2020 New Economy Forum – Agenda

All times for the following event are in EST – Eastern Standard Time.

November 16 - Monday

8:00 am

Day 1: Finance/Trade Part 1

Opening Address of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2020

Speaker:

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City
8:10 am

Opening Spotlight: #OurNewEconomy: The Global Fight Against Inequality

Epidemics show the world as it really is. Covid-19 has exposed a deep sickness in global society: inequality. Will the recovery entrench divisions, or can humanity build back together, regardless of race, ethnicity or income level?

Speaker:

António Guterres

Secretary-General , United Nations

Moderator:

Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
8:40 am

Panel: A ‘New Deal’ for Workers

Low-income essential workers suffered disproportionately in Covid-19 lockdowns. Their livelihoods are now threatened by a wave of digitization, and reduced spending on travel and leisure by the wealthy, which will exacerbate inequality. As governments and companies begin the task of economic rebuilding, what would a new social contract look like?

Speakers:

Chris Kempczinski

President and Chief Executive Officer , McDonald's Corporation

Ginni Rometty

Executive Chairman , IBM

Stephen Schwarzman

Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer , Blackstone

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister , Republic of Singapore

Moderator:

Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent , Bloomberg QuickTake
9:20 am

In Conversation with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger on the Post-Covid World Order

Speaker:

Henry A. Kissinger

Honorary Chair of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum; Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor

Moderator:

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief , Bloomberg
9:35 am

Firestarter: Deglobalization? Reglobalization? Slowbalization?

Speaker:

His Majesty Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein

King of Jordan
9:40 am

Panel: Deglobalization? Reglobalization? Slowbalization?

The global pandemic has exacerbated U.S.-China tensions and created 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?

Speakers:

Cecilia Malmström

Former European Commissioner for Trade

Luis Alberto Moreno

Former President , Inter-American Development Bank

Rajesh Subramaniam

President and Chief Operating Officer , FedEx

Moderator:

Richard Haass

President , Council on Foreign Relations
10:20 am

Remarks by Chinese Leadership

Speaker:

Wang Qishan

Vice President, People's Republic of China
10:35 am

Panel: Main Street or Wall Street? A New Mandate for Central Banks

Central banks have flooded the capital markets with liquidity to prop up prices, begging the question: Do they exist to serve Wall Street or Main Street? If central banks had a new mandate to build a more equal society, what would they have in their toolkit?

Speakers:

Mervyn King (Lord King of Lothbury)

Former Governor , Bank of England

Raghuram Rajan

Former Governor , Reserve Bank of India

Lawrence Summers

President Emeritus and the Charles W. Elliot University Professor , Harvard University

Janet Yellen

Former Chair , U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Moderator:

Stephanie Flanders

Head of Bloomberg Economics , Bloomberg
11:10 am

Closing Address with Henry M. Paulson

Speaker:

Henry M. Paulson

Co-Chair, Bloomberg New Economy Forum; Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Chairman, Paulson Institute
7:00 pm

Day 1: Finance/Trade Part 2

Opening and Welcome

Speaker:

Zeng Peiyan

Co-Chair, Bloomberg New Economy Forum; Former Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China; Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE)
7:05 pm

In Conversation with Lee Hsien Loong on the Future of Trade

Speaker:

Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore

Moderator:

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief , Bloomberg
7:20 pm

Panel: The Post-Pandemic World

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair reflect on a world breaking apart — wealth disparities, U.S.-China “decoupling,” the rise of Western populism, vaccine nationalism, authoritarianism versus democracy — and how to reestablish global collaboration to fight the next pandemic and address the existential challenge of climate change.

Speakers:

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

William J. Clinton

42nd President , United States of America
7:55 pm

Firestarter: U.S. and China in the 21st Century

Speaker:

Kevin Rudd

Former Prime Minister, Australia

Moderator:

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum
8:00 pm

Panel: U.S. and China in the 21st Century

The world’s two largest economies risk decoupling, even though businesses in both countries see opportunities in closer ties in areas from finance to technology — and policymakers in both Beijing and Washington have a mutual interest to collaborate on pressing global problems like climate change. How can the U.S. and China balance legitimate security concerns with the imperative to keep trading and investing? Where is the new U.S.-China equilibrium?

Speakers:

Charlene Barshefsky

Senior International Partner , WilmerHale

Gary Cohn

Former Assistant to the U.S. President for Economic Policy; Former Director of the National Economic Council

Fang Xinghai

Vice Chairman , China Securities Regulatory Commission

Kai-Fu Lee

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , Sinovation Ventures

Moderator:

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum
8:35 pm

Presentation: China Connects: Exploring China's global digitalization footprint

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend of global digitization. China offers digital connectivity through its Belt & Road Initiative and other infrastructure investments. Yet geopolitics has also gone digital, threatening to split the world into competing technology blocs and disrupt data flows. Without global dialogue, regional initiatives around trusted vendors, clean networks and global data security could splinter the world’s digital ecosystem with consequences for future security and prosperity.

