June 21 - Monday

3:00 pm

Times are written in Doha time (UTC +3)

Session One: Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World – Welcoming Remarks

Every economic shock leaves a legacy. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different. It has roiled financial markets, dampened global growth, upended traditional business models and threatened the future of globalization. The scars will be felt for generations. However, the chaos has also given birth to an uneasy optimism about the future. The world may never be the same again. In that, lies a historic opportunity.


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
3:05 pm

Welcoming Address from Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies and Three-term Mayor of New York City


Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder of Bloomberg L.P. & Bloomberg Philanthropies , and Three-term Mayor of New York City
3:08 pm

Opening Address from His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar


H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Amir , State of Qatar
3:15 pm

H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa


H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa

President of the Republic of South Africa


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
3:25 pm

H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda


H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
3:40 pm

H.E. Mr. Armen Sarkissian, President of the Republic of Armenia


H.E. Armen Sarkissian

President of the Republic of Armenia


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
3:55 pm

Redefining Business

A titan of global business, Mukesh Ambani shares his vision for a post pandemic world – how global commerce has changed forever, the new power balance between the public and private sector, why the future is digital and the role business can play in creating a fairer future for all.


Mukesh Ambani

Chairman and Managing Director , Reliance Industries Limited


Haslinda Amin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
4:05 pm

A New Economic Blueprint - Restructuring the Global Economy

More than a decade after the 2008 financial crash, its dark legacy hangs over the global economy. Despite bank bailouts and central bank interventions, the global economy remains marred by deep inequality, growing populism and swathes of social and civil unrest. Covid-19 exacerbated all of that. We can’t just reset. We must break the cycle with a new global blueprint.


Ray Dalio

Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer , Bridgewater Associates

Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University , 71st Secretary of the Treasury, The United States of America


Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics , Bloomberg
4:35 pm

A Conversation with Steven T. Mnuchin, 77th United States Secretary of the Treasury

The pandemic sent the world economy into free fall last year. Fifteen months later, we are looking at the faintest glimmers of a recovery. David Westin speaks to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for a bird’s-eye view of the prospects ahead.


Steven T. Mnuchin

77th Secretary of the Treasury , The United States of America


David Westin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
4:50 pm

Vaccines: From Nationalism to Equity

While the global vaccination campaign is well underway in many wealthy countries, many poorer nations are left behind. The continent of Africa remains the least vaccinated region in the world. We examine the social and economic impact of vaccine nationalism.

4:55 pm

An Address from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization


Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director General , World Health Organization
5:00 pm

The Future of Vaccines in Africa


Dr. John Nkengasong

Director , Africa CDC

Reeta Roy

President and CEO , Mastercard Foundation


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
5:15 pm

New Age of Nationalism

In the era of the Covid-19 pandemic, “vaccine nationalism” is becoming a statement of power, wealth and influence among the countries of the world. We need to vaccinate 70 to 85% of a global population of almost 7.8 billion people to return to some semblance of normality. How do we get there in a world divided by a widening chasm between the haves and the have-nots?


Noubar Afeyan

Founder and CEO , Flagship Pioneering


Shery Ahn

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
5:35 pm

Musical Performance: Akoya

Akoya brings the heritage of Qatari folk music to life in an original piece by Qatari composer, songwriter, singer, and symphonic artist Dana al-Fardan and performed by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The piece celebrates Qatar’s original genre of music: Fjiri, music of the sea. In addition to its role as a major pillar of Qatar’s economy, the pearl trade developed a new style of music, providing motivation and entertainment for the pearl divers as they worked. Fjiri’s distinct percussion patterns represent the stories of pearl diving and accompany the traditional chanting of the Naham, a designated singer on each ship.

Performed by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

5:45 pm

Close of Session One

June 22 - Tuesday

7:00 am

Times are written in Doha time (UTC +3)

Session One Highlights: Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World

Join us to experience highlights from Day One of the Qatar Economic Forum.

9:00 am

Session Two: Technology Advanced - Welcoming Remarks

After the most significant year of digital transformation in recent history, we take a closer look at permanent changes to the human-technology nexus.


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
9:05 am

The A-Z of Digital

The rapid shift to all things digital is stoking business expectations as well as personal anxiety. How will all this pan out? We seek the answers.


Ruth Porat

CFO , Alphabet and Google


Erik Schatzker

Host , Bloomberg Television
9:15 am

Business and Behavior Transformed

A generational trauma like the pandemic has forced everyone—rich, poor, young and old—to reassess their lives, from where they live to what they do. Understanding how the virus has changed how we buy, sell, communicate and do business is essential to every facet of society.


Sunil Bharti Mittal

Founder and Chairman , Bharti Enterprises


Haslinda Amin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:25 am

Transforming through the Pandemic

The pandemic brought global business to a halt and forced business leaders everywhere to think on their feet. We hear first-hand how one of the regions sprawling conglomerates made it through the pandemic by being fast, and thinking digital.


Ferit Şahenk

Chairman , Doğuş Group


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
9:35 am

Work Shifting

It’s “new” for now. But will it become the “normal” going forward? The pandemic transformed workplaces, home structures and even family relationships in a massive shift to “work from anywhere.” What does this mean for the future of city centres, the notion of work-life balance in the era of the “electronic leash”  and the very future of humanity’s social structures?


