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About the global investment forum

The Global Investment Forum is a private invitation-only annual event launched in 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Global Investment Forum’s mission is to foster the exchange of knowledge and encourage purpose-driven investments to create a better future.

The Foundation encourages open and honest dialogue amongst participants and remains independent and impartial. Its activities are shaped by the commitment to cultivating an environment in which participants feel safe to share their opinions and to debate the issues of our time in a constructive and respectful manner.

The event is by invitation only and brings together a carefully curated group of participants from the global private investment community alongside visionary entrepreneurs, insightful experts and leaders from the worlds of technology to politics. This annual gathering is an opportunity for participants to learn from experts across the private investment landscape and is enhanced by sessions about the major trends shaping our economic, political and social environment. Through interactive panel discussions, exclusive interviews, keynote presentations and breakout sessions, both guests and speaking participants gain insightful knowledge on key trends and developments affecting us in order to come to a shared understanding and create lasting partnerships to provide a convivial environment in which to network, socialize and learn from one another.

Geneva is the home of the Forum not only because the foundation’s headquarters are found in the city, but also because of the city’s history of being a leading global financial center which is constantly reinventing itself and has brought about a unique ecosystem with a fertile environment for expertise, ideas, innovation and creation.

Attendees

The event is by invitation-only and attendees are a thoughtful blend of investors, entrepreneurs, c-suite executives as well as other experts and specialists.

PROFILE

HNWI

40%

C-Suite

18%

Asset Manager

12%

Advisor

10%

Family Office

10%

Multi-Family Office

10%
HNWI 40%
C-Suite 18%
Asset Manager 12%
Advisor 10%
Family Office 10%
Multi-Family Office 10%

REGIONAL BREAKDOWN

Europe

45%

MENA

25%

Asia

15%

North America

7%

Africa

5%

South America

3%
Europe 45%
MENA 25%
Asia 15%
North America 7%
South Amercia 3%

INDUSTRY BREAKDOWN

Financial Services

62%

Real Estate

15%

Technology

10%

Services

5%

Retail

3%

Industrial

3%

Energy

3%
Financial Services 62%
Real Estate 15%
Technology 10%
Services 5%
Retail 3%
Industry 3%
Energy 2%

FINANCIAL SERVICES BREAKDOWN

Asset Manager

35%

Family Office

30%

Multi-Family Office

30%

Banking

5%
Asset Manager 35%
Family Office 30%
Multi-Family Office 30%
Banking 5%

Some past editions speakers

Guest of Honour in 2019

John
Kerry

68th United States Secretary of State (2013-2017)

Garret
Camp

Founder of Expa and Chairman of Uber

William E.
Conway Jr.

Co-Founder, Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group

Dominique
De Villepin

Former Prime Minister of France

Erica
Dhawan

Founder & CEO of Cotential

Pascal
Lamy

Former Director General of the WTO

Elisabeth
Linder

Founder of the Conversational Century

Magnus
Lindkvist

World Renow Trendspotter

Bertrand
Piccard​

Founder of
Solar Impulse

Viviane
Reding

Member of the European Parliament

Jeremy
Rifkin

Economic and
Social Theorist

Justin
Rockefeller

Co-Founder of The Impact

Jean-Pierre
Roth

Former Chairman of the Swiss National Bank

David
Rubenstein

Co-Founder, Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group

Byron
Wien

Economic and
Social Theorist

Linda
Yueh

Economist, broadcaster & writer

PAST EDITIONS