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Global Conferences And Summits Not To Miss In 2020

Global Conferences And Summits Not To Miss In 2020
By Pearl Yan
February 19, 2020
We round up the must-attend events in 2020 that look unlikely to be affected by the coronavirus

Whether you want to network or discover the latest industry trends, attending conferences and summits is a great way to connect with others and exchange ideas. With countless conferences held each year, it can be difficult to decide which ones are worth your time. What's more, with the outbreak of COVID-19, a number of flagship events in Q1 have already been cancelled or postponed. 

We've rounded up a number of key events—all of which are still scheduled to go ahead—taking place throughout the year. They cover industries such as marketing, technology, finance, wellness and more.

1/7 TED 2020: Uncharted

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Photo: Courtesy of TED

Date April 20-24, 2020
Location Vancouver, Canada

In 2020, TED is inviting attendees on a bold voyage into uncharted territory in health, politics, the environment and more. The event programme will begin with Fellow Talks from up-and-coming world-changers on day one, followed by mainstage talks on days two and three, and rounding things off with an epic final session on day four.

2/7 Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2020

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Photo: Courtesy of Condé Nast

Date April 29-30, 2020
Location Vienna, Austria

This year, Condé Nast's Gateway To Luxury Conference will bring together 500 C-Suite delegates to discuss topics that matter to the global luxury industry. This includes everything from evolving sustainability in fashion and the power of data, to inclusivity in sizing and hand-made luxury.

3/7 Milken Institute Global Conference

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Photo: Courtesy of Milken Institute

Date May 2-6, 2020
Location The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills

Themed Bridging to the Future, the Milken Institute Global Conference will bring together the most creative thought leadership from every sector to catalyse sustainable solutions to global challenges.

4/7 2020 IWF Cornerstone Conference

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Photo: Courtesy of IWF

Date May 13-15, 2020
Location London, England

In May, the 2020 Cornerstone Conference, hosted by the International Women’s Forum (IWF), will bring expert speakers and moderators to the stage from more than 50 countries to address global issues through a female lens. Topics with profound economic, social and political implications will be discussed, with IWF members coming together to share knowledge and ideas and provide a network of support.

See also: 10 Women Entrepreneurs You Need To Know In Hong Kong

5/7 Global Wellness Summit 2020

Photo: Courtesy of Global Wellness Summit
Photo: Courtesy of Global Wellness Summit

Date November 10-13, 2020
Location Tel Aviv, Israel 

For the first time in its 14-year history, the Global Wellness Summit will be held in the Middle East. Tel Aviv is now second only to Silicon Valley in terms of its number of startups, making it a perfect location for the 2020 summit.

6/7 EY Strategic Growth Forum

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Photo: Courtesy of EY

Date TBA
Location TBA

EY’s by-invitation-only event will bring together more than 2,000 top C-suite execs, entrepreneurs, investors and influential government leaders to share experiences and key learnings. The Strategic Growth Forum's 2019 speakers included Arianna Huffington, Nicole Kidman and Shantanu Narayen.


7/7 RISE 2021

Photo: Courtesy of RISE
Photo: Courtesy of RISE

Date March 2021
Location AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong

Brought to you by the team behind Web Summit and Collision, two of the largest and fastest-growing tech conferences on earth, Rise will be back in Hong Kong in March 2021, gathering the brightest minds in international tech together in one place. The stages will feature talks from leading experts in data science, AI, finance, autotech, and more.

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