As a member of the Board of Advisors of the George Washington University School of Business, Mitchell Blaser is delighted with the university’s recent announcement of its upcoming partnership with the 2013 Fortune Global Forum. A business leader through his activities as chief operating officer of Ironshore, Inc., Mitch Blaser applauds this new union of business and higher education.
Fortune magazine is a major figure in the field of business journalism, with franchises such as the well-known Fortune 500 and a readership of close to five million. In 1995, Fortune instituted its Global Forum, an annual conference that brings together international CEOs, presidents, and other key global business players to discuss and debate contemporary political, social, and economic issues. Taking place in June, the 2013 forum will be held in Chengdu, China, and will consider the question of new trends and the economic future of China with the participation of the heads of some of China’s most important companies. George Washington University was chosen as the forum’s inaugural Education Partner this year, due in part to its significant activities in China, including many relationships with Chinese universities.