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Rethink, Rebuild, Recover
A New Vision For A Better Tomorrow

Virtual Forum: January 11-14, 2021

  • 25000+Attendees
  • 200+Speakers
  • 100+Live Sessions
  • 5Critical Themes
Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai
Chief Executive Officer, Google and Alphabet
Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde
President, European Central Bank
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Canada
Brian Chesky
Brian Chesky
Chief Executive Officer, AirBnB
Vera Daves de Sousa
Vera Daves de Sousa
Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance of Angola
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of World Wide Web and CTO, Inrupt
Iván Duque Márquez
Iván Duque Márquez
President of the Republic of Colombia

Rethink, rebuild, recover

The discussion we must have today to shape a better tomorrow

Led by Reuters editors, this four-day event has been carefully curated to address the most critical global issues of the day.

Live sessions and panel discussions will be broadcast into 3 different time zones: SGT, GMT and EST.

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Day 1: January 11

Recovering Growth
5:30am GMT
Capturing a Slice of the Boom in High-Net-Worth Banking

The private banking arm of OCBC Bank is among a handful of Asian banks that have emerged among the biggest serving the region’s growing legion of billionaires. Boasting assets under management of $116 billion, Bank of Singapore has expanded into Europe, India and Dubai as it seeks to serve the family offices of the rich. The private bank, part of Southeast Asia’s second-largest lender, is also exploring setting up an onshore presence in China, the top market for wealth creation.

Bahren Shaari
Bahren Shaari Chief Executive Officer Bank of Singapore

Anshuman Daga
Anshuman Daga Senior Financial Correspondent Reuters

Policy & Progress
6:00am GMT
Interview

Dr Reza Baqir
Dr Reza Baqir Governor State Bank of Pakistan

Simon Robinson
Simon Robinson Global Managing Editor Reuters

Policy & Progress
6:30am GMT
Interview

Tae Yong-ho
Tae Yong-ho Member of the National Assembly of The Republic of Korea

Jack Kim
Jack Kim Bureau Chief, Korea Reuters

Policy & Progress
7:00am GMT
Asia’s COVID-19 journey: Swifter Response But Slower Return to Normality?

Asia has managed to control the spread of the new coronavirus more swiftly and effectively than the rest of the world, but many countries in the region are still battling with a persistent resurgence of new cases and the initial amount of vaccines Asia will receive will be limited. Is Asia likely to lag other regions in ending the pandemic and when will things go back to normal?

Dr. Pandu Riono
Dr. Pandu Riono Epidemiologist & Senior Staff University of Indonesia, Faculty of Public Health

Irma Hidayana
Irma Hidayana Co-Founder & Co-Leader LaporCovid19

Dale Fisher
Dale Fisher Professor of Medicine National University of Singapore

Miyoung Kim
Miyoung Kim Breaking News Editor, Asia Reuters

Policy & Progress
7:30am GMT
Interview

Edward Yau Tang-wah
Edward Yau Tang-wah Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

Anne-Marie Roantree
Anne Marie Roantree Bureau Chief, Hong Kong Reuters

Radical Redesign
9:00am GMT
Tourism in a Changed World

Rajesh Magow
Rajesh Magow Founder & Group CEO MakeMyTrip Limited

Gloria Guevara
Gloria Guevara President & CEO World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Tony Fernandes
Tony Fernandes Chief Executive Officer AirAsia

Sustainable Future
9:30am GMT
Urban Mining: Recycling on a Mass Scale

Steve Fisher
Steve Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer Novelis

Yash Lohia
Yash Lohia Chief Sustainability Officer Indorama Ventures

Melanie Burton
Melanie Burton Asia Mining Correspondent Reuters

Sustainable Future
10:00am GMT
The Measurement Challenge of Carbon Accounting

How can we cut emissions if we can't count them?

David Hone
David Hone Chief Climate Change Adviser Shell

Nick Stansbury
Nick Stansbury Head of Climate Solutions Legal & General Investment Management

Sean Kidney
Sean Kidney Chief Executive Officer Climate Bonds Initiative

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Susanna Twidale Correspondent Reuters

Recovering Growth
10:30am GMT
Powering Economic Growth in Africa

Look at different investment strategies - infrastructure, digital and trade.

