John Sitilides is a professional speaker on geopolitical strategy and the business impact of global risk and American politics, at investor and business conferences, and before government, military and intelligence community audiences.

Speaker John Sitilides

Helping corporate, finance, university and civic audiences better understand, anticipate and mitigate geopolitical risk against the backdrop of global political, economic and social disruption, he has delivered keynote presentations at the following investor, business, and government conferences, forums and events:


  • Uline Corporation Corporate HQ Speaker Series (Pleasant Prairie, WI)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers AeroDef Conference (Long Beach, CA)
  • Lockton Global Partners Conference (Boston, MA)
  • Money Management Institute Marketing Leadership Summit (Miami, FL)
  • Americas Procurement Congress (Miami, FL)
  • GenSpring/SunTrust Private Wealth Conference (Miami, FL)
  • New York Life Investments Global Distribution Summit (New Orleans, LA)


  • New York Life Investments Management Global Distribution Summit (Washington, D.C.)
  • SHIPPING Insight Fleet Optimization & Innovation Conference (Stamford, CN)
  • National Summit for Middle Market Funds (Palm Beach, FL)
  • Hedge Connection Global Fund Forum 2018 (New York, N.Y.)
  • U.S. Naval War College (Newport, R.I.)
  • SCOPE Supply Chain Conference (Denver, CO)
  • Texas County & District Retirement System Annual Conference (Austin, TX)
  • Family Office and Private Wealth Management Forum (Newport, R.I.)
  • Standard Club Maritime Insurance Member Forum (New York, NY)
  • 3PL & Supply Chain Conference (Atlanta, GA)
  • CFO Summit (Orlando, FL)
  • Institutional Society of Risk Professionals Conference (Miami, FL)
  • Institutional Investors East Coast Sub-Advisory Roundtable (New York, NY)
  • Operations for Alternatives Conference (Miami, FL)
  • Successful Meetings University International (New York, NY)
  • Norwegian-Hellenic Chambers of Commerce Joint Shipping Forum (New York, NY)
  • Managed Funds Association NETWORK 2018 Conference (Miami, FL)
  • Private Markets Investment Forum/Public Funds Summit (Scottsdale, AZ)


  • Commerce Street 2017 Investment Banking Conference (Dallas, TX)
  • Hedge Connection Global Fund Forum 2017 (Southampton, Bermuda)
  • RiskMinds Americas Risk Management Conference (Miami, FL)
  • Pensions & Investments Global Future of Retirement Conference (New York, N.Y.)
  • SuperReturn US East Private Equity Conference (Boston, MA)
  • SBIA Midwest Private Equity Conference (Chicago, IL)
  • GAIM Ops Hedge Fund Operations Conference (London, U.K.)
  • TEDx Talk: The Identity Conference (Asbury Park, N.J.)
  • GAIM Ops Hedge Fund Operations Conference (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
  • Tiger 21 Private Equity Investment Group (McLean, VA)
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals Annual Convention (New York, N.Y.)
  • AccessAlts Asia-U.S. Global Hedge Fund Summit (New York, N.Y.)
  • Institutional Investor Global Real Assets Investment Forum (Austin, TX)
  • Champion Real Estate Forum 2017 (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Tiger 21 Private Equity Investment Group (New York, N.Y.)


  • Alternative Investing Summit (Dana Point, CA)
  • New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West (Napa, CA)
  • Tri-State Credit & Hedge Fund Investor Forum (New York, N.Y.)
  • East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Annual Conference (New York, N.Y.)
  • Private Debt Investor New York Forum (New York, N.Y.)
  • Lido Consulting Family Office Wealth Management Forum 2016 (Dana Point, CA)
  • RiskMinds Americas 2016 (Chicago, IL)
  • Public Funds Summit East (Newport, R.I.)
  • SuperReturn U.S. East 2016 Conference (Boston, MA)
  • Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2016 (Washington, D.C.)
  • Delphi International Economic Forum (Delphi, Greece)
  • Champion Real Estate Forum 2016 (Beverly Hills, CA)


  • Landmark Angels Venture Forum (Greenwich, CT)
  • Lido Consulting Family Office Wealth Management Forum 2015 (Newport Beach, CA)
  • Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2015 (Washington, D.C.)


  • Beijing Motion Picture & Television Production Forum 2014 (Beijing, China)
  • Istanbul World Political Forum 2013 & 2012 (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Institutional Investors Family Office Wealth Management Forum (Greensboro, GA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus)
  • Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (Washington, D.C.)
  • Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Defense University (Washington, D.C.)
  • U.S. National Intelligence Council (Washington, D.C.)
  • U.S. Army Strategic Command (Washington, D.C.)
  • U.S. Joint Forces Command (Washington, D.C.)
  • U.S. Joint Training Directorate and Joint Warfighting Center (Washington, D.C.)
  • NATO Staff Office Orientation Program (Washington, D.C.)

He is also available as a panel moderator, discussion leader or interviewer.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geopolitical Strategy
  • Global Issues & Current Affairs
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. National Politics & Elections
  • Environmental Regulatory Reform
  • Energy Technology & Natural Resources