The global think tank's managing director will join an illustrious group of business and world leaders speaking at the conference, December 6-8
November 30, 2017
NEW YORK (November 30, 2017) – Retail technology visionary Deborah Weinswig will join global leaders in business, politics and technology in offering their visions of the future at the prestigious Fortune Global Forum, being held December 6-8, 2017, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guangzhou, China.
Weinswig, managing director of FGRT (Fung Global Retail & Technology), will present her unique views on the challenges and trends that characterize a global digital marketplace at “Beyond Borders: The Next Frontier in Global Ecommerce,” a session to be held on December 8.
“The Fortune Global Forum is one of the most extraordinary gatherings of global business and world leaders today,” Weinswig said. “I am thrilled to offer my own experiences on how technology and ecommerce are transforming the retail experience. And I could not be more honored to be included among some of the great leaders in business and politics today.”
Joining her on the panel will be Marc Lautenbach, President and CEO, Pitney Bowes; Vincent Qiu, CEO, Baozun; Karen Reddington, President, Asia Pacific Division, FedEx; and Yang Haoyong, CEO, Cars Group and Founder, Guazi Used Car. Clay Chandler, Executive Editor of International at Time Inc., publisher of Fortune, will moderate.
Other speakers scheduled to participate throughout the event include: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group; Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company; Charles Robbins, CEO of Cisco; Greg Penner, Chairman of Walmart Stores; Stefano Pessina, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance; and Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Founder and Chairman of the Paulson Institute.
An award-winning global retail analyst and a specialist in retail innovation and technology, Weinswig joined FGRT (which has teams in New York, London and Hong Kong) in 2014 to provide insights into the disruptive technologies reshaping today’s global retail landscape. Previously head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary Team at Citi Research, Weinswig was consistently ranked among the top analysts in her field by multiple industry publications. An advocate for innovation, creativity and the implementation of efficient technologies in the retail sector, Weinswig has helped U.S. startups develop and implement retail technology systems and strategies that have been adopted by top-tier national retailers.
Since 1995, the Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of global business-the chairmen, president and CEOs of the world’s largest companies-on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. Participation in the Fortune Global Forum is by invitation only.
Participants in previous Global Forums have included Pope Francis; former People’s Republic of China Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, and Vice Premiers Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli; former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush; and company Chairmen Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase, Ginni Rometty of IBM, Victor Fung of Li & Fung Ltd., Robert Iger of The Walt Disney Company, Yang Yuanqing of Lenovo, Frederick W. Smith of FedEx, Zhang Ruimin of Haier and Robin Li of Baidu.
FGRT (Fung Global Retail & Technology) is a think tank whose research team, based in New York, London and Hong Kong, follows emerging retail and tech trends, specializing in the ways retail and technology intersect, and in building collaborative communities.
The team, led by Deborah Weinswig, former top Wall Street and retail tech analyst and startup advisor, publishes ongoing thematic and global market research on topics such as the Internet of Things, digital payments, omnichannel retail, luxury and fashion trends, and disruptive technologies. More information can be found at www.FGRT.com.