Programme

The 2016 Agenda: The World of the Millennial Leaders

Predictions for the world of 2025 and advice for its leaders; what will the global landscape look like for our Women of the Future? In an era of dramatic change, what attributes will leaders need to stay competitive? We will explore the megatrends for 2025 and discuss the implications for the world’s next generation of leaders.

The 2016 Programme

08.15 Registration, coffee, networking

08.45-09.00 Welcome addresses

09.00-09.45  Megatrends: predictions for 2025

Over the next decade, our global population is predicted to grow by another billion and according to Microsoft, almost 2 billion more people will come online. Between us, we’ll have more than 50 billion connected devices. In this opening session, our speakers will examine the megatrends and offer up their top tips for what to expect.

09.45-11.00 The rewiring of power and influence
Keynote followed by panel session

Every day, Google handles 3.5 billion searches. No human population has ever had so much access to information, to networks, to platforms that can both convene and coordinate, and ultimately therefore to power. What does this mean for the structures that have traditionally held power?

11.00–11.30 Coffee break & networking

11.30-12.45 Security & the geopolitical picture
Keynote followed by panel session

While technology empowers human rights, prosperity and peacemaking, so it also fuels hate speech, religious/ethnic tensions and organised crime. In 2015, UNHCR figures show that every day 42,500 were forced to leave their homes to seek protection elsewhere. What will security feel like in 2025?

12.45-13.45 Lunch & networking

13.45-14.45  The global economy
Keynote followed by panel session

With the rise of the robot, rapid urbanisation, fluctuating oil prices and changing demographics, what will it take for the global economy to adapt and what can be learned from history?

14.45-15.00  Closing remarks

15.00-15.30 Tea

In the evening we will be holding the Women of the Future Awards, recognising the achievements of successful young women in Britain today.

Nominations for the 2016 Awards are now open and close on September 12. Get involved in this year’s campaign and make a nomination!

Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo at the 2009 event

Indra Nooyi, CEO, PepsiCo at the 2009 event


Miriam González Durántez

Miriam González Durántez, Partner, Dechert, speaking at the 2015 Summit


Home Secretary Theresa May MP speaking at the 2014 event

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at the 2014 event


Home Secretary Theresa May MP speaking at the 2014 event

Panelist, Shireen Rahmani, HR Director, Roshan, speaking at 2015 event