Fola Fagbule
Fola Fagbule Senior Vice President Africa Finance Corporation

Juliana Rotich
Juliana Rotich Venture Partner Atlantica Ventures

Silver Ojakol
Silver Ojakol Commissioner External Trade Uganda

Alexis Akwagyiram
Alexis Akwagyiram Bureau Chief, Nigeria Reuters
Policy & Progress
11:00am GMT
Interview

Vera Daves de Sousa
Vera Daves de Sousa Finance Minister Ministry of Finance of Angola

Karin Strohecker
Karin Strohecker Chief Correspondent, Emerging Markets Reuters

Policy & Progress
11:30am GMT
Interview

Rafael Mariano Grossi
Rafael Mariano Grossi Director General International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

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Francois Murphy Chief Correspondent, Austria Reuters

Media & Free Speech
12:00pm GMT
Interview

Waad al-Kateab
Waad al-Kateab Filmmaker, Activist & Founder Action For Sama

Maha El Dahan
Maha El Dahan Bureau Chief, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan Reuters

Radical Redesign
12:30pm GMT
Ethnic Diversity at Work: Putting Words into Action

Lanaya Irvin
Lanaya Irvin President Coqual

John Rice
John Rice Founder & Chief Executive Officer Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams
Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams Editor for Newsroom Diversity Reuters

Media & Free Speech
1:00pm GMT
How to Rebuild Trust in Media

In a polarised world, news media need to rebuild trust. Impartiality, transparency, representation and listening all play a part. What other strategies are top media executives planning?

Tim Davie
Tim Davie Director General BBC

Michael Friedenberg
Michael Friedenberg President Reuters

Jane Barrett
Jane Barrett Global Editor Media News Strategy Reuters

Sustainable Future
3:00pm GMT
Interview

Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Professor Jeffrey Sachs Economist & Director Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Ann Saphir
Ann Saphir Economics Reporter Reuters

Sustainable Future
3:20pm GMT
Nuclear Energy and its Future

Sama Bilbao y Leon
Sama Bilbao y Leon Director General World Nuclear Association

Dan Poneman
Dan Poneman President & Chief Executive Officer Centrus Energy Corp.

Jay Wileman
Jay Wileman President & Chief Executive Officer GE Hitachi

George Borovas
George Borovas Head of Nuclear and Tokyo Office Managing Partner Hunton Andrews Kurth

Nina Chestney
Nina Chestney Head of EMEA Power, Gas, Coal and Carbon Reuters

Recovering Growth
4:00pm GMT
Trade, Doing Business Globally, Challenges

Joe Kaeser
Joe Kaeser President & Chief Executive Officer Siemens AG

Joe White
Joe White Global Automotive Industry Editor Reuters

Radical Redesign
4:30pm GMT
Edtech: Making the Most of Online Learning Beyond Covid

Dwayne Matthews
Dwayne Matthews Education Strategist & Founder TomorrowNow Learning Labs

Helen Fulson
Helen Fulson Chief Product Officer Twinkl

Sara Schapiro
Sara Schapiro VP Education PBS

Jonathan Leff
Jonathan Leff Global Editor, Financial News Strategy Reuters

Sustainable Future
5:00pm GMT
The Arctic Frontier

Climate change is warming the Arctic faster than the rest of the world, opening long-frozen region to exploration, tourism, mining and shipping. Those crowds and commerce have an impact on the environment and indigenous communities.

Ann Daniels
Ann Daniels Polar Explorer

Ilarion Merculieff
Ilarion Merculieff President Global Center for Indigenous Leadership and Lifeways

Neil Roberts
Neil Roberts Head of Marine and Aviation Lloyd's of London Market Association

Clare Baldwin
Clare Baldwin Special Correspondent Reuters

Radical Redesign
5:30pm GMT
The Future of Further Education post-Covid

How has Covid changed universities and which changes will stick.

