DEFY THE LIMITS. BREAK THE BARRIERS. UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL.
We are at the cusp of a movement that reaches far beyond any boundaries. And while parts of our world call for division and separation, the Global Citizen Forum calls for collaboration, inclusivity, and openness.
Between January 20-24, 2020, the Global Citizen Forum will host another spectacular gathering in the alpine region of Davos — the undisputed starting point in the yearly agenda of the world’s most ambitious and visionary change makers. Located right at the heart of the Promenade in Davos, the GCF Lounge will host guests and members with a curated list of events and experiences that promise to engage, empower, and entertain.
Beyond Boundaries explores the power of opening our minds and our world to discovery innovation and shared knowledge. It questions the barriers and the borders we have imposed on ourselves for generations. And it unlocks ways to channel our communal strengths and imagination to defy these limitations.
The GCF Lounge will feature exciting receptions and engaging panels hosted by partnering organizations that are committed to reaching Beyond Boundaries for a better tomorrow.
For yet another year, GCF Lounge has gathered a unique guest list that ranges from Prime Ministers to celebrities, all coming together under one roof to ignite vital dialogue and spark an unforgettable experience.
WAR OR PEACE: MILLENNIALS DECIDE
January 21, 2020 | 7:00 am – 8:30 am
In a world facing new and shifting sources of conflict, how will the next generation of thinkers and leaders change how we protect vital international humanitarian values? Join The International Committee of the Red Cross for an intimate breakfast and discussion to explore how millennial perspectives on human rights, warfare and international law could fundamentally remake our collective future.
INNOVATIVE FUNDING AND COLLABORATIVE PHILANTHROPY
January 21, 2020 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
An insightful panel with the International Federation of the Red Cross, Philanthropy Advisors, and Sustainable Impact Hub will bring stakeholders around the table to discuss how to address the SDG financing gap and reduce inequalities in low income countries, specifically through alternative investment models, in comparison to traditional development aid and philanthropic models.
THE ERA OF MOBILITY: AN ECONOMIST’S POINT OF VIEW
January 21, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join economist Nouriel Roubini as he tackles the intersection of economic and social policies within mobility that encourage development around the globe; where the next decade will take us in respect to increased globalization and the future of our global economy; and how governments are responding to emerging economic challenges and opportunities in an era of mobility.
CHERIE BLAIR LAUNCHES 100,000 WOMEN CAMPAIGN
January 21, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women presents the launch of 100,000 Women. To date, 143,500 women have started successful businesses and reclaimed the rights and freedoms they were too often denied. The new campaign aims to raise £10 million by 2022, to help 100,000 women redefine the future. Maximum capacity has been reached. Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waitlist.
ENABLING ACCESS. EMPOWERING MOBILITY.
January 21, 2020 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Passport Index unveils brand-new tools and services crafted for global citizens on the go. In an era of jet setters and being constantly on the move, time is of an essence. Whether you’re looking for convenience or adventure, Passport Index’ upcoming services will allow you to keep track of every footstep you take around the globe and truly unleash your travel freedom and enable your global mobility.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY: REWIRING TRUST
January 22, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trust, in the digital era, is assuming heightened importance to corporations and governments globally. From the disintegration of faith in institutions to the reshaping of industry-scale relationships, the ability of organizations to rely on historic models of trust is being challenged like never before. Maximum capacity has been reached. Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waitlist.
CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO RECOVERY: I AM THE FUTURE
January 22, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We hope you can join us for a panel discussion on how the sports sector can provide leadership, leveraging greater investment and partnerships from the private sector and enabling us to support and foster a sense of belonging for young girls and boys most vulnerable to the effects of conflict and violence.
GOING OFF ROAD! INNOVATION IN TECH
January 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PinkLion.AI discusses ways you can leverage untapped resources that are sitting available to you all around the globe; from the startup innovation perspective, through funding and the venture firm perspective, and out to the large corporate entity with innovation and human capital that is an under utilized resource in many geographies.
THE POWER OF SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENTS
January 22, 2020 | 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Utilizing social impact investments through the citizenship and residency by investment industry, have not only supported development in countries but have created a powerful domino effect within communities. Join us as we dive into the fascinating trends that are shaping the next decade.
WORLD CHALLENGES: OXFORD ANSWERS
January 22, 2020 | 10:00 pm
The Dean and faculty of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, warmly invite you for a nightcap. Please join us and continue your discussions with our friends, alumni and academic colleagues over some post-prandial drinks. We look forward to meeting you at the Global Citizen Forum Lounge in Davos.
BOLDER BUSINESS EDUCATION
January 23, 2020 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
As business acknowledges its broader obligations to customers, employees, suppliers, communities, shareholders and our planet, business education must adapt and change. How should we transform business education to produce not only excellent leaders but also individuals who can manage multi-stakeholder environments alongside the growing world challenges?
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EDUCATION & HEALTHCARE
January 23, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Malaika panel will explore the role of enhanced access to quality education and healthcare in empowering the next generation and transforming an entire community from the ground up; from leveraging a local, community-driven model to catalyze change on a global scale and examine how this proven model can be duplicated around the world. Maximum capacity has been reached. Please contact us if you wish to be added to the waitlist.
AFRICA OUTLOOK: ECONOMICS, INNOVATION, GOVERNANCE
January 23, 2020 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In Africa, positive demographic trends, growing infrastructure investment, and emerging hubs for tech innovation and entrepreneurship are driving key opportunities to grow economies. However, poor governance, persistent inequality, and threats to natural resources are hindering progress. Join us as we further explore these challenges and opportunities, to set the pace for the new decade.
GCF: BEYOND BOUNDARIES CLOSING RECEPTION
January 23, 2020 | 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Global Citizen Forum is notorious for indulging guests, members, and partners in a unique and engaging space of conversation— all while turning promising contacts into thriving opportunities. To wrap up another eventful experience in Davos, GCF’s Beyond Boundaries Reception will ignite and empower the community to connect with those whose mission is to create a brighter future for the next generation.
GCF Lounge is located at: Promenade 52, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland