Programming

Please note that you will need a YPO Hub Access Pass to be able to attend most events below. Events that do not require a pass are marked accordingly.

Time
Agenda
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
A Fireside Chat with Richard Curtis
Join Richard Curtis, British filmmaker and Founder of Comic Relief, for a discussion highlighting Project Everyone, an organization dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and how the strides being made to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Setting the Scene for Davos 2020 with Ian Bremmer
Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer will provide context for the coming Davos week against the backdrop of a fast-changing and unpredictable geopolitical climate.

Celebrating 2020 YPO Global Impact Awards Global Honorees
Join 2018-2019 YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken (YPO Gold Belgium), Maurice Ostro (YPO Gold Europe At Large), YPO Hub Agenda Chair, and Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO, for opening-night events, including a cocktail reception and a celebration of the first three YPO Global Impact Award Global Honorees and their impact journeys.

Visit ypo.org/global-impact-awards for more information about YPO Global Impact Awards.

This event is available to YPO members and guests without a YPO Hub Access Pass. Space is limited.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

A Fireside Chat with Richard Curtis
Join Richard Curtis, British filmmaker and Founder of Comic Relief, for a discussion highlighting Project Everyone, an organization dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and how the strides being made to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Setting the Scene for Davos 2020 with Ian Bremmer
Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer will provide context for the coming Davos week against the backdrop of a fast-changing and unpredictable geopolitical climate.

Celebrating 2020 YPO Global Impact Awards Global Honorees
Join 2018-2019 YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken (YPO Gold Belgium), Maurice Ostro (YPO Gold Europe At Large), YPO Hub Agenda Chair, and Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO, for opening-night events, including a cocktail reception and a celebration of the first three YPO Global Impact Award Global Honorees and their impact journeys.

Visit ypo.org/global-impact-awards for more information about YPO Global Impact Awards.

This event is available to YPO members and guests without a YPO Hub Access Pass. Space is limited.

Time
Agenda
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Daily “Coffee and Conversations” Networking Hour
Gather at the YPO Hub each morning for inspiring conversations among YPO members and global leaders.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
A Conversation with The Rt Hon Claire Perry
Claire Perry, President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, shares the latest cutting-edge insights among global leaders as monumental climate negotiations approach later this year.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
A Conversation with Grete Faremo
Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services, dives into the thought-provoking efforts to advance resilient infrastructure in the face of climate change.
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
A Conversation with Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
Join Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, the founding partners of Global Optimism, a purpose-driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change, for an enlightening discussion about the importance of optimism in our ever-changing world.
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM
YPO and The Ocean Race — A Race of the World’s Ocean Health
Dive into the world of The Ocean Race, the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge. Explore the world’s toughest challenge: Ocean Health is Human health. Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, and ocean ecosystems generate at least US$ 21 trillion in economic benefits each year. Be surprised about YPO’s involvement in the Ocean(‘s) Race.

Speakers: Richard Brisius, Race Chairman of The Ocean Race, Boris Herrmann, Sailing World Record Holder, and Rokas Milevicius, Ambersail Ocean Race Sailor. Moderator: Florian Kemmerich (YPO Alpine Gold), Managing Partner of Bamboo Capital Partners and Chair of the YPO Planet Action Network.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Empowering Innovators and Multinationals to Incorporate Social Impact
Jonathan Lavender, Global Head of KPMG Private Enterprise, Charles Chang, Managing Partner and CEO of Performance Assets Management, Ben Delo, philanthropist, computer scientist and a co-founder of BitMEX, and Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations at University of Oxford, discuss how innovators and multinational corporations can create extraordinary change by incorporating social impact.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
A Fireside Chat with David Rubenstein and Irina Liner
Join us for an afternoon of insightful discussion. Hear from David Rubenstein, American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. A former financial analyst and lawyer, he is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment company based in Washington, D.C. On stage with him is Irina Liner, Director and co-Founder of AtlasInvest for the past fifteen years. She is also Director and Partner of the Energy Intelligence Group.
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
A Fireside Chat with Brad Keywell and Andrew Forrest
Andrew Forrest (EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2018) and Brad Keywell (EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2019) discuss their experiences of becoming EY World Entrepreneurs of the Year and what it takes to make it to the top of one of the toughest entrepreneurial competitions in the world. The discussion will be moderated by Jay Nibbe, EY Global Vice Chair.
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Showcasing the YPO Global Pulse Survey
Business leadership is facing a new frontier. Chief executives are under pressure to demonstrate transparency and trustworthiness to a wide range of stakeholders. Gaining their trust has become a central priority. Join YPO leaders to explore the 2020 YPO Global Pulse report for insights on how the chief executives of the future will define, measure, and scale trust.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Daily “Coffee and Conversations” Networking Hour
Gather at the YPO Hub each morning for inspiring conversations among YPO members and global leaders.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

A Conversation with The Rt Hon Claire Perry
Claire Perry, President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, shares the latest cutting-edge insights among global leaders as monumental climate negotiations approach later this year.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A Conversation with Grete Faremo
Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services, dives into the thought-provoking efforts to advance resilient infrastructure in the face of climate change.

