Programme and Speakers 2018


The programme overview below is provisional and therefore subject to change. A full programme with time slots will be released soon.

WELCOME RECEPTION

Summit starts at 8.30 a.m. (doors opened: 8.00 a.m.)

WELCOME ADDRESSES

Plenary Session:
The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age

Plenary Session: 
Climate Action and Infrastructure for Development

Parallel Sessions:
1. Health
2. Our Ecosystems and Liveliihoods Under Threat - Solutions for a Changing Hindu Kush Himalaya
3. Checkpoint - Prove the Truth - A Next Generation Online Approach to Fake News and Facts
4. 10 Years After Lehman - What Have We (Really) Learned

Plenary Session:
A Sustainable Food Future: Trade, Investment and R&D Challenges

SPEECH BY GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL

Plenary Session: 
Gender Economic Equity for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

Parallel Sessions:
1. Public Attitudes Towards Migration and Polarization in Europe
2. Civil Society and Global Problem Solving: Towards an Enabling Policy Environment
3. Identity, Norms and Narratives: Creating the Social Foundations for Economic Cooperation
4. Big Data: Risk or Opportunity for Inclusive Global Prosperity

Parallel Plenaries:
1. G20 and Africa: Global Solutions through the Compact with Africa?
2. Fostering Digital Trade

FOREIGN OFFICE RECEPTION
 

Summit starts at 8.55 a.m. (doors opened: 8.00 a.m.)

WELCOMING REMARKS

Plenary Session:
The Future of Politics and its Implications for Global Governance

Plenary Session:
Efforts to Manage Regional Corridors of Migration Flows: Salient Features

Plenary Session:
The 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Finance

Parallel Plenaries:
1. Turning Around the Downward Spiral of Economic, Social and Political Cohesion
2. The Unfinished Prudential Regulation Global Agenda

Parallel Sessions:

1. Education for the Future: Global Perspectives for Better Learning Opportunities
2. Prospects for Multilateral Trade Cooperation
3. Social Fragmentation and the Media
4. Tax Competition

Closing Plenary

FAREWELL RECEPTION

Global Solutions 2018: Speakers


Below you will find a selection of speakers attending the Global Solutions Summit 2018. A full list of speakers will be released soon.

ANGELA MERKEL
Federal Chancellor of Germany

 

GEORGE AKERLOF
Georgetown University,
Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001

 

BETH DARNALL
Clinical Director, Department of Anestesiology, Perioperative,
and Pain Medicine, Stanford University

 

ARIF HUSAIN
Chief Economist, World Food Programme

 

PASCAL LAMY
Former President, World Trade Organisation
President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

 

ANN METTLER
Director-General, EPSC, European Commission

 

NARA MONKAM
Director of Research, African Tax Administration Forum

 

IRENE NATIVIDAD
President, Global Summit of Women

 

EDMUND STROTHER PHELPS
Columbia University,
Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2006

 

JULIA POMARES
T20 Co-Chair, Argentina
Executive Director, CIPPEC

 

GABRIELA RAMOS
Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, OECD

 

JEFFREY SACHS
Columbia University
UN Special Advisor on the SDGs

 

OLAF SCHOLZ
German Federal Minister of Finance

 

MEHMET SIMSEK*
Deputy Prime Minister, Turkey

 

DENNIS SNOWER
President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

 

NAOYUKI YOSHINO
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

 

*to be confirmed

 

MEDAM Side Event

Flexible Solidarity: Overcoming the EU’s asylum and immigration impasse

The EU faces major challenges in asylum and migration policy: reorganize the EU asylum system, secure the external border, curb irregular immigration through cooperation with African governments, and support developing countries that host large numbers of refugees from Syria and elsewhere. These challenges are inter-connected and require a comprehensive approach with broad support by all EU member states. However, member states are affected by immigration in substantially different ways and the political preferences of policy makers and voters also vary widely. In this side event, the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) will launch its second annual assessment report, proposing a comprehensive strategy for EU asylum and immigration policies that is both politically feasible and effective, based on the concept of flexible solidarity between EU member states.

More information about the MEDAM project: http://www.medam-migration.eu/