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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.

Agenda

All items are in Europe/London time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
EVENT DAY
Tuesday 27 Oct, 2020
7:30 AM
ACTION 2020: CEO LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR THE NEXT DECADE
8:30 AM
REINVENTING BUSINESS FOR A NEW DECADE
9:00 AM
A ROADMAP FOR GLOBAL GROWTH: THE VIEW FROM EUROPE
9:35 AM
REIMAGINING CAPITALISM
9:55 AM
REINING IN BIG TECH
10:15 AM
BOARDROOM CONFIDENTIAL
10:25 AM
BUILDING THE 21ST CENTURY COMPANY
10:30 AM
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
11:05 AM
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 AM
TOTAL MAKEOVER
11:45 AM
CHINA: NEW FRONTIERS FOR GROWTH
11:45 AM
FIRING UP EUROPE’S INNOVATION ENGINE
11:45 AM
LAUNCHING E-COMMERCE INTO THE NEXT DECADE
12:00 PM
SPOTLIGHT: CLOSING THE DIGITAL SKILLS GAP
12:10 PM
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: RISK AND REWARD
12:35 PM
BETTING ON LATIN AMERICA
12:50 PM
SWITCH BREAK
1:00 PM
CONCURRENT LUNCH SESSIONS
2:00 PM
WELCOME
2:05 PM
THE ECONOMIC PLAN FOR EUROPE
2:25 PM
INNOVATING WITH PURPOSE
2:30 PM
SWITCH BREAK
2:45 PM
EUROPE’S SILICON VALLEY
2:50 PM
THE RACE FOR A SMARTER FUTURE
3:10 PM
WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
3:20 PM
FOOD FOR THE FUTURE
3:35 PM
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
3:40 PM
THE VIEW FROM CROATIA: ON THE ROAD TO EURO ADOPTION
3:55 PM
SPOTLIGHT: UNLOCKING AFRICA’S UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
4:00 PM
LEADING THROUGH THE NEXT DECADE
4:05 PM
AFRICA’S AIRLINE TAKING OFF
4:15 PM
SECURING THE ALLIANCE
4:20 PM
COFFEE & NETWORKING BREAK
4:35 PM
HEALTHCARE’S NEW (DIGITAL) NORMAL
4:45 PM
PEOPLE + MACHINES: REDEFINING INTELLIGENCE
4:55 PM
SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
5:00 PM
SUPPLY AND DEMAND: A RACE FOR RARE EARTHS
5:10 PM
A DIGITAL NATION IN AN EMERGING EUROPE
5:15 PM
SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
5:30 PM
NAVIGATING GLOBAL SHIFTS
5:35 PM
SHIFTING GEARS
6:00 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION
6:00 PM
FRANCE FORWARD
6:30 PM
RECEPTIONS AND DINNERS
9:30 PM
ADJOURN

Venue

InterContinental Paris le Grand
2 rue Scribe Paris 75009 France

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.

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