Natarajan Chandrasekaran

Chairman , Tata Sons

Mark Dixon

Founder and CEO , IWG


Mallika Kapur

Deputy Global Editor , Bloomberg Live
10:00 am

Potential and Perils of a Hyper-Connected World

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and 5G are helping pandemic-hit businesses transform into digitally driven industries. A vista of opportunities beckons, but at what cost to society?


Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo

Managing Director , Ooredoo Group

Börje Ekholm

President and CEO , Ericsson Group


Emily Chang

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
10:20 am

Counting the Cost of Mega-Hacks

The latest ransomware attacks are a wake-up call to organisations all over the world. With millions lost in ransom demands and billions burned in operational losses, can insurers protect us against systemic cyber risk? We talk cybercrime with Sergio Ermotti and gain his global economic outlook.


Sergio P. Ermotti

Chairman , Swiss Re


Manus Cranny

Daybreak Anchor , Bloomberg Television
10:30 am

How Safe is Cyberspace?

The era of the Internet of Things and Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us. We look at what we can do to protect ourselves in an era where when everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable. We explore how hackers can bring our world to a halt, review the new tactics employed by criminals, and identify the precautions we need to take.


Carol Massar

Anchor , Bloomberg Television


Michael Chertoff

Former Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security , and Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Chertoff Group
10:40 am

Coining Crypto

We talk Bitcoin, Doge and Elon Musk with the founder of the world’s biggest crypto exchange.


Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO , Binance


Tracy Alloway

Executive Editor, Asia News Desk , Bloomberg
10:50 am

The Fintech Future

We look to the fintech powered future of banking.


Blythe Masters

Industry Partner, Motive Partners , and CEO, Motive Capital Corp.

Jim Ovia

Founder & Chairman , Zenith Bank

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Founder and Executive Chair , Snoop


Sonali Basak

Financial Correspondent , Bloomberg
11:05 am

The Crypto Brief


Dan Morehead

CEO , Pantera Capital Management

Michael Novogratz

Founder and CEO , Galaxy Digital


Sonali Basak

Financial Correspondent , Bloomberg
11:20 am

Mainstage Program Concludes

12:00 pm

Industry Roundtable Discussions

Executives take a deeper dive into issues impacting key sectors in our roundtable discussions.

  • Prioritization: Maximizing ESG in Extractive Industries
  • Bitcoin Blues: The Realities of Global Cryptocurrency Adoption
  • Post-Blockchain Identity: What is the Next Generation of Security?
  • Building Legacy: Securing the Lasting Impact of Mega-Sports Events

Maximizing ESG in Extractive Industries

Dr. Tsuyoshi Abe

Senior Vice President , Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Richard Horrocks-Taylor

Global Head Metals & Mining , Standard Chartered Bank

Julian Kettle

Senior Vice President, Vice Chair Metals and Mining , Wood Mackenzie

Julio Tamacas

Vice President & Business Services Manager , ExxonMobil Qatar Limited

Eira Thomas

CEO , Lucara Diamond Corp

Iris Van der Veken

Executive Director , Responsible Jewellery Council

Laura Millan

Climate Reporter , Bloomberg News

Bitcoin Blues: The Realities of Global Cryptocurrency Adoption

Henri Arslanian

PwC Crypto Leader and Partner and Adjunct Professor , University of Hong Kong

Nic Cary

Co-Founder & President ,

Akshay Chopra

Vice President, Head of Innovation & Design, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa , Visa

Navin Gupta

Managing Director of South East Asia & MENA , Ripple

Stefanie Holtze-Jen

Chief Currency Strategist , DWS

Adam Reynolds

Asia Pacific CEO , Saxo Markets

Eddie van der Walt

Markets Live Editor , Bloomberg News

Post-Blockchain Identity: What is the Next Generation of Security?

Khalid M. Al-Kubaisi

Practice Head, Cybersecurity , Malomatia

Naveen Menon

President, ASEAN and Board Member, Cisco Foundation , Cisco

Hector Rodriguez

Senior Vice President, Regional Risk Officer for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa , Visa

Alister Shepherd

Managing Director, Mandiant Services , FireEye

Andrew Tsonchev

Director of Technology , Darktrace

Greg Young

Vice President, Cybersecurity and CorpDev , Trend Micro

Joanna Ossinger

Global Markets Editor , Bloomberg News

Building Legacy: Securing the Lasting Impact of Sporting Mega-Events

Nasser Al-Khater

CEO , FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban

Managing Director, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Google Cloud , Google

Joyee Biswas

Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific , Facebook

Mayi Cruz Blanco

Global Head, LHH Sport Solutions & Athlete Programmes , The Adecco Group / LHH

Teck Yin Lim

Chief Executive Officer , Sport Singapore

Robbie McRobbie

Chief Executive Officer , Hong Kong Rugby Union

Hua Fung Teh

Group President , ONE Championship

Craig Tiley

Chief Executive Officer & Australian Open Tournament Director , Tennis Australia

Ed Stapley

Editor, EMEA , Bloomberg Live
12:45 pm

Close of Session Two

2:00 pm

Session Three: Power and Trade Flows - Welcoming Remarks

2021 is a fresh start for many geo-political alliances and trade relationships. We gather major international power brokers to share their vision for a new way forward.


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
2:05 pm

At the Heart of Global Trade

Sitting at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, Qatar is deeply vested in smooth global trade flows. We speak to His Excellency Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari.


