22 January 2019 | Davos, Switzerland

The Year Ahead Davos

Bloomberg’s acclaimed event series The Year Ahead will be making its way to Davos in 2019, offering a must-attend addition to WEF week.

What’s Next. Right Now.

Bloomberg’s acclaimed event series The Year Ahead will be making its way to Davos in 2019, offering a must-attend addition to WEF week.

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 2019.  Join Bloomberg in Davos on January 22, 2019, to help shape the conversation for The Year Ahead.

January 22 - Tuesday

11:30 am

Registration & Networking

12:00 pm

Welcome Remarks

12:05 pm

Driving Returns with Impact Technology



12:20 pm

Presentation:  Broadening Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion

How do we move from recognizing the problem of representation to solving it?


  • Julie Gebauer

    Global Head of Human Capital & Benefits, Willis Towers Watson

12:30 pm

The Importance of Representation from Wall Street to Main Street

Greater diversity, from the trading floor to the executive suite to the board room, is an economic imperative for the world’s most successful financial firms. Our panel of global executives discusses how data can help guide decisions by investors and the C-suite.



1:05 pm

The Global Financial Outlook Amid Turbulent Markets

Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait sits down with Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat for a wide-ranging conversation on the outlook for the banking and financial sector in 2019.



1:25 pm

Presentation: Brands as a Force for Good and Growth

Despite the ongoing rhetoric and good intentions on improving societal issues such as gender equality and sustainability, progress continues to be glacially slow. What if brands could help change this?  Brands affect nearly every person on the planet, every day. They can be agents of change – individually and collectively – as a powerful force for good, and for growth.


1:35 pm

Spotlight on Sustainability: Ending the World's Water Crisis

Water.org and WaterEquity, Matt Damon and Gary White’s non-profit organization and impact investment fund manager, respectively, have reached more than 16 million people by improving water security and sanitation via both direct philanthropic efforts and microfinance investments. In this session, Damon and White explain what they have learned from these two approaches, and what work still needs to be done to put an end to the world’s water crisis.



2:00 pm

Closing Remarks


Michael Corbat

Chief Executive Officer Citigroup

Matt Damon

Actor & Co-Founder Water.org & WaterEquity

Anne Finucane

Vice Chairman Bank of America

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics Bloomberg

Julie Gebauer

Global Head of Human Capital & Benefits Willis Towers Watson

Peter Grauer

Chairman Bloomberg

Francine Lacqua

Anchor Bloomberg Television

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief Bloomberg

Dina Powell

Managing Director Goldman Sachs

Nico Rosberg

Green Tech Investor; F1 2016 World Champion

Gary White

CEO & Co-Founder Water.org & WaterEquity

Marc Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer P&G


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Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a global advisory, broking and solutions company. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries. It designs and delivers solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Willis Towers Watson’s unique perspective allows it to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance.