Host City

Toronto

Prosperity Partner

Allstate

Partner

Insigniam
herman Miller
Ripple
Yunnan
Siemens
globality

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey

Supplier

iSOS

Official Communications Agency

Eleman
“The Fortune Global Forum is one of the most influential forums on economic development in the world.”
–H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President, People’s Republic of China

The 2018 Fortune Global Forum was held 15-17 October in Toronto, at the invitation of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This annual by-invitation-only meeting brings together the CEOs 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.

Since 1995, the Fortune Global Forum has been hosted by the editors of Fortune in great cities on the dynamic frontiers of global business. Toronto—a vibrant city that is Canada’s economic and financial center and has become a world leader in technology and innovation—is the ideal location for the exploration of our 2018 theme: “The Economic Imperative: Creating Growth that Works for Everyone.”

2018 participants included include VEON Chairman Ursula Burns, Hang Seng Bank Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Louisa Cheang, Element AI Founder and CEO Jean-François Gagné, Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO Lynn Good, Econet Founder and Executive Chairman Strive Masiyiwa, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, CA Technologies CEO and Chairman Mike Gregoire, Ampere Computing Chairman and CEO Renée James, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, Siemens AG President and CEO Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Mark Machin, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, Royal Bank of Canada CEO David McKay, Bank of Montreal Chairman Robert Prichard, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, Heraeus Chairman Jan Rinnert, Byton Co-founder and CEO Carsten Breitfeld, Lean In Co-Founder and President Rachel Schall Thomas, BroadbandTV Corp Founder and CEO Shahrzad Rafati, Morgan Stanley China CEO and Co-CEO Asia Pacific Co-CEO Wei Sun Christianson, Former Chairman and CEO Dow Chemical Andrew Liveris, Global Economist and Director at 3M, Barclays Bank, and Chevron Dambisa Moyo, and Dan Schulman, Chairman, Symantec, President and CEO of PayPal.

Agenda

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EVENT DAY
Tuesday 27 Oct, 2020
3:30 AM
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND GLOBAL GROWTH BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE
3:30 - 4:45 AM
CEO INITIATIVE BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE
5:00 AM
PIONEERING AI INNOVATION: THE VIEW FROM CANADA
5:00 AM
SUCCESS IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE
5 - 7:00 AM
CHINA AND THE WORLD: A NEW ERA FOR BUSINESS
5:20 AM
MAKING BUSINESS MATTER
5:35 AM
THE BUSINESS OF BLOCKCHAIN
5:50 AM
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE
6:10 AM
CITIES OF THE FUTURE
6:25 AM
CANADA’S ECONOMY: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
6:25 AM
SMART SOLUTIONS
6:30 - 8:00 AM
BOARDROOM CONFIDENTIAL ROUNDTABLE
6:45 AM
FEEDING THE WORLD
6:45 - 7:10 AM
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
7:15 AM
LOOK AHEAD: FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
7:15 AM
NEW POWER AND GLOBAL POLITICS: NAVIGATING A HYPERCONNECTED WORLD
7:30 AM
ADJOURN
7:45 AM
CEO LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION
8 - 9:30 AM
BUILDING AN INNOVATION CULTURE
8:15 - 9:30 AM
SMART CITIES: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR A LIVABLE FUTURE
8:15 - 9:30 AM
SMART CITIES: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR A LIVABLE FUTURE
8:20 AM
DIGITAL ON DEMAND: NEW MODELS FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
8:45 AM
SWITCH BREAK
9:00 AM
CONCURRENT LUNCH SESSIONS
10:30 AM
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
10:35 AM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
10:40 - 11:00 AM
SWITCH BREAK
11:00 AM
21st-CENTURY JOBS: TRAINING EMPLOYEES FOR A DIGITAL AGE
11:10 AM
BUSINESS AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: PATHWAYS FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH
11:35 AM
THE NEW GLOBAL CONSUMER: DOING BUSINESS IN A DIGITAL ECONOMY
11:50 AM
BUILDING HEALTHCARE WITH PURPOSE
12:00 PM
DATA STEWARDSHIP FOR A DIGITAL AGE
12:10 PM
TRADE AND BUSINESS IN A NEW WORLD ORDER
12:30 PM
THE OUTPERFORMERS
12:45 PM
GLOBAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
1:00 PM
A NEW NAFTA
1:15 PM
SCIENTIFIC FRONTIERS
2:00 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO RECEPTION AND DINNER
2 - 5:30 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO RECEPTION AND DINNERS
2:30 - 5:30 PM
OPENING RECEPTION AND DINNER
2:30 - 5:30 PM
RECEPTION AND DINNER

Venue

The Ritz-Carlton 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

Shangri-La Hotel 188 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3

Contact Us

The Global Forum program will be 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:
Lindsey Green

Email: FortuneGlobalForum_Nomination@fortuneconf.com

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 2018 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. There is no additional charge for spouses. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges

Nataly Cifuentes

Tel: +1 212-522-3001
Fax: +1 212-624-0258
Email: globalforum@fortune.com

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.

Peter Granath,

Vice President, Fortune Live Media
Tel: +1 212-522-0032
Fax: +1 212-467-2778
Email: peter.granath@meredith.com

For Press Inquiries:
Kristin Matzen

Director, Communications
Tel: 212-522-7166
Email: Kristin.Matzen@meredith.com