H.E. Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari

Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance , The State of Qatar


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
2:20 pm

Global Trade Revival

We find out how to bump global trade up to pre-virus levels and preview the future of the rules-based global trading system.


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General , World Trade Organization


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
2:25 pm

The Chains That Bind Us

Lord Mandelson tells us what’s next for global supply chains in a post-pandemic world.


Lord Mandelson

Chairman , Global Counsel


Tom Keene

Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Surveillance , Bloomberg
2:35 pm

African Trade Transformation


Aliko Dangote

Founder and President/Chief Executive , Dangote Group


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
2:45 pm

H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey


H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of the Republic of Turkey
2:55 pm

The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
3:05 pm

H.E. Patrick Achi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire


H.E. Patrick Achi

Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
3:10 pm

The Hon. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, People's Republic of Bangladesh


The Hon. Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister of the , People's Republic of Bangladesh
3:15 pm

The Future of Air Travel

From flying high to parked on the tarmac, Covid-19 grounded thousands of aircraft. Once-bustling airports turned into virtual mausoleums. Millions of workers in the aviation sector worldwide lost their jobs. Will the rollout of vaccines and the lifting of travel restrictions bring back the glory days of air travel and revive a sector vital to global economic recovery?

3:20 pm

Back in the Air

We took flying for granted. The pandemic grounded airlines, locked us in our homes, and brought business and holiday travel to a halt. Will we ever get back to the way it used to be? We ask the experts.


H.E. Akbar al-Baker

Group CEO , Qatar Airways

David Calhoun

President and CEO , The Boeing Company

Luis Gallego

CEO , International Airlines Group

Yvonne Manzi Makolo

CEO , RwandAir


Guy Johnson

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
3:50 pm

Firestarter Address

How do we reform the world’s governing structure to address challenges that are global, from the pandemic to climate change? The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, gives us a view from the inside.


The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister , The United Kingdom
3:55 pm

A New Normal: The View from Qatar

Located at the crossroads of three continents, Qatar occupies a perch that gives it a wider lens to view global affairs. We draw out some of these unique insights on the world after Covid-19 from H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar.


H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani

Former Prime Minister , The State of Qatar


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
4:05 pm

Reenergizing Globalization

Countries all over the world have set up special economic zones to maximize the benefits from global trade and investments. We find out how these zones could reenergize globalization.


H.E. Ahmad al-Sayed

Minister of State, The State of Qatar , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qatar Free Zones Authority

Faruk Güler

CEO , ESBAŞ-Aegean Free Zone Development & Operating Co.


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
4:20 pm

Investing Across Borders


H.E. Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani

Chief Executive Officer , Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar)

Lord Gerry Grimstone MP

Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy , The United Kingdom


Haslinda Amin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
4:35 pm

Covid-19 and Governance in Africa

The coronavirus pandemic may push more than 60 million Africans into absolute poverty. But beyond the economic impact, the pandemic threatens to roll back democratic gains made on the continent over the past decades. Mo Ibrahim shares his outlook.


David Malingha

East Africa Bureau Chief , Bloomberg


Mo Ibrahim

Founder and Chair , Mo Ibrahim Foundation
4:40 pm

At the Nexus of Economy and Security

As the world recovers from the pandemic shock, issues of national security and the global economy are set to become even more tightly woven together. David Westin explores these bonds that bind with Daleep Singh, deputy national security advisor of the United States of America.


Daleep Singh

Deputy National Security Advisor , The United States of America


David Westin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
4:45 pm

India in the Quad


Dr. S. Jaishankar

Minister of External Affairs , The Republic of India


Jeanette Rodrigues

South Asia Managing Editor , Bloomberg News
4:55 pm

The New Security Paradigm

Sea lanes, sky corridors and terrestrial roads are the arteries that power world trade and globalization. But maritime borders, air space and land boundaries are all designated by nation states. Will rising  geopolitical tensions pose a threat to keeping these “globalization lanes” open?


General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Chairman , KKR Global Institute


David Westin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
5:10 pm

Mainstage Program Concludes

5:45 pm

Industry Roundtable Discussions

Executives take a deeper dive into issues impacting key sectors in our roundtable discussions.

Next Steps in Sustainability: Achieving Reliability in Renewable Energy

Inna Braverman

Founder & CEO , Eco Wave Power Ltd

Abigail Ross Hopper

President & CEO , Solar Energy Industries Association

Danielle Merfeld

VP and Global Chief Technology Officer , GE Renewable Energy

Dr. Shawn Qu

CEO , Canadian Solar Inc

Sujay Shah

Managing Director and Global Head, Cleantech Coverage , Standard Chartered Bank

Keith Mangan

Managing Director , BlackRock

Fauziah Marzuki

Head of LNG , BloombergNEF

Pandemic Investment Resilience: Traditional versus Emerging Markets

Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida

Board Member and CEO , Qatar Financial Centre

Khush Choksy

SVP International Development and SVP Middle East , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Russell Chweidan

Chief Executive Officer , Bank of China International (UK) Limited

Stephen Dainton

Deputy Global Head of Markets , Barclays

Pablo Duran Steinman

Portfolio Manager , Soros Fund Management

Sam Finkelstein

Global Co-Head of Fixed Income and Global Head of Emerging Markets , Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Alicia Garcia Herrero

Chief Economist Asia Pacific , Natixis

Dr. Kairat Kelimbetov

Chairman , Agency of Strategy Planning and Reforms, Kazakhstan

Damian Sassower

Chief EM Fixed Income Strategist , Bloomberg Intelligence

Virtual Money: Reshaping Post-Pandemic Payment Technologies

Ran Goldi

CEO , First Digital

Dax Grant

CIO, Operations Technology , HSBC

Salvador Perez Galindo

Vice President, Government Engagement for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa , Visa

Jan Pilbauer

CEO , BankservAfrica

Martha Sazon

President and CEO , GCash

Julie Chariell

Senior Analyst – FinTech/Payments , Bloomberg Intelligence

How is Technology Driving Art in the Creative Economy?

