Agenda

 

The forum’s goal is to stimulate productive, fact-driven dialogue among participants in an effort to promote deeper understanding and develop actionable solutions on important global issues. Learn more about the topics we will discuss throughout the forum.

November 6 - Tuesday

8:15 am

Opening Remarks

Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City

8:20 am

Keynote Speech

Speaker

8:35 am

Spotlight: A World of Opportunity

New Economy entrepreneurs on tech, finance – and how to reach the next billion customers

Speakers

  • Strive Masiyiwa

    Founder and Group Executive Chairman, Econet Group

  • Anthony Tan

    Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer, Grab

  • Zhang Lei

    Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Management Group

Moderator

  • Haslinda Amin

    Chief International Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

9:05 am

Panel: Remaking Global Trade

The global trading regime is beleaguered. As it attempts to reconcile competing economic models – free-market and state-led – and contrasting approaches to globalization, the WTO’s machinery is seizing up. Can it be restored to working order? If not, what would replace it? Just as important, what concrete steps should businesses take to reduce the insecurities of those left behind by globalization and head off the populist backlash to trade?

Speakers

  • Ajay Banga

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard

  • Ailish Campbell

    Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Business Development, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

  • Frederick W. Smith

    Chairman and CEO, FedEx

  • Peter Mandelson

    Former European Trade Commissioner and Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Counsel

Moderator

9:50 am

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Develop a Social Contract for Businesses

Ian Bremmer will convene a group of prominent CEOs who will make a personal and corporate commitment to proactively define: (1) what new social contracts should seek to accomplish and (2) the role and social responsibilities of global companies.

Conveners

Discussion Leaders

Breakout Session - Roundtable: Financing Belt & Road

The Belt & Road Initiative meets an urgent demand from New Economy countries for infrastructure. While Western multilateral lending institutions have become slow and risk-averse, Chinese state players offer ready financing and rapid construction, partly by undervaluing potential harm to the environment and local communities. Can China afford to keep up the lending? Can recipient countries manage the debt? And how can multinationals secure a share of the contracts?

Moderator

Firestarters

  • Robert Blackwill

    Former U.S. Ambassador to India; Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

  • Charles Li

    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

  • Leslie Maasdorp

    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, New Development Bank

  • Andrew Small

    Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

  • Sahar Nasr

    Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

  • Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali

    Foreign Minister, Bangladesh

  • Zhang Xiaoqiang

    Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE)

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Create Global Principles for Applying AI

We propose the creation of a public pledge of ‘AI Principles for AI Users’ that has companies commit to the responsible, accountable, safe and transparent use of AI.

Discussion Leaders

  • Kai-Fu Lee

    Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sinovation Ventures

  • Peggy Johnson

    Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft

  • Tim Murphy

    General Counsel, Mastercard

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Green Our Supply Chains

We propose a solution to encourage multinational companies to publicly commit to reducing global emissions by greening their supply chains through the development and deployment of sustainability tools for all suppliers.

Discussion Leaders

Breakout Session - Roundtable: The Future of Capitalism

In the West, stark wealth disparities stoke popular resentment against business elites, establishment political parties and global institutions. Capitalism needs a new face. What would it look like? Is the Chinese model a better option for New Economy countries?

Host

Moderator

Firestarters

  • Diana Choyleva

    Chief Economist, Enodo Economics

  • Matthew Slaughter

    Paul Danos Dean and Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business, Tuck School of Business

  • Janet Yellen

    Former Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Distinguished Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Zha Daojiong

    Professor of International Studies, Peking University

10:40 am

Coffee Break & Bilateral Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled in advance by New Economy Forum Founding delegates

11:15 am

In Conversation: Dr. Henry Kissinger

Looking back 50 years to the Opening to China; looking ahead to the next half century

Speaker

  • Dr. Henry A. Kissinger

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

Interviewer

11:30 am

Panel: A World of Uncertainty

As the U.S. pulls back from globalization, China is advancing. Will Great Power rivalry define the 21st century? Will New Economy countries be forced to choose? And how should global businesses navigate the uncertainty?

