The HOPE Global Forums are a community of events that serve as a call to action: to reimagine the global economy so the benefits and opportunities of free enterprise can be extended to everyone.

We accomplish this through a series of carefully curated conferences, events and policy programs designed to foster leadership around this critical issue.

Our Annual Meeting serves as our flagship event and is now the largest gathering of leaders in the world on behalf of empowering poor and underserved communities.

HOPE Global Forums are an initiative of Operation HOPE, the global leader in providing financial dignity. Founded in 1992, Operation HOPE is the nation’s first nonprofit, financial services network for underserved communities. Learn more about Operation HOPE


The HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting gathers some of the most extraordinary people in the world – convening the foremost thinkers and innovators from government, community and the private sector.

Our purpose – to reimagine the global economy so the benefits and opportunities of free enterprise can be extended to everyone.

Some 300 presenters, 40 hours of programming and 3,000 attendees comprise the Annual Meeting. Imagine like-minded leaders from across disciplines joined in the spirit of collaboration and innovation. Passionate, open-minded people who believe in the power of ideas to change the world.

“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 & CEO, Gallup


Come to the Annual Meeting prepared to be challenged and inspired. Not only to present new ideas, but to learn from this unique community.

The Meeting provides an unmatched opportunity for attendees to connect and collaborate with global leaders and industry peers around issues that drive their passions.

Envision an environment that’s productive, inspiring and relaxed. You have time in group sessions, one-on-one appointments, meals and special events to roll up your sleeves and talk about what’s working, what’s not and what we can do about it.

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“I’ve been to Davos, to the Super Bowl, and to the 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


Attendees comprise an eclectic slate of stakeholders from across the spectrum of our evolving global economy. Each year, over 3,000 thought leaders, business professionals, public policy officials, investors and entrepreneurs representing 25+ countries attend.


The Annual Meeting serves a staging area for the commitments to the HOPE Impact Network. Since 2013, over 1,700 commitments have been gathered for new and existing empowerment initiatives, volunteerism and mentorship. In 2015, these commitments enabled Operation HOPE to serve over 113,000 youth and adults worldwide.

Through this network we are:

  • Nurturing and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • Creating jobs through small business development
  • Delivering on the dream of homeownership
  • Expanding pathways of opportunities for women and girls

Learn more about the HOPE Impact Network and view recent commitments

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