The Global Business Roundtable

Jackson's off-the-record speaker series with leading global thinkers.

Founded in 2008, the Global Business Roundtable (GBR) provides global economic, political, security, and society briefings with GBR members. GBR meetings are off-the-record.  Laurent Roux, Founder and CEO of Gallatin Wealth Management, serves as GBR Chair.  


The GBR is a membership organization.  If you are based in the Jackson area and interested in joining, please contact Nathan Wendt: nathan.wendt at


Speakers - 2021

Posted as Announced


Jim Woolsey

January 2021

“U.S. Security threats Past and Future”

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Erik Peterson

Managing Director, Global Business Policy Council, Kearney

February 2021

"Scanning the post-COVID Economic Outlook"


Justin Riemer

Assistant Deputy Minister,
Western Economic Diversification Canada, Alberta Region

March 2021

"Supporting Canada’s Coal Communities in Transition"


Barbara Finamore

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies

March 2021

"The State of Climate Action in China"

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David Firestein

President and CEO, the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations

April 2021

"U.S.-China Relations, 2021: Issues, Challenges and Prospects"


Turki bin Faisal Al Saud

Saudi Prince and Diplomat

April 2021


Jurgen Brune

Professor of Practice and Associate Department Head, Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

April 2021

"The Transformation of Coal and Lignite Mining Regions: the German Strategy"

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Trevor Jones

June 2021

"Mining, Security and Geopolitics: Critical Minerals and Our Shared Resource Future"

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Jon Clifton

Global Managing Partner, Gallup

July 2021

"The Rise of Global Suffering"

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Matt Higginson

July 2021

"Evolving Applications of Blockchain and Their Relevance for Wyoming"

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Bashir Goth

Head of Somaliland Mission in the United States

August 2021

"The History of Somaliland"