Host City

City of Guangzhou

Presenting Partner

HSBC

Partner

ge
midea
huawei
CEFC
Country Garden
Tencent Holdings
Atom Think Tank
Guangzhou Auto
Guangzhou Pharma
Yuexiu
Insigniam
herman Miller
Swellfun
China southern

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey

Supplier

iSOS
“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

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.

Agenda

All items are in Europe/London time. Click on the agenda items to find out more.
EVENT DAY
Tuesday 27 Oct, 2020
7 - 8:00 AM
GOING GLOBAL STRATEGIES: CROSS-BORDER MERGERS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ORGANIC GROWTH
8 - 9:20 AM
SMART MANUFACTURING AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS (OPTIONAL)
8:15 - 9:30 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
8:30 - 9:30 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
9 - 11:30 AM
GUANGZHOU BUSINESS TOURS (OPTIONAL)
9:30 - 9:45 AM
SWITCH BREAK
9:30 - 9:45 AM
SWITCH BREAK
9:45 - 10:10 AM
FORTUNE GLOBAL 1: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST COMPANY LOOKS AHEAD
9:45 - 10:15 AM
JOBS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
10 AM - 12:15 PM
OPENING CEREMONIES AND SPECIAL SESSION
10:10 - 10:30 AM
WINNING IN CHINA
10:15 - 10:55 AM
CONNECTED ECONOMY: PLATFORMS FOR GROWTH
10:30 - 10:50 AM
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: THE VIEW FROM CANADA
10:50 - 11:15 AM
GLOBAL TRADE: SEIZING NEW OPPORTUNITIES
10:55 - 11:30 AM
ENTERTAINING CHINA: ENGAGING NEW CONSUMERS
11:15 - 11:45 AM
SWITCH BREAK
11:30 AM
PROGRAM CLOSE
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
SPECIAL SESSIONS
12:30 - 4:30 PM
VISIT TO NANSHA DISTRICT AND PILOT FREE TRADE ZONE (OPTIONAL)
12:45 - 1:00 PM
SWITCH BREAK
12:45 - 1:00 PM
SWITCH BREAK
1 - 2:15 PM
GREENING THE GLOBE: UNLOCKING CAPITAL TO ACCELERATE THE LOW CARBON TRANSITION
1 - 2:15 PM
INFORMAL LUNCH
1 - 2:15 PM
INFORMAL LUNCH
2:10 - 3:10 PM
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND VIEWPOINTS
2:15 - 2:30 PM
SWITCH BREAK
2:15 - 2:30 PM
SWITCH BREAK
2:25 PM
CHINA’S NEW ROLE IN THE WORLD
2:30 - 3:05 PM
APPLE IN CHINA
2:30 - 3:00 PM
CHINA’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
2:30 - 5:00 PM
GUANGZHOU BUSINESS TOURS (OPTIONAL)
2:55 PM
SESSION TO BE ANNOUNCED
3 - 3:15 PM
CENTURIES OF INNOVATION
3:05 - 3:35 PM
INNOVATION AND ECOSYSTEM
3:15 - 3:50 PM
THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL INNOVATION
3:35 - 4:00 PM
DRIVING THE FUTURE
3:50 - 4:00 PM
FORTUNE CHINA INNOVATION AWARDS PRESENTATION
4 - 4:30 PM
SWITCH BREAK
4 - 4:15 PM
US, CHINA, AND THE WORLD
4:15 - 5:30 PM
FREE TRADE ZONES: OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPACT (OPTIONAL)
4:15 - 4:50 PM
OPENNESS AND INNOVATION: SHAPING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
4:30 - 5:30 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
4:50 - 5:20 PM
CONNECTING THE DOTS
5:20 - 6:00 PM
GLOBALIZATION AT A CROSSROADS: COMPETING IN A NEW AGE
5:30 - 6:00 PM
BREAK
6:00 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION AND DINNER
6:00 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO RECEPTION AND DINNER
7 - 10:00 PM
GALA RECEPTION, DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT
7 - 10:00 PM
RECEPTION AND DINNER
8:30 - 8:45 PM
TRANSFER TO CRUISE SHIPS
8:45 - 9:45 PM
PEARL RIVER CRUISE NIGHTCAP

Venue

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou
1 Huizan E Rd.
Haizhu Qu, Guangzhou Shi
Guangdong Sheng, China, 510308

Guangzhou–China’s Southern gateway to the world–is the ideal location for the 2017 Fortune Global Forum. As a center of international commerce for many centuries, Guangzhou is both a renowned symbol and a modern manifestation of China’s participation in global trade. As the capital city of China’s most populous province, at the heart of the Pearl River Delta region, Guangzhou offers extraordinary opportunities to multinationals and is already home to more than half the Global 500 companies.

Contact Us

The Global Forum program will be developed with the guidance of Fortune editors, whose journalistic perspective provides unique insights into the key trends and dynamic people that are driving business. Each program is tailored to the immediate needs of its audience, with themes and speakers carefully selected to deliver maximum value.

For Speaker Suggestions:
Lisa Desai

Email: FortuneGlobalForum_Nomination@fortuneconf.com

To submit a speaker suggestion, please send the executive’s biography and a few paragraphs pertaining to their expertise. There are no exact deadlines for speaker submissions.

For Participation:

Participantion for the 2017 Global Forum is by invitation only. Registrations are non-transferable. The normal registration fee of $7,500 includes the complete program, conference materials and meals. There is no additional charge for spouses. Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel charges

Nataly Cifuentes

Tel: +1 212-522-3001
Fax: +1 212-624-0258
Email: globalforum@fortune.com

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

A limited number of corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us for more information.

Peter Granath

Vice President, Fortune Live Media
Tel: +1 212-522-0032
Fax: +1 212-467-2778
Email: peter.granath@meredith.com