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Understanding the World Economy: Systems Thinking

September 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Understanding the World Economy: Systems Thinking for International Business Leaders

Event Details:

September 5, 2019

World Trade Center Denver
(Inside our temporary home of Geotech)
2650 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80205
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Training Description

Business people who need to make sense of the international economy often find it confusing and chaotic – until they learn to recognize how underlying structures of power, law, and finance can influence any country’s economic performance.

The training uses systems thinking to gain a deeper understanding of the interlocking relationship between each country’s legal system, financial system, and competitive economic structure. Global business people and investors will gain greater insight and clarity as we discuss the economic and business implications of Common Law vs. Civil Law systems, Bank Oriented vs. Financial Market systems, and Competitive vs. Concentrated economies.

Recommended For

Executives, investors or professional advisors such as attorneys in international roles or who must understand the international context when making business decisions, weighing investment choices or advising business leaders.


Brian Friedman CFA, CBE, GHP Investment Advisors – Brian is the President, Co-Founder, and Chief Investment Officer of GHP Investment Advisors, Inc. (GHPIA). Under Brian’s leadership, GHPIA’s client assets under management (AUM) grew from $10 million in 1999 to $1.4 billion today. Besides offering full-service personal wealth management, GHPIA operates a Global Markets division that allocates international portfolios according to a quantitative and qualitative analysis of a country’s approach to the rule of law. Brian, whose career includes stints as an economics analyst at the Brookings Institution and as an adjunct lecturer in economics at the University of Colorado at Denver, earned his B.A. in economics at the George Washington University and his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago.

Training Hours

This training counts for 4 hours towards the Certificate in International Trade.

WTC Denver Members

If you are interested in attending this event using one of your membership’s free training credits, please contact Katie Pagano at 303-592-5378 or katie.pagano@wtcdenver.org.

Dietary Restrictions

A Continental breakfast will be served. If you have certain dietary restrictions, please contact Katie Pagano at 303-592-5378 or katie.pagano@wtcdenver.org.


World Trade Center Denver
2650 E. 40th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205 United States
(303) 592-5760


World Trade Center Denver
(303) 592-5760