Friday, June 10, 2016

Nik Gowing - Creating 75 million Entrepreneurs: Is it possible?

The UN estimates that 75 million young people are unemployed globally, with the vast majority relying on small enterprises to join the workforce. What measures can be taken to encourage and support younger entrepreneurs?

On the agenda:

  • Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset at an early age
  • Redefining risk in career progression for young people
  • Building entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • John Harthorne, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MassChallenge, USA
  • Edward Thai, Venture Partner, 500 Startups, USA 
Moderated by Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster, King's College London, United Kingdom

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Thorold Barker - The Growth Illusion

Have central banks broken the link between financial markets and the real economy?
  • Mary Callahan Erdoes, Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USA
  • Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
  • Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, SkyBridge Capital, USA
  • Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Group, Switzerland 
Moderated by Thorold Barker, Editor, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Wall Street Journal, United Kingdom

Monday, June 6, 2016

Hiroka Kuniya - A World without Work?

How will rapid technological progress and the prospect of longer, healthier lives revolutionize work? 
This session was developed in partnership with NHK. 
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT - Sloan School of Management, USA
  • Yoshiaki Fujimori, President and Chief Executive Officer, LIXIL Group, Japan
  • Dileep George, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Vicarious, USA
  • Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Troels Lund Poulsen, Minister for Business and Growth of Denmark
Moderated by Hiroko Kuniya, Anchor, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hu Shuli - China's Business Context

What does China's ''new normal'' mean for local and foreign businesses?
  • Increasing competitiveness and agility in partnerships and models
  • Expanding joint ventures with foreign stakeholders
  • Improving for a simplified procedure and stable capital flow
  • Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics and International Business, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
  • Shi Wenchao, President, China UnionPay, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Fangyou, Chairman, Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Weiying, Professor of Economics, Peking University, People's Republic of China
  • Zhang Yichen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CITIC Capital, Hong Kong SAR
Moderated by Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media, People's Republic of China

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oliver Cann - Banking in Africa: A closer look at Rwanda

The financial services industry in Africa is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation to address a demanding marketplace and an evolving regulatory landscape. Atlas Mara Limited (founded by Ashish J. Thakkar and Bob Diamond) have acquired banking operations in seven sub-Saharan African countries, including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria. In this press conference, they will talk about their recent acquisitions in Rwanda. 
  • Bob Diamond, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Merchant Capital, USA
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Rwanda
  • Ashish J. Thakkar, Executive Chairman, Mara Sokoni, United Arab Emirates; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Africa
Moderated by Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum

Monday, May 23, 2016

Philipp Rösler - Next Steps for Iran and the World

As sanctions are lifted in the context of the Vienna nuclear agreement, what is the outlook for Iran, the region and international stakeholders? 
  • Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Mohammad Agha Nahavandian, Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Presidency of Iran
Chaired by Philipp Rösler, Head of the Centre for Regional Strategies, Member of the
Managing Board, World Economic Forum

Friday, May 13, 2016

Georg Schmitt - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickrmensinghe, will share his perspective of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and his country's economic situation. He will also be available for questions. 
Speaker: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka 
Moderator: Georg Schmitt, Lead, Corporate Affairs and Foundations, World Economic Forum