Bloomberg Global Business Forum 2019

Bloomberg Global Business Forum

September 25, 2019

New York City

Past Agenda

See the agenda from the 2018 Bloomberg Global Business Forum.


Leaders Breakfast

Terrace Room



Grand Ballroom


  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Right Honorable Theresa May, MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Open Economies and Free Trade as Drivers of Innovation and Growth

  • The Right Honorable Theresa May, MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM

Technology as a Driver of Global Growth
Spotlight 1

  • James Hackett, President and CEO, Ford Motor Company
  • Francine Lacqua, Anchor and Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg L.P.

Spotlight 2

  • Her Excellency Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, European Commission
  • John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg L.P.

Spotlight 3

  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Robin Li, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu

Global Leadership in Trade Relationships
Moderator: The Honorable William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

  • His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia
  • Her Excellency Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway
  • His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa

Closing Remarks

  • Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies


Broadcast Session I and Breakout Session

Edwardian Broadcast Room or Champion Suite

Broadcast Session I: The Future of Finance, hosted by Bloomberg Television
Edwardian Broadcast Room or Champion Suite

The Global Investment Outlook in a Late Stage Cycle

  • Jim Coulter, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, TPG
  • Mary Callahan Erdoes, Chief Executive Officer, J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management
  • Ken Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citadel
  • Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg

Global Finance: View From the Top

  • Larry Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock
  • David M. Solomon, President and COO, Goldman Sachs
  • Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse
  • Francine Lacqua, Anchor & Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg


Breakout Session: Disrupt to Stabilize: How Youth Are Shaping the Economy, hosted by the Misk Foundation
Champion Suite

  • Josh Giegel, Co-founder & CTO, Virgin Hyperloop One
  • Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Uber
  • Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen
  • Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder and CEO, Endeavor Global
  • Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO, Chobani
  • Joshua L. Steiner, Senior Advisor, Bloomberg LP


Networking Lunch Reception

A Networking Lunch Reception will take place in the Terrace Room from 12:00PM to 1:30PM


Broadcast Session II

Edwardian Broadcast Room

Broadcast Session II: Trade Partnerships and Economic Migration, hosted by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS

How Large-Scale Demographic Shifts Will Impact Jobs, Trade and the Global Economy

  • His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States
  • His Excellency Alain Berset, President of the Swiss Confederation
  • Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP
  • Heather Ridout, Chair, AustralianSuper

The EU on the Global Stage

  • Her Excellency Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the EU Commissions

Partnerships for Prosperity in a Post-Brexit European Union

  • His Excellency Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain
  • His Excellency Frans Timmermans, First Vice President, European Commission

The Growing Euro-Asia Alliance

  • The Honorable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • His Excellency Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • The Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern, MP, Prime Minister of New Zealand

Topics for private roundtables following the plenary include:

  • Business Evolution: Digitization of Major Industry
  • Building Resilient Economies and Preserving Marine Ecosystems in Coastal Nations
  • Energy, Infrastructure, Technology, Access: Meeting the Needs of the Next Billion Global Producers and Consumers
  • Global Cooperation and Artificial Intelligence


One Planet Summit

Grand Ballroom