economist and Director of The Center for Capitalism and Society, Edmund Phelps, Partnership for New York City CEO Kathy Wylde, Economist and Planet Finance Founder, Jacques Attali and Scott-Heekin-Canedy, President and General Manager, The New York Times.

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