Bloomberg Global Business Forum

September 26, 2018

New York City

2017 Partners

The Bloomberg Global Business Forum and its partners are committed to addressing social and economic progress in the decades to come. Partners at this historic event include:

“This is a critical moment for the world’s economy. Recent events around the world have challenged the principles that have governed commerce for the past several decades. In transitional times like these, I believe business and government must work together to solve the issues affecting us all.”

Michael R. Bloomberg
Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City

“The world economy is undergoing rapid, fundamental change. It is vital that global leaders work together to prepare the next generation for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The Bloomberg Global Business Forum provides a platform for that very necessary dialogue.”

His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz
Chairman, MiSK Foundation

“EXOR enthusiastically supports the Global Business Forum that gathers leaders from many walks of life, from all around the world to identify smart, practical solutions to the great challenges of our time.”

John Elkann
Chairman and CEO

“As leaders across global business, it’s critical that we come together to determine the future of the world’s economic order and create an environment that reflects the new realities of globalization.”

Aliko Dangote
President and Chief Executive
Dangote Industries Limited

“Global trade has lifted hundreds of millions of people around the world out of poverty, but there’s more that we can do.”

Jack Ma
Executive Chairman
Alibaba Group

“I see no inherent contradiction between profitable business and social development. In fact, there is huge potential for a virtuous synergy between the two. Working together to a plan, with governments also lending their support, there is so much we can do to impact the problems that our planet faces.”

Anand G. Mahindra
Mahindra Group

Corporate Partners

The Bloomberg Global Business Forum and its partners are committed to addressing social and economic progress in the decades to come. Partners at this historic event include:

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2016 sold 4.86 million vehicles globally. With more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell and IONIQ, the world’s first model with three electrified powertrains in a single body type. Learn more at

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. They operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Learn more at

Uptake is the actionable insights platform, delivering products that produce outcomes to make industry more reliable, productive, safe and secure. Leveraging insights from global customers across eight verticals, including smart cities, energy, rail, agriculture, aviation and more, Uptake’s products apply cross-industry data science to produce high-value, measurable outcomes. Uptake has been recognized as a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum and was recently listed at #5 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50, an exclusive ranking of private companies transforming the economy. Learn more at