As globalization continues its expansion, disruptive technologies emerge, global risks intertwine, and incessant information flows overwhelm; public policy and business leaders are faced with innumerable challenges in managing issue portfolios and executing business decisions. 

This task is further complicated by the emergence of the global policy centers that drive and arbitrate business outcomes. Decisions in Washington, Brussels, and Beijing compel consequent and contradictory policies, regulations, and political objectives that shape global commerce. Business leaders must not only tackle the complexities of their domestic public affairs environment, but are mandated to consider the full implications of politics, policy, and regulation globally.

GPL recognizes the need for individuals, policymakers, corporate executives, media professionals, and broader stakeholders to experience firsthand the interaction between public policy and business. With this need in mind, GPL provides a unique horizontal for members to exchange ideas and collaborate across policy and business verticals.