Speakers

  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

    Former Foreign Secretary of India; President of Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons Limited

  • Luis Alberto Moreno

    President, Inter-American Development Bank

  • Kevin Rudd

    26th Prime Minister of Australia and President, Asia Society Policy Institute

  • Yoriko Kawaguchi

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Environment, Japan; Visiting Professor and Fellow, Musashino Institute for Global Affairs

Moderator

12:05 pm

Spotlight: An Asian Odyssey

Malaysia’s quest for democratic accountability

Speaker

  • Anwar Ibrahim

    President of the People’s Justice Party; Prime Minister in waiting, Malaysia

Interviewer

  • Haslinda Amin

    Chief International Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

12:25 pm

Founding Partner Lunches

1:35 pm

Panel: Managing the Supply Chain Threat

The world’s factory floor is fracturing. Protectionism is only part of the reason. Shifting consumer preferences and advanced technologies like 3D printing encourage reshoring. What will be the impact on the New Economy if manufacturing investment falls? Amid the turmoil, is there an opportunity for businesses to rethink their supply networks to make them greener and more inclusive?

Speakers

Moderator

2:05 pm

Panel: Financing the New Economy

Asia now sits at the crossroads of global trade, technology and innovation. Yet, while the locus of international development funding has moved to China — and Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and other centers are ascendant — the mighty dollar underpins Wall Street’s preeminence in global finance. When will the RMB supplant the dollar? And what role will Asia-based banks, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and venture capital play in financing the region’s future development?

Speakers

  • Piyush Gupta

    Chief Executive Officer, DBS Bank Ltd.

  • Charles Li

    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd

  • Gary Cohn

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

Moderator

2:50 pm

Breakout Session - Roundtable: Tech & Ethics

Digital Technology needs a code of conduct. It can improve delivery of government services and empower consumers. Yet from the U.S. to Europe and Asia, debate is swirling about threats to privacy from corporations and the surveillance state. Where are the guard rails?

Host

Moderator

Firestarters

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Support Talent in Super Cities

We propose a solution for business leaders to commit to transferring capabilities to public administrators in the world’s largest cities.

Discussion Leader

  • Aliko Dangote

    President and Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Develop Urban Workforce Mobility Initiatives

We propose a commitment to supporting urban mobility through developing and deploying innovations, sharing of best practices, and developing public-private partnerships related to subsidization, ride sharing and sustainable transportation programs.

Discussion Leader

  • Youngcho Chi

    Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Hyundai Motor Company

  • Carlo Ratti

    Director of SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Breakout Session - Special Session: Untangling U.S.-China Ties (75 min)

The U.S.-China trade conflict is spiraling into a technology Cold War. If the world’s two largest economies start to decouple it could tear apart the global economy. Business leaders have a major stake in preventing this outcome. What steps can they propose to address the issues at the heart of the dispute? We will drive toward 5 key recommendations.

Host

  • Kevin Rudd

    26th Prime Minister of Australia and President, Asia Society Policy Institute

Moderator

Firestarters

  • James McGregor

    Chairman of Greater China, APCO Worldwide and Author, "One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China"

  • Orville Schell

    Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society

  • Taiya Smith

    Director of China Program, Climate Leadership Council

  • Wang Huiyao

    Founder and President, Center for China & Globalization

  • Wang Jisi

    President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies & Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

  • Zha Daojiong

    Professor of International Studies, Peking University

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Develop a Corporate Certification Program for Worker Reskilling

We propose the creation of a voluntary, global corporate rating standard that companies can earn for their efforts to retrain and re-deploy workers for the digital, interconnected economy.

