The Business Insider Global Trends Festival will take place virtually from October 19-23. Here is our exciting speaker lineup so far.

The Business Insider Global Trends Festival will take place virtually from October 19-23. Here is our exciting speaker lineup so far.

Gain a better understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted business around the world. Join us for the inaugural Business Insider Global Trends Festival, a five-day virtual event with more than 60 hours of content. 
We’re bringing together business leaders from Asia, Europe, the US, and the UK onto four virtual stages for a truly global perspective. From live talks to dedicated workshops, the week’s programming will be insightful, thought-provoking, and surprising — and accessible from your office or home office.
This year’s speakers are experts in their fields, and more are signing up to participate every week, so watch this space for updates. 
Check out the lineup so far:

  • Reed Hastings, CEO and co-founder, Netflix
  • Nouriel Roubini, Economist
  • Blake Chandlee, Vice President-Global Business Solutions, TikTok US + EU
  • Sebastian Thrun, Founder, Udacity; Founder, Google X
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, Munich Security Conference
  • Prashanth Chandrasekar, CEO, Stack Overflow
  • Adena T. Friedman, President and CEO, NASDAQ, Inc
  • Michael Miebach, President and CEO-Elect, Mastercard
  • Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, IMD
  • Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson, CEO, POLITICO.EU
  • Poppy Gustafsson, CEO, Darktrace
  • Sergio P. Ermotti, CEO, UBS Group
  • Carlos Watson, CEO and co-founder, OZY Media 
  • Alexa von Bismarck, Country Manager Germany, Adyen
  • Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roche Holding
  • Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer SE
  • Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Taiwan
  • Alain Dehaze, CEO, Adecco Group
  • Marc Walder, CEO, Ringier AG
  • Prof. Marcel Salathé, Epidemiologist
  • Philip Vanhoutte, Founder, Ozadi
  • Jean-Francois Manzoni, President, IMD in Lausanne
  • Felix Oberholzer-Gee, Strategy Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Bob Dignen, Director, York Associates
  • Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO (group), OYO Hotels & Homes
  • David Folkerts-Landau, Group Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank
  • Dr. Friedrich von Bohlen und Halbach, Managing partner and co-founder, Hopp BioTech Holding GmbH & co. KG.
  • Hannes Schmid, Photographer, Philanthropist, Founder of Smiling Gecko
  • Christian Lindener, Head of Airbus BizLab
  • Deepak Parekh, Chairman, HDFC Ltd. 
  • Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, Founder of Possible X
  • Geoff Ramsey, Chief Evangelist Officer, Co-Founder, Insider Intelligence
  • Shinichiro Isago, Director of AI, LINE
  • Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group
  • Koen Gonnissen, Partner, Coach and Trainer, Mentally Fit
  • Ray Dalio, Founder, Co-CIO, Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates
  • Laura A. Hambley, President, Co-Founder of EvOHlution
  • Mukesh Aghi, President and CEO, USISPF
  • Markus Krebber, CFO, RWE
  • Tarek Müller, Co-founder and Co-CEO, ABOUT YOU
  • Arndt Rolfs, Founder and CEO, CENTOGENE
  • Kristin Peck, CEO, Zoetis
  • Mark Mader, President and CEO, Smartsheet
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Former Trader, Risk Specialist and Best-Selling Author
  • Özgür Burak Akkol, Chairman of the Board, President of the Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS)
  • Seiko Noda, Chairperson of the Committee on Budget, Member of the House of Representatives
  • Takuya Miyata, Founding Partner, Scrum Ventures
  • Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board Management, Bayer AG
  • Panos Panay, Microsoft Chief Product Officer
  • Shin Murakami, Japan Country Manager, LinkedIn
  • Nick Bloom, Professor of economics, Stanford University
  • Keiko Hamada, Executive Editor-in-Chief, Business Insider Japan
  • Niklas Östberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Delivery Hero
  • Shada Islam, New Horizons Project
  • Philipp Peitsch, Managing Director, Idealo
  • Mark T. Maybury, CTO, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Markus Duesmann, CEO, AUDI
  • Claudia Kessler, Visionary Founder Space Ambassador, CEO Astronautin GmbH
  • Ester Asin, Director for WWF’s European Policy Office
  • Brunon Bartkiewicz, CEO, ING Bank Śląski, Poland
  • Marcin Lewenstein, InnoEnergy Innovation Officer, Thematic Field Leader-Energy for Circular Economy
  • Richard Mosley, Employer Brand Author and Chief Strategist, Universum
  • Tom Hidvegi, Creative Strategy Director for Coca-Cola, Central and Eastern Europe
  • Dariusz Mazurkiewicz, President of the Management Board, BLIK
  • Anna Brussa, Design Partner, EIT Climate-KIC
  • Lee Olesky, CEO, Tradeweb Markets Inc.
  • Dorian Gorr, Co-founder, Veritas Entertainment
  • Stav Erez, Partner, Labs/O2
  • Filip Thon, CEO, Innogy Polska S.A.
  • Beata Mońka, Business Partner, Business Partnering Solutions, Ringier Axel Springer Polska
  • Satoshi Sugie, CEO, WHILL Inc.
  • Hiltrud Dorothea Werner, Member of the Board of management of Volkswagen AG for Integrity and Legal Affairs
  • Ugur Sahin, Co-founder, BioNTech
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