November 16-19, 2020

Bloomberg New Economy Forum

The annual forum offers an opportunity for global leaders to come together for necessary collaboration – cutting across geographical, political, economic and cultural divides to realize the potential of this ever-evolving new economy.

The world is facing a global trade war, the rise of populism, climate change-fueled natural disasters, and now a pandemic. At this difficult moment, it is imperative that leaders step up.

At Bloomberg New Economy Forum, we aim to serve as a lighthouse for the innovation and leadership that the world needs right now.


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“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

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.

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


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; 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.

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?


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.



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

Founding Partners

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey & Company




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Past events

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.