2020 Speakers

The Forum unites hundreds of speakers from around the globe, representing a variety of sectors – local and national governments, international organizations, NGOs, large companies, philanthropy, academia, media, and more. This multi-stakeholder approach ensures a comprehensive balance of sectors, themes, and geographical areas. Everyone, from high profile personalities, project experts and actors of civil society, takes part in open dialogue, standing united in diversity as they discuss solutions rather than problems.

The Forum serves as a platform upon which state and non-state actors engage in transnational cooperation for collective action. Renowned speakers are brought together to lend their expertise in a dynamic program covering both precise questions as well as transversal topics.

HEADS
OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

A portion of the 2020 speakers directly represented state and local governments. Dialogue between heads of state and government, project leaders, and participants from all over the world took place in various formats, sharing governance ideas in their own countries, and exchanging with academics and experts.

LEADERS
OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

In 2020, speakers also represented international organizations, gathering to lend their expertise in close exchange on global governance issues.

OTHER ACTORS
OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

The third edition featured a rich variety of speaker profiles representing NGOs of all sizes, media, academia and research, philanthropy, global companies, trade unions and employers’ associations, and religious organizations, uniting to discuss and promote innovative solutions to global governance challenges.

Heads of State and Government

Alberto
Ángel Fernández

Aleksandar
Vučić

Alessandro
Cardelli

Alexander
de Croo

Andrej
Babiš

Andry
Rajoelina

Andrzej
Duda

Avdullah
Hoti

Azali
Assoumani

Borut
Pahor

Boïko
Borissov

Carlos
Alvarado Quesada

Egils
Levits

Emmanuel
Macron

Erna
Solberg

Felipe
VI

Félix
Ulloa

George
Manneh Weah

Ibrahim
Mohamed Solih

Ilir
Meta

Iván
Duque

Jacinda
Arden

Justin
Trudeau

Kersti
Kaljulaid

- Learning from the pandemic: Rethinking education in a post-Covid-19 era

Kyriákos
Mitsotákis

Lazarus
McCarthy Chakwera

Macky
Sall

Marcelo
Rebelo de Sousa

Milo
Ðukanović

Mirko
Dolcini

Mohammad
Ashraf Ghani

Narendra
Modi

Nguyễn
Xuân Phúc

Nikos
Anastasiádis

Pedro
Sánchez

Pravind
Kumar Jugnauth

Prayut
Chan-o-Cha

Raquel
Peña de Antuña

Robert
Abela

Sahle-Work
Zewde

Salomé
Zourabichvili

Sauli
Niinistö

Sebastian
Kurz

Simonetta
Sommaruga

Xavier
Espot

Xavier
Bettel

Xi
Jinping

Yemi
Osinbajo

Zoran
Zaev

Šefik
Džaferović

Leaders of International Organizations

Achim
Steiner

Angel
Gurria

António
Vitorino

António
Guterres

Audrey
Azoulay

David
Beasley

Dr.
Fabiola
Gianotti

Dr.
Fatih
Birol

Guy
Ryder

Henrietta
H. Fore

John
W.H. Denton

Kristalina
Georgieva

Louise
Mushikiwabo

Mari
Pangestu

Marisol
Touraine

Michelle
Bachelet

Monique
Eloit

Octavio
B. Peralta

Peter
Maurer

Philippe
Mills

Phumzile
Mlambo-Ngcuka

Dr.
Seth
Berkley

Tedros
Ghebreyesus

Thabo
Thamane

Dr.
Zsuzsanna
Jakab

Other actors of global governance

Abdoulaye
Sene

Adam S.
Boehler

Adar
Poonawalla

Adel
Al-Jubeir

Adelaide
Anno-Kumi

Admassu
Tadesse

Agnes
Soucat

Ajay
Banga

Akinwumi
Adesina

Alex
Soros

- Spotlight on the Frontlines: Protecting and Empowering the Health Workforce in a COVID-19 Era

