The conference, which has been ranked as one of the world's leading executive events, convened close to 60 of the foremost global CEOs to discuss the theme "Next Generation Community Engagement: A Transformative Business Opportunity" and focused on changing the business model to one that simultaneously pursues strategies that create value for a company and address pressing societal challenges. The event featured two panels consisting of:
* Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry Group PLC;
* Daniel Doctoroff, President and CEO, Bloomberg;
* Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, The Western Union Company; and
* Shelly Lazarus, Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather.
Nader Mousavizadeh, CEO of Oxford Analytica Ltd, moderated the session and David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International Inc. addressed attendees at the executive luncheon immediately following the conference. The conference welcomed international delegations of leading global CEOs from Brazil and India; the Brazil delegation was led by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil's former President, who delivered opening remarks.