AGENDA


Monday, 18 November, 2019

8:00
REINVENTING BUSINESS FOR A NEW DECADE

MOST POWERFUL WOMEN BREAKFAST FORUM
By invitation
A gathering of of top global companies and members of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women community. Program will feature special interviews and discussion on hot-button issues and trends impacting business and the economy in the coming decade.
Hosts:
Nina Easton, Chair, Fortune MPW International; Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum
Maithreyi Seetharaman, Co-chair, Fortune MPW International; Co-chair Fortune Global Forum

9:00
CHINA: NEW FRONTIERS FOR GROWTH

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
For over a decade, China has been a powerful engine of the global economy. But the changing business landscape, spurred by automation, geopolitical shifts, and new consumer demands present unique challenges and new opportunities to turbocharge old business models. A roundtable discussion on gateways for growth in the new Chinese marketplace.

10:15
BOARDROOM CONFIDENTIAL

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
By invitation
As the global economy shifts, what role can board directors play in steering their companies toward long-term value creation and growth? A conversation on 21st-century boardroom effectiveness, how CEOs can work with their boards to approach the biggest challenges of our time—including technological disruption, changing government policies, and volatile markets—and find new pathways for renewal and growth.

11:45
FIRING UP EUROPE’S INNOVATION ENGINE

LUNCH PROGRAM
Once the global powerhouse of innovation, Europe has lost its edge: today, it is outpaced in most growth areas by the United States and China. In an interactive session, we will explore how the continent can regain its competitive edge, not by playing catch-up, but by changing the game to build on its strengths. From accelerating digital technologies and AI adoption to leveraging the new rules of data and user access to investing in talent, our expert panel—drawn from leading incumbents and promising start-ups—will discuss what it will take to push Europe and its businesses forward.
Hosted by McKinsey & Company
Welcome: Pal Erik Sjatil, Managing Partner, Europe, McKinsey & Company
Overview: Jacques Bughin, Director, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: Rik Kirkland, Senior Managing Editor, McKinsey & Company
Panelists to be announced

14:00
OPENING MAIN STAGE SESSIONS

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Alan Murray, Chief Executive Officer, FORTUNE

LEADING THROUGH THE NEXT DECADE
As the world’s largest and most diversified health care company, Johnson & Johnson operates in more than 60 countries, connecting to more than a billion people every day. What does it take to lead a company as the complex forces of automation, globalization, and climate change upend the traditional business landscape? And what should CEOs use as their barometer for success in the coming decade?
Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Interviewer: Alan Murray, FORTUNE

INNOVATING WITH PURPOSE
Today’s CEOs face technology-driven industry disruption, changing government policies, volatile markets, and a new, more demanding generation of employees and customers. How can companies use innovation to help improve products and services while ensuring that no one is left behind in the process?

THE RACE FOR A SMARTER FUTURE
5G promises to be a game changer, delivering lightning-fast download speeds and collecting more data than ever before. Enter Huawei, the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, a company poised to deliver this technology to the masses. How will 5G networks enable advances in A.I., robotics, and IoT devices? And what might our cities, buildings, cars, and homes look like once we’re all connected?
Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei Technologies
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, FORTUNE; Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum

UNCHARTED WATERS
A call to action has been put out by the president of the Seychelles to save and protect the oceans, the “beating blue heart of our planet.” Climate change has become a life-or-death issue for the tiny islands, as sea temperatures and levels continue to rise. What is this small island-state prepared to do to save our seas and prevent global catastrophe?
Danny Faure, President, Republic of Seychelles
Interviewer: Maithreyi Seetharaman, Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum

SECURING THE ALLIANCE
The digital revolution is changing the very nature of warfare. Cyberattacks present grave and complex dangers to everything from global energy grids to fundamental democratic processes. How can NATO, a 70-year-old organization and a bedrock of security for North America and Europe, keep pace with these hybrid threats? And what role does the U.S., a founding member of NATO, have in building trust, preventing conflict, and securing the alliance?
Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Ambassador to NATO
Interviewer: Nina Easton, Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum

WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
By 2030, nearly 15% of the global workforce, about 400 million workers, will likely be displaced by automation. Can machines and humans join forces to increase productivity? And what might work look like as more employees ditch traditional office hours for more flexible arrangements? A look at the fast-changing landscape of work and what it will take for businesses to adapt.
Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Stephane Kasriel, Chief Executive Officer, Upwork
Moderator: Michal Lev-Ram, Senior Writer, FORTUNE

SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
In today’s digital age, data is on course to be the new oil and the strongest currency available. A look at how the commodification of data can change human behavior, widen the inequality gap, and reshape the future of capitalism.
Shoshana Zuboff, Professor Emerita, Harvard Business School; Author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

NAVIGATING GLOBAL SHIFTS
Nationalism is on the rise, and some long-running trade relationships are being tested. As globalization and the world trade order come under attack, what are the consequences to the future of trade and the financial system? And what role will emerging economies and unprecedented technological change play in tomorrow’s global world?