Alok
Sharma

Amadou
Gallo Fall

Ambroise
Fayolle

Amina J.
Mohammed

Andrea
Meza Murillo

Andrew
Parsons

Angela
Whitney

Anil
Kishora

Anjum
Rahman

Anne
Hidalgo

Anne
Le More

- Biodiversity at the center: Conserving nature and avoiding pandemics

Dr.
Anne-Marie
Slaughter

Anne-Marie
Levesque

Anne-Marie
Trevemyan

Anne-Sylvaine
Chassany

- Building Back Better: Aligning finance with the SDGs and Paris Agreement

Annick
Girardin

Antonella
Baldino

Asha
Sumputh

Asif
Saleh

Audrey
Rojkoff

Augustin
de Romanet

Ayman
Sejiny

Aziz
Mebarek

Ban
Ki-Moon

Dr.
Bandar
Hajjar

Barbara
Pompili

Benoit
Miribel

Bert
Koenders

Bertrand
Piccard

Bertrand
Braunschweig

Bindi
Karia

Brad
Smith

Bruno
Wenn

Bruno
Le Maire

Bérangère
Abba

Camille
Putois

- Public-Private Partnership for an inclusive recovery

Carlos
Linares

Carlos Manuel
Rodriguez

Carola
van Rijnsoever

Carolina
Guimarães

Caroline
Vuillemin

Casper
Klynge

- From commitment to implementation: linking Paris Call principles to cyber capacity building in emerging economies

Chiara
Corazza

- Women at the heart of the economy : Designing an inclusive recovery

Chris
Blackerby

Christina
OKELLO

Christine
Negra

Christine
Ockrent

- From the field to the fridge: Preventing a food crisis amid Covid-19

Christophe
Deloire

Claudia
Lopez

Clément
Beaune

Courtney
Gregoire

Craig
Newmark

Daniel
Seymour

Danilo
Türk

- Blue gold: Water and cooperation for peace and development

David
Bertolotti

David
Turk

David
Miller

David
Miliband

David
Zweig

Delphine
Ô

Denis
Duverne

Denis Fred
Simon

Diane
Karusisi

Dolika
Banda

E. Tendayi
Achiume

Edna
Jaime

Edwin
Syahruzad

Edwin
Mulimi

- Project Support and mentorship: lessons from a year of Scale-up support

Ekhosuehi
Iyahen

Elizabeth
Maruma Mrema

Eric
Lombard

Estrella "Esther"
Penunia

Fabrizio
Hochschild

Fatimata
Wane

Filip
Van Elsen

Fionnuala
Ní Aoláin

- Protecting rights, resisting securitized responses to the pandemic: learning from the past to bounce back better

Fitriani
Bintang Timur

Francine
Lacqua

- From global to local: Cities leading a green and equitable recovery

Franck
Riester

Frans
Timmermans

François
Petousis

Gabriela
Ramos

- The values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bringing ethics into the table
- Mobilisation of Development Finance for Sustainable Sport

