The three-day forum at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guangzhou, China, themed “Openness and Innovation: Shaping the Global Economy,” will bring together CEOs from the world’s biggest companies—the FORTUNE Global 500—with leaders from China in both business and government. This year’s event will be the 15th FORTUNE Global Forum and the fifth one held in China.
Chinese Vice Premier of The State Council Wang Yang, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma, Tencent Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Pony Ma and Walmart Chairman Greg Penner will address one of the world’s premier gatherings of Global 500 CEOs, state leaders and CEOs of China’s largest technology companies. Other speakers at this year’s Global Forum include: Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito, Atlantis Investment Management Group Chairman Yang Liu, DreamWorks Cofounder Jeffrey Katzenberg, GGV Capital Managing Partner Hans Tung, Guangzhou Automobile Group Chairman Zeng Qinghong, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Chairman Li Chuyuan, Haier Group CEO Zhang Ruimin, HSBC Group CEO Stuart Gulliver, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Henry Kravis, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, Royal Philips CEO Frans van Houten, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Yuexiu Financial Holdings Chairman Zhang Zhaoxing.
FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International is a new conference that will convene leaders in the innovation economy space during December 5–6, at Guangzhou’s Four Seasons Hotel. The two-day event will bring together some of China’s most promising start-up companies and emerging tech stars. The program will feature innovators in China who are finding new pathways to success as well as leaders from around the world, including Silicon Valley, Israel, Europe and other parts of Asia.
Speakers at FORTUNE Brainstorm Tech International include: Airbnb Cofounder Nate Blecharczyk, China Renaissance CEO Fan Bao, CreditEase CEO Tang Ning, DJI President Roger Luo, Mobike CEO Davis Wang, Mobvoi CEO Zhifei Li, and Payoneer CEO Scott Galit.
The host city for the 2017 FORTUNE Global Forum is Guangzhou, China. Partner sponsors for the Forum include presenting partner HSBC; plus CEFC China Energy Company Ltd., China Southern Airlines, Country Garden, Guangzhou Automobile Group, GE, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings, Ltd., Herman Miller, Huawei, Insigniam, Midea, Shuijingfang, Tencent/Atom Think Tank, and Yuexiu Financial Holdings. The Forum’s knowledge partner is McKinsey & Company.