26-28 June, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa


His Excellency
Jacob G. Zuma

Republic of South Africa


Kgalema Motlanthe
Deputy President
Republic of South Africa

The senior-most leaders of the Republic of South Africa, including President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will welcome delegates to the 2010 Global Forum

This June, at a time when the eyes of the globe will be on South Africa for its historic moment in the world of sports, the Global Forum, hosted by Fortune, TIME, and CNN, will gather global leaders in Cape Town to focus on substantive issues and opportunities in the developing world.

Since 1995, the Global Forum has convened the heads of global business—the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world’s largest companies—on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. For Cape Town, we will enhance the experience by including TIME 100 honorees: the world’s most influential people from the highest ranks of government, science and technology, business, sports, media, entertainment, and nongovernment organizations. Their participation will yield rich insights into the broader, interdisciplinary context in which today’s global companies are operating.

Africa—a continent with more than 900 million consumers offering the promise of significant growth potential—offers the ideal setting for this exploration of The New Global Opportunity. As the gloom of the financial crisis appears to be giving way to a brighter future, there could be no better time or place to tap into the extraordinary promise of the developing world.

In addition to delivering the benefits of this substantive business curriculum, the Global Forum is the place to forge enduring new friendships and enjoy a rich personal experience that includes intimate dinners in the private homes of South Africa’s most distinguished citizens.

Presenting Partner


For over two decades, Trilogy has been delivering innovative software and technology solutions to emerging markets around the globe. We’re proud to be the presenting partner at the 2010 Global Forum.

Host Partner




At Herman Miller, we design and develop furniture and related services and technologies. It’s how we work for a better world around you, whether that’s an office, hospital, school, home, or the world at large.


HP recognizes the opportunities that abound throughout Africa. As the world's largest technology company, HP is honored to join the Global Forum to promote the role of technology to enhance education and enable sustainable growth for businesses and economies.


As a global investment manager with African roots, we view the African continent as an exciting long-term investment destination. We believe the Fortune|Time|CNN Global Forum will be an important platform from which to demonstrate firsthand to the world's leaders and decision-makers the strides we as a continent have made.


Pioneer Foods fully embraces the new dawn of opportunity for South Africa and Africa as we welcome distinguished delegates to the 2010 Global Forum in Cape Town. We dedicate our enterprise to become the preferred choice in a growing number of food categories in South Africa, Africa, and in select markets worldwide.


Symantec is a global leader in security, storage, and systems management solutions. We help our customers secure and manage their information against more risks at more points and do so more completely and efficiently than any other company. We are proud to be a sponsor of the 2010 Global Forum.



Supporting Sponsors

Carbon Offsets
Digital Agency

Most Powerful Women Initiative


Community and Non-profit Partners

Beyond Sport