Speaker:

Meia Nouwens

Research Fellow , Institute of International Strategic Studies
8:40 pm

In Conversation with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Speaker:

Micheál Martin

An Taoiseach , Ireland

Moderator:

Stephanie Flanders

Head of Bloomberg Economics , Bloomberg
8:50 pm

Panel: The Rise of Regional Champions: The Search for Resilience in a Fragmenting Global Economy

As the global economy fragments, multinationals are building resilience by diversifying production around the world, while portfolio investors look for safety in new countries and companies. Where are the opportunities in the Middle East, Latin America and other emerging economies? Who will be the new regional champions?

Speakers:

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE; Group CEO, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

H.E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat

Minister of International Cooperation , Arab Republic of Egypt

Bruce Flatt

Chief Executive Officer , Brookfield Asset Management

Moderators:

Manus Cranny

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:25 pm

Closing Remarks

November 17 - Tuesday

8:00 am

Day 2: Cities Part 1

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City
8:05 am

Opening Address: His Excellency Narendra Modi

Speaker:

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister , Republic of India
8:20 am

Panel: New “Cities of Light”

Cholera and yellow fever spurred 19th century New York to create Central Park; London installed sewerage and drainage systems; overcrowded Paris transformed itself into the “City of Light.” How can cities use this moment to imagine a better urban environment?

Speakers:

Lord Foster OM

President, Norman Foster Foundation and Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners

Edward Glaeser

Professor of Economics , Harvard University

Yu Liang

Chairman of the Board , Vanke

Hazel Chu

Lord Mayor of Dublin

Moderator:

Reuben Abraham

Chief Executive Officer , IDFC Institute
9:00 am

Panel: Digital Cities

From Seattle to Shanghai, urban lockdowns have propelled the rise of digital enterprises, while hastening the demise of countless restaurants, bars, and corner stores. Can technology save cities? Or will the urban economies that emerge from Covid-19 replicate the bubble of the Roaring Twenties?

Speakers:

Jean Liu

President , Didi Chuxing

Carlo Ratti

Director of SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Neil Shen

Steward , Sequoia Capital

Moderator:

Emily Chang

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:40 am

New Economy Game Changers on Cities

9:45 am

Panel: Startup Cities: The Post-Pandemic Reboot

A good way to build urban prosperity: invest in communities. Lifting the most neglected populations through better housing and infrastructure will boost consumption, while improving health and the environment. Cities are the engines of growth and are the place where connections are made. How will it work if people choose to work outside of cities? What does the future look like for office culture and urban life?

Speakers:

Mohamed Alabbar

Founder, Emaar Properties; Founder, Noon.com

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor , City of Atlanta

Xin (Shynn) Zhang

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer , SOHO China

Moderator:

Jonathan Woetzel

Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai , McKinsey & Company
10:25 am

Panel: Navigating the New Order: Investment in the Post-Crisis World

Regime change was underway even before the coronavirus pandemic struck. Now it’s happening even faster. The technological advances that were transforming business have been accelerated, leaving many business models at risk. So have shifts in balance of power as the West wrestles with soaring fiscal deficits and the threat of social upheaval. This panel will explore the choices corporate and financial leaders face navigating this new economic landscape, the response they anticipate from policy makers and the impact they foresee on investment priorities and global capital flows.

Speakers:

Ana Botín

Executive Chairman , Banco Santander

Ray Dalio

Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer , Bridgewater Associates

Anne Richards

Chief Executive , Fidelity International

Moderator:

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large , Bloomberg Television
11:00 am

In Conversation with Christine Lagarde

Speaker:

Christine Lagarde

President , European Central Bank

Moderator:

Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
11:15 am

Closing Remarks

7:00 pm

Day 2: Cities Part 2

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Zhang Xiaoqiang

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE)
7:10 pm

Cities Spotlight: Yuriko Koike

Speaker:

Yuriko Koike

Governor , Tokyo Metropolitan Government
7:15 pm

Presentation: The World in 2050

Speaker:

Tom Orlik

Chief Economist, Bloomberg Economics
7:33 pm

Panel: Financing the “Real” Economy

Too little of the world’s savings is channeled into investment and growth. Will the pandemic force a fundamental rethink of the goals of finance? How can banks and other financial institutions shore up small and medium-sized enterprises buried under the Covid-19 economic collapse?

