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

8:35 am

Spotlight: A World of Opportunity

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

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?

9:50 am

Breakout Session I

Delegates may participate in one of several concurrent roundtables and solutions workshops

• Option 1 - Roundtable: The Future of Capitalism
• Option 2 - Roundtable: Financing Belt & Road
• Option 3 - Solutions Workshop: A New Approach to Greening Supply Chains
• Option 4 - Solutions Workshop: Bringing Corporate Voices to the AI Debate
• Option 5 - Solutions Workshop: Developing A New Corporate Social Contract

10:40 am

Coffee Break & Bilateral Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled in advance by NEF delegates

11:15 am

In Conversation: Henry Kissinger

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

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?

12:05 pm

Spotlight: An Asian Odyssey

Malaysia's quest for democratic accountability

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?

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?

2:50 pm

Breakout Session II

Delegates may participate in one of several concurrent roundtables and solutions workshops

• Option 1 - Roundtable: Tech & Ethics
• Option 2 - Special Session: Untangling U.S.-China Ties (80 min)
• Option 3 - Solutions Workshop: Innovating the Future of Urban Mobility
• Option 4 - Solutions Workshop: Preparing Workers for the New World
• Option 5 - Solutions Workshop: Contributing Management Talent to Super Cities

3:40 pm

Coffee Break & Bilateral Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled in advance by NEF delegates

4:15 pm

Held for Featured Speaker

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?

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.

November 7 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Opening Remarks

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?

8:50 am

Held for Featured Speaker

9:15 am

Breakout Sessions III

Delegates may participate in one of several concurrent roundtables and solutions workshops

• Option 1 - Roundtable: Green Finance
• Option 2 - Roundtable: The Economy & The State
• Option 3 - Roundtable: Handing Over to the Next Generation
• Option 4 - Solutions Workshop: Expanding Financial Inclusion of Entrepreneurs
• Option 5 - Solutions Workshop: Advancing Refugee Hiring and Integration

10:05 am

Coffee Break & Bilateral Meetings

Meetings will be scheduled in advance by NEF delegates

10:25 am

Breakout Sessions IV

Delegates may participate in one of several concurrent roundtables and solutions workshops

• Option 1 - Roundtable: Happiness In Urban Spaces
• Option 2 - Roundtable: New Corridors of Trade
• Option 3 - Roundtable: Gateways of the New Economy
• Option 4 - Workshop: Solving the Plastics Challenge
• Option 5 - Workshop: Accelerating Progress on Gender Equality

11:25 am

Spotlight: AI and Global Superpowers

How AI superpowers could reshape the world order

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?

12:05 pm

Results of US Midterm Elections

12:10 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?

12:55 pm

Founding Partner Lunches

2:05 pm

Panel: Emerging Markets - Threats & Opportunities

From Asia to Latin America, currencies and markets are under stress amid rising U.S. interest rates and a U.S.-China trade war. Already this year, the IMF has agreed to bail out Argentina. Pakistan is next in line. Turkey and Venezuela are struggling. Is there a domino effect at work? What steps should New Economy leaders take to maintain the confidence of global investors?

2:35 pm

Finale Town Hall

Join a face to face conversation with Mike Bloomberg and other global leaders as they discuss their visions for the future.