Sebastian Thrun
Sebastian Thrun Founder, President & Executive Chairman Udacity

Louise Richardson
Louise Richardson Vice-Chancellor University of Oxford

Amran Abocar
Amran Abocar Global Mining Editor & Canada Bureau Chief Reuters

Radical Redesign
6:00pm GMT
Interview

Salman Khan
Salman Khan Founder and CEO Khan Academy

Amran Abocar
Amran Abocar Global Mining Editor & Canada Bureau Chief Reuters

Radical Redesign
6:20pm GMT
Interview

Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer Facebook

Gina Chon
Gina Chon Columnist Reuters Breakingviews

Day 2: January 12

Policy & Progress
5:30am GMT
India’s Place in a Divided World

Dr. S. Jaishankar
Dr. S. Jaishankar External Affairs Minister of India

Kevin Krolicki
Kevin Krolicki Asia News Editor Reuters

Policy & Progress
6:00am GMT
Philippines: On the Road to Recovery?

Benjamin Diokno
Benjamin Diokno Governor Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Karen Lema
Karen Lema Bureau Chief Philippines Reuters

Recovering Growth
6:30am GMT
Where Asia's Smart Money is Going in 2021

Hugh Young
Hugh Young Managing Director Aberdeen Standard Investments

Elizabeth Allen
Elizabeth Allen Head of Asian Fixed Income HSBC Global Asset Management

Vidya Ranganathan
Vidya Ranganathan Breaking News Editor, Finance and Markets Reuters

Media & Free Speech
7:00am GMT
Political journalism in Asia: new media, old values

Steven Gan
Steven Gan Editor-in-chief Malaysiakini.com

Najwa Shihab
Najwa Shihab Journalist & Founder Narasi

Cherian George
Cherian George Professor of Media Studies Hong Kong Baptist University

Anne-Marie Roantree
Anne Marie Roantree Bureau Chief, Hong Kong Reuters

Media & Free Speech
7:30am GMT
Interview

K Shanmugam
K Shanmugam Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law Singapore

John Geddie
John Geddie Bureau Chief, Singapore Reuters

Media & Free Speech
9:00am GMT
Australia vs Big Tech

The ACCC’s Sims is spearheading potential changes to Australia’s merger laws early in 2021, putting the country at the front of a global crackdown on antitrust violations from “Big Tech.” The ACCC is due to deliver a report on the app marketplace, with a focus on the market power of Apple and Google, by the end of March. The regulator has already taken legal action against Google twice – for misleading consumers about how much personal information it was tracking and for misleading consumers about its collection of personal location data.

Rod Sims
Rod Sims Chair Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Jane Wardell
Jane Wardell Global Desk Editor Reuters

Radical Redesign
9:37am GMT
Tech Innovation in China

Nowhere else in the world has seen more rapid digitization in the past decade than in China, where technological innovation driven by the private sector has transformed all aspects of society, from the way people socialize to how business is done. The commercial outlook for innovators in China is positive, with a ready market of 1.4 billion people, but any new technological offerings and innovation remain beholden to sudden shifts in the mood in Beijing.

Ma Baoli
Ma Baoli Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer BlueCity

Ryan Woo
Ryan Woo Beijing Bureau Chief Reuters

Radical Redesign
9:53am GMT
Replay: Interview

Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg Chief Operating Officer Facebook

Gina Chon
Gina Chon Columnist Reuters Breakingviews

Recovering Growth
10:33am GMT
A New Economy: Africa's Digital Engine

Jihan Abass
Jihan Abass Founder & Chief Executive Officer Lami

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji Tech Entrepreneur Co-Founder Andela

Omar Mohammed
Omar Mohammed East Africa Business Correspondent Reuters

Radical Redesign
11:00am GMT
How COVID-19 (and other Changes) Will Shape Work and Leadership

Which trends will stick, have work expectations changed, what will firms do? What are offices for now? Not just desks and control but creativity, collaboration, culture.

Hephzi Pemberton
Hephzi Pemberton CEO Equality Group

Dominic Price
Dominic Price Work Futurist Atlassian

Laura Storm
Laura Storm Founder Regenerators

Matthew Green
Matthew Green Climate Change Correspondent Reuters

Media & Free Speech
11:30am GMT
Social Enemies: The Corporate Threat of Misinformation

Disinformation can spread before companies or governments are even aware of it. How to be prepared and defend.

