Dan Shapiro, Stephen MR Covey, Jordan Belfort, Scott Boras and Frans Johansson Among the Experts to Present at the 2016 Negotiation and Leadership Conference

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Dan Shapiro, Stephen MR Covey, Jordan Belfort, Scott Boras and Frans Johansson Among the Experts to Present at the 2016 Negotiation and Leadership Conference in Boston, April 21 to 24

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“With the current political season's focus on economic well-being and on negotiation as a strategy to make the nation globally competitive, this event could not be more timely,” said Bisasor.

The Harvard Negotiation Alumni Society announced today that more than 30 speakers, including bestselling authors, notable entrepreneurs, executives from leading organizations, and experts from Harvard, MIT and Tufts will present their insights at the 2016 Negotiation and Leadership Conference. This year’s event will be held at the Harvard Medical School Conference Center at Harvard University, April 21 to 23 and the Harvard Law School Conference Center on April 24.

The program will include a pre-conference negotiation bootcamp on April 21, with a kick-off event that evening on the topic of Negotiation and Competitive Advantage featuring MIT negotiation expert Larry Susskind, Tufts negotiation expert Jeswald Salacuse, bestselling author Saj-nicole Joni and economic valuation expert Jeanne DiFrancesco.

On April 22 and 23, the agenda will include a series of keynote and panel discussions including a special keynote with Harvard expert Dan Shapiro as well as a session featuring renowned thought leaders and bestselling authors Stephen MR Covey and Frans Johansson, Oracle’s brand marketing VP Steven Wolfe Pereira and Hollywood executive/movie producer DeVon Franklin. There will also be a session on “Strategies and Insights of Top Deal Makers and Negotiators” featuring “Wolf of Wall Street” inspiration Jordan Belfort and renowned sports agent Scott Boras. Workshops, breakout sessions and executive training will be offered on April 24. A complete agenda is available online.

“We are proud to present such an outstanding line up of speakers who are the finest minds in their respective fields. Some have an academic perspective, while others are more operationally focused, yet all are knockout presenters who will identify the key ingredients for sustainable economic breakthrough to unleash the power of negotiation to solve urgent social and economic challenges,” said conference founder Andre Bisasor. “The event will provide guests with critical insights from so many aspects of business. With participants from across the globe and from a wide variety of sectors (including law, professional services and the start-up community), anyone who wants to improve their negotiation and leadership skills will find great value in this event.”

This year’s conference will focus on how enhanced negotiation capabilities and global business skills can improve economic results at the individual level for wealth creation, at the corporate level for profitability/shareholder value, at the national level for economic growth and at the geopolitical level for international trade and economic development. These concepts will be explored through the presentation of rigorous research and analysis, as well as proven practical methodology and real world examples. Other notable speakers and experts include White House official Kimberlyn Leary, PwC senior executive Edgardo Pappacena, President and CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (Japan) Amur Lakshminarayanan, bestselling author and global affairs expert Michael Klare, MIT economics /environment expert Nicholas Ashford, and many more.

“With the current political season's focus on economic well-being and on negotiation as a strategy to make the nation globally competitive, this event could not be more timely,” said Bisasor.

The conference also includes a concurrent youth program that provides a tailored program for high school students (especially including those from under-resourced communities) who show an interest in entrepreneurship, leadership and global affairs.

The event is hosted by the Harvard Negotiation Alumni Society in collaboration with The Harvard International Negotiation Program and The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School, among others, with PwC, Tata Consultancy Services and Camp Negotiation Institute as platinum sponsors. Early Bird registration ends March 18, 2016. Attendees are encouraged to register early as seating is limited.

About the Negotiation and Leadership Conference:

Since its inception in 2008, the conference has presented more than 100 of the world’s most influential thought leaders, including renowned luminaries such as Dr. Thomas Schelling, Dr. Howard Raiffa, Dr. William Ury, Robert Mnookin, Michael Wheeler and Dr. Robert Cialdini, as well as influential business and government leaders such as Tony Robbins, Mitch Kapor, Hon. Hlengiwe Mkhize, Hon. Reta Jo Lewis, and many others. In addition to students at Harvard and other Boston-area universities, the conference has had an impact on thousands of participants (both locally and globally) including Fortune 500 executives, educators, business owners, salespeople, legal professionals and people from every walk of life. The value-packed educational experience is designed to increase participants’ value in the marketplace by creating value for profitability through better deals, agreements, partnerships and ventures and by providing the edge needed to become an indispensable asset and a formidable force in today’s economy. The Harvard Negotiation Alumni Society is a Harvard-wide shared interest organization that is dedicated to serving and impacting Harvard alumni globally who are in involved in or interested in the field of negotiation. For more information, please visit negotiationleadershipconference.org.

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