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Black Tie International:
Global Partnerships Forum & PwC
Innovations for Social and Economic Good

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Global Partnerships Forum
& PwC
Innovations for Social and Economic Good

Welcoming Remarks:
Mr. Joe Rizzo, United Nations Global Relationship Partner, PwC

Setting the Agenda:
 Mr. Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum

The Global Perspective:
Ambassador Arthur Kafeero,
Chef de Cabinet, President, 69th session of the UN General Assembly

Dr. Martin Alpert,
Founder, Technologies for Indigenous Empowerment (TIE)

Mr. Eyal Bino,
Founder, Worldwide Investor Network

 Mr. Zeev Klein,
General Partner, Landmark Ventures, and Founder, Social Innovation Summit

Ms. Melanie Schnoll Begun,
Managing Director & Head of Philanthropic Services, Morgan Stanley

Mr. Nick Shufro,
Director, Sustainable Business Solutions, PwC and Director, The RISE Initiative

Mr. Eric Trachtenberg,
 Director, Food & Agriculture Practice, McLarty Associates

Guru Analysis:
Analysis by GPF Guru: Mr. Ben Zelinsky,
 Partner, Management Consulting, PwC


About GPF-PwC Entrepreneurship Clinics

The GPF-PwC Entrepreneurship Clinics bring together policy-makers
and practitioners who are committed to making a positive impact in society
through innovative collaboration, with the aim of moving from talk to action:
Platform for leaders and influencers focused on innovative collaboration
 Opportunity to share partnership ideas in an informal, yet structured environmentInteractive presentations, including
Q&A with thought leaders and peer participants
 In-depth look at challenges, opportunities
 and effective strategies for investing in social change
 Interact with entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and public and private sector leaders

The Entrepreneurship Clinics focus on pioneering solutions for addressing social challenges. Each session consists of presentations of 5 high-impact projects that have the potential for large-scale positive effect. Conversations focus on learning and developing effective strategies to move from traditional philanthropy to smart investments
 & creative partnerships.

Power Hour:
75 minutes on five inspiring initiatives and stories
Emphasis on learning from experts in their field
Topics include: Innovations and technological advancements in Agriculture, Education, Energy, Health, Infrastructure, Job Creation, Youth Empowerment, etc

Each speaker will share his/her insights on the following
How was the idea incubated?
 Challenges and opportunities of taking the concept to scale
What makes the initiative unique?
  Where have the project’s funds come from to-date?
 Is it sustainable?
Building a successful partnership model
The discussion will include brief Q&A and analysis by a ‘Guru’
– an industry leader/expert who will moderate the conversation and provide constructive feedback on the presentations.

The format will enable participants to interact with speakers and explore collaboration.

About us:

PwC is one of the world’s largest professional services organizations, providing a full range of advisory services to leading global, international, national and local organizations and corporations. We help our clients solve complex business problems and measurably enhance their ability to manage risk, improve performance, and build value by drawing on the knowledge and talents of more than 180,000 people in over 150 countries. Through three principal professional service lines, Advisory, Assurance and Tax, we provide multidisciplinary services to 22 industries, as well as the public sector, including government, notfor-profit and International Development. Our practices cut across industry sectors, geographies and functional skill areas. For additional information on PwC’s work in international development and partnerships,
 please contact

Ms. Mariola Pogacnik, Director, Management Consulting, PwC at .


Global Partnerships Forum:
The Global Partnerships Forum brings together policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, and thought leaders from across sectors leaders to address global challenges. The GPF aims to move the needle from aid to investments, using the power of partnerships. For more information, please visit our website:
For additional information on the Entrepreneurship

Laura Cienkowski, Programme Officer, at: .


Amir and Tass Dossal, Ambassador Arthur Kafeero,
Amir and Tass Dossal, Ambassador Arthur Kafeero,
Chef de Cabinet, President, 69th session of the UN General Assembly
Mr. Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO of The New York Academy of Sciences, Yuhong Gu, Manager, Corporate Development, PwC
Mr. Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO of The New York Academy of Sciences
Yuhong Gu, Manager, Corporate Development, PwC
Anne Leigh Cooper, Christina Fontanelli
Anne Leigh Cooper, Christina Fontanelli
Ms. Melanie Schnoll Begun, Managing Director & Head of Philanthropic Services, Morgan Stanley
Ms. Melanie Schnoll Begun,
Managing Director & Head of Philanthropic Services, Morgan Stanley
Past Global Partnerships Forum Events

Global Partnership Foundation: Baroness Valerie Amos

United Nations Association of the United States
Global Leadership Dinner

Ted Turner, Amir Dossal, Tas Dossal

R3ADY Asia-Pacific

Social Innovation Summit 2014

Tas Dossal, Wendy Diamond, Animal Fair, Amir Dossal, Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum,Melissa Powell, Head, Strategy and Partnerships/Business for Peace,Ana Marina Lebada

 Global Health Impact Forum

Global Impact Forum team


Global Sustainable Development Foundation

Sheri Yan, Executive Vice Chairman, Global Sustainable Development Foundation

Global Leaders Dialogue & Global Sustainable Development Foundation Dinner

Amir Dossal:  GSDF Board Member and Chief Partnership Officer,Sheri Yan:  GSDF Board Member and Chief Executive Office

Healthy Oceans and Seas A Way Forward

Montel Williams, Amir Dossal, Adrian Grenier

Global Partnerships Forum
Entrepreneurship Clinic

Esperenza Garcia,Tami Kesselman, Genevieve Gimbert, Anna Maria Labada,Shimmy Mehta, John Forrer, Zecki Dossal

Global Travel Peace Organization

world travel peace foundation

 "Partnering for innovative solutions for sustainable development"

Amir Dossal, Founder and Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum,

Pearl Initiative: Corporate Responsibility in the Arab World

Amir Dossal, Co-Founder, Pearl Initiative. Founder & Chairman, Global Partnerships Forum

Global Partnerships Forum: Honors Ambassador Raymond Wolfe

Amir Dossal, Ambassador Raymond Wolfe

Women Leaders Forum

Dr. Michel Sidibe, Executive Direstor, UN Aids

Pearl Initiative: Corporate Responsibility in the Arab World

Permanent Memorial at the United Nations in Honor of the
Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

Foundation for a Digital UN,
 Launches at the Social Innovation Summit 2012

First Lady Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

 First International Widows Day at The United Nations

The Global Partnerships Forum

invites you to join our network
 of Gobal Leaders
 by becoming a GPF Member.


The Global Partnerships Forum serves as a platform for building innovative partnerships and alliances, through knowledge sharing. It brings together leaders from across sectors to address global challenges, and fosters economic growth to help achieve greater prosperity around the world, by moving beyond aid to economic empowerment.

The Global Partnerships Forum provides an enabling environment to collaborate with policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, and thought leaders from across sectors– to encourage investments that also promote social good. We provide lessons learned, best practice and information on projects that can have sustainable social impact. 




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