Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Headline Bloomberg LIVE’S Inaugural The Year Ahead Davos Summit on January 23, 2018

Bloomberg Live will bring together global business leaders and influencers for two invitation-only summits held at the Steigenberger Belvedere Hotel in Davos, Switzerland: The Year Ahead Davos Summit on Tuesday, January 23, 12:15pm-2pmCET, and The Smart Economy on Wednesday, January 24, 12:15pm-2pmCET

Watch both events live at Bloomberg.com/live/emea

CEOs of eBay, Accenture, Schneider Electric, Airbus Defence and Space, WPP, Lloyd’s and Palo Alto Networks are among the speakers participating in the summits during the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland

Davos, Switzerland, Thursday 18 January, 2018 —  During this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bloomberg Live, Bloomberg Media’s global events platform, will host two invitation-only summits — The Year Ahead Davos, featuring a keynote fireside chat with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, and a tech-focused event, The Smart Economy — that will bring together global business leaders and influencers to discuss the most important trends, issues and challenges facing business executives in 2018.

Bloomberg Live’s The Year Ahead Davos, Tuesday, January 23, 12:15pm-2pmCET (6:15amET-8amET), Steigenberger Belvedere Hotel, Davos

Bloomberg Live’s The Year Ahead series of events are the centerpiece of Bloomberg’s editorial effort that recognizes the changing landscape of global investment. Hosted by Bloomberg Chairman, Peter T. Grauer, The Year Ahead Davos will leverage Bloomberg’s in-depth data and analysis to provide forward-looking insights into disruptive technology, the role of corporate leadership in investing in long-term capital growth and how to navigate the year ahead in transportation and mobility. The event will conclude with a fireside chat from 1:30pm-2pmCET (7:30amET-8amET) between John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg, and Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber. Other speakers include:

– Julie Sweet, CEO North America, Accenture
– Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO, Schneider Electric
– C Vijayakumar, President & CEO, HCL Technologies
– Gunn Waersted, Chair of the Board, Telenor
– Damien O’Brien, Chairman, Egon Zehnder
– Devin Wenig, President & CEO, eBay
– Sheila Penrose, Chairman of the Board Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

For access to the full agenda, please visit:  https://www.bloomberglive.com/tya-davos/agenda/

Bloomberg Live’s The Year Ahead Davos is sponsored by HCL Technologies (HCL)

Bloomberg Live’s The Smart Economy: Technology and The Changing Industrial Landscape, Wednesday, January 24, 12:15pm-2pmCET (6:15am-8amET), Steigenberger Belvedere Hotel, Davos

Bloomberg Live’s The Smart Economy will address technological disruption which is poised to reshape economies, as AI, automation and IoT usher transformation in commercial and industrial processes. The following CEOs will convene to share their insights and the approach they are taking to address the challenges of these trailblazing technologies and discuss how major industries are fighting to be first in innovation, while managing the impact on customers and employees, as well as the economy and public policy:

– Inga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s
– Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies
– Dirk Hoke, CEO, Airbus Defence and Space
– Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures
– Mark D. McLaughlin, CEO, Palo Alto Networks
– Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP

For access to the full agenda, please visit:  https://www.bloomberglive.com/the-smart-economy/

Bloomberg Live’s The Smart Economy is sponsored by ca® technologies.

Watch the two events via LIVE<GO> on the Bloomberg Terminal or Bloomberg.com/live/emea and engage directly with both events on Twitter @BloombergLIVE using #TheYearAhead and #smarteconomy.  To learn more about both events and Bloomberg Media’s LIVE global events, please visit Bloomberlive.com


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