More than 300 alumni, faculty and international business leaders attended the Wharton Global Alumni Forum Milan, held May 17 and 18. The stimulating presentations and discourse ranged in topic from the retail and fashion industries to private equity, strategic sustainability to emerging markets. Master classes focused on analytics, universal health care, branding and the business lessons of sports.

Participating faculty included Franklin Allen, Nippon Life Professor of Finance; Eric T. Bradlow, K.P. Chao Professor, co-director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and vice dean of Wharton Doctoral Programs; Felipe  Monteiro, assistant professor of management; Arnold J. Rosoff, professor of legal studies and business ethics and health-care management; Kenneth Shropshire, David W. Hauck Professor and director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative; and Patti Williams, Ira A. Lipman Associate Professor of Marketing.

The Wharton School hosts annual Global Alumni Forums as a service to its alumni and friends, to provide networking opportunities, strengthen bonds between the School and its alumni, promote Wharton as a center for global business, allow faculty and staff the opportunity to learn more about economies around the world, and, as the Milan event demonstrated, to provide a Lifelong Learning forum in which global thought leaders can converse.