Program

MONDAY, APRIL 1- GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE AND INNOVATION
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening of the 9th Edition of the World Strategic Forum

OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM Inaugural Plenary Session

SHAPING AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

What are the major risks and opportunities facing the global economy today? How can private and public sectors encourage inclusive and sustainable growth? How strategies must be adopted to mitigate a potential economic downturn?

10:30 AM Forum 1

INVESTING FOR LONG-TERM RETURNS

What are the emerging trends in sustainable investment? What are the strategies needed to promote long-term success and sustainability? How can public policy foster transparency and due diligence?

10:30 AM Forum 2

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE AMERICAS

What are the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the Americas today? What can high-growth start-ups do to harness their success and ensure lasting viability? How can governments across the Americas establish the soft infrastructure needed to encourage healthy ecosystems of entrepreneurship?

 10:30 AM Forum 3

HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

What are some of the most potentially disruptive applications of AI? How will machine learning affect the future of business? What are the barriers to AI adoption and how can they be overcome?

 12:00 AM Luncheon

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION

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

THE FUTURE OF WORK

In what ways is the nature of work expected to change? How will the new wave of automation affect employment? How will independent work and the gig economy impact wages and stability? What educational models are best suited to prepare the workforce for the future job market?

3:30 PM Afternoon Plenary Session

ENVISIONING THE CITIES OF TOMORROW

How are urban innovators reviving our cities and shaping the way we live? What are the models of infrastructure financing and design required to increase accessibility and well-being? In what ways can governments work to diminish the urban-rural divide and boost economic development?

 4:00 PM Closing Plenary Session

CYBERSECURITY IN AN ERA OF HYPER-CONNECTIVITY

As the world becomes increasingly connected, what are the major threats to IoT systems around the world? How can firms and institutions adopt preventative cybersecurity measures so as to build consumer trust? What role does regulation play in balancing public safety and individual privacy rights?

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 -ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
7:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM

Morning Plenary Session

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT: CONNECTING FOR COMPETITIVENESS

How can transport and logistics infrastructure facilitate trade and boost economic growth? How can governments, investors and developers future-proof today’s infrastructure projects? In what ways are new technologies driving down the cost of big infrastructure and enabling economic growth?

10:00 AM FIRESIDE CHAT

RENEWABLES: LEADING THE CHARGE

10:30 AM NETWORKING COFFEE
10:45 AM Forum 1

THROUGH THE CLIMATE LENS: BUILDING A RESILIENT FUTURE

What is the economic impact of climate change? What can public and private stakeholders do to ensure climate change resilience and what are the challenges associated with the implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies? How can companies effectively align their economic and environmental goals?

10:45 AM Forum 2

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AT A CROSSROADS
How are different sectors and organizations navigating through the complexities and managing the speed at which trade is changing? How is the current geopolitical situation shaping the new global trade map? What new global rules and tools are needed to ensure fairer and more inclusive trade?
10:45 AM Forum 3
TOWARD INTEGRATED MOBILITY SYSTEMS
In what ways is technology enhancing mobility and transport systems? What are the challenges posed by integration and how can firms overcome them? How can the public and private sector work to build a shared future through regional and international connectivity?
12:00 PM Luncheon

THE AMERICAS: WHAT’S NEXT?
2:00 PM Networking Coffee + Dessert
2:30 PM SPECIAL ADDRESS
To be announced shortly
3:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session

ENVISIONING THE CITIES OF TOMORROWHow are urban innovators reviving our cities and shaping the way we live? What are the models of infrastructure financing and design required to increase accessibility and wellbeing?
In what ways can governments work to diminish the urban-rural divide and boost economic development?
4:00 PM Closing Plenary Session

THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF LATINAMERICA

What are the major challenges facing the Latin America today? How can we assess the future of democracy in Latin America? How are global politics and economic interests affecting the region?

