The Global Boardroom

4th Edition: Building Sustainable Growth
7–9 December, 2021 • Digital Conference

Building Sustainable Growth

The Global Boardroom returns for its fourth edition in December to further debate the path to recovery, exploring the long-term economic, social and geopolitical consequences of the crisis and the strategies that governments, businesses and investors must undertake to assure sustainable, resilient growth.

Timed to follow COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference due to take place in Glasgow, the event will look closely at how net zero objectives are transforming decision-making, while also gauging the impact of new technologies on the fabric of business, markets and society.

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The Global Boardroom returns in December

The Global Boardroom returns in December

The 4th edition of The Global Boardroom will take place in December, with the theme of 'Building Sustainable Growth'.

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Partner, CMS

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey & Company

Gold Partners

Honeywell
Standard Bank

Silver Partners

Broadridge
Huawei
Luxembourg for Finance
Mashreq Bank
Mastercard
Morgan Stanley
NSF
Qualcomm
responsAbility Investments AG
WNS

Why attend?

Navigating the world of business in an uncertain and highly volatile world is tough. Surround yourself with the information, inspiration and people who are sharing their strategies for a world transformed by crisis.

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    Crucial business information

    Hear directly from leading policy-makers on the steps they are taking to support economies and business

  • 02

    Get inspiration for next steps

    Find out how leading CEOs from a range of industries are coping with the crisis and preparing for a recovery

  • 03

    Quality content you cannot find elsewhere

    Go beyond the news to explore the impact of the crisis through carefully curated, in-depth discussions

  • 04

    Participate

    Pose questions to thought leaders and get instant analysis from FT journalists after key sessions

Previous speakers

Speakers of the 3rd edition of The Global Boardroom.

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The Video on Demand pass
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  • Live access to all talks
  • Access to Q&A and polls
  • 90 days on demand access to all talks after the event
  • End of Day Summary Reports
  • Access to 1-1 networking
  • Access to business community area
The Professional pass
  • Live access to all talks
  • Access to Q&A and polls
  • 90 days on demand access to all talks after the event
  • End of Day Summary Reports
  • Access to 1-1 networking
  • Access to business community area

Agenda

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Current BST time: 13:34
  • 11:15 — 11:20
    5 mins
    2021-05-04 11:15:00 2021-05-04 11:20:00 Europe/London Opening Day One Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 11:20 — 11:30
    10 mins
    Opening Remarks
    • John Ridding
    • Roula Khalaf
    2021-05-04 11:20:00 2021-05-04 11:30:00 Europe/London Opening Remarks Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 11:30 — 11:55
    25 mins
    Keynote Interview
    • Melinda French Gates
    2021-05-04 11:30:00 2021-05-04 11:55:00 Europe/London Keynote Interview Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 12:00 — 12:45
    45 mins
    Managing the Pandemic: Looking beyond an effective vaccine rollout
    • Seth Berkley
    • Kate Bingham
    • Martin Lush
    • Uğur Şahin
    2021-05-04 12:00:00 2021-05-04 12:45:00 Europe/London Managing the Pandemic: Looking beyond an effective vaccine rollout Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 13:00 — 13:45
    45 mins
    The Future of Europe: Finding a new framework for growth
    • Pierre Gramegna
    • Francesca McDonagh
    • Corrado Passera
    • Magnus Tyreman
    2021-05-04 13:00:00 2021-05-04 13:45:00 Europe/London The Future of Europe: Finding a new framework for growth Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 14:00 — 14:45
    45 mins
    2021-05-04 14:00:00 2021-05-04 14:45:00 Europe/London Moving to Net Zero: How should political success be measured at COP26? Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 15:00 — 15:45
    45 mins
    2021-05-04 15:00:00 2021-05-04 15:45:00 Europe/London The Road to Recovery? An analysis of the Biden administration’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 16:00 — 16:45
    45 mins
    Retail: Has the crisis been exaggerated?
    • Mercedes Abramo
    • James Bailey
    • Anita Balchandani
    • Rob Hattrell
    2021-05-04 16:00:00 2021-05-04 16:45:00 Europe/London Retail: Has the crisis been exaggerated? Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 17:00 — 17:45
    45 mins
    Banking post-COVID: Will the future be built on trust or technology?
    • Cathy Bessant
    • Ajay Bhalla
    • Maximilian Tayenthal
    • Colin Walsh
    2021-05-04 17:00:00 2021-05-04 17:45:00 Europe/London Banking post-COVID: Will the future be built on trust or technology? Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 18:00 — 18:25
    25 mins
    Keynote Interview
    • Antony J. Blinken
    2021-05-04 18:00:00 2021-05-04 18:25:00 Europe/London Keynote Interview Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 18:30 — 19:15
    45 mins
    The Rise of the Retail Investor: A new era for trading?
    • Jose Minaya
    • Chris Perry
    • John Rogers
    • Liz Ann Sonders
    2021-05-04 18:30:00 2021-05-04 19:15:00 Europe/London The Rise of the Retail Investor: A new era for trading? Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 19:30 — 20:15
    45 mins
    Moral Money Live: What can businesses do to advance the climate agenda?
    • Audrey Choi
    • Helen Clarkson
    • Dickon Pinner
    • Edmond Scanlon
    2021-05-04 19:30:00 2021-05-04 20:15:00 Europe/London Moral Money Live: What can businesses do to advance the climate agenda? Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 20:30 — 20:55
    25 mins
    2021-05-04 20:30:00 2021-05-04 20:55:00 Europe/London Keynote Interview: Harnessing innovation in a disrupted world Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 21:00 — 21:45
    45 mins
    Latin America Outlook: Can the region avoid another lost decade?
    • Mauricio Claver-Carone
    • João Doria
    • Sandra Manuelito
    • Woods Staton
    2021-05-04 21:00:00 2021-05-04 21:45:00 Europe/London Latin America Outlook: Can the region avoid another lost decade? Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live
  • 22:00 — 22:45
    45 mins
    2021-05-04 22:00:00 2021-05-04 22:45:00 Europe/London Resetting US-China Relations: Collaboration vs confrontation Description of the event https://globalboardroom.ft.com/live FT Live

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