This popular program, now in its twelfth year, brings public figures from the worlds of foreign policy, business and finance, the visual and performing arts, journalism and media, government, and the humanities to present on a topic of their choice to audiences in a Saturday breakfast roundtable setting in the Mountain View Room of the Conference Center of Lake Placid.
Jay Ireland, Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Events, U.S. Relations, and the Economies of Africa. Jay Ireland, President and CEO of GE Africa, is a member of General Electric’s Corporate Executive Council, and responsible for the company’s operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, which includes more than 1500 professionals. Prior to this assignment, Jay Ireland was President and CEO of GE Asset Management, the global investment firm, and, before that, President of NBC Universal Television Stations and Network Operations. Ireland will be coming to Adirondack Roundtable directly from the United States - Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington, D.C. The Irelands have been seasonal residents of Lake Placid for twenty years.
Adirondack Roundtables, which include a full breakfast, begin at 8:30 a.m., with the speaker presenting at 9, followed by Q & A. Cost of each Roundtable is $30 by reservation, $35 at the door, as seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.