The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation “MiSK” announced its participation in organizing the Global Business Forum in New York City on Wednesday, 29 Dhul-Hijja, 1438 A.H., corresponding to September 20th, 2017. The Forum is expected to shed light on the topics of trade, the future of globalization and the emergence of new economic leadership on the global stage, the drivers to global growth, and man’s capacity to innovate to improve society for all.
The Forum is organized by Bloomberg in partnership with “MiSK Foundation,” the Alibaba Group, Dangote Industries Limited, and EXOR, the holding company controlled by the Agnelli family. This event will be held during the UN General Assembly in September and will convene global business and government leaders to discuss plans for growth and opportunity around the world.
The Forum will assemble heads of state, government ministers, CEOs and NGOs in constructive conversations on global business, serving as a platform for business and government across large and emerging economies that are expected to work together to inspire and support economic prosperity. Attendees are expected to represent every region in the world and all major global economies.
Bader Al Asaker, Secretary-General of the MiSK Foundation, commented on the Forum: “MiSK is a leading not-for-profit that develops practical programs to empower our citizens to become active participants in the Saudi and wider global economy. We also work with global partners across the NGO, corporate and governmental sectors to help facilitate important forums such as these. Co-hosting this conference in New York will serve to strengthen global collaboration and the exchange of ideas on how to navigate the manifold challenges and opportunities in the rapidly changing global economy. We hope all participants will draw benefits from the event.”
“This is a critical moment for the world’s economy. Recent events around the world have challenged the principles that have governed commerce for the past several decades. In transitional times like these, I believe business and government must work together to solve the issues affecting us all,” said Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and 108th Mayor of New York City.
Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, added: “Global trade has lifted hundreds of millions of people around the world out of poverty, but there’s more that we can do. Alibaba is proud to partner with Bloomberg, Dangote Industries Limited, EXOR, and MiSK to help make globalization more inclusive, enabling young people, small businesses, and developing countries around the world to share in its benefits.”
Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, stated: “As leaders across global business, it’s critical that we come together to determine the future of the world’s economic order and create an environment that reflects the new realities of globalization. We started this conversation at last year’s U.S.-Africa Business Forum, and look forward to broadening the dialogue with Bloomberg, Alibaba Group, EXOR, and MiSK.”
John Elkann, Chairman and CEO of EXOR, commented: “These times of extraordinary political, cultural and technological change are also highly disruptive and unsettling for many. As long-term owners of major global businesses, we at EXOR are optimistic about man’s capacity to innovate to improve society for all. But this requires great clarity of vision and resolve. So we enthusiastically support the Global Business Forum that gathers leaders from many walks of life, from all around the world to identify smart, practical solutions to the great challenges of our time.”