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Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2018

PC: Society & Diplomatic Review

On September 26th 2018, the second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum was held at The Plaza Hotel in New York centered on strengthening global trade and economic alliances through partnerships, global leadership, and harnessing technology. Similar to last year, the forum is dedicated to convening the most important global leaders from public and private sectors to discuss and address these challenges to shared prosperity, and building crucial partnerships between business and government to ensure its continued success.

This year more than 70 Heads of State and Delegation expected including new participants Prime Minister Erna Solberg, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, President Muhammadu Buhari, President Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, and President Alain Berset of those who joined previously are Prime Minister Theresa May, President Enrique Peña Nieto, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, President Iván Duque Márquez, President Cyril Ramaphosa and more making GBF the largest gathering of heads of state outside a formal government summit in 2018.

More than 200 CEOs including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Baidu CEO Robin Li, Ford CEO Jim Hackett, Goldman Sachs President and COO David Solomon, and Unilever CEO Paul Polman will also attend the leading public-private gathering alongside the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Global Call for Climate Progress was the focus of the One Planet Summit in the afternoon hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg

Additional featured participants in the Bloomberg Global Business Forum include Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto; New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern; Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari; and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. There will be a robust E.U. delegation including Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission; Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice President for the European Commission; and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for the European Commission, along with business leaders such as Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch Inbev CEO; Jean-Louis Chaussade, Suez CEO; Roger Ferguson, TIAA President and CEO; Larry Fink, BlackRock Chairman and CEO; Kenneth Griffin, Citadel Founder and CEO; Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank Group; Brian Moynihan, Bank of America Chairman and CEO; Paul Polman, Unilever CEO; Patrick Pouyanné, Total S.A. CEO; Feike Sijbesma, Royal DSM Chairman and CEO; David M. Solomon, Goldman Sachs President and COO; and John Zimmer, Lyft Co-founder and President.

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