Bolanle Austen-Peters

Founder & CEO , Terra Kulture Arts and Studios, BAP Productions

Prof. Dr. Dirk Boll

President of Europe & UK, Middle East and Africa , Christie's

Simon Fox

CEO , Frieze

Jeremy Hodkin

Publisher , The Canvas

Noah Horowitz

Director, Americas , Art Basel

Bettina Korek

Chief Executive Officer , Serpentine

Mike Steib

Chief Executive Officer , Artsy

James Tarmy

Arts Columnist , Bloomberg News and Businessweek Magazine
6:45 pm

Session Four: A Sustainable World - Welcoming Remarks

Shining a light on the intersection of capitalism, energy and the environment, we profile the people who can help us transition to a more sustainable global economy.


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum

Gas King

As the world transitions from oil and coal to cleaner energy, Qatar is investing billions to be the world’s biggest producer of LNG (liquefied natural gas) for the next two decades. Qatar aims to become the largest LNG supplier in the next 20 years. We venture on board an LNG tanker to find out the state-of-the-art technology that enables the commodity to be transported across the world, and how LNG will reshape the politics of global energy.

6:50 pm

Energy Shifts

We profile the energy executives who are helping us transition to the new energy economy.


H.E. Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi

Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The State of Qatar; President and CEO, Qatar Petroleum

Patrick Pouyanné

Chairman of the Board & CEO , TotalEnergies

Ben van Beurden

CEO , Shell

Darren Woods

Chairman and CEO , Exxon Mobil Corporation


Alix Steel

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
7:25 pm

The New Commodity Economy

Global green economy plans are set to fuel a new commodities supercycle. We identify how to ensure this commodity-intensive economic growth is sustainable.


Ivan Glasenberg

CEO , Glencore


Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
7:35 pm

Electric Digital Mobility

At a time when the world turned upside down, sales of electric cars defied gravity. We find out if industry and society are ready for the new mobility revolution. 


Christoph Rauwald

Senior Reporter , Bloomberg


Dr. Herbert Diess

CEO , Volkswagen AG
7:45 pm


As an ongoing debate heats up about whether nationalism or globalization will define the next decade, we take a look at a third option: Slowbalization. We speak to Kumar Mangalam Birla about his global outlook, his focus on sustainability, and understand how some multinationals will always be open to foreign acquisitions, even as the world looks inward.


Kumar Mangalam Birla

Chairman , Aditya Birla Group


Haslinda Amin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
7:55 pm

Firestarter Address


Matthias Rebellius

Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG; CEO, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
8:00 pm

Powering Sustainability


Kailey Leinz

Host , Bloomberg Television


Darius Adamczyk

Chairman & CEO , Honeywell

Ignacio Galán

Chairman and CEO , Iberdrola
8:20 pm

Qatar’s Culture: Past, Present and Future


H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Chairperson, Qatar Museums, Doha Film Institute, Reach Out to Asia, and Qatar Leadership Centre
8:25 pm

Sustainability Champions

From Africa to Asia, from America to Australia, entrepreneurs and activists are leading the charge for climate action and tackle the biggest problem of our time. Their efforts will help define our future.


Dr. Paula Kahumbu

Founder and CEO , WildlifeDirect

Angelique Pouponneau



Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
8:30 pm

The Green Recovery

The future of the planet and its people hangs in balance, The United Nations has mapped out a path towards a sustainable world. Zain Verjee speaks with an architect of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations, Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed.


Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General , United Nations


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
8:40 pm

Session Four Ends

8:45 pm

Industry Roundtable Discussion

Executives take a deeper dive into issues impacting key sectors in our roundtable discussions.

Panning for Liquid Gold: Water Scarcity and Future Solutions

Dr. Samer Adham

Managing Director of the Global Water Sustainability Center , ConocoPhillips

H.E. Amb. Bader Omar al-Dafa

Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Climate Change and Sustainability , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Patrick Decker

President and Chief Executive Officer , Xylem Inc

Ron Keating

CEO , Evoqua Water Technologies

Shahid Khan

SVP & Country Manager, Qatar , CDM Smith

Kelly Trott

VP , Imagine H2O

Matthew Wadiak

Founder and CEO , Cooks Venture

Sasha Qadri

Senior Programming Director , Bloomberg Live

The Return of Inflation: Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire?

Kristina Hooper

Chief Global Market Strategist , Invesco

Brett House

Deputy Chief Economist , Scotiabank

Tendayi Kapfidze

Chief Economist , LendingTree

William Lee

Chief Economist , Milken Institute

Elina Ribakova

Chief Economist , International Institute of Finance

Nathan Sheets

Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research , PGIM

James Sweeney

Chief Economist and CIO Americas , Credit Suisse

Gina Martin Adams

Director of Equity Strategy, ETF and ESG Research, Chief Equity Strategist , Bloomberg Intelligence

Data Gathering from the Skies: Are Non-Terrestrial Data-Gathering Platforms a Game-changer?