18:30
RECEPTIONS AND DINNERS
21:30
ADJOURN

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

7:30
ACTION 2020: CEO LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR THE NEXT DECADE

CEO INITIATIVE BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE
By invitation
In an atmosphere of widening economic inequality and deepening distrust of business, the role of the corporation is changing. Governments, thought leaders, and consumers are all asking fundamental questions about how capitalism is serving society. From reputation and crisis management to championing social issues, CEOs are finding themselves navigating a new paradigm for leadership in the 21st century. This peer-to-peer discussion will cover best practices for innovating, engaging employees, and tackling key business challenges in the decade ahead.

Discussion Leaders:
Alan Murray, FORTUNE
Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair, IMAGINE; Chair, International Chamber of Commerce

9:00
MAIN STAGE SESSIONS

A ROADMAP FOR GLOBAL GROWTH: THE VIEW FROM EUROPE
Europe is a leader and the center of debate on many key global issues, including climate action, energy policy, competitiveness, global trade, and innovation. In the wake of Brexit and amid rising populist sentiment, how are European companies forging ahead on these issues? And what role can they play in delivering inclusive growth and sustainable prosperity in the global economy?

AEROSPACE LEADERSHIP: PUTTING SAFETY FIRST
After a series of deadly plane crashes, the world’s largest aerospace company has been put to the test. Now, Boeing is focusing on the future and promising to put safety first. CEO Dennis Muilenburg shares his insights on leading through crisis, rebuilding customer trust, and making Boeing’s airplanes the world’s safest to fly.
Dennis Muilenburg, Chairman, President, and CEO, Boeing
Interviewer: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, FORTUNE

REINING IN BIG TECH
With a market of 500 million wealthy citizens and the ability to coordinate on digital policymaking, Europe has been quick to put together a playbook to address controversial issues like competition, privacy, and taxation. In an era where data is the new oil, regulators in the U.S. now find themselves in unchartered territory as they work to uphold the rights of individuals and their privacy. Lessons learned from two European countries on the delicate balance between protecting our information and giving tech companies room to grow and innovate.
Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner, Ireland
Ulrich Kelber, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Germany

REIMAGINING CAPITALISM
Capitalism has been a successful engine of wealth creation, lifting billions of people out of extreme poverty. But at what cost? Excessive consumption, dwindling resources, and unprecedented inequality are just some of the consequences we are reckoning with. Now, at a time of wavering trust in capitalism, CEOs are understanding the need to act and are emphasizing stakeholder value and social impact over shareholder primacy and short-term growth. How can business be a platform for social change, while continuing to innovate, grow, and compete?
Paul Polman, Co-founder and Chair, IMAGINE; Chair, International Chamber of Commerce
Interviewer: Alan Murray, FORTUNE

GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY
Today’s consumers are more environmentally and socially conscious than ever, taking into consideration not just the price of a product or service, but the values and ethics of the company selling it. Major corporations around the world, aware of this new buying power, are quickly taking note, and as the urgency of climate change becomes impossible to ignore, businesses are being forced to act. From cosmetics to beverages and banking, no industry is immune to the effects of climate change. CEOs from diverse sectors share insights on how their businesses are stepping up and making sustainability a priority.

RETAIL’S NEW REALITY
As customers demand a more personalized and convenient shopping experience, digital and physical retailers are engaging technology and analytics to sell products and increase brand loyalty. Voice-enabled A.I. and augmented reality programs help us make selections, while drones and robots deliver purchases quickly and efficiently. Two unique perspectives—from Turkey and the UAE—on what retail and ecommerce might look like in 2030 and beyond.

SPOTLIGHT: CLOSING THE DIGITAL SKILLS GAP
A leading French online education-to-employment platform is helping companies close the digital skills gap by training students to meet the needs of an A.I.-powered global workplace.
Presenter: Pierre Dubuc, Co-founder and CEO, OpenClassrooms

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: RISK AND REWARD
Advancements in the field of machine intelligence have completely disrupted the way we live, work, and do business. Where might we see A.I. headed next? And for all the good that A.I. technologies are doing, the risk remains that they will go too far, too fast. What must companies do to harness the potential of A.I. without harming—and losing the trust of—their customers?