Camille Francois
Camille Francois Chief Innovation Officer Graphika

Preston Golson
Preston Golson Director Brunswick Group

Hazel Baker
Hazel Baker Global Editor, UGC Newsgathering Reuters

Policy & Progress
12:00pm GMT
Interview

Olaf Scholz
Olaf Scholz Federal Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor Germany

Mark Bendeich
Mark Bendeich Europe News Editor Reuters

Media & Free Speech
12:30pm GMT
Interview

Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Inventor of World Wide Web and CTO Inrupt

John Bruce
John Bruce Chief Executive Officer Inrupt

Jonathan Weber
Jonathan Weber Global Industry Editor, Technology Reuters

Policy & Progress
1:00pm GMT
Interview

Iván Duque Márquez
Iván Duque Márquez President of the Republic of Colombia

Daniel Flynn
Dan Flynn Latin America News Editor Reuters

Sustainable Future
3:00pm GMT
Interview

Patricia Espinosa
Patricia Espinosa Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Matthew Green
Matthew Green Climate Change Correspondent Reuters

Media & Free Speech
3:30pm GMT
Misinformation and New Narratives

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have spewed out of social media to mainstream narratives. Where does it all come from? How do they proliferate and what can we do about it?

Graham Brookie
Graham Brookie Director and Managing Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) Atlantic Council

Claire Wardle
Claire Wardle, PhD US Director First Draft

Christina Anagnostopoulos
Christina Anagnostopoulos Senior Producer, Reuters Fact Check Reuters

Sustainable Future
4:00pm GMT
Lithium: Driving Green Energy

Eric Norris
Eric Norris President - Lithium GBU Albemarle Corporation

Ernest Scheyder
Ernest Scheyder Correspondent Reuters

Sustainable Future
4:30pm GMT
The Future of Hydrocarbons with Chevron's CEO

The $170 billion energy company recently snapped up Noble Energy after backing off from bigger, pricier acquisitions before the pandemic hammered energy demand. Mike Wirth will discuss Chevron’s decision to get further into the oil business just as investors are increasingly focusing on sustainability and the long-term shift toward renewable resources.

Michael Wirth
Michael Wirth Chief Executive Officer Chevron

Lauren Silva Laughlin
Lauren Silva Laughlin Global Deals Editor Reuters Breakingviews

Rob Cox
Rob Cox Global Editor Reuters Breakingviews

Sustainable Future
5:00pm GMT
Keep It In The Ground: A Radical Solution to Climate Change

Is the best way to lower emissions to keep fossil fuels in the ground? Why environmentalists believe not tapping new oil and gas deposits, and plugging abandoned wells, would benefit investors and society.

Janet Redman
Janet Redman Climate Campaign Director Greenpeace USA

Kassie Siegel
Kassie Siegel Senior Counsel and Director The Climate Law Institute

Peter Erickson
Peter Erickson Senior Scientist Stockholm Environment Institute

Gary McWilliams
Gary McWilliams Bureau Chief, Houston Reuters

Recovering Growth
5:30pm GMT
Rich World, Poor World. How to Close the Gap

What are the best ways to help the poorer countries of the world and their societies? Is the age of foreign aid over? What about debt relief and keeping more tax in country?

Dambisa Moyo
Dambisa Moyo Global Economist, Author and Co-Principal, Versaca Investments

Carmen Reinhart
Carmen Reinhart Vice President and Chief Economist World Bank Group

Karin Strohecker
Karin Strohecker Chief Correspondent, Emerging Markets Reuters

Recovering Growth
6:00pm GMT
Private equity in a more populist world

Bain Capital CEO Steve Pagliuca will join Breakingviews for a 2021 Predictions panel at Reuters Next on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. about how the world’s most influential investors can spend their massive war chests, keep returns high, all the while avoiding a bubbling industry backlash.

Stephen Pagliuca
Stephen Pagliuca Co-chair Bain

Lauren Silva Laughlin
Lauren Silva Laughlin Global Deals Editor Reuters Breakingviews

Radical Redesign
6:20pm GMT
Interview

Chris Hyams
Chris Hyams Chief Executive Officer Indeed

Conway Gittens
Conway Gittens Reporter Reuters

Day 3: January 13

Radical Redesign
5:30am GMT
Asia Aviation in a Post-Pandemic World

The once fast-growing Asian aviation industry has been hit hard by the pandemic, with the region among the slowest to reopen international travel, though domestic travel has begun to rebound. How will the pandemic shape future travel patterns for leisure and business travel? How can airlines like Qantas adapt their product, fleet and route networks for the future passenger mix? How will they restore confidence in international travel before and after a vaccine?

