2016 AGENDA

January 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY

King Historical District Walking Tour
Opening Reception – 6:00 PM
Location: The Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom
(Credentials Required)

“The Aspirational Future of Black Men in America”
Featuring John Hope Bryant, Ben Jealous, Van Jones, Mayor Kasim Reed

Moderated by Lisa Borders

Entertainment 
Grammy Award winning artist Gerald Albright and special guests


The 2015 HOPE Global Forum was the greatest show on Earth – because it talked about creating jobs and rebuilding the almighty middle-class. There was testimony from well-know American CEO’s, famous entrepreneurs, a 13 year-old business genius, President Bill Clinton – a wide range of expert witnesses. If anybody can bring our “good jobs” economy back – it is this summit, John Bryant and his Operation HOPE powerhouse.

Jim Clifton

Chairman and CEO, Gallup

The Hope Global Forum is not only a solid initiative to bring together like-minded individuals in an effort to help the underserved, but a solid foundation in which hope itself is built on. The Forum inspires me and makes me even more committed to help providing all a fair and equal shot. I am honored and privileged to be a part of it.

Philippe Bourguignon

Vice Chair, Revolution Places, Former Co-CEO, World Economic Forum

I’ve been to Davos, to the Super Bowl, and to National Conventions of both parties. If I were forced to choose only one, I would choose the HOPE Global Forum. For the ultimate in servant leadership, the HOPE Global Forum is the place to be, to learn, and to serve. The HOPE Global Forum finds the intersection of economic empowerment and human dignity. It is a place to learn, to teach, and to be inspired.

Steve Bartlett

Former Member of the US Congress, Mayor of Dallas, and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable

January 14, 2016

THURSDAY

GENERAL SESSIONS

Opening Remarks:
Dennis Lockhart
President & CEO,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Opening Remarks:
Philippe Bourguignon
Chairman,
HOPE Global Forums

Inclusive Economics:
A Global Vision for a Digital Age

A Special Conversation:
Chelsea Clinton and John Hope Bryant

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Athletes Giving Back:
Citizen Athletes in Action

Transformative Technology:
What Drives the Disruptors?

Reimagining the Urban Ecosystem:
What’s New, What’s Working?

The Social Entrepreneur:
Capitalism with a Conscience

The New Global Economy:
Opportunities in Developing Markets

Creating Connections:
Taking Risks Through Vulnerability

A Plan For Global Sustainability:
Building Business Alliances

LUNCH SESSION

A Framework For Inclusion:
Challenges and Policies 

WORKING GROUPS

Environmental Sustainability:
Sizing the Green Economy

Future of Fin Tech:
Disruption or Reimagination?

The Minority & Women Business Challenge:
Creating Sustainable Growth

Accessing Capital:
Breakthrough Strategies

Global Youth Unemployment:
Unrest Around the World

GENERAL SESSIONS

Special Announcements:
Gallup-HOPE Index Report
Atlanta Police Department
MetaBank

A Special Conversation
Brad Smith, President & CEO, Intuit

Closing Keynote:
Honorable Jack Lew,
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Social & Networking Reception – 6:00 PM
Location: Center For Civil & Human Rights
(Credentials Required)

Featuring Christopher Kai, Founder and CEO, KGL

January 15, 2016

FRIDAY

GENERAL SESSIONS

Opening Benediction:
Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

A Very Special Conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young and Ares Management Co-Founder and Atlanta Hawks Owner, Tony Ressler

Expanding the Gains of Women & Girls:
Prospering in a Global Economy

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Employee Financial Wellness:
The Next Big Thing?

Comeback Cities:
Detroit as a Case Study

The 21st Century Workforce:
Diversity as Business Rationale

Youth, Innovation & Entrepreneurship:
Strategies for Success

Impact Philanthropy:
Pathways from Success to Significance

Demystifying Millennials:
How They Are Shaping Our World

Emerging Africa:
Beyond the Headlines

LUNCH SESSION

CEO Perspective:
Making the Business Case For Financial Inclusion

HOPE Business-in-a-Box:
CEO Pitch Competition

WORKING GROUPS

Credit Where Credit is Due:
Accessing Credit, Transforming Communities

Protecting Our Protectors:
Reintroducing Military Personnel Into The Workforce

The Business of Health:
Designing the Total Wellness Model

The Age of Longevity:
Global Aging and Financial Inclusion

Women & Girls Entrepreneurship:
Removing the Barriers & Scaling Success

GENERAL SESSIONS

Special Announcements:
Macon-Bibb County
Minority Business Development Agency

A Conversation with
Apple’s VP of Worldwide HR & Talent, Denise Young Smith

Closing
John Hope Bryant

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