NEW YORK, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FORTUNE announced today that it will launch the first-ever Fortune Global Sustainability Forum. The two-day live event will focus on the convergence of energy, technology, and sustainability and will debut in Yunnan Province, China in Fall 2019.
The Fortune Global Sustainability Forum will convene leaders in business, government, NGOs, and other experts from China and around the world. The program will explore key trends in environmental protection, energy innovation, and other subjects, with a special emphasis on China and its interactions with the rest of the world.
"Colorful Yunnan Province is well known for its rich biodiversity, landscapes, energy reserves, and natural beauty. As China's gateway to Southeast and South Asian counties, and a place that has launched an ambitious economic growth plan that embraces sustainable development, Yunnan is the ideal location for this forum," said Alan Murray, President of FORTUNE. "We look forward to welcoming a distinguished group of leaders for important and necessary discussions on sustainability, innovation, and technology."
The 2019 Fortune Global Sustainability Forum will take place in Yuxi City, on the shores of Fuxian Lake, one of China's great ecological treasures. The agenda and lineup of speakers for the forum will be announced by FORTUNE in the coming months.
The Fortune Global Sustainability Forum is an extension of the Fortune Global Forum, which has been held in China five times. Since 1995, the Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of global business—the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world's largest companies—on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. The 2018 Global Forum will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 17-19 and the 2018 Fortune Global Tech Forum, also an extension of the Fortune Global Forum, will take place on November 29-30 in Guangzhou, China.
FORTUNE is a global leader in business journalism with major franchises that include the FORTUNE 500 and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Global Sustainability Forum is one of the signature live events produced annually by Fortune Live Media, including Fortune Most Powerful Women, Fortune Global Forum, Fortune Global Tech Forum, Fortune Brainstorm Tech and Fortune MPW Next Gen.
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