Public, private sector leaders to attend Bloomberg forum


As Bloomberg New Economy builds toward its fourth annual flagship Bloomberg New Economy Forum, November 16-19, it announced on Tuesday updates to the program, participants and impact initiatives led by its delegate community—approximately 300 public and private sector leaders from around the world.

“The global economic challenges deepened by the pandemic bring a special level of urgency to this year’s New Economy Forum,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies. “The transition from COP26 to the Forum three weeks later gives us a unique window of opportunity—and we plan to seize it, by working together to accelerate our recovery in ways that build a stronger, healthier and sustainable economy.”

The 2021 Forum’s plenary panel sessions and breakout discussions are built around the themes of Rebuilding the Global Economy, Innovating Out of Crisis and Navigating a Divided World. Bloomberg New Economy’s five, persistent editorial pillars — Finance, Climate, Trade, Cities and Health—will also provide focus and throughlines for the week’s discourse.

The forum is collaborating closely with the Singapore government on protocols to provide a safe environment for its in-person delegates—comprising approximately 300 public and private sector leaders—enabling them to focus on the discussions around the positive work of connecting developed and developing economies, as various global dynamics threaten to exacerbate national rivalries and divisions. Delegates will need to be fully vaccinated and will undergo mandatory daily pre-event testing. To ensure a safe environment for the delegates to meet in, necessary measures to ensure health and safety will be applied, including the deployment and use of TraceTogether (TT)-only SafeEntry check-in, mandatory mask wearing while maintaining one metre safe distancing between individuals.

Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong said, “The Bloomberg New Economy Forum is an important event for Singapore as it brings key government, business and thought leaders together to address challenges of the future, share ideas and discuss solutions. Singapore is pleased to host the event here physically despite the pandemic, affirming Singapore’s role as a leading business events capital, and a global node for MICE and businesses. The Government will continue to support the MICE industry as it adapts and transforms to unlock new value and business opportunities. We are working with the Bloomberg team to ensure a safe and fruitful forum.”

“The Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore will provide a platform for action – not just debate – while also modeling a blueprint for safe, yet highly networked, in-person convening,” said Justin B. Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media and Executive Chair of Bloomberg New Economy. “We’ve never seen such a sense of urgency among global leaders to get together and mobilize solutions. This spirit of collaboration crosses all business segments and, most encouragingly, governments from both developed and developing economies.”

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