January 20-24, 2020 | Davos, Switzerland
Bloomberg Live at Davos
Against the backdrop of the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg will host multiple events and conversations, bringing together corporate leaders, government officials, and industry specialists to discuss the most important trends, challenges and opportunities facing executives in 2020 and beyond.
Leveraging exclusive Bloomberg data, topics will include digital innovation and technological disruption, foreign investment, climate change, and corporate responsibility.
See our schedule of events below.
Trust in the Digital Age
6:00pm | Wipro, Promenade 74
The fourth industrial revolution has brought about innovative techniques and analytics that are opening up unprecedented growth and revenue opportunities. However, control over vast amounts of data brings with it a weight of responsibility. Companies of all sizes have to safeguard and responsibly manage personal information if they are to secure the trust of those they serve. Join us as we discuss how businesses are using, sharing and safeguarding data as they navigate the digital economy and look to employ their influence for public good.
Speakers include Ajay Banga, President and CEO of Mastercard, Charlotte Hoff, CEO of Visa (Europe) and Mario Greco, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group
The Year Ahead: Spotlight on FDI
7:30am | Salon Atlantis, Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère
Each year countries compete for more than $1 trillion in FDI flows around the world. Multinational corporations must weigh up the shifting geopolitical landscape, the evolving risk-return profile of countries and the sustainable nature of their investments, while governments and international trade bodies lay down attractive foundations and incentives to compete for their investments. Join us as we hear from the key stakeholders involved in FDI outflows and inflows and identify the opportunities and trends for the year ahead.
The Year Ahead Davos
11:30am | Salon Atlantis, Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère
An exclusive, invitation-only event, The Year Ahead Davos will provide delegates with the necessary insight to better plan and prioritize for the trends, issues and challenges that they will face in 2020. Join Bloomberg in Davos to help shape the conversation for The Year Ahead.
This event will feature interviews with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, and Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink.
The Year Ahead: Harnessing New Technologies to Compete in Uncertain Times
7:00am | IBM Gallery, Promenade 72
In today’s rapidly evolving business world, the concept of value has many facets. How are companies staying relevant by adapting their business models and processes to stay on top of the latest trends? How are they handling disruptive forces including AI and cyber security to stay ahead of the competition? How are C-suite executives ensuring that their business and financial goals are in sync with broader sustainability principles? We examine the role AI can play to help companies compete in the new economy and achieve diversity and inclusion goals, hire and retain top talent and achieve sustainability targets.
This program will include discussions with Gillian Tans, Chairwoman of Booking.com and Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital Officer of Novartis.
Bloomberg Climate Forum
7:30am | Nasdaq, Promenade 63
Climate is the defining issue of our time. Around the world, people are growing increasingly environmentally concerned and craving solutions to the challenges that will rapidly intensify over the next few decades.
Bloomberg will gather a small group of 40 senior leaders during the World Economic Forum for a breakfast conversation on the innovation and collaboration needed to drive meaningful climate action. Speakers will highlight the action needed from corporates, investors, nonprofits and governments to promote a cohesive and sustainable world. They include Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ignancio S. Galán, Chairman and CEO of Iberdrola, and Kara Hurst, Head of Worldwide Sustainability for Amazon.
The Smart Economy
11:30am | Lounge East, Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère
Technological disruption is poised to reshape entire economies in the years to come, as AI, automation and IoT bring about a transformation in commercial and industrial processes. But as in any revolution, the process is not always painless.
During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bloomberg will convene c-suite leaders for a programmed luncheon focused on how thought-leaders and policy-makers are working to build a digital-first global economy. The program will also examine how technology can help tackle some of the biggest challenges we face in addressing climate change.
Speakers include S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations for the Republic of Singapore, as well as Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Vice President of International Rides for Uber.
The Year Ahead: Redefining Corporate Responsibility
7:00am | IBM Gallery, Promenade 72
The Business Roundtable revised its statement on corporate purpose earlier this year. It called for a break from the long-established mantra of business having a fiduciary duty to maximize profit for shareholders. It’s urging corporates to move towards serving “all stakeholders,” including customers, employees, suppliers and communities. This made headlines globally, but has also left us with many more questions than answers about how to best serve multiple stakeholders.
This program will include discussions with Rajnish Kumar, Chairman of the State Bank of India and Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers.
About Bloomberg Live
Rare convening power unites with agenda built to break news and move markets. Bloomberg Live brings together the expertise of the largest newsroom in the world with the immense data and analytical power of Bloomberg Intelligence and Bloomberg Global Data to enable our celebrated moderators and speakers to produce compelling, news-making conversations