Gayle
Smith

Gilbert F.
Houngbo

Gilles
Kleitz

Giovanni
Gorno Tempini

Giuseppe
Sala

Guilherme
Patriota

Gustavo
Montezano

Günther
Bräunig

Habib
Ammar

Hala
Elsaid

- Changing the face of international travel and tourism

Hamid
Tawfiki

Helen
Clark

- From crisis to opportunity: Drug and incarceration policies during Covid-19

Hilde
Hardeman

Huiyao (Henry)
Wang

Iara
Pietricovsky

Ibrahim
Almojel

Ifeyinwa
Ugochukwu

Inger
Andersen

Ingrid
van Wees

Ingrid-Gabriela
Hoven

- Preventing the worst: Supporting vulnerable populations during pandemics

Isabel
Mota

Isabella
Pratesi

James
Mwangi

Javier
Manzanares

Javier
Diaz Fajardo

Jean François
Habeau

Jean-Baptiste
Lemoyne

Jean-Eric
Paquet

- Breakthrough innovation for EU and global recovery

Jean-Marc
Ollagnier

- Public-private partnership for an inclusive recovery

Jean-Paul
Agon

Jean-Yves
Le Drian

Jean-Yves
Le Gall

Jeb
Bell

Jennifer
Morris

Jeremy
Farrar

Joachim
von Amsberg

Joanne
Kanaan

- Breakthrough innovation for EU and global recovery

John
Kerry

John
Haley

Jorim
Schraven

Josep
Borrell Fontelles

- Like a phoenix from the Ashes? Multilateralism in a (post-)Covid world

José
Maria Figueres

Juan Pablo
Bonilla

Justin
Vaïsse

Jutta
Urpilainen

Jürg
Lauber

Jürgen
Rigterink

Karim
Arslan

Kate
Hampton

Katherine
Garrett-Cox

Kavaljit
Singh

Kevin
Kanina Kariuki

Khaled
Sherif

Koen
Doens

Kola
Masha

Kyril
Courboin

Lamia
Kamal-Chaoui

Latha
Reddy

Laurent
Zylberberg

Laxman
NARASIMHAN

- Rethinking value chains in a post-Covid-19 world

Luis Awazu
Pereira da Silva

Luky
Alfirman

Dr.
Mabouba
Diagne

Mamadou Diagna
Ndiaye

Maman-Lawal
Mossi

Dr.
Mansur
Muhtar

Dr.
Maria
Flachsbarth

Maria
Tadeo

Maria
Ressa

Maria José
Romero

- Towards a new economic architecture that works for the people and planet

Marie
Sallois-Dembreville

Marietje
Schaake

Marion
Jansen

Mariya
Gabriel

Marjeta
Jager

Martha
Delgado

Martin
Tisné

- Towards a Digital Bill of Rights

Martin
Abregu

Martin
Geiger

Massan
D'Almeida

Matt
Reed

Mauricio
Claver-Carone

Mehri
Madarshahi

Meral
Murathan

Michael R.
Bloomberg

- From global to local: Cities leading a green and equitable recovery

Mo
Ibrahim

Mohamed
Naciri

Dr.
Mohan
Kumar

- 5-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement: How to keep the climate ambition alive and strong

Muhammad
Yunus

Muhammed
Sayed

Nadia
Murad

Nafissatou
Diouf

Nanjira
Sambuli

Natalie
Samarasinghe

- Like a phoenix from the Ashes? Multilateralism in a (post-)Covid world

Neil
Ferguson

Nicholas
Vinocur

- The values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bringing ethics into the table

Nick
O'Donohoe

Nicolas
Théry

- Toward a new governance framework for the data economy

Nisreen
Elsaim

Nora
Müller

Dr.
Obiageli "Oby"
Ezekwesili

- Like a phoenix from the Ashes? Multilateralism in a (post-)Covid world

Odile
Renaud-Basso

Olivier
Lavinal

- Project Support and mentorship: lessons from a year of Scale-up Support

Omar
El Hattab

- Blue gold: Water and cooperation for peace and development

Pascal
Lamy

Patrick
Dlamini

Patrick
Gaspard

Patrick
Pouyanné

Patrick
Ollier

Patrick
Verkooijen

Patryk
Pawlak

Paul
ASH

Paul
Adamson

Dr.
Rajiv
Shah

- Financing in Common: All Stakeholders to Join Forces with Public Development Banks

Her Excellency
Razan
KHALIFA AL MUBARAK

Rebecca
Miano

Rena
Lee

Rhian-Mari
Thomas

Sir
Richard
Branson

Robert
Kayihura

- From commitment to implementation: linking Paris Call principles to cyber capacity building in emerging economies

Dr.
Roman
Macaya Hayes

Rosa María
Sánchez-Yebra Alonso

Rémy
Rioux

Samir
Saran

Sana
de Courcelles

- From statistics to solutions: where do we go from here?

Sandra
Carvao

Sebastien
Treyer

Seblewongel
Negussie

Serge
Ekué

Sergio
Pimenta

Sergio
Suchodolski

Shada
Islam

Shinichi
Kitaoka

Shirin
Wheeler

Simone
Robbers

Simonetta
Di Pippo

Sophie
Bellon

Soren Peter
Andreasen

Sri Mulyani
Indrawati

Stefania
Giannini

Stefano
Manservisi

Stephanie
Laulhe-Shaelou

- The values of Artificial Intelligence technology: Bringing ethics into the table

Stuart
Russell

Susana
Escária

Tanja
Gönner

Teddy
Mugabo

Thierry
Breton

Thomas
Gomart

Thomas
Bach

Tidjane
Thiam

Timothy
Adams

Tlaleng
Mofokeng

Togo
Shiraishi

Tony
Estanguet

Trisha
Shetty

Val
Dombrovskis

Dr.
Vanessa
Kerry

- Spotlight on the Frontlines: Protecting and Empowering the Health Workforce in a COVID-19 Era

Vanessa
Moungar

Vi
Lyles

Virginijus
Sinkevičius

Vivian
Balakrishnan

Werner
Hoyer

Xianwang
Zhou

Yuki
Ota

Zara
Snapp

Zeenat
Sulaiman Khan

Zeinab
Badawi

Zhang
Wencai

Élisabeth
Moreno

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