Sep 12, 2018

50 heads of state to attend Bloomberg Global Business Forum

Michael Bloomberg.

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Fifty heads of state from six continents, including British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, have committed to joining Michael Bloomberg for his second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York later this month.

Why it matters: It's set to be one of the most-attended events by heads of government in 2018.

The details: A Global Call for Climate Progress will be the focus of a One Planet Summit in the afternoon, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Bloomberg himself.

  • The event, focused on strengthening global trade and economic alliances, will be held Sept. 26 at the Plaza Hotel, alongside the 73rd U.N. General Assembly.
  • Participants include U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Baidu CEO Robin Li, Ford CEO Jim Hackett, incoming Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, and Unilever CEO Paul Polman.
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