Bloomberg offers a Gateway to the World: For the first time in 2022, Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies will host a series of regional events with global audiences, that will aim to bring leaders together for “action on sustainable investments and the future of trade.” The gathering, called New Economy Gateway, will still focus on Bloomberg New Economy’s five established editorial pillars of cities, finance, trade, public health, and climate, but with the objective of “greater public and private sector collaboration between East, West, North and South – in both developed and developing economies.” The inaugural Bloomberg New Economy Gateway will take place in Panama in May.
Finance at the Forefront: The Open Source Strategy Forum will now be called the Open Source in Finance Forum. The Linux Foundation and the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) will again join forces on “the only conference dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards.” The 2022 conferences will bring together experts from across financial services, technology, and open source to discuss how best to leverage open source software to solve industry challenges on Wednesday 13 July in London and on Thursday 8 December in New York City.
Speaking Opportunity: “Sh!ft Happens: Communications Leadership in Changing Times” is the theme for PRxNE 2022, the PRSA Northeast District’s annual Conference. PRxNE 2022 will be held 17 June in Albany, New York, drawing around 150 communications professionals looking to renew and strengthen skills and learn new strategies in this era of pandemic news cycles and societal divisions. Between now and 28 February, interested speakers can submit ideas for 45-minute presentations and small panels. Topics must be educational, unbiased, and noncommercial, with specific and attainable learning objectives. Stumped on where to start? Some suggested examples: Diversity conversations that matter; Reputation management vs. crisis management; Leadership in truth-telling; Management 2.0: How do you manage client expectations; and Measuring the impact of podcasts.
Lunchtime Learning: The Women’s Forum Global Meeting is “a moment to gather and grow, to reflect on the year’s lessons of resilience and hope, to lead and lift up others in purpose and power. It is a space for presenting data to shape conversations, launching new initiatives and offering recommendations for businesses and governments to take immediate action.” The agenda from the 2021 meeting reflects this purpose. Watch sessions including: Nature’s worth: the business of biodiversity, Heat & Light: igniting innovation through diversity, and Fighting Hate with Love: deploying AI as an instrument of inclusion.
Coming Up Next Week: Mobile World Congress returns to Barcelona this week, held 28 February – March 3. In addition to programming centered on 5G, AI, IoT, and fintech, MWC will again co-locate with 4YFN, four days of sessions and meetings connecting startups. Harvard Business School celebrates its 30th annual Tech Conference on 26 February, in person in Boston. HBS Tech Conference 2022 will be headlined by senior leaders from IBM and TikTok, with additional panel sessions exploring fintech & crypto, technology & regulations, and tech in emerging markets. B2B Marketing Exchange Conference kicks off 28 February at the Phoenician Resort in Scottdale. At next week’s WSJ CIO Annual Network Summit (2 March; online), senior information leaders will gather to examine a range of issues critical to leadership and management as they experience radical acceleration of digitization across businesses. Lastly, the Horasis USA Meeting will run online 4 March, providing a platform for knowledge-sharing around innovation and sustainability between developed countries and emerging markets.