Speakers:

Ajay Banga

Chief Executive Officer , Mastercard

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance , Republic of Indonesia

Moderator:

Caroline Hyde

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
8:15 pm

Panel: After the Lockdown: The Future of Travel

When the world starts traveling again, where will we go, how will we get there — and will we be welcome once we arrive? The travel question goes beyond just tourism dollars: a disrupted global travel system has huge implications for labor markets, cross-border investment, supply chains and ultimately the entire structure of the global economy. How will the global travel industry reinvent itself?

Speakers:

Karen Chan

Chief Executive Officer , AirAsia.com

Arnold W. Donald

President and Chief Executive Officer , Carnival Corporation & plc

Arne Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer , Marriott International

Jane Sun

Chief Executive Officer , Trip.com Group

Moderator:

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor , CBS News
8:55 pm

Closing Remarks

November 18 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Day 3: Climate Part 1

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City
8:05 am

Opening Address: Ursula von der Leyen

Speaker:

Ursula von der Leyen

President , European Commission
8:15 am

Panel: Jobs, Growth, Sustainability: The Case for a Green Recovery

Covid-19 is a warning. Climate change is a looming disaster of vastly greater proportions. A green — G-shaped — recovery will create jobs, improve competitiveness and accelerate growth. How can governments, companies and investors align on how to build back better and stronger?

Speakers:

Carlos Brito

Chief Executive Officer , Anheuser-Busch InBev

Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Executive Chairman , Tata Sons

Gita Gopinath

Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department , International Monetary Fund

Moderator:

Aaron Rutkoff

Executive Editor , Bloomberg Green
8:55 am

CEO Spotlight: In Conversation with Alan Jope

Speaker:

Alan Jope

Chief Executive Officer , Unilever

Interviewer:

Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:00 am

Panel: Unleashing the Power of the Green Consumer

Consumers increasingly demand green products and services. How is the power of the consumer changing, especially in a social media-driven world where reputations can be built and lost in days? How can retail brands move beyond green marketing and toward new business models to build consumer loyalty around sustainability?  

Speakers:

Takeshi Niinami

Chief Executive Officer , Suntory

Joey Zwillinger

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer , Allbirds

Moderator:

Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:35 am

New Economy Game Changers on Climate

9:45 am

Firestarter: Energy’s New “Prize”

Speaker:

Mark Carney

Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister for COP 26 and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance

Moderator:

Alix Steel

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:50 am

Panel: Energy’s New “Prize”

The history of oil has been framed as an epic struggle for wealth and power. More importantly, though, it has been about economics and modernization. What do the economics of supply and demand tell us about the future energy requirements of high, middle and low income countries? How will new fuels help some countries modernize, cleaning the air and improving health? How can 21st Century corporations be clean, green and mean?

Speakers:

Ernest Moniz

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Chief Executive Officer, Energy Futures Initiative

Ignacio S. Galán

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , Iberdrola

Josephine Wapakabulo

Founder and Managing Director , TIG Africa

Moderator:

Alix Steel

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
10:20 am

Panel: Investing in Net Zero

Whether equities, corporate debt, gilts or indexes, investors are demanding green investments. But what is green? How should investors benchmark performance? Is it better to divest or push for change from the inside?

Speakers:

Leila Fourie

Group Chief Executive Officer , Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Ma Jun

Founding Director , Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs

Scott Minerd

Cofounder & Global Chief Investment Officer , Guggenheim Partners

Noel Quinn

Group Chief Executive , HSBC

Moderator:

Nathaniel Bullard

Chief Content Officer , BloombergNEF
11:00 am

Closing Remarks

7:00 pm

Day 3: Climate Part 2

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Peter T. Grauer

Chairman , Bloomberg
7:05 pm

Climate Spotlight: In Conversation with Xie Zhenhua

Speaker:

Xie Zhenhua

Special Adviser on Climate Change Affairs, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China; President of Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University

Moderator:

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy Forum
7:10 pm

CEO Spotlight: In Conversation with Larry Fink

Speaker:

Laurence D. Fink

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , BlackRock, Inc.

Interviewer:

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman , The Carlyle Group
7:30 pm

Spotlight on Eskom's "Just Energy Transition"

Speaker:

André de Ruyter

Group Chief Executive , Eskom

Interviewer:

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director , Bloomberg New Economy
7:45 pm

Panel: A “Just Transition”: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Energy Future

Covid-19 shows that humankind’s relationship with nature is broken. Many of the root causes of climate change, including deforestation, also make societies more vulnerable to pandemics. Scores of countries, including China, have pledged to become carbon neutral. What are the pathways to net-zero? How can industries from power generation, to finance, to the auto sector work with governments to lead the transformation without leaving anyone behind? The fate of our planet is at stake.

