Bloomberg
New Economy Forum 2021

A Global Event

 

The fourth annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum convened on November 16-19, 2021 in Singapore and facilitated face-to-face discussions among world leaders in plenary sessions and intimate breakouts.

Covid-19 held a mirror to society’s biggest problems, from climate change to inequality, forcing humanity to grapple with their consequences. But there is hope. Even as the pandemic still rages, the success of groundbreaking mRNA vaccines, the acceleration of the digital economy during lockdowns, and a focus on government spending to save lives and improve livelihoods demonstrate that humankind is capable of taking on — and overcoming — great challenges. Breakthroughs are possible. In science and technology, we’ve entered a new age of discovery.

Key Stats


19M social media impressions

366 delegates

13M video views

108 CEOs

5.6M livestream views

46 countries

450 pieces of press coverage

23 ministers

19M social media impressions

13M video views

5.6M livestream views

450 total pieces of coverage

366 delegates

108 CEOs

46 countries

23 ministers

“When I step back and think
about my 40 year career,
there have been periods
of time when greed has far
outpaced fear — we are in
one of those periods of time.”

David Solomon

Chairman and CEO, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

“We have to start where the greatest amount of emissions are if we’re going to win the battle.”

John Kerry

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

 “… the death rate and the disease rate ought to be coming down pretty dramatically.”

Bill Gates

Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Editorial Focus

To illuminate the challenges facing the new economy, as well as the solutions, we harness the full force of Bloomberg — 2,700 journalists, 280 economists and analysts in 120 bureaus, 500 photographers on assignment globally, and 100 billion datapoints processed on the Terminal every day.

Our editorial program spans five subject areas: Finance, Trade, Climate, Cities and Health.

A particular focus is the growing US-China divide. The New Economy cannot flourish if the world splits apart in a new Cold War. Bloomberg New Economy has been at the forefront of this global story, with the overarching question: What does a workable US-China relationship look like?

See background materials and detailed insights for each of our five editorial pillars, compiled by our Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company at mckinsey.com/new-economy-forum.

Leadership

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor
Honorary Advisory Board Chair
Hank Paulson
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Chairman, Paulson Institute
Advisory Board Co-Chair

Watch On Demand

Rebuilding the Global Economy – Part 1

Rebuilding the Global Economy – Part 2

Innovating Out of Crisis – Part 1

Innovating Out of Crisis – Part 2

Geopolitics and the Global Economy

Founding Partners

Global organizations that span sectors and geographies, drawn together by a desire to shape a more equitable economic future


Host Partner

Singapore, a small city with a big dream, where business is a force for good


Knowledge Partner

Research and insight informing public and private strategies


Spotlight Economy Partners

Emerging economies that have outsized ideas and influence


Official Airline

Elevating travel experience as the world’s most awarded airline


Research Partners

Bloomberg experts providing cutting-edge intelligence

Founding Partners

Global organizations that span sectors and geographies, drawn together by a desire to shape a more equitable economic future


Host Partner


Knowledge Partner

Research and insight informing public and private strategies


Spotlight Economy Partners

Emerging economies that have outsized ideas and influence


Official Airline


Research Partners

Bloomberg experts providing cutting-edge intelligence

Past forums

November 2020

New Economy Forum

Virtual

The third annual forum, co-hosted by Bloomberg and the China Center for Economic Exchanges (CCIEE), joined global leaders from East and West virtually to confront the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic – and contribute new thinking on how to respond to the worst crisis since the Great Depression.
November 2019

New Economy Forum

Beijing

The second annual forum brought together more than 500 global leaders from East, West, North and South to seek solutions to shared challenges.
November 2018

New Economy Forum

Singapore

The inaugural forum took place in Singapore during November of 2018, hosted by Michael Bloomberg. This new community of world leaders and global CEOs came together to seek private sector-led solutions to address the emerging risks, opportunities and challenges created by a world economy in transition.