Alan Joyce
Alan Joyce Chief Executive Officer Qantas

Jamie Freed
Jamie Freed Chief Correspondent, Asia Aviation and Defence Reuters

Recovering Growth
6:00am GMT
How to Sell Drinks in a Socially-Distanced World

Suntory, like all global drinks makers, has been hit hard by the pandemic which has dented sales of its popular beer and global whiskies. Even with the eventual arrival of vaccines, consumers are expected to remain wary of crowding together at bars and restaurants as they used to. How is Suntory riding out the slump? Are there any new growth opportunities in post-pandemic trends (drinking at home, non-alcohol beers etc.)? Has the pandemic, and the global political landscape, changed his views on globalization? Do Japanese companies including Suntory need to be more wary of large-scale, international acquisitions now?

Takeshi Niinami
Takeshi Niinami Chief Executive Officer Suntory

Kevin Krolicki
Kevin Krolicki Asia News Editor Reuters

Recovering Growth
6:30am GMT
Rich World, Poor World. How to Close the Gap

What are the best ways to help the poorer countries of the world and their societies? Is the age of foreign aid over? What about debt relief and keeping more tax in country?

Dambisa Moyo
Dambisa Moyo Global Economist, Author and Co-Principal, Versaca Investments

Carmen Reinhart
Carmen Reinhart Vice President and Chief Economist World Bank Group

Karin Strohecker
Karin Strohecker Chief Correspondent, Emerging Markets Reuters

Recovering Growth
7:00am GMT
China Private Equity: Navigating Volatilities and Capturing New Growth Post-COVID (1)

Dr. Fred Hu
Dr. Fred Hu Chairman Primavera Capital Group

Kane Wu
Kane Wu Senior Correspondent M&A, Asia Reuters

Recovering Growth
7:20am GMT
China Private Equity: Navigating Volatilities and Capturing New Growth Post-COVID (2)

Shan Weijian
Shan Weijian Chairman and Chief Executive Officer PAG

Kane Wu
Kane Wu Senior Correspondent M&A, Asia Reuters

Policy & Progress
7:40am GMT
Interview

Thant Myint U
Thant Myint U Writer, Historian, and Former Presidential Advisor

Poppy McPherson
Poppy McPherson Bureau Chief, Myanmar Reuters

Policy & Progress
9:00am GMT
The EU economy post-COVID, post-Brexit, in debt...

Christine Lagarde
Christine Lagarde President European Central Bank

Alessandra Galloni
Alessandra Galloni Global Managing Editor Reuters

Media & Free Speech
9:45am GMT
How and Why to Fight Threats to Press Freedom Around the World

A global panel on press freedom around the world. Is it getting generally worse?

Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour CNN's Chief International Anchor, Host of Amanpour CNNi and Amanpour & Co., PBS in the US

Maria Ressa
Maria Ressa Founder Rappler

Sonny Swe
Sonny Swe Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Frontier Myanmar

Leela de Kretser
Leela de Kretser Global Editor, Media & Consumer News Reuters

Radical Redesign
10:30am GMT
Telling Africa Stories

How African storytellers are reshaping the way the world sees the continent.

Bibi Bakare-Yusuf
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Founder & Publisher Cassava Republic Press

Mo Abudu
Mo Abudu Chief Executive Officer Ebonylife Media & Ebonylife Place

Hamid Ibrahim
Hamid Ibrahim Co-Founder & Head of Creative Operations Kugali Media

Nazanine Moshiri
Nazanine Moshiri Senior Producer, East Africa Reuters

Policy & Progress
11:00am GMT
Interview

Alexandra Renison
Alexandra Renison Head of Europe and Trade Policy Institute of Directors

William Schomberg
William Schomberg Chief UK Economics Correspondent Reuters

Radical Redesign
11:30pm GMT
Banking the Unbanked with New Technology

Digital taking barriers down and making banking more possible - but also making digital a requirement?

Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar Sharma Chief Executive Officer & Founder Paytm

Cristina Junqueira
Cristina Junqueira Co-Founder Nubank

Rachel Armstrong
Rachel Armstrong Financial Editor, EMEA Reuters

Radical Redesign
12:00pm GMT
Managing the Masses and Politicians Through the Fog of Covid

COVID-19 has laid bare many failings in the public health system. What lessons are there to learn around the world and what are the biggest challenges beyond COVID?