Speakers:

Darius Adamczyk

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , Honeywell

Christiana Figueres

Founding Partner , Global Optimism

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , Schneider Electric

Moderator:

Zhu Min

Former Deputy Managing Director, IMF; Former Deputy Governor, PBOC; Chairman, National Institution of Financial Research, Tsinghua University
8:25 pm

Panel: Asia’s Energy Destiny

Energy demand in Asia is growing faster than anywhere else, and Asia is already the world’s largest source of carbon emissions. The future composition of the global energy mix – and, to a significant extent, the future of the planet — will largely be shaped by the continent, and by China and India especially. What energy sources will fuel Asia’s future growth? Can China and India turn away from coal as they restart their economies? Will the battle against climate bring the world together, or create new sources of geopolitical tension?

Speakers:

Jin Liqun

President , Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Yeo Bee Yin

Member of Parliament for Bakri; Former Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change , Malaysia

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment , Republic of Indonesia

Zhang Yuzhuo

Chairman , Sinopec Group

Moderator:

Haslinda Amin

Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia , Bloomberg Television
9:05 pm

Closing Remarks

November 19 - Thursday

8:00 am

Day 4: Health

Welcome Remarks

Speaker:

Justin B. Smith

Chief Executive Officer , Bloomberg Media
8:10 am

Spotlight: Virus Hunters

Wild animals are hosts to thousands of deadly viruses, some with the potential to infect humans. We speak to some of the scientists studying zoonotic pathogens about the lessons learned from Covid-19 — and how to head off the next pandemic.

Speakers:

Peter Daszak

President , EcoHealth Alliance

Linfa Wang

Professor, Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases , Duke-NUS Medical School

Anne W. Rimoin

Professor of Epidemiology , UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Moderator:

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director , Bloomberg New Economy
8:30 am

Panel: Never Again: Rebuilding Global Public Health

Covid-19 cost hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions in economic damage. Entire populations have been thrown back into poverty. How can the world ensure that such a catastrophe never reoccurs?

Speakers:

Stéphane Bancel

Chief Executive Officer , Moderna

Regina Dugan

Chief Executive Officer , Wellcome Leap

Wu Zunyou

Chief Epidemiologist , Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderator:

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor , Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio
9:00 am

CEO Spotlight: In Conversation with Anne Wojcicki

Speaker:

Anne Wojcicki

Chief Executive Officer , 23andMe

Interviewer:

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman , The Carlyle Group
9:15 am

Panel: The Age of Digital Health

The pandemic has accelerated what might have been a 10-year adoption curve for digital medicine into a few months. How can the world scale up the digital migration of every aspect of healthcare, from wellness, to medical records, to deployment of AI to training, consumer and provider behavior?

Speakers:

Lauren Gardner

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Systems Engineering , Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

Nandan Nilekani

Chairman and Co-Founder , Infosys Limited

Mike Wells

Group Chief Executive , Prudential plc

Moderator:

Haslinda Amin

Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia , Bloomberg Television
9:40 am

New Economy Game Changer on Health

9:45 am

Panel: Saving Lives and Livelihoods in Africa

Africa is grappling with a health crisis and a sharp economic contraction as a result of pandemic lockdowns. How can the global community come together to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines and treatments reach every country on the continent so that nobody is left behind? Where are the new drivers of growth and prosperity?

Speakers:

Aliko Dangote

President and Chief Executive , Dangote Industries Limited

Graça Machel

Founder, Graça Machel Trust; Former Minister of Education and Culture, Republic of Mozambique

Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet ; Special Envoy, African Union

Moderator:

Zain Verjee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer , Zain Verjee Group
10:10 am

Health Spotlight: In Conversation with Bill Gates

Speaker:

Bill Gates

Co-Chair , Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderator:

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief , Bloomberg
10:30 am

The Path Forward: Meeting the Global Public Health Challenge

Speaker:

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General , World Health Organization
10:45 am

Closing Panel: #OurNewEconomy

Rebuilding a shattered global economy begins by acknowledging a reality: public health is the foundation of global prosperity and security. We are all in this together: no country can be safe until every country is safe. How can we restore trust in multilateral institutions? Where is the new resilience?

Speakers:

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director , International Monetary Fund

Ruth Porat

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer , Alphabet and Google

Moderator:

Ian Bremmer

Founder and President , Eurasia Group And GZERO Media

Presentation by:

Kevin Sneader

Global Managing Partner , McKinsey & Company
11:20 am

Building Back: Vision 2021

Speaker:

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director , Bloomberg New Economy

Moderator:

Ian Bremmer

Founder and President , Eurasia Group and GZERO Media