Recent Talks on Alliances
Dr. Lewis's talks often lead to repeat invitations.  He has spoken at six Euromoney/Institutional Investor events; four annual meetings of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland; several Business Week events in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.; three Economist programs, and two major Fortune conferences.

Lewis's presentations cover every dimension of successful alliances.  Specific topics draw from his expertise on building, managing, and repairing alliances between all kinds of organizations - including ones with customers, suppliers, and rivals.  Other popular subjects cover alliances between internal groups - essential for every organization - and getting the most value from mergers and acquisitions.

Lewis designs each talk to meet the program's needs and he is highly interactive with the audience.  He has spoken to groups as large as 4,000 and as small as 10 - the latter usually in a workshop format.

Lewis's message is popular worldwide.  He has presented at major forums in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Holland, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Monaco, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

His recent talks illustrate the breadth and depth of Lewis's speaking experience.

Risky Business:  Why Alliances Often Fail

New York

Keynote, Institutional Investor Risk Management conference

When Worlds Collide:  Getting the Most from M&A

Santa Fe

Keynote, Institutional Investor Public Funds conference

Powerful Alliances


Keynote, launch of Merck/Schering-Plough alliance

Selling Alliances to Customers


Keynote, Motorola annual sales conference

Alliances Between Internal Groups


Keynote, GMAC annual executive conference

Spectacular Alliances


Keynote, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu global partners meeting

Successful International Alliances

Mexico City


Creating and Managing True Alliances


MBA Class, London Business School

Building Customer-Supplier Alliances

Santa Barbara

Keynote, annual e-automotive conference

Why Most Joint Ventures Fail

Palm Springs

Keynote, Duracell annual customer conference

The Fine Art of Managing M&A


Keynote, European Petrochemical Association, annual meeting

Winning Customer Alliances


Keynote, Hewitt Associates annual customer conference

Succeeding with International Alliances  


Keynote, Euromoney Middle East Conference

Building the Global Firm


Keynote, Siemens Global Sales Conference

M&A, Alliances, or Organic Growth?

New York

MBA class, Columbia Business School

Getting the Most from Alliances

and JVs


Opening remarks, Nokia Asian Leadership Forum

Organizations that Excel at 



Keynote, Pfizer CIO management conference

Building Global Alliances


MBA class, Dartmouth Business School

Successful Cross-Cultural Alliances

Hong Kong

Business Week Asian Leaders' Forum

Alliances in the B2B World


MBA class, Kellogg Business School

Allying with Global Customers


Keynote, Marriott annual customer conference

Partnering with Customers


Keynote, European Marketing Conference

Powerful Supply Chain Alliances

Palo Alto

Keynote, Silicon Valley CEO Forum

How Partners Win Together


Opening speaker, IBM Partner World

Principles of True Alliances


Main event, Irish Management Institute, CEOs

The Art of Alliance Management


Main event, The Leadership Forum