Program

Monday, April 16
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening Remarks of the 8th Edition of the World Strategic Forum
9:00 AM Inaugural Plenary Session

Global Economic Outlook
What are the major challenges and risks facing the global economy today? How can investors, stakeholders and decision makers look past current market uncertainty to find new opportunities for growth and development? What measures must be implemented to create a path for sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity?

10:30 AM Forum 1 

Harnessing the Power of Fintech
What will the future of payments, insurance and investment look like? How will emerging technologies democratize the financial sector and render it more accessible? Without curbing innovation, how can regulators follow the pace of change and mitigate systemic risk accordingly?

10:30 AM Forum 2

Fostering a Culture of Entrepreneurship
What strategies need to be implemented to create an ecosystem that promotes entrepreneurship? What can of innovation has the potential to drive economic growth? What are the main challenges facing start-ups and SMEs?

 10:30 AM Forum 3

Global Trends in Real Estate Investment
What global trends will shape the future real-estate landscape? Where will new global investment opportunities shift to next? How will new market demands shape investment, efficiency and connectivity requirements?

 12:00 AM Luncheon

The Americas in Focus

 2:30 PM Networking Coffee + Dessert
 3:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session

The Future of Work
What will the future of work look like and what strategies can be implemented today to ensure smooth transition? As the pace of technology, robotics and artificial intelligence continues to accelerate, how can educational institutions harness new forms of learning and equip students and workers with the tools required to succeed in this new and fast approaching economic era?

 4:30 PM Roundtable 1

Facing a New Era in Cybersecurity
What are the major challenges facing global cybersecurity today? What strategies do companies and governments need to adopt to protect critical information infrastructure? In what ways can private and public stakeholders work together to combat cyber threats?

4:30 PM Roundtable 2
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM Morning Plenary Session

Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future
What are the new trends in energy technology and how can these be implemented to optimize efficiency and improve connectivity? What policies are needed to promote the global energy transition? How will falling oil prices continue to shape the energy map?

10:30 AM Forum 1

Cities: The Sustainability Imperative
As the global cities continue to populate, is it possible to ensure a sustainable management of resources? What synergies can be found between services related to energy, water, waste management and mobility to ensure a resilient and sustainable development?

10:30 AM Forum 2 

Harnessing the Impact of Changing Consumer Trends
How are the dynamism of new consumer markets and intensification of mobility and e-commerce challenging traditional retail? What strategies and tools do companies need to implement in order to be competitive in today’s global marketplace? How can technology and advanced logistics enhance productivity and amplify commerce opportunities in today’s context?

10:30 AM Forum 3

Promoting Trade and Investment with the Americas
What are the major opportunities and challenges facing the region with regards to creating and enabling an environment that promotes efficient and secure trade? What policies need to be implemented to promote competitiveness and better business practices? How can the public and private sectors work together to promote exports and attract investment?

12:00 PM Luncheon

Building an Agenda for Sustainable Development

2:30 PM Networking Coffee + Dessert
3:00 PM Closing Plenary Session

A New Era in Transport and Infrastructure
From driverless cars, supersonic trains, solar-powered airplanes, or giant airships, we’re on the cusp of a revolution in transportation. Innovative leaders will share their views on how technology will change the way we move people and goods around the globe.

4:30 PM Roundtable
5:30 PM Closing Remarks of the 8th World Strategic Forum
Monday, April 16
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening Remarks of the 8th Edition of the World Strategic Forum
9:00 AM Inaugural Plenary Session

Global Economic Outlook
What are the major challenges and risks facing the global economy today? How can investors, stakeholders and decision makers look past current market uncertainty to find new opportunities for growth and development? What measures must be implemented to create a path for sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity?

10:30 AM Forum 1 

Harnessing the Power of Fintech
What will the future of payments, insurance and investment look like? How will emerging technologies democratize the financial sector and render it more accessible? Without curbing innovation, how can regulators follow the pace of change and mitigate systemic risk accordingly?

10:30 AM Forum 2

Fostering a Culture of Entrepreneurship
What strategies need to be implemented to create an ecosystem that promotes entrepreneurship? What can of innovation has the potential to drive economic growth? What are the main challenges facing start-ups and SMEs?

 10:30 AM Forum 3

Global Trends in Real Estate Investment
What global trends will shape the future real-estate landscape? Where will new global investment opportunities shift to next? How will new market demands shape investment, efficiency and connectivity requirements?

 12:00 AM Luncheon

The Americas in Focus

 2:30 PM Networking Coffee + Dessert
 3:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session

The Future of Work
What will the future of work look like and what strategies can be implemented today to ensure smooth transition? As the pace of technology, robotics and artificial intelligence continues to accelerate, how can educational institutions harness new forms of learning and equip students and workers with the tools required to succeed in this new and fast approaching economic era?

 4:30 PM Roundtable 1

Facing a New Era in Cybersecurity
What are the major challenges facing global cybersecurity today? What strategies do companies and governments need to adopt to protect critical information infrastructure? In what ways can private and public stakeholders work together to combat cyber threats?

4:30 PM Roundtable 2
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM Morning Plenary Session

Shaping a Sustainable Energy Future
What are the new trends in energy technology and how can these be implemented to optimize efficiency and improve connectivity? What policies are needed to promote the global energy transition? How will falling oil prices continue to shape the energy map?

10:30 AM Forum 1

Cities: The Sustainability Imperative
As the global cities continue to populate, is it possible to ensure a sustainable management of resources? What synergies can be found between services related to energy, water, waste management and mobility to ensure a resilient and sustainable development?

10:30 AM Forum 2 

Harnessing the Impact of Changing Consumer Trends
How are the dynamism of new consumer markets and intensification of mobility and e-commerce challenging traditional retail? What strategies and tools do companies need to implement in order to be competitive in today’s global marketplace? How can technology and advanced logistics enhance productivity and amplify commerce opportunities in today’s context?

10:30 AM Forum 3

Promoting Trade and Investment with the Americas
What are the major opportunities and challenges facing the region with regards to creating and enabling an environment that promotes efficient and secure trade? What policies need to be implemented to promote competitiveness and better business practices? How can the public and private sectors work together to promote exports and attract investment?

12:00 PM Luncheon

Building an Agenda for Sustainable Development

2:30 PM Networking Coffee + Dessert
3:00 PM Closing Plenary Session

A New Era in Transport and Infrastructure
From driverless cars, supersonic trains, solar-powered airplanes, or giant airships, we’re on the cusp of a revolution in transportation. Innovative leaders will share their views on how technology will change the way we move people and goods around the globe.

4:30 PM Roundtable
5:30 PM Closing Remarks of the 8th World Strategic Forum