Dr. Anders Tegnell
Dr. Anders Tegnell State Epidemiologist Sweden

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu Director General Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

Neil Ferguson
Prof. Neil Ferguson Director, J-IDEA Imperial College London

Jo Mason
Jo Mason Breaking News Editor Reuters
Sustainable Future
12:30pm GMT
Interview

Juan Carlos Jobet
Juan Carlos Jobet Ministry of Energy and Mining Chile

Aislinn Laing
Aislinn Laing Senior Correspondent, Chile Reuters
Radical Redesign
1:00pm GMT
Precious Cargo: Transporting Vaccines and Looking for Recovery

John Pearson
John Pearson Chief Executive Officer DHL Express

Doug Busvine
Doug Busvine European Technology Correspondent Reuters
Recovering Growth
1:30pm GMT
Interview

Alan Jope
Alan Jope Chief Executive Officer Unilever

Martinne Geller
Martinne Geller Consumer Goods Specialist Correspondent Reuters
Policy & Progress
2:30pm GMT
Interview

James Bullard
James Bullard President Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Howard Schneider
Howard Schneider Federal Reserve Correspondent Reuters

Recovering Growth
3:00pm GMT
Pets and the pandemic: The future of animal science

Kristin Peck
Kristin Peck Chief Executive Officer Zoetis

Rob Cox
Rob Cox Global Editor Reuters Breakingviews

Policy & Progress
3:30pm GMT
Managing Public Health: Lessons and Challenges from COVID-19

COVID-19 has laid bare many failings in the public health system. What lessons are there to learn around the world and what are the biggest challenges beyond COVID?

Heidi J Larson
Heidi J Larson Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science and Founding Director, Vaccine Confidence Project London School of Tropical Medicine

Professor Michelle Williams
Professor Michelle Williams Dean of the Faculty Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Naveen Rao
Dr. Naveen Rao Senior Vice President of the Health Initiative The Rockefeller Foundation

Michele Gershberg
Michele Gershberg Global Industry Editor, Pharma and Health Reuters

Policy & Progress
4:00pm GMT
Interview

David R. Malpass
David R. Malpass President The World Bank

Andrea Shalal
Andrea Shalal Senior Correspondent Reuters

Radical Redesign
4:30pm GMT
Interview

Sandeep Mathrani
Sandeep Mathrani Chief Executive Officer WeWork

Vanessa O'Connell
Vanessa O'Connell Global Industry Editor Reuters

Media & Free Speech
5:00pm GMT
The Edelman Trust Barometer 2021

Richard Edelman discusses the new Trust Barometer for 2021. To discuss trust in journalism, politicians, tech companies etc.

Richard Edelman
Richard Edelman Chief Executive Officer Edelman

Axel Threlfall
Axel Threlfall Editor-at-Large Reuters

Media & Free Speech
5:30pm GMT
Interview

Brian Deese
Brian Deese Director-Designate, National Economic Council Biden Harris Transition

Trevor Hunnicutt
Trevor Hunnicutt Political Correspondent Reuters

Media & Free Speech
6:00pm GMT
The Changing Nature of Philanthropy in the 2020s

Darren Walker
Darren Walker President Ford Foundation

Gina Chua
Gina Chua Global Managing Editor, Operations Reuters

Radical Redesign
6:30pm GMT
Interview

Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai Chief Executive Officer Google and Alphabet

Stephen J. Adler
Stephen J. Adler Editor-in-Chief Reuters

Day 4: January 14

Policy & Progress
5:30am GMT
Interview

Mahathir bin Mohamad served twice as Malaysia’s prime minister, from July 1981 to October 2003 and from May 2018 to March 2020. Forming the new Homeland Fighters Party, Mahathir remains a prominent voice in the Southeast Asian nation’s politics.