Omar Ali Al-Ansari

Secretary-General , Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Council (QRDI)

Wade Barnes

CEO , Farmers Edge

Richard Cooke

Director Imagery, Remote Sensing and Cross Sectors , Esri

James Crawford

CEO , Orbital Insight

Devaki Raj

CEO & Co-Founder , CrowdAI

Yasu Yamazaki

Chief Evangelist , Axelspace

Thomas Pfeiffer

EMEA Screentime, TMT Editor , Bloomberg News

The Digital Future of Sport

Patrick Dees

Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer , Fan Controlled Football League

Andre Fluellen

Co-Managing Partner , Beyond The Game Network

Wayne Kimmel

Partner , SeventySix Capital

Scott Levy

Executive Vice President & Managing Director , NBA Asia

George Pyne

Founder & CEO , Bruin Capital

Paul Rabil

Co-Founder & CMO , Premier Lacrosse League

Alysse Soll

Chair , Women in Sports Tech (WiST)

Jennifer Zabasajja

Anchor , Bloomberg Quicktake
9:30 pm

Close of Session Four

June 23 - Wednesday

9:00 am

Industry Roundtable Discussions

Executives take a deeper dive into issues impacting key sectors in our roundtable discussions.

5G Growth Goals: A Turbo-boost to Commerce

Jawad Abbassi

Head of MENA , GSMA

Ernest L. Cu

President and CEO , Globe Telecom

Katrina Luna-Abelarde

FVP and Head of International & Carrier Business Group , PLDT-Smart

Mysore Madhusudhan

Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Connected Solutions , Tata Communications

Fuad Siddiqui

Executive Partner & Vice President , Nokia Bell Labs

Manish Vyas

President, Communications, Media & Entertainment Business & CEO, Network Services , Tech Mahindra

Jefferson Wang

Global 5G Lead , Accenture

Shirley Zhao

Reporter , Bloomberg Editorial

Preparing for the Future: IoT’s Role in Future Health Emergencies

Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani

Director of Public Health Department , Ministry of Public Health

Andrew Frye

Senior Vice President and President, APAC , Baxter Heathcare Asia Pte Ltd

Dr. Mathias Goyen

Chief Medical Officer, EMEA , GE Healthcare

Margareta Laminto

Group Chief Operating Officer , Fullerton Health

Roberta Lipson

CEO of New Frontier Health, Founder of United Family Healthcare

Lance Little

Managing Director, Region Asia Pacific , Roche Diagnostics

Edwin Ng

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Asia Pacific , Medidata Solutions

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Saleh

Former Minister of Energy - State of Qatar , Former Chairman of the Board of Qatar Petroleum

Rachel Chang

Team Leader, Asia Consumer, Health & Media News , Bloomberg

The New Silk Road: The Future of Manufacturing in Developing Markets

Saud al-Attiyah

Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs , Ministry of Finance, Qatar

Abdulaziz Bin Nasser al-Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer , Qatar Development Bank

Nilesh Auti

Global Head, Manufacturing Industry Unit , Tech Mahindra

Gareth Brooks

Managing Director , VF Asia Sourcing Limited

Walter Johnsen

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer , Acme United

Gerry Mattios

Expert Partner , Bain & Company

Yumiko Murakami

General Partner , MPower Partners

Anil K. Sharma

Vice President and General Manager, Label and Graphic Materials Asia Pacific , Avery Dennison

Michelle Jamrisko

Senior Asia Economy Reporter , Bloomberg

Springboarding Women and Girls: Ensuring Access to Digital Opportunities

H.E. Dr. Sheikha Abdulla al-Misnad

Former President of Qatar University , Prime Minister's Office, Qatar

June Angelides MBE

Investor , Samos Investments

Prof. Lily Kong

President , Singapore Management University

Deirdre Murphy

SVP, HR – Industrial Automation , Schneider Electric

Fiona Nott

Chief Executive Officer , The Women's Foundation

Izzy Obeng

Managing Director , Foundervine

Tejas Patel

Managing Director – Lead, Technology Strategy & Advisory, Growth Markets , Accenture

Kahina Van Dyke

Global Head of Digital Channels & Data Analytics , Standard Chartered Bank

Anjani Trivedi

Columnist , Bloomberg Opinion
10:00 am

Times are written in Doha time (UTC +3)

Session Five: The Changing Consumer – Welcoming Remarks

Lockdown life forced people to go online for practically everything. Businesses responded by enhancing digital offerings, drawing more customers to the web. Now, it’s hard to see people returning to pre-virus behavior; yet some consumers are doing just that. We look to what the future holds for commerce.


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
10:05 am

At the Edge of Real Estate


Tom Barrack

Founder , Colony Capital

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO , Starwood Capital Group


Haslinda Amin

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
10:30 am

Millennial Consumers

Consumers born between 1981 to 1996 have the biggest buying power today. Coming of age during the internet boom and at the forefront of the global green movement, millennial consumers are digital first and keen to make a positive impact on the world. We find out how one of Greater China’s leading developers and retailers is catering to them.