5:00 PM Closing of the 9th  Edition of the World Strategic Forum

To download a pdf version of the preliminary program,  please click here

MONDAY, APRIL 1- GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE AND INNOVATION
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Opening of the 9th Edition of the World Strategic Forum

OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM Inaugural Plenary Session

SHAPING AN INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

What are the major risks and opportunities facing the global economy today? How can private and public sectors encourage inclusive and sustainable growth? How strategies must be adopted to mitigate a potential economic downturn?

10:30 AM Forum 1

INVESTING FOR LONG-TERM RETURNS

What are the emerging trends in sustainable investment? What are the strategies needed to promote long-term success and sustainability? How can public policy foster transparency and due diligence?

10:30 AM Forum 2

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE AMERICAS

What are the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the Americas today? What can high-growth start-ups do to harness their success and ensure lasting viability? How can governments across the Americas establish the soft infrastructure needed to encourage healthy ecosystems of entrepreneurship?

 10:30 AM Forum 3

HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

What are some of the most potentially disruptive applications of AI? How will machine learning affect the future of business? What are the barriers to AI adoption and how can they be overcome?

 12:00 AM Luncheon

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION

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

THE FUTURE OF WORK

In what ways is the nature of work expected to change? How will the new wave of automation affect employment? How will independent work and the gig economy impact wages and stability? What educational models are best suited to prepare the workforce for the future job market?

3:30 PM Afternoon Plenary Session

ENVISIONING THE CITIES OF TOMORROW

How are urban innovators reviving our cities and shaping the way we live? What are the models of infrastructure financing and design required to increase accessibility and well-being? In what ways can governments work to diminish the urban-rural divide and boost economic development?

 4:00 PM Closing Plenary Session

CYBERSECURITY IN AN ERA OF HYPER-CONNECTIVITY

As the world becomes increasingly connected, what are the major threats to IoT systems around the world? How can firms and institutions adopt preventative cybersecurity measures so as to build consumer trust? What role does regulation play in balancing public safety and individual privacy rights?

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 -ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
7:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM

Morning Plenary Session

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT: CONNECTING FOR COMPETITIVENESS

How can transport and logistics infrastructure facilitate trade and boost economic growth? How can governments, investors and developers future-proof today’s infrastructure projects? In what ways are new technologies driving down the cost of big infrastructure and enabling economic growth?

10:00 AM FIRESIDE CHAT

RENEWABLES: LEADING THE CHARGE

10:30 AM NETWORKING COFFEE
10:45 AM Forum 1

THROUGH THE CLIMATE LENS: BUILDING A RESILIENT FUTURE

What is the economic impact of climate change? What can public and private stakeholders do to ensure climate change resilience and what are the challenges associated with the implementation of mitigation and adaptation strategies? How can companies effectively align their economic and environmental goals?

10:45 AM Forum 2

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AT A CROSSROADS
How are different sectors and organizations navigating through the complexities and managing the speed at which trade is changing? How is the current geopolitical situation shaping the new global trade map? What new global rules and tools are needed to ensure fairer and more inclusive trade?
10:45 AM Forum 3
TOWARD INTEGRATED MOBILITY SYSTEMS
In what ways is technology enhancing mobility and transport systems? What are the challenges posed by integration and how can firms overcome them? How can the public and private sector work to build a shared future through regional and international connectivity?
12:00 PM Luncheon

THE AMERICAS: WHAT’S NEXT?
2:00 PM Networking Coffee + Dessert
2:30 PM SPECIAL ADDRESS
To be announced shortly
3:00 PM Afternoon Plenary Session

ENVISIONING THE CITIES OF TOMORROWHow are urban innovators reviving our cities and shaping the way we live? What are the models of infrastructure financing and design required to increase accessibility and wellbeing?
In what ways can governments work to diminish the urban-rural divide and boost economic development?
4:00 PM Closing Plenary Session

THE NEW GEOPOLITICS OF LATINAMERICA

What are the major challenges facing the Latin America today? How can we assess the future of democracy in Latin America? How are global politics and economic interests affecting the region?

5:00 PM Closing of the 9th  Edition of the World Strategic Forum

To download a pdf version of the preliminary program,  please click here