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

A Conversation with Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
Join Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, the founding partners of Global Optimism, a purpose-driven enterprise focused on social and environmental change, for an enlightening discussion about the importance of optimism in our ever-changing world.

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM

YPO and The Ocean Race — A Race of the World’s Ocean Health
Dive into the world of The Ocean Race, the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge. Explore the world’s toughest challenge: Ocean Health is Human health. Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, and ocean ecosystems generate at least US$ 21 trillion in economic benefits each year. Be surprised about YPO’s involvement in the Ocean(‘s) Race.

Speakers: Richard Brisius, Race Chairman of The Ocean Race, Boris Herrmann, Sailing World Record Holder, and Rokas Milevicius, Ambersail Ocean Race Sailor. Moderator: Florian Kemmerich (YPO Alpine Gold), Managing Partner of Bamboo Capital Partners and Chair of the YPO Planet Action Network.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Empowering Innovators and Multinationals to Incorporate Social Impact
Jonathan Lavender, Global Head of KPMG Private Enterprise, Charles Chang, Managing Partner and CEO of Performance Assets Management, Ben Delo, philanthropist, computer scientist and a co-founder of BitMEX, and Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations at University of Oxford, discuss how innovators and multinational corporations can create extraordinary change by incorporating social impact.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

A Fireside Chat with David Rubenstein and Irina Liner
Join us for an afternoon of insightful discussion. Hear from David Rubenstein, American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. A former financial analyst and lawyer, he is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity investment company based in Washington, D.C. On stage with him is Irina Liner, Director and co-Founder of AtlasInvest for the past fifteen years. She is also Director and Partner of the Energy Intelligence Group.

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

A Fireside Chat with Brad Keywell and Andrew Forrest
Andrew Forrest (EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2018) and Brad Keywell (EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2019) discuss their experiences of becoming EY World Entrepreneurs of the Year and what it takes to make it to the top of one of the toughest entrepreneurial competitions in the world. The discussion will be moderated by Jay Nibbe, EY Global Vice Chair.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Showcasing the YPO Global Pulse Survey
Business leadership is facing a new frontier. Chief executives are under pressure to demonstrate transparency and trustworthiness to a wide range of stakeholders. Gaining their trust has become a central priority. Join YPO leaders to explore the 2020 YPO Global Pulse report for insights on how the chief executives of the future will define, measure, and scale trust.

Time
Agenda
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Daily “Coffee and Conversations” Networking Hour
Gather at the YPO Hub each morning for inspiring conversations among YPO members and global leaders.
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Value Chain Sustainability: Looking Beyond Operations
Join Michel Fredeau, Managing Director and Senior Partner at BCG, Antoine Hubert, CEO and Chairman at Ynsect, Ross Perot Jr., Chairman at The Perot Companies and Hillwood and Pascal Cagni, Chairman at Business France and Ambassador for international investment for an in-depth discussion on the importance looking beyond business operations and considering opportunities to reduce their environmental footprint and increase resource efficiency across the entire value chain.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Gender Equality and Financial Inclusion
Join Daniel Shakhani, Catherine McGuinness, Charlotte Crosswell and Salah Goss for a discussion on gender equality and financial inclusion. Moderated by Paul Blanchard, media consigliere, podcaster and author.
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Cambodia: Insights Into Cambodia’s Successful Road Map to Growth
Cambodian politician Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister for Public Works and Transport, covers the intricacies and importance of upgrading infrastructure in preparation for the challenges of the future.
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Interview with Yoshito Hori
Join Globis President Yoshito Hori in an in-depth interview covering the intersection of business and purpose, and how leaders with intention can drive positive societal impact.
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Responsible Leadership is Inclusive Leadership
How can leaders create changemaker companies where every individual has the power to make a difference, and that create more inclusive, efficient and impactful economies? Join top executives from global businesses for an inspiring discussion on leadership, diversity and empathy. Speakers: Antonio Simoes, CEO, Global Private Banking at HSBC; Gina Badenoch, Founder at OQS and Capaxia; Belinda Parmar, Founder and CEO of “The Empathy Business”. Moderated by Andrew White.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Daily “Coffee and Conversations” Networking Hour
Gather at the YPO Hub each morning for inspiring conversations among YPO members and global leaders.

