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World Economic Forum

Bain at WEF Regional Summits

Bain at WEF Regional Summits

In addition to its annual meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum organizes a series of regional summits. Bain takes part in several regional summits each year.

Highlights from Select Regional Summits during 2019

Highlights from Select Regional Summits during 2019

Bain participates in regional summits by contributing content, participating in discussions and workshops, and helping shape ideas about how to tackle the challenges faced in each region. Bain partners are regular contributors at these events, sharing Bain's industry and capability expertise with participants around the world.

September 4-6, Cape Town South Africa

Christopher Mitchell, South Africa based partner and expert in Bain's Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility and Economic Development practices, co-hosted a session on “Next Generation Entrepreneurs” at the World Economic Forum’s Africa summit. The session explored what is needed to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs, and addressed how Africa's demographic dividend poses challenges for policy-makers, as education curricula do not match the skills of the future. In conjunction with the summit Chris also authored a piece which WEF published online, on “Africa’s food system needs a better class of middleman”.

October 3-4, New Delhi

Managing partner of Bain’s India operations and leader in Bain’s healthcare practice, Karan Singh and a distinguished panel of leaders shared their perspectives on “Health for All” in the region. The panel discussed how the India can scale up its success to meet the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow. Bain partners Nikhil Ojha and Radhika Sridharan co-authored a blog on “How India's new consumers can contribute to a $6 trillion opportunity” which was published on WEF’s website.

November 3-4, Dubai

Bain was represented by Managing Director of Bain’s Macro Trends Group Karen Harris, and Olivier Marchal, Chairman France. Karen Harris is an active member of the Global Future Council on the New Economic Agenda, which explores the future of new economic models, standards and policies, addressing globalization, technological change, rising inequality and sustainability concerns. Olivier Marchal is a representative of the Global Future Council on Europe, which serves to create a forum for debate on the future of Europe. The council examines the ability of democratic governance to adjust to the changing economic context, consider how Europe can drive necessary reforms, and help European decision-makers develop an inspiring narrative for the region, including an ambition to assume global leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Highlights from Select Regional Summits during 2018

Highlights from Select Regional Summits during 2018

Bain participates in regional summits by contributing content, participating in discussions and workshops, and helping shape ideas about how to tackle the challenges faced in each region. Bain partners are regular contributors at these events, sharing Bain's industry and capability expertise with participants around the world.

March 13-15, São Paulo

With more and more companies committed to operating responsibly by supporting workers, society and the planet, a distinguished panel of leaders who have chosen the path of "Leading Business with Purpose" shared their perspectives. Bain Regional head of Latin America Jean-Claude Ramirez  moderated the panel.

Bain Regional head of Latin America Jean-Claude Ramirez moderated the public session on "E-Commerce: Expanding Trade Horizons," which included a discussion on new markets for SMEs and entrepreneurs, how e-commerce helps to drive inclusive growth, and some of the key challenges of international collaboration.

Bain Partner António Farinha, a leader in the firm’s Latin American Energy practice, moderated the session on "Energy Transition through the Grid Edge." The session discussed new approaches to energy and how these will amplify environmental benefits, boost efficiency and innovation of services and infrastructure, and foster economic development.

September 11–13, Hanoi

Bain supply chain expert Gerry Mattios was a panelist in the session "Digital Markets, Global Opportunity," which discussed such issues as building growth in e-commerce, expanding trade in services and facilitating cross-border data flows, leveraging the insights from the Bain & Company trade tech report.

 

Bain’s head of the Digital practice for Southeast Asia, Florian Hoppe, was a contributor and firestarter in two closed-door digital community sessions.

World Economic Forum on Asean Press Conference

September 18–20, Tianjin

As part of a project launch, Ouriel Lancry, Bain’s digital transformation officer and head of the firm’s Global Digital practice, presented the findings from the report "Enabling the Digital Enterprise," prepared by Bain for the World Economic Forum, at a private session.

October 15–18, San Francisco

At the opening session of the WEF Young Global Leaders annual meeting, Bain Worldwide Managing Partner Manny Maceda spoke on the topic “From Silicon Valley to Main Street.” Silicon Valley is at the heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and has driven an economic boom with ripple effects that go well beyond the technology sector. The introductory debate revolved around how to reconfigure our economic model to stimulate a sustainable future for local communities and defining the role of technology in supporting community leaders in achieving this goal.

November 11–12, Dubai

Bain was represented by Partner Sanjay Dhiri on the Global Future Council on Consumption. The council explores the future of the system of consumption, addressing the changing face of the consumer, new patterns of consumption, and advancement of technology.

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