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#DavosAgenda virtual session: Accelerating Grassroots Innovation, Jan. 25

The World Economic Forum's UpLink project, a digital platform crowdsourcing innovative solutions addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, will be hosting a session on "Accelerating Grassroots Innovation" on January 25, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CET, during the #DavosAgenda.

Speakers include:

• John Dutton, Head, Uplink; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Geneva
• Diego Saez-Gil, Founder and CEO, Pachama
• Eren Bali, CEO and Co-Founder, Carbon Health
• Moitreyee Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder, citiesRISE
• H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Prince of Norway, The Royal Court


Date: 1/22/2021 7:22:48 PM
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Leading figures from government, civil society, and tech join Reuters Next speaker line-up

Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada; Iván Duque Márquez, president of Colombia; Salman Khan, founder and CEO of the Khan Academy; and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet are just a few of the speakers newly confirmed at Reuters Next, one of the biggest and most ambitious leadership summits in the world.

The virtual conference, which takes place January 11-14, 2021, will deliver an agenda-setting discussion around the theme of "Rethink, Rebuild, Recover; A New Vision For A Better Tomorrow," and bring together 25,000 executives from business, government, international organizations and civil society.

Among the topics that will be discussed over the four days: global trade, climate change and sustainability, the U.S. election and the impact of Brexit, new work models, and economic recovery following the pandemic.

Other newly confirmed speakers include:

• Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
• Brian Chesky, CEO, AirBnB
• Vera Daves, Angola Finance Minister
• Benjamin Diokno, Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
• Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
• Deep Kalra, Founder & Group Executive Chairman, MakeMyTrip Limited
• Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
• Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
• Maria Ressa, Founder, Rappler
• Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
• Vergel O. Santos, Member, Board of Trustees, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
• Thae Yong-ho, Member of the National Assembly of The Republic of Korea

Previously announced speakers include Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank president; Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, WeWork; activist and businessman Bobi Wine; Mike Wirth, CEO, Chevron; and Waad al-Kateab, founder, Action For Sama.

For more information and/or to register for a free pass for the event, please visit


Date: 1/4/2021 6:40:07 PM
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