The Future in Motion

A new Momentum for Human Mobility

Day 01 - Sunday - Dec 12

09:00 - 09:05

Opening Remarks

Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham, TV Presenter

09:05 - 09:10

Nature is mobile. Mobility is nature.

Armand Arton, Founder, Global Citizen Forum

09:10 - 09:20

Welcome address

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

09:20 - 09:25

Co-elevation in action(video)

Keith Ferazzi, Founder & Chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight

09:25 - 09:35

Keynote address

H.E. Raki Phillips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

09:35 - 09:45

Partnership for the goals: outlook for 2030

Matteo Renzi OMRI, Prime Minister, Italy (2014 – 2016)

09:45 - 10:00

People like us

Emi Mahmoud, poet & UNHCR Ambassador

10:00 - 10:30

The mobility momentum: key to economic recovery

H.E. Jewel Taylor, Vice President, Liberia
Daniel Aselo Okito, Vice Prime Minister, Interior, Security Minister, DRC
Victor Ponta, Prime Minister, Romania (2012-2015)
Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius (2015-2018)
Moderator: Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham, TV Presenter

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:05

Female leadership in times of crisis

Shanu S.P. Hinduja, Chair, Hinduja Bank

11:05 - 11:30

Cross border collaboration: from periphery to the core

Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
Bogolo Kenewendo, Global Economist, Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Botswana (live video)
Thomas Anthony, Strategic Marketing and Inward Investment Consultant, CIU, Antigua and Barbuda
Hon. Moses Shyne Barrow, House of Representatives, Belize
Moderator: Rhett Power, Best-Selling Author, Co-Founder, Wild Creations

11:30 - 11:55

The FBI negotiator: achieving the positive sum

Christopher Voss, author, former FBI hostage negotiator & Masterclass coach

11:55 - 12:20

Future Unlimited: The Knowledge Society

Sriya Chintalapalli, Student Innovator, TKS
Mikael Haji, Student Innovator, TKS
Mir Ali Zain, Student Innovator, TKS

12:20 - 12:35

A pledge to sustainability

H.E. Raki Philips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

12:35 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:40

Empathy & pragmatism: the case for migration (video)

H.E. Ivan Duque Marquez, President, Colombia

13:40 - 14:10

Refugees welcome

Halima Aden, supermodel & activist
Yusra Mardini, Olympic swimmer, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador (live video)
Hassan Akkad, Documentary filmmaker, author & activist
Moderator: Talimka Yordanova, CEO, Global Citizen Forum

14:10 - 14:20

GCF Action Spotlight: Save the Children

Gwen Hines, CEO, Save the Children UK

14:20 - 14:50

Educating the next generation of leaders

Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder, Malaika & GCF Ambassador
Vivian Onano, Founder, Leading Light Initiative
Nadeem Nathoo, Founder, The Knowledge Society
Yasmine Ouirhrane, Founder, We Belong
Moderator: Gwen Hines, CEO, Save The Children UK

15:00 - 15:20

Citizenship 4.0: an era for global consciousness

In collaboration with The Krim Group
Shanina Shaik, professional model & philanthropist
Dominic Kalms, Founder, U-Pledge
Flaviana Matata, professional model, entrepreneur & philanthropist
Todd Krim, Founder, The Krim Group
Moderator: Rebecca Anne Proctor, Former Editor-In-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia

15:20 - 15:30

GCF Action Spotlight: Ocean Shot

Dr. Deborah Brosnan, Founder & CEO, Ocean Shot

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:05

Plant for the Planet: carbon mindfulness

Nina Nau, Founder & CEO, About Climate

16:05 - 16:35

Calling tech support: supporting underrepresented groups

In collaboration with the WebSummit
Siyabulela Mandela, Journalists for Human Rights (live video)
MacDella Cooper, activist, philanthropist & politician
David Simas, President, Obama Foundation (live video)
Moderator: Dr Gavin Morrison, Director of Politics, WebSummit

16:35 - 16:45

I am a Global Citizen

Emmanuel Kelly, first differently abled superstar

16:45 - 17:10

The road to net zero: private sector paving the way

Nana Kwame Bediako, CEO, Wonda World Estates
Thomas Kipp, Senior Advisor, Roland Berger
Thomas Isermann, Founder & CEO, Greenforce Future Food
Moderator: Keith Kibirango, Director of Philanthropy & Private Sector Engagement, Crown Agents

17:10 - 17:15

Closing remarks

Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham, TV Presenter

18:30 - 20:30

Chairman’s Cocktail

Location: Peacock Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria
Performance by DJ Cuppy

