November 16-19, 2021

Bloomberg New Economy Forum

The fourth annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum will convene on November 16-19, 2021 in Singapore, facilitating intimate face-to-face discussions among world leaders while bringing in global voices via social media. 

 

The Covid-19 pandemic held a mirror to society’s biggest problems, forcing humanity to grapple with their consequences.  Now, as we celebrate the success of multiple groundbreaking vaccines, we have an unparalleled opportunity to use the optimism and hope springing from the global recovery to take on our biggest challenges and push for breakthroughs in a bold new age of discovery.



“The more we work together, the stronger we’ll emerge from the pandemic and the brighter the future will be – and that’s what the New Economy Forum is about.” Read more

– Michael R. Bloomberg


Health


Climate

Covid-19 has laid bare the urgent need to mitigate the underlying conditions that make citizens vulnerable to disease — heart disease, diabetes, lung disorders. Can the world’s medical researchers, scientists, caregivers, and public policy advocates work in tandem to outwit the viruses that now threaten our lives and livelihoods? The first imperative: rolling out a vaccine across the planet to both rich countries and poor.

Covid-19 was a wake-up call for climate action. There are hopeful signs that global leaders have heeded the call, although there is an urgent need for collaboration between the private and public sectors to reorient priorities toward pro-market and pro-employment green initiatives. Will governments forsake their climate pledges in this time of post-pandemic economic crisis, or will they make this moment an opportunity to spur multilateral collaboration, and invest in technologies that could help battle climate change?


Cities


Trade

Inequality has eaten away at the vitality of urban life. The injustice is now too obvious to ignore: the have-nots have faced the Covid-19 onslaught outside, often risking their lives; the wealthy have sheltered at home. We must kick-start the engine of urban opportunity, a challenge that starts by rebuilding our most vulnerable communities. 

Over the course of the last decade, nationalist and protectionist forces pressured leaders to reset global trade relationships, ratcheting up the tension between the world’s global powers. The pandemic has exacerbated U.S.-China strain while creating new barriers to cross-border movement of goods, services, money and people. Does globalization thrust into reverse, or continue advancing at a regional and local level?


Finance


The post-Covid financial system needs to work for Main Street as well as Wall Street to help the global economy recover from the worst recession since World War II. What should be in a central bank’s toolkit to support the real economy, and how can banks better serve the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises? The pandemic has made it clear that workers all over the world deserve a New Deal.



Finance

The post-Covid financial system needs to work for Main Street as well as Wall Street. Ideally, what should be in a central bank’s toolkit to support the real economy? And how can banks better serve the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises? What this pandemic has made clear is that workers all over the world deserve a New Deal.


Trade

To combat Covid-19, countries all around the world have closed borders to the flow of people, goods and services. The danger is that they will never fully reopen. Are we entering an era of deglobalization, reglobalization or slowbalization? Call it what you like, the damage could devastate the economies of vulnerable countries in the developing world. How can we save the multilateral trading system?


Climate

The world is at a crossroads on climate. A mere fraction of the global stimulus allocated by governments in the wake of Covid-19 has been earmarked for developing renewable energy or incentivizing clean industry. There is an urgent need for collaboration between the private and public sectors to reorient priorities toward pro-market and pro-employment green initiatives. Will governments forsake their climate pledges in this time of crisis, or will they use this moment as an opportunity to spur investment in technologies that could help battle climate change?


Cities

Inequality has eaten away at the vitality of urban life. The injustice is now too obvious to ignore: the have-nots have faced the Covid-19 onslaught outside; the wealthy have sheltered at home. We must kick-start the engine of urban opportunity, a challenge that starts by rebuilding our most vulnerable communities. Cities are short of cash and, more critically, running out of ideas. We need a bottom-up revolution. Policy innovation must come from the grass roots, funded by public-private partnerships in an all-of-society effort.


Health

When it comes to pandemic control, no country is secure until every country is safe. There is no greater challenge for New Economy leaders than rebuilding global public health systems Covid-19 has laid bare the urgent need to mitigate the underlying conditions that make citizens vulnerable to disease — heart disease, diabetes, lung disorders. Can the world’s medical researchers, scientists, carers and public policy advocates work in tandem to outwit the viruses that now threaten our lives and livelihoods? The first imperative: rolling out a vaccine across the planet to both countries and poor.


Hank Paulson
Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury; Chairman, Paulson Institute
Advisory Board Chair

Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor
Advisory Board Honorary Chair

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Past events

November 2020

New Economy Forum

Virtual

The third annual forum, co-hosted by Bloomberg and the China Center for Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), joined global leaders from East and West virtually to confront the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – and contribute new thinking on how to respond to the worst crisis since the Great Depression.
November 2019

New Economy Forum

Beijing

The second annual forum brought together more than 500 global leaders from East, West, North and South to seek solutions to shared challenges.
November 2018

New Economy Forum

Singapore

The inaugural forum took place in Singapore during November of 2018, hosted by Michael Bloomberg. This new community of world leaders and global CEOs came together to seek private sector-led solutions to address the emerging risks, opportunities and challenges created by a world economy in transition.