Executive Forum: Connecting the Global Marketplace

May 9, 2001
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Corporate Program past event

12 – 2 pm
Corporate Luncheon

Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Corporation

Charles Kolb, President, Committee for Economic Development (CED)
Frederick W. Smith virtually invented the overnight express business when he founded Federal Express in 1973. Since then, FedEx Corporation has grown into a $20 billion global transportation and logistics holding company, serving 210 countries and handling average daily shipments of nearly five million items. Mr. Smith addresses four macro trends driving the current economy: high-tech and high-value-added goods; globalization; fast-cycle logistics; and e-commerce. He will discuss the development of FedEx Express in Japan and throughout Asia, as well as the economic and business outlook for the region.

Tickets for lunch & lecture: $55, Japan Society/CED members $45. Lecture only: $15, Japan Society/CED members $10.


  • Wednesday, May 9, 2001
  • 12:00 pm