Event Overview

Following on from the success of the FT’s inaugural Global Boardroom and timed to follow one of the most important presidential elections in US history, the 2nd edition of the FT’s Global Boardroom will gather policy-makers, CEOs, investors and other thought-leaders who are stepping up to unparalleled challenges and driving change and recovery around the world right now.

Skillfully moderated by more FT journalists than any event before it, including our most senior editors, the FT’s Global Boardroom will convene more than 150 speakers and 50,000 attendees on 11 November for 3 days of live online debate spanning multiple time zones to ensure the world that emerges from the pandemic will be resilient, sustainable and inclusive.

The FT’s most viewed and senior event ever produced, comprising three days of FT-curated content to shape the world’s pandemic recovery

A fully digital event experience delivering maximum engagement for 50,000 attendees

Hear from 150 of the world’s foremost policy-makers, corporate leaders and influencers brought together by the FT’s editorial team

Three days of inspiring debate broadcast live and timed to suit all major time zones across the world

Manager, IESE Business School
“Probably the best surrogate for a physical event I’ve attended since the crisis began. Speakers thoughtfully chosen, articulate and well prepared.”

Confirmed speakers include:

Roula Khalaf,


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Gillian Tett,

Chair, Editorial Board and Editor-at-large, US

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Martin Wolf,

Chief Economics Commentator,

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Peter Spiegel,

US Managing Editor,

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Henny Sender,

Chief International Finance Correspondent,

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Edward Luce,

US National Editor,

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Robin Harding,

Tokyo Bureau Chief,

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Leslie Hook,

Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent,

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50,000+ Global attendees
150 Thought-leading speakers
65% C-suite/Director level attendees
165+ Countries represented