The Global Boardroom

Strategies for a world transformed by crisis
4–6 May, 2021 • Digital Conference

Strategies for a world transformed by crisis

The Global Boardroom returns for its third edition to discuss the practical steps governments, business and finance can take to build a resilient, sustainable recovery, more than a year into a crisis that has crippled the global economy and fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, how effective will the vaccination programmes be and to what extent have they brought forward the timing of a recovery? What impact will the new US administration have on domestic and global affairs? What should businesses do to assure future growth and competitiveness?

Join the FT’s top journalists in a series of live online conversations with leading policy-makers, CEOs and investors -- across three days and multiple time zones from Asia through to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas -- to debate and design the most effective post-pandemic strategies.

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What to expect - The Global Boardroom

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Fascinating A-list speakers. Excellent formats.”

Partner, CMS

Knowledge Partner

McKinsey & Company

Gold Partners

Honeywell

Silver Partners

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

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.

  • 01

    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

Confirmed speakers

A growing list of global policy, business and finance leaders who will be speaking at The Global Boardroom.

Join The Global Boardroom

The Inspiration 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
  • A 3-month all-access Premium digital subscription to the Financial Times, worth £150*
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
  • A 3-month all-access Premium digital subscription to the Financial Times, worth £150*
The Collective pass
  • 20 x Professional pass (Team)
  • 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
  • A 3-month all-access Premium digital subscription to the Financial Times, worth £150*

Agenda

All times in BST.

  • 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 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
    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
    • 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 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
    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
    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
    Keynote Interview
    • Sebastián Piñera
    2021-05-04 20:30:00 2021-05-04 20:55:00 Europe/London Keynote Interview 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?
    • Alicia Bárcena
    • Mauricio Claver-Carone
    • João Doria
    • 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

Confirmed moderators

A list of expert journalists leading the conversations during The Global Boardroom.

Supporting Partners

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