Discussion Leaders

  • Gary Rieschel

    Founding Managing Partner, Qiming Venture Partners

  • Minouche Shafik

    Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Zhang Lei

    Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Management Group

3:40 pm

Coffee Break & Bilateral Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled in advance by New Economy Forum Founding delegates

4:15 pm

Main Stage Sessions

4:25 pm

Panel: Energy Challenges in the New Economies

Oil output has just passed 100 million barrels, fueled by demand from New Economy countries led by India and China. However, while commodity super cycles come and go, new technology is beginning to reshape demand from wind and solar to batteries, electric vehicles and liquefied natural gas. What does this mean for rapidly urbanizing countries battling poverty, pollution, and energy insecurity? What does this mean for the oil majors and resource companies who have such an important role to play? Crucially, what are the implications for climate change? And where, ultimately, will investors place their bets?

Speakers

Moderator

4:55 pm

The Big Debate: Has Globalization Gone Too Far?

Is it time to scale back a project that has triggered a populist backlash against trade and open borders? We will have speakers for and against the motion: “Globalization has gone too far.”

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Debate moderator

6:30 pm

Welcome Dinner with Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore

Singapore is delighted to host a welcome dinner in honor of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum

Speaker

Moderator

November 7 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Opening Remarks

Speaker

  • Hank Paulson

    Chairman of the Paulson Institute, Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury and Chair of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum

8:15 am

Panel: Managing the Next Financial Shock

Will trade wars derail global growth? Are currency wars the next challenge? And does the global economy have enough cushioning to absorb the next big jolt?

Speakers

  • Sri Mulyani Indrawati

    Minister of Finance, The Republic of Indonesia

  • Ravi Menon

    Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

  • Janet Yellen

    Former Chair, U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Distinguished Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Moderator

8:50 am

Main Stage Sessions

9:15 am

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Commit to Hire and Integrate Refugees

We propose a solution for business leaders to commit to training, recognizing the skills of and hiring refugees.

Discussion Leaders

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Accelerate Financial Inclusion of Entrepreneurs

We propose a solution for business leaders to commit to working towards incorporating micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) into financial systems, by specifically targeting their inclusion in developing nations and underprivileged communities.

Discussion Leaders

Breakout Session - Roundtable: The Greening of Finance

Meeting the commitments of the Paris Agreement on climate change will require $23 trillion in investments in climate resiliency and energy efficiency. Governments are not able to do this alone; how can they create the financial instruments, public and private, to attract the necessary capital?

Host

  • Hank Paulson

    Chairman of the Paulson Institute, Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury and Chair of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum

Moderator

Firestarters

Breakout Session - Roundtable: The Economy & the State

At the heart of trade tensions between China and the West is industrial policy. What is the appropriate role for the state in the economy? Is there common ground between Made in China 2025, Germany’s Industry 4.0 and government-funded science and technology programs in the U.S.?

Host

Moderator

  • David Wessel

    Director and Senior Fellow, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

Firestarters

  • Merit E. Janow

    Dean, Columbia University School of Public Policy

  • Scott Kennedy

    Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Breakout Session - Roundtable: Handing Over to the Next Generation

The greatest transfer of wealth in history is under way. Young Asian business leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities in the New Economy, from managing growth and cultural complexity to finding time for philanthropic endeavors.

Host

Moderator

Firestarters

10:05 am

Coffee Break & Bilateral Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled in advance by New Economy Forum Founding delegates

10:25 am

Breakout Session - Roundtable: New Corridors of Trade

As traditional North-South trade flows slow, commerce between emerging economies is booming. TPP lives on. Japan and Europe have signed a mega free-trade agreement. China is building trading infrastructure across the Eurasian continent. Another promising avenue: City-to-city exchanges. How can global businesses take advantage of these opportunities?