Adrian Cheng

CEO and Executive Vice Chairman , New World Development


Yvonne Man

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
10:35 am

Real Estate in a Virtual World

Offices and malls were long buoyed by the steady flow of commuters and shoppers. With work-from-home and e-commerce supercharged by the pandemic, we find out how developers and asset managers will rise to the challenge.


H.E. Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani

Chairman, Qatari Diar , CEO, Qatargas

Bruce Flatt

CEO , Brookfield Asset Management

Rob Speyer

President and CEO , Tishman Speyer


Carol Massar

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
11:05 am

Sustainable Smart Cities


Dr. Jeffrey Cheah

Founder and Chairman , Sunway Group


Haidi Stroud-Watts

Anchor, ‘Daybreak Australia’ and ‘Daybreak Asia’ , Bloomberg Television
11:10 am

Guardian of the Sea

He hails from a renowned pearl-merchant family in Qatar. He has played, and continues to play, an outsized role in the development of his country. He runs one of the largest conglomerates in the region. Mr. Hussain explains how pearl diving fed the Qatari population for decades until the Japanese cultured pearls came to prominence. And, naturally, he owns a spectacular collection of pearls and other assorted gems. Meet Hussain al-Fardan, the “King of Pearls.”


Hussain Ibrahim al-Fardan

Chairman , Alfardan Group
11:15 am

A New Brand of Fashion

The campaign for Valentino’s latest collection is inspired by empathy and celebrates a society with no place, boundaries or categories. With the world opening back up, we find out what’s next for the luxury fashion house.


Jacopo Venturini

CEO , Valentino


Mallika Kapur

Deputy Global Editor , Bloomberg Live
11:25 am

In the Eyes of the Beholder

The beauty industry is thriving, even in these pandemic days. Taylor Riggs finds out the trends and innovations powering this sector in a conversation with Roberto Marques, head of Natura &Co.


Roberto Marques

Executive Chairman and Group CEO , Natura &Co


Taylor Riggs

Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
11:30 am

The Economics of Ecology and Public Health

A shared destiny defines the health of the planet and the health of its people. We speak with H.E. Dr. Hanan al-Kuwari, Qatar’s minister of public health, on addressing the challenges in this mission.


H.E. Dr. Hanan al-Kuwari

Minister of Public Health, The State of Qatar , Managing Director, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
11:35 am

The Future of Travel and Tourism

Millions of jobs and billions of dollars are at stake. The travel and tourism industry wants to push the envelope and get back up and running as soon as possible. But we can’t simply return to normal. It is now time to rethink the global travel and tourism business model, from top to bottom. Industry titans share their vision for a new and sustainable way forward.


Anthony Capuano

CEO , Marriott International

Rita Marques

Secretary of State for Tourism , The Republic of Portugal

Jane Sun

CEO , Group


Romaine Bostick

Correspondent and Co-anchor , Bloomberg Television
12:05 pm

Islands in the Sun

The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa, earns most of its revenue from tourism. With the pandemic disputing travel and tourism, can paradise stay open?


Sylvestre Radegonde

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism , The Republic of Seychelles


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
12:10 pm

Bovine Heroes

Prior to the blockade, Qatar imported 80% of its fresh milk from Saudi Arabia. Overnight, that number went down to zero. Four years on from the blockade, Qatar’s food system has undergone a remarkable transformation. We pay a visit to Baladna Farm to meet the pivotal figures in Qatar’s quest for food security — cows.

12:15 pm

On a Food Security Mission

We get the latest from Hassad Food’s goal of meeting 60% of Qatar’s food demand.


Eng. Mohamed al-Sadah

CEO , Hassad Food


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
12:20 pm

H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal


H.E. Macky Sall

President of the Republic of Senegal
12:25 pm

H.E. Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia


H.E. Irakli Garibashvili

Prime Minister of Georgia
12:30 pm

Close of Session Five

2:00 pm

Industry Roundtable Discussions

Executives take a deeper dive into issues impacting key sectors in our roundtable discussions.


Telecom Social Impact: Enabling Opportunity through Connectivity

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Bin Mohammed Al Thani

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar , Ooredoo

Marcin Cichy

Senior Advisor, EMEA , Access Partnership

Matteo Gatta


Tariye Gbadegesin

Managing Director and CEO , ARM Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited

Adam MacHale

Vice President, EMEAR, Global Service Provider , Cisco Systems

Dr. Jamshid Vayghan

Global CTO and Vice President for Communication Services , IBM Global Business Services

Alex Webb

Columnist , Bloomberg Opinion

Quicker, Faster, Safer: The Future of Global Healthcare Supply Chains

Mohammed Barakat

Managing Director & Board of Directors Treasurer , US-Qatar Business Council

Dr. Barbro Fridén

Chief Executive Officer , Sidra Medicine

Burton Fuller

Chief Supply Chain Officer , Johns Hopkins Health System

Patrik Latin

VP Global Supply Chain and Customer Service , AMRI (Albany Molecular Research Inc)

Raja Sharif

Chief Executive Officer , FarmaTrust

Alice Yu

SVP , Palantir

Ann-Hunter van Kirk

Senior Equity Research Analyst , Bloomberg Intelligence

Delivery First: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods in a Covid-19 World

