Heads of State and International CEOs to Collaborate at 2nd Annual Global Business Forum and One Planet Summit

The 2018 Bloomberg Global Business Forum will be hosted by Michael R. Bloomberg and held on September 26, 2018, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. (PRNewsfoto/Bloomberg Philanthropies)

The second Bloomberg Global Business Forum will be held in New York City on September 26, 2018, at the Plaza Hotel during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the daylong forum is the sole convening dedicated to encouraging presidents, prime ministers and CEOs to collaborate on trade issues by reaching a better understanding of one another’s challenges and mutual opportunities, thereby strengthening global economic prosperity. This unique forum will move beyond analysis and provide participants with the chance to shape the next stage of the global economy.

The inaugural Bloomberg Global Business Forum, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, was held in September 2017. More than 50 heads of state and 250 global CEOs from all regions of the world attended this forum.

Heads of State From Five Continents to Attend Bloomberg Global Business Forum

Heads of state from five continents are already confirmed to attend this year’s Forum. Prominent attendees expected include United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa Cantellano; Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros Group; Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President for the European Commission; Roger Ferguson, President and CEO of TIAA-CREF; Dawn Fitzpatrick, CIO of Soros Fund Management;Ken Griffin, Founder and CEO of Citadel; former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Nicholas Moore, Managing Director and Chief Executive Director of Macquarie; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa; The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General; Feike Sijbesma, Chairman and CEO of Royal DSM; Barry Sternlicht, Founder and CEO of Starwood Capital Group; Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition; Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest; and Fernando Zóbel de Ayala, President and COO of Ayala Corporation.

One Planet Summit to Encourage Solutions from High-Level Decision Makers and Individual Citizens

Recognizing that saving our planet in the race against global warming is a shared responsibility requiring cooperation between governments, leaders from the  public and private sectors and civil society, French President Emmanuel Macron, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg will host the second One Planet Summit on the afternoon September 26 at the Plaza Hotel. They will convene key influencers to account for the implementation of commitments made at the inaugural One Planet event in December 2017, celebrate progress made and further engage public and private actors to raise ambition for multilateral climate action. The One Planet Summit will show how high-level institutional decision makers as well as individual citizens can all work as one planet to deliver solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change and invent our collective future.

Findings From Bloomberg Global Business Forum-Morning Consult Poll

According to a Bloomberg Global Business Forum-Morning Consult poll conducted online from June 22 to 24, 2018, support for free trade and expansion of trade across borders has risen significantly since September 2017 to 63% (up from 52%). Support for globalization has held mostly steady (up to 50% from 47%).

The national sample included 2,202 adults 18 years and older. More details of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum-Morning Consult poll can be found here.

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