Day 02 - Monday - Dec 13

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

Richard Quest, CNN International Anchor

09:10 - 09:15

The urgency of now

Talimka Yordanova, CEO, Global Citizen Forum

09:15 - 09:20

Keynote address

H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, UAE

09:20 - 09:30

Global economic outlook: upside and downside risks

Nouriel Roubini, Chairman & CEO, Roubini Macro Associates

09:30 - 10:00

The price of innovation: a battle royale

Nouriel Roubini, Chairman & CEO, Roubini Macro Associates
Moderator: Antoni Trenchev, Co-Founder, Nexo

10:00 - 10:30

A crisis in crisis: a new era for global governance

Matteo Renzi OMRI, Prime Minister, Italy (2014 – 2016)
Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President, Mauritius (2015-2018)
Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President, 73rd UNGA (live video)
Moderator: Richard Quest, International Anchor, CNN

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:15

Artificial Intelligence: the moral code

David Shrier, CEO & Co-Founder, Esme Learning Solutions

11:15 - 11:20

Global trends in an urban context: the case of Porto (video)

Ricardo Valente, City Councilor, Finance, Economy, Employment, Tourism & Commerce, Portugal

11:20 - 11:30

The last glaciers (pre-launch screening)

A call to action by Craig Leeson

11:30 - 12:00

Life below water: a march against apathy

in partnership with Ocean Shot
Craig Leeson, director & producer, A Plastic Ocean
Samantha Allyson, Director, Ahmad ibn Majid Project
Dr. Deborah Brosnan, President & Founder, Deborah Brosnan & Associates
Hon. Moses Shyne Barrow, House of Representatives, Belize
Moderator: Grant Kendzior, CEO, Eco Breakthroughs

12:00 - 12:30

The missing piece of the puzzle: inclusion & diversity

in partnership with 100Women@Davos
Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Chair of Union Bank Nigeria PLC
Sophia Swire, Founder,
Sriya Chintalapalli, Student Innovator, The Knowledge Society
Nathalie Emmanuel, actress & activist (live video)
Moderator: Dr. Anino Emuwa, Founder, 100 Women@Davos

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:35

No borders for the wicked

Wyclef Jean, Founder, The Fugees

13:35 - 13:45

Climate mobility for small island nations (video)

H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva, Prime Minister, Cape Verde

13:45 - 14:10

Climate action: the first frontier

Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, Minister of Tourism, Maldives
Dr. Abraão A. Barbosa Vicente, Minister of the Sea, Culture and Creative Industries, Cape Verde
Hon. E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration, Antigua and Barbuda
Dr. Youssef Boutros-Ghali, Minister of Finance, Egypt (2004 - 2011) (live video)
Moderator: Rhett Power, Best-Selling Author, Co-Founder, Wild Creations

14:10 - 14:20

GCF Action: Spotlight Malaika

Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder, Malaika 
Talimka Yordanova, CEO, Global Citizen Forum

14:20 - 14:35

Conversation with Afrojack

Afrojack, DJ & record producer
Richard Quest, International Anchor

14:35 - 15:00

Humanity inspired: from vulnerability to resilience

Maria Bravo, Founder, The Global Gift Foundation
Sacha Jafri, artist
Sara Al Madani, Co-founder & CEO, HalaHi
Moderator: Nick Ede, TV Presenter & Charity Campaigner

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee break

15:20 - 15:40

Impact investment for connectivity & openness

Hon. Phillip Pierre, Prime Minister, Saint Lucia
Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister, Antigua & Barbuda (live video)
Armand Arton, Founder, Global Citizen Forum
Hon. Alex Muscat, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities, Malta (live video)
Moderator: Dr. Kristin Surak, London School of Economics

15:40 - 16:10

Driving for change

Melisa Tapan, Founder, Gate 27
James Walker, YouTuber & Automotive Influencer
Eddy Fogg, Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, Development Manager, Head of Individual Giving
Moderator: Maximillion Cooper, Founder, Gumball 3000, entrepreneur & philanthropist

16:10 - 16:30

Community as a catalyst for action

Clarence Seedorf, football icon, entrepreneur & philanthropist
Florent Malouda, professional footballer, entrepreneur & philanthropist
Florence 'DJ Cuppy' Otedola, Founder, Cuppy Foundation
Ajten Eni Selfo, Head of Community, Mindvalley
Moderator: Zahara Malik, CEO Grosvenor Capital & GCC Chair Football for Peace

16:30 - 17:00

Conscious Planet | Save Soil (live video)

Sadhguru, Yogi, Mystic, Visionary

17:00 - 17:20

The Revolution is Inclusion

Nicole Scherzinger, Special Olympics Ambassador
Ayman Abdel Wahab, President & Managing Director, Special Olympics MENA

17:20 - 17:30

Closing remarks

Richard Quest, CNN International Anchor