Host

Moderator

  • Matthew Slaughter

    Paul Danos Dean and Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business, Tuck School of Business

Firestarters

  • Ailish Campbell

    Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister for International Business Development, Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

  • Peter Mandelson

    Former European Trade Commissioner and Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Counsel

  • Tom Orlik

    Chief Economist, Bloomberg Economics

Breakout Session - Roundtable: Gateways to the New Economy

East Asia, starved of natural resources, was an improbable birthplace of the “miracle economies” that transformed global trade in the 20th century. Africa was a more likely success story. Today, the continent is moving fast in fulfilling its promise, although investors can easily get lost in its vastness. Where are the gateways, opportunities, and the guides?

Hosts

Moderator

Firestarters

  • Gayle Smith

    President and Chief Executive Officer, ONE Campaign

  • RIchard Sezibera

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Rwanda

Breakout Session - Roundtable: Happiness in Urban Spaces

The challenge for New Economy super-city planners: think big, act small. A vibrant culture that attracts talent, and fosters innovation, starts with a focus on individuals and communities.

Host

Moderator

Firestarters

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Create Global Best Practices for Gender Parity

We propose a solution calling on global companies to commit to transparency, accountability and reporting of progress on gender equality data.

Discussion Leaders

Breakout Session - Solutions Workshop: Create a More Successful Market for Recycled Plastics

We propose convening groups of industry players to jointly solve the challenge of creating a stable, fair-trade demand signal in order to stabilize markets and stimulate long-term investment in recycling systems.

Discussion Leaders

  • Elle Carberry

    Vice President of Corporate Engagement, Georgetown University

  • Jayne Plunkett

    Chief Executive Officer of Asia, Swiss Re Asia Pte Ltd.

11:25 am

Spotlight: AI and Global Superpowers

How AI superpowers could reshape the world order

Speaker

  • Kai-Fu Lee

    Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sinovation Ventures

Interviewer

11:35 am

Panel: Supercities in the 21st Century

A league of supercities will dominate the future New Economy. Poorly conceived, they could add to inequality and fuel resentments of urban elites. Designed well, they could meet the big challenges of development: education, healthcare, mobility and sustainability. What are the keys to urban success?

Speakers

  • Heng Chee Chan

    Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Chair, Republic of Singapore; Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design

  • Michael Froman

    Vice Chairman and President, Mastercard

  • Oscar Munoz

    President and Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines

  • Nadiem Makarim

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GO-JEK

Moderator

12:05 pm

Panel: The Geopolitics of Markets

From the U.S. to Europe and Asia, populists of both the right and left are seizing control of the global economy. How do the world’s leading investors assess market risks as electorates overturn the status quo that generally favored free trade, open borders and collective action to solve common problems? Is this a temporary aberration or a more permanent condition that requires new investment strategies? And to what extent does political turmoil complicate global economic management?

Speaker

  • Gary Cohn

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

  • Laurence Fink

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

  • Mark Machin

    President and CEO, Canada Pension Plan

  • Minouche Shafik

    Former Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Moderator

12:50 pm

Founding Partner Lunches

2:00 pm

Results of US Midterm Elections

Speakers

2:10 pm

Panel: Financing the Next Generation

Millennials are on collision course with demographics and technology. What systems can they count on in a post-multilateral world? Can emerging economies meet their aspirations for lifestyle and financial stability? Will automation redefine the role of labor? How do global institutions and foreign investors make themselves most relevant in this shifting landscape?

Speakers

Moderator

2:50 pm

Closing Session: The Year Ahead

The world has experienced accelerated change on almost every front. By Wednesday afternoon we will have spent two days at the New Economy Forum collectively brainstorming solutions for challenges we know we have now. During the closing session we will shift the conversation to the future. This will be an opportunity to talk with Michael Bloomberg and a panel of exceptional leaders about what they think the future looks like and hear their advice on how to get ready to meet as yet undefined challenges.

Speakers

  • Michael R. Bloomberg

    Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th Mayor of New York City

  • Christine Lagarde

    Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam

    Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, The Republic of Singapore; Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Firestarter

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