Abdulla Al-Misnad

Deputy Chief Executive Officer , Qatar Free Zones Authority

Dr. Fabian Engels

Managing Director Qatar and Senior Partner , Roland Berger

Ram Krishnan

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer , PepsiCo

Sharon Leite

Chief Executive Officer , The Vitamin Shoppe

Sandra MacQuillan

Executive Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer , Mondelēz International

Corine Tap

SVP Waters Indonesia and South East Asia, SVP Africa and Zone Study Leader Asia, Africa and Middle East , Danone

Rodney Williams

CEO & President , Belvedere

Equipping for Success: Using STEM Education to Drive Future Economic Growth

Dr. Ibrahim al-Naimi

Undersecretary , Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar

Dr. Tarika Barrett

Chief Executive Officer , Girls Who Code

Larisa Akrofie

Founder & Editor-in-Chief , Levers in Heels

Ahmed Mazhari

President , Microsoft Asia

Dr. Greg Morrisett

Dean and Vice Provost , Cornell Tech

Nour Al Ali

Journalist , Bloomberg News
3:00 pm

Session Six: Markets and Investing - Welcoming Remarks

The hunt for growth will always remain. But can investors help shape a more resilient global economy?


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
3:02 pm

Investing for a New Age

Two of the world’s top investors share their global market outlook for the year ahead and beyond.


H.E. Mansoor bin Ebrahim al-Mahmoud

CEO , Qatar Investment Authority

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder , Blackstone


Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
3:25 pm

Powering Global Finance

Heeding the lessons of the post-2008 recovery, authorities and policy-makers chart a way forward for the global economy.


H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani

Governor , Qatar Central Bank

Axel A. Weber

Chairman of the Board of Directors , UBS Group AG


Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor for Economics , Bloomberg
3:45 pm

The Global Outlook

The world’s top investors share their views on what they look for in getting the biggest bang for their —- and your — bucks.


Jenny Johnson

President & CEO , Franklin Templeton

Emmanuel Roman


David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman , The Carlyle Group


Erik Schatzker

Host , Bloomberg Television
4:15 pm

The Liquidity and Sustainability Facility

We find out how the UN’s new Liquidity Sustainability Facility will revolutionize Africa’s access to capital markets and power their post-pandemic economic recovery.


Dr. Vera Songwe

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa , United Nations


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
4:25 pm

Investing with Purpose

It has almost become a mantra in boardrooms and  across the world: To do well by doing good. Shareholder capitalism is fast ceding ground to stakeholder capitalism. The “3 P” bottom line of People, Planet, Prosperity is set to fuel a sustainable and purpose-led investment strategy.


Henry Fernandez

Chairman and CEO , MSCI

Laurence D. Fink

Chairman and CEO , BlackRock

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive , Standard Chartered Bank


Caroline Hyde

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
4:55 pm

An Entrepreneur-Led Recovery


Jes Staley

Group Chief Executive , Barclays


Francine Lacqua

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
5:05 pm

Avoiding an Unequal Recovery


Shriti Vadera

Chair , Prudential plc.


Anna Edwards

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
5:15 pm

The Outlook from Asia


Yichen Zhang

Chairman and CEO , CITIC Capital


Shery Ahn

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
5:20 pm

An Africa Recovery Plan


Dr. James Mwangi

Group Managing Director and CEO, Equity Group Holdings Plc.; Executive Chairman, Equity Group Foundation


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
5:25 pm

From Rwanda to the World


Clare Akamanzi

CEO , Rwanda Development Board


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
5:35 pm

Rethinking Investment in Africa

Investment flows into sub-Saharan Africa contracted in 2020 and before that, in 2019, as the pandemic spread. If private investment inflows don’t return to pre-pandemic levels, the region faces a financing gap of up to $290 billion, and that could prolong economic difficulty. Mohammed Dewji discusses investment continuity in Africa.


Mohammed Dewji

CEO & President , MeTL Group
5:40 pm

Close of Session Six

6:00 pm

Industry Roundtable Discussions

Executives take a deeper dive into issues impacting key sectors in our roundtable discussions.

Space-based Internet: the Future of Global Communication?

Dr. Hessa al-Jaber

Chairperson , Es’hailSat

Matt Desch

CEO , Iridium Communications Inc.

Fabien Jordan

CEO , Astrocast

Bav Majithia

Founder , Genuine Solutions Group

Mina Mitry

CEO , Kepler

Matthew Bloxham

Head of TMT Research, EMEA , Bloomberg Intelligence

Pandemic Premiums: Health Insurance Repercussions in a Post-Covid World

Ali Diab

CEO , Collective Health

Kathy Bloomgarden

CEO , Ruder Finn

Heather Fernandez

Co-Founder & CEO , Solv

Vivek Garipalli

CEO , Clover Health

Jason Sadler

President, Cigna International Markets , Cigna

Dr. Javaid Sheikh

Dean , Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Nick Soman

CEO , Decent

Matthew Sydney

CEO , Picwell

Drew Armstrong

Senior Editor for Healthcare , Bloomberg News

Next Generation Supply Chains: Leveraging AI in Future Manufacturing

AJ Abdallat

CEO , Beyond Limits

Mohammed al-Malki

Deputy Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs , Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Qatar

Shai de Toledo

Managing Partner, Supply Chain Director , HB Antwerp

Kurt DeMaagd

Co-Founder , Sight Machine

Dr. Barbara Frei

Executive Vice President Industrial Automation , Schneider Electric

Brad Keywell

CEO , Uptake

Andrew Ng

CEO , Landing AI

Patrick Sobalvarro

CEO & Co-Founder , Veo Robotics

Claire Curry

Head of Digital Industry , Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Thinking Outside the Box: Alternative Infrastructures for Education

Prof. Anant Agarwal

Founder & CEO , edX

Dr. Hassan Rashid al-Derham

President , Qatar University

Dr. Ahmad Dallal

Dean , Georgetown University Qatar

Henrietta Fore

Executive Director , UNICEF

Renee Patton

Global Director, Healthcare and Education Industries , Cisco Systems

Christopher "Chip" Paucek

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer , 2U, Inc.

