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The Gabelli School Centennial Virtual Speaker Series

Featured Events | Jun 04, 2020 |

A lot has changed since the Gabelli School of Business took New York City by storm in 1920, and even more so since we started celebrating our centennial year in early 2020. But, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed at all: our irrepressible urge to better both ourselves and the world of business.

Through the Gabelli School Centennial Virtual Speaker Series, we are taking the opportunity to better ourselves, learn and grow during this time being remote. Our shift to online programming means that Fordham University alumni, students, parents, and community partners can access most of our webinars from wherever they are.

Presented jointly by the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, the CFA Society of NY and the Museum of American Finance, the series is designed to deliver timely discussions on the current global market and also offer a chance for alumni, students, and professionals to join these conversations and enjoy a shared experience.

The Centennial Virtual Speaker Series kicked off on Tuesday, June 2 with a moderated conversation by Andrea Mennillo, managing director and founding partner of IDA Capital Ltd., London, with Charles Gorra, CEO and founder of Rebag. Gorra discussed the major challenges facing the luxury retail market and highlighted opportunities for select brands. 

Gorra’s company, Rebag, has had an innovative digital moment. Gorra said that it was only made possible by communicating the company’s goals with his engineers and technical teams. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Gorra said that, “everything that you see happening here, no one had planned.” But, Gorra noted that he sees this pandemic accelerating companies at a faster pace than they had ever expected, especially in the digital realm. 

Upcoming virtual speaker series events will include opportunities to learn from Domenico Siniscalco, managing director and vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, Italian economist, and former Italian minister of finance, Bob Pisani, financial correspondent for CNBC, and Anne-Laure Kiechel, founding partner of Global Sovereign Advisory. 

We hope you will join us as we celebrate 100 years of business education at Fordham.

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