Leading

with purpose

Postponed until June 2022

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Theme : Leading with purpose

“Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want.
Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of why we want it.”
Simon Sinek

All over the world we are observing rising ethnic, environmental, demographic. politic and economic tensions leading to a context of massive uncertainty, instability and volatility. In addition, the way we live, work and relate to one another as individuals is evolving as fast as our adoption of disruptive technologies, now fusing physical, digital and biological universes.

This results in critical challenges to solve but also in major opportunities to build on, requiring a new leadership paradigm to drive societies and institutions towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

In these turbulent times with unprecedent changes, leaders must transform their organisations to stay relevant and competitive, empowering people and increasing collaboration. The most successful business leaders are the ones focusing on a strong valuable cause that their teams and stakeholders can trustfully embrace.

We strongly believe that Leading with Purpose is the key to navigate the complexities of today and tomorrow, with everybody on board rowing in the same direction for a meaningful impact.

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Keynote Speakers​

IAN GOLDIN​

Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank and former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela

Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. Ian previously was World Bank Vice President and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela.

HELLE THORNING-SCHMIDT​

FORMER DANISH PRIME MINISTER AND CEO OF SAVE THE CHILDREN

Helle Thorning-Schmidt secured herself a place in the history books when she became the first woman to hold the post as Leader of the Danish Social Democrats and in 2011 as Prime Minister of Denmark. In her latest position as CEO of Save the Children International, she held an international leading position in an organisation with an annual turnover of more than DKK 10 billion and 17,000 employees in 100 countries.

Ian Goldin

Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank and former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela

Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. Ian previously was World Bank Vice President and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Danish Prime Minister and CEO of Save the Children

Helle Thorning-Schmidt secured herself a place in the history books when she became the first woman to hold the post as Leader of the Danish Social Democrats and in 2011 as Prime Minister of Denmark. In her latest position as CEO of Save the Children International, she held an international leading position in an organisation with an annual turnover of more than DKK 10 billion and 17,000 employees in 100 countries.

PAST EDITIONS

Ian Goldin

Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank and former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela

Ian Goldin is the Oxford University Professor of Globalisation and Development, the Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change and the founding Director of the Oxford Martin School. Ian previously was World Bank Vice President and the Group’s Director of Policy, after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Economic Advisor to President Nelson Mandela. Goldin has served as Principal Economist at the EBRD and Director of Programmes at the OECD Development Centre.
Goldin has a BA (Hons) and BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a MA and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Goldin has been knighted by the French Government and has published 21 books, including Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance; Development: A Very Short Introduction; The Butterfly Defect: How Globalisation Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do; Divided Nations: Why Global Governance is Failing and What Can Be Done; Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped our World and Will Define our Future; and, Is the Planet Full? He is the lead author of the Oxford Martin School Citi Report Migration and The Economy. He is the author and presenter of the 2018 BBC Series After the Crash and the 2019 BBC Series: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence.
He has been a non-executive Director on numerous boards, including CDC Plc, Implenia AG, Metropolitan, Old Mutual and Skandia, chairing and serving on a wide variety of Board Committees. He is an Honorary Trustee of Comic Relief and the Chair of the Econ initiative to modernise the teaching of economics.
Goldin lectures at Oxford, Harvard, Tsinghua and other top Universities and provides advisory and consultancy services to a wide range of governments and leading global companies. In addition to be a highly acclaimed speaker, Goldin leads strategy discussions at the Boards of leading global companies and facilitates major conferences. His recent speaking engagements include the opening keynote at Google Zeitgeist, at the Microsoft CEO forum, at TED, and for the past 21 years has provided keynotes at the WEF Davos meetings

Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Former Danish Prime Minister and Former CEO of Save the Children

Helle Thorning-Schmidt secured herself a place in the history books when she became the first woman to hold the post as Leader of the Danish Social Democrats and in 2011 as Prime Minister of Denmark. In her latest position as CEO of Save the Children International, she held an international leading position in an organisation with an annual turnover of more than DKK 10 billion and 17,000 employees in 100 countries.
As of the summer 2019, Helle plans to spend time on her board roles and advisory activities as well as the international think tanks she is part of. Helle grew up in the city of Ishøj with a single mother and has been politically active since her early youth.
She is known to be a courageous woman with a strong charisma and a forceful personality; maybe because her father told her that: ”Girls can do anything – also become the prime minister”, and during hard times, she reminded herself that what doesn´t kill you, makes you stronger.
Helle is an incisive, honest and direct speaker
Thorning-Schmidt has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, and a Master’s Degree in European Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Born in Copenhagen, she is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of French.

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THE GLOBAL INVESTMENT FORUM 2020 WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve unpredictably – and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community, including guests, speakers, sponsors, suppliers and ACE employees – The Global Investment Forum will not occur this year. 

This conclusion is made after much careful deliberation. It takes something truly momentous to interrupt a tradition as special as the Global Investment Forum, but we feel strongly that the most prudent course right now is to allow more time for the situation to stabilize.  We thank everyone for their patience as we have considered all the matters necessary to making this difficult decision. 

That said, work has already begun the presentation of next year’s Global Investment Forum. So please, save these dates: The Global Investment Forum, a tradition of ACE of company and in partnership with Citi Private Bank and Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique will take place June 9th and 10th, 2021.  We hope to see you there. 

For those of you who have already registered, 2020 registrations will be valid for next year’s event. For those of you who have not had a chance yet to register, we hope you can still attend and will be sending you reminders to register when the time is right. 

In the meantime, we will continue to engage with you digitally bringing you updates in regard to the agenda, speakers and other exciting news. Thank you all for your on-going support and we look forward to seeing you soon.