Ronnie Screwvala

Co-founder & Chairman , upGrad

Sherrie Westin

President , Sesame Workshop

Shartia Brantley

Deputy New York Bureau Chief and Senior Editor , Bloomberg Live
7:00 pm

Session Seven: A More Inclusive World - Welcoming Remarks

As we turn the page on the most tumultuous year in modern history, lingering disparities in health, access to education and human rights across nations, genders and ethnicities are slowing efforts to repair the global economy. Healing these fissures in society will be key to avoiding the mistakes of the post-2008 recovery.


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
7:01 pm

A Bold Agenda for Female Leadership

The global pandemic and its resulting economic crisis is impacting women differently – and worse – than men. As the overwhelming majority of workers in education and healthcare and social assistance, women’s paid workload has become greater or more complex. For hundreds of thousands of other women, the crisis has decimated their work opportunities, and for millions more, substantially increased their unpaid care work. These unique problems will require unique solutions.

In conversation with Amb. Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder and Chair, Seneca Women


H.E. Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani

Vice Chairperson and CEO , Qatar Foundation

Hillary Rodham Clinton

67th Secretary of State , The United States of America


Amb. Melanne Verveer

Co-Founder and Chair , Seneca Women
7:30 pm

Being the First

The first Black female CEO of a Fortune 500 company shares her unique take on American business and corporate life, racial and economic justice, and how greed is threatening democracy around the world.


Ursula M. Burns

Former Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation; , Former Chairman and CEO, VEON Ltd.


Caroline Hyde

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
7:40 pm

Empowering the Balkans


Atifete Jahjaga

Founder and Chair, Jahjaga Foundation; 4th President of the Republic of Kosovo


Jan Bratanic

Reporter , Bloomberg
7:45 pm

Firestarter Address


Aisha Hussein al-Fardan

Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding; Vice Chairwoman, Qatari Businesswomen Association
7:50 pm

World Cup 2022 and Beyond

Sport, with its inherent tribalism, brings the world together only for individuals to stand apart. Emerging from the shadow of the pandemic, we look at how the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar will create a lasting legacy for a fractured world.


H.E. Hassan al-Thawadi

Secretary General at Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy , State of Qatar


Simone Foxman

Middle East Correspondent , Bloomberg Television
8:05 pm

The Transformational Power of Sport

We talk to football icon David Beckham about his unique journey from player to Inter Miami CF owner and investor in e-sports, CBD and electric vehicles. With World Cup 2022 on the horizon, we get the outlook for the business of Beckham and the role of football in the global community.


David Beckham


Jason Kelly

Chief Correspondent, QuickTake , Bloomberg
8:20 pm

The Big Game Player

On the pitch, Didier Drogba was the arch tormentor of his opponents. Off the pitch, he united his nation. We talk to the African football legend on cementing the social impact of sport and his outlook for football around the world


Michael Barr

Host , Bloomberg Radio


Didier Drogba

Vice President , Peace and Sport
8:30 pm

The Giants of Africa

Masai Ujiri is uniting the youth of Africa through basketball. We find out how the ‘Giants of Africa’ program is playing through the pandemic and get the latest on the NBA’s journey into Africa.


Masai Ujiri

President and General Manager , Toronto Raptors


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
8:40 pm

H.E. Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


H.E. Félix Tshisekedi

President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
8:45 pm

New African Leaders


Fred Swaniker

Founder and CEO , African Leadership Group
8:50 pm

The Test for Global Education

The results are in: Covid-19 has led to sharply reduced learning gains; widening racial disparities in achievement; and a rise of mental-health afflictions among stuck-at-home students. As children return to school, countries need to ensure that both girls and boys re-engage with the learning process to future-proof global recovery efforts. We chart the way forward.


Baroness Valerie Amos

Master of University College , University of Oxford

Louise Mushikiwabo

Secretary General , Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie


Scarlet Fu

Anchor , Bloomberg Television
9:10 pm

Empowering the Next Generation

Graça Machel shares her insight and ideas on how to build a better tomorrow for our youth and generations yet to come.


Graça Machel

Chair , Graça Machel Trust


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
9:20 pm

Closing Remarks


Zain Verjee

Host and Executive Producer , Qatar Economic Forum
9:21 pm

Musical Performance: Indigo

As a finale to the 2021 Qatar Economic Forum, Dana al-Fardan performs selections from her new album Indigo. In this performance, al-Fardan incorporates a chamber orchestra, light design and a curated color scheme to explore connectivity, introspection and the shared human experience of the pandemic.

Dana al-Fardan

Qatari composer, songwriter, singer and symphonic artist
9:30 pm

Close of Qatar Economic Forum 2021