Mahathir Mohamad
Mahathir Mohamad Former Prime Minister Malaysia

Simon Robinson
Simon Robinson Global Managing Editor Reuters

Radical Redesign
6:00am GMT
Replay: Interview

Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai Chief Executive Officer Google and Alphabet

Stephen J. Adler
Stephen J. Adler Editor-in-Chief Reuters

Sustainable Future
6:30am GMT
Palm Oil Production in Asia: Looking For a Sustainable Future

Global sales of palm oil, used in everything from cookies to soap, reached $43 billion last year, with Southeast Asia responsible for the bulk of production. The industry has come under fire in recent years, including consumer boycotts, for clearing biodiversity-rich tropical rainforests in the region. Yet it also provides hundreds of thousands of jobs as well as substantial foreign income. The major players, Indonesia and Malaysia, are looking at ways to expand coveted green credentials, even as they push for consumer companies to step up purchases of the more expensive sustainable palm oil.

Ravi Muthayah
Ravi Muthayah Secretary-General Malaysia Plantation & Commodities Ministry

Olivier Tichit
Olivier Tichit Leader of Sustainability Musim Mas

Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad
Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad Managing Director Sime Darby Oils

Gavin Maguire
Gavin Maguire Editor-In-Charge for Commodities, Asia Reuters

Radical Redesign
7:10am GMT
Interview

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao President & CEO VietJet

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Khanh Vu Correspondent Reuters

Policy & Progress
7:30am GMT
Interview

Taro Kono
Taro Kono Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform Japanese Government

David Dolan
David Dolan Bureau Chief, Japan Reuters

Recovering Growth
9:00am GMT
The business of vaccinating the world against COVID-19

India’s Serum Institute is one of the biggest vaccine makers by volume in the world. CEO Poonawalla’s early bet on the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate during first phase trials appears to have paid off. The institute plans to prioritize distribution in India before providing doses to the COVAX facility, an international initiative aimed at ensuring almost 100 low and middle income economies have access to a vaccine.

Adar Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla Chief Executive Officer India’s Serum Institute

Euan Rocha
Euan Rocha Bureau Chief, Mumbai Reuters

Policy & Progress
9:30am GMT
Interview

Bruno Le Maire
Bruno Le Maire Minister of the Economy France

Christian Lowe
Christian Lowe Bureau Chief, France Reuters

Recovering Growth
10:00am GMT
Interview

N Chandrasekaran
N Chandrasekaran Chairman Tata Group

Euan Rocha
Euan Rocha Bureau Chief, Mumbai Reuters

Policy & Progress
10:30am GMT
The Generational Split in African Politics

Wale Lawal
Wale Lawal Founder, Editor-in-Chief The Republic

Tsitsi Dangarembga
Tsitsi Dangarembga Award-winning Zimbabwean Author

Okwi Okoh
Okwi Okoh Senior Producer Reuters

Recovering Growth
11:00am GMT
Interview

Kirill Dmitriev
Kirill Dmitriev CEO Russian Direct Investment Fund

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Andrew Osborn Bureau Chief, Russia & CIS Reuters

Sustainable Future
11:30am GMT
Climate and Environmental Justice

What do we do about the unequal impact of climate change?

Dr Friederike Otto
Dr Friederike Otto Associate Director, Environmental Change Institute University of Oxford

Osprey Orielle Lake
Osprey Orielle Lake Founder and Executive Director Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International

Mohamed Adow
Mohamed Adow Director Power Shift Africa

Valerie Volcovici
Valerie Volcovici Journalist Reuters

Recovering Growth
12:00pm GMT
Interview

Peter Wennink
Peter Wennink President & Chief Executive Officer ASML

Toby Sterling
Toby Sterling Senior Correspondent, Amsterdam Reuters

Recovering Growth
12:20pm GMT
Replay: The business of vaccinating the world against COVID-19

India’s Serum Institute is one of the biggest vaccine makers by volume in the world. CEO Poonawalla’s early bet on the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate during first phase trials appears to have paid off. The institute plans to prioritize distribution in India before providing doses to the COVAX facility, an international initiative aimed at ensuring almost 100 low and middle income economies have access to a vaccine.

Adar Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla Chief Executive Officer India’s Serum Institute

Euan Rocha
Euan Rocha Bureau Chief, Mumbai Reuters

Recovering Growth
12:40pm GMT
Interview

Calvin McDonald
Calvin McDonald Chief Executive Officer Lululemon

Richa Naidu
Richa Naidu Retail and Consumer Reporter Reuters

Radical Redesign
1:00pm GMT
Break the Mould: Diversity in Tech and Finance

Alicia Tillman
Alicia Tillman Global Chief Marketing Officer SAP

Obed Louissaint
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