Since 1995, the 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 a select group of CEOs of the world’s biggest companies and economic leaders to actively engage in intimate discussions. 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.

Fortune is closely following the public health emergency related to the coronavirus outbreak and we are continuously following updates from the World Health Organization, CDC, and other health agencies. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will adapt our plans according to developments and advice we receive. We are committed to prioritizing the welfare of our speakers, sponsors, delegates and staff at all our conferences. Should any conference plans change we will notify all participants directly.


The Global Forum brings together the leaders of the world’s biggest corporations–the Fortune Global 500–with innovators, builders, and other selected experts to explore the key issues shaping global business, and offers an unique opportunity to forge relationships with the world’s most influential business leaders. 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


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The Global Forum program is developed with the guidance of FORTUNE editors, whose journalistic perspective provides unique insights into the key trends and dynamic people that are driving business. Each program is tailored to the immediate needs of its audience, with themes and speakers carefully selected to deliver maximum value.

For Speaker Suggestions:

To submit a speaker suggestion, please send the executive's biography and a few paragraphs pertaining to their expertise. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

For Participation:

Participation at the 2020 FORTUNE Global Forum is by invitation only. Registrations are non-transferable. The normal registration fee of $7,500 includes the complete program, conference materials and meals. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges
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A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.
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