The 2019 FORTUNE Global Forum was held 18-19 November in Paris.
Since 1995, the FORTUNE Global Forum has been hosted by the editors of Fortune in great cities on the dynamic frontiers of global business. The Forum creates a valuable opportunity for the CEOs of the world’s biggest multinational companies and economic leaders to actively engage in discussions and potentially on a common roadmap. With the role of multinational business and economic policy at a crossroads, the best companies are reinventing both mission and manner and turning challenges into renewal and growth.
Our theme was Action 2020: Reinventing for a New Decade. Our agenda included topics such as:
• Navigating the dramatic power shifts across financial markets, trade, and politics
• Hot-button issues impacting business and the economy in the coming decade
• How CEOs can approach challenges including technological disruption, shifting government policies, and volatile markets
• Firing up Europe’s economic and competitive engine
• New channels for clean energy and greater environmental stewardship
• Winning the talent battle by dedicating resources to education and re-skilling
• Pressing technology issues such as cyber security, A.I., and automation
2019 Participants included L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon, StartupDelta Special Envoy Prince Constantijn, Doğan Online Chairwoman Hanzade Doğan Boyner, Dassault Systèmes Vice Chairman and CEO Bernard Charlès, Saint-Gobain CEO Pierre-André de Chalendar, Renault Interim CEO Clotilde Delbos, OpenClassrooms CEO Pierre Dubuc, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, Huawei Technologies Deputy Chairman Ken Hu, GE Healthcare CEO Kieran Murphy, Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan, Consumer Technology Association CEO Gary Shapiro, McKinsey & Company Global Managing Partner Kevin Sneader, Samsung President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn, Volvo Group Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, African Leadership Academy Founder and Executive Chairman Fred Swaniker, Santander U.K. Chairwoman Baroness Shriti Vadera, and University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government Dean Ngaire Woods.