December 6-8, 2017: Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

“The Fortune Global Forum is one of the most influential forums on economic development in the world.” –H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President, People’s Republic of China

On December 7, in an introduction to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Time Inc. Chief Content Officer and President of Fortune Alan Murray announced that the 2018 Fortune Global Forum will be held in Canada. Please check back for more information about the plans for 2018.

Since 1995, the Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of global business—the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world’s largest companies—on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. The 2017 Global Forum was held in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China on December 6-8.

The Fortune Global Forum creates a valuable opportunity for the CEOs of the world’s biggest multinational companies—the Fortune Global 500—to actively engage with China and its leaders from both business and government.

Participation in the Fortune Global Forum is by invitation only and expected guests will include multinational CEOs and the heads of China’s most important companies, along with world leaders. Participants in previous Global Forums have included His Holiness Pope Francis, former PRC Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, Vice Premiers Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli; former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush; and company chairmen Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase, Ginni Rometty of IBM, Victor Fung of Li & Fung Ltd., Robert Iger of The Walt Disney Company, Chanda Kochhar of ICICI Bank, Yang Yuanqing of Lenovo, Ma Yun of Alibaba, Frederick W. Smith of FedEx, Zhang Ruimin of Haier and Robin Li of Baidu.