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Value Chain Sustainability: Looking Beyond Operations
Join Michel Fredeau, Managing Director and Senior Partner at BCG, Antoine Hubert, CEO and Chairman at Ynsect, Ross Perot Jr., Chairman at The Perot Companies and Hillwood and Pascal Cagni, Chairman at Business France and Ambassador for international investment for an in-depth discussion on the importance looking beyond business operations and considering opportunities to reduce their environmental footprint and increase resource efficiency across the entire value chain.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Gender Equality and Financial Inclusion
Join Daniel Shakhani, Catherine McGuinness, Charlotte Crosswell and Salah Goss for a discussion on gender equality and financial inclusion. Moderated by Paul Blanchard, media consigliere, podcaster and author.

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM

Cambodia: Insights Into Cambodia’s Successful Road Map to Growth
Cambodian politician Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister for Public Works and Transport, covers the intricacies and importance of upgrading infrastructure in preparation for the challenges of the future.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Interview with Yoshito Hori
Join Globis President Yoshito Hori in an in-depth interview covering the intersection of business and purpose, and how leaders with intention can drive positive societal impact.

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Responsible Leadership is Inclusive Leadership
How can leaders create changemaker companies where every individual has the power to make a difference, and that create more inclusive, efficient and impactful economies? Join top executives from global businesses for an inspiring discussion on leadership, diversity and empathy. Speakers: Antonio Simoes, CEO, Global Private Banking at HSBC; Gina Badenoch, Founder at OQS and Capaxia; Belinda Parmar, Founder and CEO of “The Empathy Business”. Moderated by Andrew White.

Time
Agenda
7:45 AM – 9:00 AM
A Discussion on Trust with Richard Edelman
Join Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman and one of the world’s foremost authorities on trust, for a discussion about the Edelman Trust Barometer and the latest global trends on trust for business, government, media and NGOs.

This event is available to YPO members and guests without a YPO Hub Access Pass. Space is limited.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Lithuania: One Big Digital Hub
With Brexit, climate change, geopolitical challenges and the economic recession underway, the northern European country Lithuania celebrates being the fastest growing economy and the most-wanted state to settle regulated fintechs.

What is the success story of Lithuania and what does it take to promote socially balanced green growth in a digitally aware country?

Follow the perspective of President Gitanas Nauséda, a former chief economist who went on to become the commander-in-chief of Lithuania.
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Time to End the Inclusion Delusion in Business
Join Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, an organization promoting disability inclusion in business, and Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, for a discussion on the power of the CEO to normalize disability and how leadership can permeate an organization in an effort to end the “Inclusion Delusion” in business.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
A Conversation with The Honourable Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Take part in an enlightening discussion with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, covering Hong Kong’s ever-increasing status as an international business hub, the strengths of Hong Kong under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle and many other timely international topics.

This event is for YPO members only.
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Different Perspectives on the Transition to a Digital Economy
Join Lara Stein, Founder and Chairman, Boma Global & Executive Director, Women’s March Global; and Luca Visentini, General Secretary European Trade Union Confederation, for a discussion on the global movements to make progress towards greater social equality and cohesion.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A Conversation with Halla Tómasdóttir
Join Halla Tómasdóttir, former Icelandic presidential candidate and CEO of The B Team, for a candid conversation covering the new norms of corporate leadership grounded in sustainability, equality and accountability.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
A Conversation with Henrietta Fore and Fleur Heyns
Join Henrietta Fore, Executive Director UNICEF, and Fleur Heyns, Co-Founder Proof of Impact, for a wide-ranging discussion focused on empowering young people and women across the globe. Together, Henrietta and Fleur have decades of experience bringing communities together and championing economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Rwanda: Gateway to the Continent of the Future
Join Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Innovation of Rwanda, for an in-depth discussion about the importance of leveraging emerging technologies and how they can drive social and economic development.
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Impact Investing to Drive Transformation in Afghanistan
A conversation with Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan on the role of investment to drive change in the country.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
An Evening with Sir Martin Sorrell and Anthony Scaramucci
A panel discussion not to be missed. Hear from Sir Martin Sorrell, British businessman and the founder of WPP plc, the world’s largest advertising and PR group, as he shares the stage with Anthony Scaramucci, financier, entrepreneur and political consultant who served as the White House Director of Communications in July 2017.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Celebrating the 2020 YPO Global Impact Awards Global Honorees
Join 2018-2019 YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken, Chair of the 2020 YPO Global Impact Awards, and 2020-2021 YPO Chairman-Elect Anastasios (Tassos) Economou to celebrate the announcement of the three remaining YPO Global Impact Award Global Honorees during this presentation and cocktail reception.