BETTING ON LATIN AMERICA
A growing middle class and a welcoming attitude toward technology and innovation make many Latin American countries fertile ground for venture capital. Investments in the region have nearly tripled since 2016 and are projected to reach US $2.8 billion by the end of this year. An in-depth look at why Latin America is attracting some of the biggest VCs from around the world.
Marcelo Claure, Chief Executive Officer, Softbank Group International
Interviewer: Adam Lashinsky, FORTUNE

13:00
CONCURRENT LUNCH SESSIONS

(Choose 1 of 4)

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE BOTTOM LINE
Hosted by Saint Gobain
It’s been four years since the Paris Agreement was adopted. Since then, it has become clear that private-sector engagement in meeting national climate change commitments is crucial, and there is much at stake. Customers are rewarding companies that are minding their global footprint, while investors are demanding climate risk disclosure. How are business leaders restructuring value chains, implementing greener investment strategies, and engaging new technologies to meet new environmental standards and reach consensus on what sustainability means in the coming decade?

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS
A.I., 5G, the cloud, and other innovations have the potential to completely transform the way we manage our businesses, make our products, and engage with customers. Yet, fewer than 10% of companies’ business models are economically viable as the world digitalizes. A look at how industries can both prepare for and capitalize on emerging technologies.

A NEW ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
Economic nationalism and digital transformation are redefining the meaning of globalization and upending traditional ways of doing business. Trade tensions are stalling business development, financial markets are constantly course-correcting, and rising inequality is fostering discontent. At the same time, demographic shifts, including aging communities and burgeoning youth populations, are changing consumer behavior and demands. What do all these changes mean for global business and how can CEOs lead through and capitalize on the uncertainties ahead?

REVOLUTIONIZING WORKPLACE CULTURE
Hosted by Insigniam
Only one in four efforts to change an organization’s culture is successful. So how can business leaders ensure their employees are engaged and in a workplace that helps them meet their full potential? And how can global companies work together to address inequities in leadership, promote cultures of learning and innovation, and build talent pipelines that are sustainable and adept at meeting the demands of 21st-century technology?

14:45
MAIN STAGE SESSIONS

EUROPE’S SILICON VALLEY
From Germany to the Netherlands, countries throughout Europe are raising the global bar on innovation. The continent is swelling with opportunities and talent as positions, old and new, are being revamped. A look at why startups and investors are finding surprising success in Europe, and what it will take for the region to retain its competitive edge.
HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, Special Envoy, TechLeap.NL
Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Founder, Spitzberg Partners; Former Minister of Defense, Germany

FOOD FOR THE FUTURE
Food giants are under pressure to solve a myriad of problems, from world hunger to rising rates of obesity and increasing demand for nutritious, sustainable food. Nestlé is tackling these challenges head on, using new technologies to reshape the future of what we eat. What can we expect from an industry looking to maximize food production while reducing its global footprint? How is innovation helping to personalize food and what impact will that have on our planet and our health?
Mark Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé
Interviewer: Clifton Leaf, FORTUNE

ECONOMIES ON THE RISE
Both economic success stories in their own right, Croatia and Malaysia have pulled themselves out of their financial slumps, with Malaysia on track to become a high-income country by 2024 and Croatia on track to adopt the euro in the near future. Can these two nations overcome their fiscal challenges and develop into models of recovery and opportunity?
Boris Vujčić, Governor, Croatian National Bank
Nor Shamsiah Yunus, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia

SPOTLIGHT: UNLOCKING AFRICA’S UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
Africa will have a larger workforce than China by 2030, and the largest workforce in the world by 2050. In a matter of decades, one billion people will need jobs in Africa, a continent whose youth make up 60% of its population. What opportunities will this new generation of talent present and how will Africa stake its claim on the world stage?
Presenter: Fred Swaniker, Co-founder and CEO, African Leadership Academy

PEOPLE + MACHINES: REDEFINING INTELLIGENCE
A.I., automation, and analytics are transforming the business landscape, enhancing products and services, and enabling new forms of competition. How can companies combine intelligent technology and human ingenuity to solve the most pressing business challenges and maximize productivity?

SHIFTING GEARS
As one of France’s most iconic companies, Groupe Renault has one mission: to provide sustainable mobility to the world. The man at the helm of this 120-year-old automotive brand discusses how he is navigating disruption across the industry, working to address environmental challenges, and looking for ways to strengthen the world’s largest automotive alliance.
Thierry Bolloré, Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Renault

18:00
CLOSING RECEPTION