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Chamber President: Globalization Vital to Business but More Work Needed to Protect Growing Middle Class

Detroit Regional Chamber President and CEO Sandy Baruah joined a panel of world leaders to discuss the impact of globalization and economic inequality during the 2017 International Economic Forum of the Americas in June in Montreal. The panel included: Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Rebeca Grynspan, secretary-general of Ibero-American Secretariat; and Rifat Hisarcıklıoǧlu, president of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. Panelists shared insight on how to preserve the benefits of open economies worldwide while still promoting a healthy middle class. Panelists also discussed the importance of collaborative policies and institutions that support individuals who aspire to become part of the middle class.

Watch the session here.