Michael R. Bloomberg Announces First Speakers for Fifth Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, November 14-17

On the heels of the 2022 G20 Summit and COP27, the Forum will gather the world’s most influential CEOs, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and policymakers, in collaboration with Singapore.

Speakers and delegates include Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Werner Baumann, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Laurence D. Fink, Gita Gopinath, Ken Griffin, Jan Jenisch, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Catherine MacGregor, Sara Menker, Nandan Nilekani, Noel Quinn, Ryan Roslansky, Neil Shen and Ambassador Katherine Tai amongst others.

NEW YORK, 28 September, 2022 – Bloomberg Media today announced the initial speakers for the fifth annual  Bloomberg New Economy Forum, which returns to Singapore in-person on November 14-17. Under the guiding theme of, “Lighting a Path Through a Storm” the Forum brings together a remarkably diverse group of political, corporate and multilateral leaders with a singular goal: finding practical solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. 

As war rages in Ukraine, dwindling food supplies and skyrocketing costs threaten famine in many of the world’s most vulnerable regions. In the meantime, broken supply chains and labor shortages have ignited inflation across the globe, and a renewed reliance on fossil fuels threatens to put carbon-reduction targets forever out of reach. The Bloomberg New Economy community was created to meet the challenges these multiple crises present with ambitious ideas, capital and action.

“Whether it’s repairing the economic damage of the pandemic, tackling inflation, promoting trade, or finding innovative new ways to fight climate change, there is no shortage of challenges – and opportunities – facing global leaders right now,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and 108th mayor of New York City. “The spirit of collaboration and optimism lies at the heart of the New Economy Forum, and together with our partners, we look forward to hosting another productive, in-person gathering in Singapore this year.”

Led by Bloomberg New Economy’s Editorial Director, Erik Schatzker, the Forum’s program is built around the five key pillars of the new economy – Finance, Commerce, Sustainability, Resilience and Security – and will serve as the focal point for critical conversations among the more than 500 delegates, including current and former heads of state, global CEOs and public-sector leaders.

“The landscape of this new economy is changing. Increasingly, the emerging markets are the world’s wellspring of creativity, whether it’s agtech and solar-powered microgrids in sub-Saharan Africa, cryptocurrency banking in Venezuela, or plastic-eating robots on the shores of the Persian Gulf,” said Schatzker. “While the immediate future promises to be turbulent and fraught with hardship for many, Bloomberg New Economy hopes to foster a dynamic environment where innovation thrives, growth is sustainable, excesses are contained, outcomes are more equitable, and prosperity is shared.” 

Returning for its fifth year, the Forum will take place again in Singapore, a destination that embodies economic resiliency and neutrality, and offers proximity to many of the largest and fastest-growing of the emerging markets.

“Now more than ever, in a world beset with crises, we need bolder public-private collaboration – most of all to spur the innovations and solutions needed to tackle the challenges of the global commons. We look forward to another meaningful New Economy Forum in Singapore this year”, said Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

Included among the delegates scheduled to speak at and attend the New Economy Forum are: Raphael Arndt (Chief Executive Officer, Future Fund), Werner Baumann (Chairman of the Board of Management (CEO) and Chief Sustainability Officer, Bayer AG), Hazem Ben-Gacem (Co-Chief Executive Officer, Investcorp), Michael R.  Bloomberg (Founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Three-term Mayor of New York City), Natarajan Chandrasekaran (Executive Chairman, Tata Sons), Régine Clément (President and Chief Executive Officer, CREO Syndicate), Anna Fang (Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Zhen Fund), Laurence D. Fink, (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc.), William Ford (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Atlantic LLC), Robert Friedland (Founder and Executive Co-Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd), Gita Gopinath, (First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund), Ken Griffin (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel), Hélène Huby (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Exploration Company), Jan Jenisch (Chief Executive Officer, Holcim), Jin Liqun (President and Chair, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), Dr. Henry A. Kissinger (Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Honorary Chair of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum), Catherine MacGregor (Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE), David MacLennan (Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill), Sara Menker (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gro Intelligence), Michael Miebach (Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard), Robert E. Moritz (Global Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited), Nandan Nilekani (Chairman and Co-Founder, Infosys Limited), Jorge Paulo Lemann (Founder, 3G Capital), Noel Quinn (Group Chief Executive, HSBC), Ryan Roslansky (Chief Executive Officer, LinkedIn), Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara (Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited and Temasek International Pte. Ltd.), Kendra Schaefer (Partner, Trivium), Neil Shen (Steward of Sequoia Capital; Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China), Boyan Slat (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Ocean Cleanup), Bob Sternfels (Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company), Ambassador Katherine Tai (United States Trade Representative), Sarah K. Williamson (Chief Executive Officer, FCLTGlobal), and Lei Zhang  (Chief Executive Officer, Envision Group).

The Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst class of 2022 – a distinctive global group of breakthrough innovators, visionaries, scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs – will also convene at the Forum for a special day of programming, which will focus on high-level discussions to develop solutions for a more sustainable and equitable economy. Launched in 2021, the community is both a celebration of and launchpad for ideas, providing access to a growing thinktank of influential leaders and opportunities.

Additional solutions-driven thought leadership comes from four Bloomberg New Economy Councils, composed of CEOs, public sector leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs. Building on expert research and insights from McKinsey & Company, BloombergNEF, Bloomberg Economics, and Bloomberg Intelligence, New Economy Councils work on developing frameworks for policy and roadmaps for corporate action in crucial issues of health, cities, trade and climate.

The 2022 Bloomberg New Economy Founding Partners are: Bayer, Envision Group, Holcim, HSBC, Hyundai Motor Company, Mastercard, and Tata Sons. Our Presenting Partners are: PwC and Standard Chartered. McKinsey & Company is the exclusive Knowledge Partner, and IDA Ireland and the Republic of Panama join as Spotlight Economy Partners. Singapore is the Official Host Country Partner for the Forum and Singapore Airlines is the official airline partner.

For additional program and speaker details for the Bloomberg New Economy Forum visit www.bloombergneweconomy.com. For press interest please register at this link. Join the conversation on social media using #NewEconomyForum and follow Bloomberg New Economy on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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