Visit ypo.org/global-impact-awards for more information about YPO Global Impact Awards.

This event is available to YPO members and guests without a YPO Hub Access Pass. Space is limited.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Burns Night: Whiskey Appreciation with Peter Prentice
An informal Scotch whisky gathering with the inimitable Peter Prentice, Chairman of the Keepers of the Quaich. A well-travelled veteran of 34 years and a much loved legend of the industry, Peter will be dropping by to join us with a deliciously diverse collection of some of his finest Chivas Bros Scotch whiskies, with stories of adventure and misadventure to match!

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

A Discussion on Trust with Richard Edelman
Join Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman and one of the world’s foremost authorities on trust, for a discussion about the Edelman Trust Barometer and the latest global trends on trust for business, government, media and NGOs.

This event is available to YPO members and guests without a YPO Hub Access Pass. Space is limited.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Lithuania: One Big Digital Hub
With Brexit, climate change, geopolitical challenges and the economic recession underway, the northern European country Lithuania celebrates being the fastest growing economy and the most-wanted state to settle regulated fintechs.

What is the success story of Lithuania and what does it take to promote socially balanced green growth in a digitally aware country?

Follow the perspective of President Gitanas Nauséda, a former chief economist who went on to become the commander-in-chief of Lithuania.

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Time to End the Inclusion Delusion in Business
Join Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, an organization promoting disability inclusion in business, and Andrew Liveris, Former Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, for a discussion on the power of the CEO to normalize disability and how leadership can permeate an organization in an effort to end the “Inclusion Delusion” in business.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

A Conversation with The Honourable Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong
Take part in an enlightening discussion with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, covering Hong Kong’s ever-increasing status as an international business hub, the strengths of Hong Kong under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle and many other timely international topics.

This event is for YPO members only.

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Different Perspectives on the Transition to a Digital Economy
Join Lara Stein, Founder and Chairman, Boma Global & Executive Director, Women’s March Global; and Luca Visentini, General Secretary European Trade Union Confederation, for a discussion on the global movements to make progress towards greater social equality and cohesion.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

A Conversation with Halla Tómasdóttir
Join Halla Tómasdóttir, former Icelandic presidential candidate and CEO of The B Team, for a candid conversation covering the new norms of corporate leadership grounded in sustainability, equality and accountability.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

A Conversation with Henrietta Fore and Fleur Heyns
Join Henrietta Fore, Executive Director UNICEF, and Fleur Heyns, Co-Founder Proof of Impact, for a wide-ranging discussion focused on empowering young people and women across the globe. Together, Henrietta and Fleur have decades of experience bringing communities together and championing economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Rwanda: Gateway to the Continent of the Future
Join Paula Ingabire, Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Innovation of Rwanda, for an in-depth discussion about the importance of leveraging emerging technologies and how they can drive social and economic development.

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Impact Investing to Drive Transformation in Afghanistan
A conversation with Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan on the role of investment to drive change in the country.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

An Evening with Sir Martin Sorrell and Anthony Scaramucci
A panel discussion not to be missed. Hear from Sir Martin Sorrell, British businessman and the founder of WPP plc, the world’s largest advertising and PR group, as he shares the stage with Anthony Scaramucci, financier, entrepreneur and political consultant who served as the White House Director of Communications in July 2017.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Celebrating the 2020 YPO Global Impact Awards Global Honorees
Join 2018-2019 YPO Chairman Pascal Gerken, Chair of the 2020 YPO Global Impact Awards, and 2020-2021 YPO Chairman-Elect Anastasios (Tassos) Economou to celebrate the announcement of the three remaining YPO Global Impact Award Global Honorees during this presentation and cocktail reception.

Visit ypo.org/global-impact-awards for more information about YPO Global Impact Awards.

This event is available to YPO members and guests without a YPO Hub Access Pass. Space is limited.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Burns Night: Whiskey Appreciation with Peter Prentice
An informal Scotch whisky gathering with the inimitable Peter Prentice, Chairman of the Keepers of the Quaich. A well-travelled veteran of 34 years and a much loved legend of the industry, Peter will be dropping by to join us with a deliciously diverse collection of some of his finest Chivas Bros Scotch whiskies, with stories of adventure and misadventure to match!

Time
Agenda
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Daily “Coffee and Conversations” Networking Hour
Gather at the YPO Hub each morning for inspiring conversations among YPO members and global leaders.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Daily “Coffee and Conversations” Networking Hour
Gather at the YPO Hub each morning for inspiring conversations among YPO members and global leaders.

Stay tuned for more program updates.