Unveiling Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2023 Speaker and Program Highlights

Built around the theme of “Embracing Instability”, the Forum will challenge and inspire global leaders to find common ground amid geopolitical stresses, economic obstacles, technological upheaval and climate change

Confirmed speakers include Mike Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies; Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Republic of Singapore; Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor; Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group; Tony O. Elumelu CFR, Group Chairman, United Bank for Africa; Andrew Forrest AO, Founder and Executive Chairman, Fortescue; Ken Griffin, Founder and CEO, Citadel; Jan Jenisch, Chairman and CEO, Holcim; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton; Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-Founder, Dreamworks Animation and Managing Partner, WndrCo; Toshiro Kudama, CEO, JERA Asia; Rachel Lord, Senior Managing Director and Chair & Head of APAC, BlackRock; Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC; Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC; John Riady, Group CEO, Lippo Group Indonesia; Jim Rowan, CEO and President, Volvo Cars; Vera Songwe, Chair, Liquidity and Sustainability Facility; John Waldron, President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs; Shemara Wikramanayake, Managing Director and CEO, Macquarie Group; Jack Zhang, Co-Founder and CEO, Airwallex; Lei Zhang, Founder and CEO, Envision with more to follow.

SINGAPORE September 15, 2023 – Today, Bloomberg New Economy unveiled its latest speaker and program updates for the sixth annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum. Returning to Singapore on November 8-10, 2023, the Forum will address the questions and issues of greatest importance to global business and finance, among them a changing world order, the rise of industrial policy and fiscal activism in the post-pandemic era, and the intensifying race for technological supremacy. Against a backdrop of inflation, war, great-power tensions, the threat and promise of artificial intelligence and the precarious state of the planet’s climate, this event will bring together leaders to address the world’s most pressing problems.

“Without dialogue and international engagement, this climate of economic and geopolitical instability can be a breeding ground for mistrust and zero-sum rivalries,” said Erik Schatzker, Editorial Director of Bloomberg New Economy. “That’s why it’s so vital to convene this Forum and why we’re so encouraged by the strong response and commitment from senior government officials and private-sector leadership from across the globe.”

Earlier this month, as part of the lead-up to the Forum, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Bloomberg New Economy before an audience in Singapore for an exclusive conversation on the increasingly complex environment Canada and other countries are navigating in the Indo-Pacific region. Watch the full interview with Erik Schatzker here.

“This year’s forum in Singapore promises to be the most impactful yet, with more than 500 global participants expected to attend alongside representatives from the U.S., China, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, UK, Canada, Brazil, Qatar and Singapore,” added M. Scott Havens, CEO at Bloomberg Media. “With the economy contending with ever greater uncertainty driven by seismic changes in global business, the Bloomberg New Economy platform will continue to play a critical role in facilitating meaningful dialogue among its participants and help decision-makers find opportunity in uncertainty.”

Confirmed 2023 delegates include Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, Acting CEO, SABIC; Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO, MSCI Inc.; Edu Lyra, CEO and Co-Founder, Gerando Falcões; Sanjay Mehrotra, President and CEO, Micron Technology; and Dina Powell McCormick, Vice Chairman and President, Global Client Services, BDT and MSD Capital; and HE Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani, CEO of Media City Qatar. Attending as Bloomberg New Economy Advisory Board members are: Sara Menker, Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence; Josephine Wapakabulo, Founder and Managing Director, TIG Africa; and Lei Zhang, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hillhouse Investment, alongside new members to the board, Mark Carney, Chair and Head of Transition Investing, Brookfield Asset Management; Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures; Steven Rattner, Chairman and CEO, Willett Advisors; and Jing Qian, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Center for China Analysis.

Initiatives Update

Bloomberg New Economy announced its third annual class of Catalysts, a dynamic group of 20 young leaders from 12 countries around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of innovation. The Catalysts will be gathering at the Forum to share ideas, collaborate and gain valuable access to the speakers and delegates convened by Bloomberg New Economy. Meet the Catalyst community here.

Following the launch of the Bloomberg New Economy Climate Technology Coalition in 2022, the Coalition Steering Committee will release its first statement on industrial decarbonization through increased adoption of clean hydrogen. The report from the coalition, published by BloombergNEF, focuses on scaling low-carbon hydrogen and its end products, with an initial focus on green ammonia. It will specify actionable recommendations for both business and policymakers that can catalyze widespread acceptance by the market.

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The 2023 Bloomberg New Economy Forum’s Founding Partners are Bayer, Envision, Holcim, HSBC, Hyundai and Tata Sons. Singapore is the Host Partner. B.Grimm, PwC and Standard Chartered are the event’s Presenting Partners. The Spotlight Economy Partner is IDA Ireland. BloombergNEF, Bloomberg Intelligence and Bloomberg Economics provide cutting-edge data-driven insights as the Forum’s Research Partners. 

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