Opening Session


  • Jean-Paul FITOUSSI :

    Economist, Professor Emeritus, President and co-founder of the New World Forum, France

  • Angel GURRÍA :

    OECD Secretary-General, Paris

  • Gérard MESTRALLET :

    Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, co-Chairman of the New World Forum, France

How to think the long-term in 2015?

Demography, technical progress and natural resources are the essential forces behind economic evolution. Are we heading towards a phenomenon of secular stagnation and what would be its consequences? At the very moment where these forces are experimenting huge changes, could we rely on new technologies to create additional dynamics, and if so, in which fields?


At the same time, the reflection on the long term cannot only be economic as it naturally also has to integrate a geopolitical dimension. Do current upheavals announce a deep transformation of the current state of the world?


– Introductive keynote:
Maria Elena BOSCHI,
Minister for Constitutional Reforms and Relations with Parliament, Italy


– Moderator: Pascal RICHÉ,

Managing Editor for digital strategy, L’Obs


  • Maria Elena BOSCHI :

    Minister for Constitutional Reforms and Relations with Parliament, Italy


    Director-General of the Jean-Jaurès Foundation, France

  • Gaël GIRAUD :

    Chief Economist of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), France

  • Mo IBRAHIM :

    Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom

  • Irene NATIVIDAD :

    Founder and President of the Global Summit of Women, USA

  • Jean-Claude TRICHET :

    Honorary Governor of the Banque de France, France

Economic outlook of the OECD

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Economics Department Director Alvaro Pereira will present the near-term prospects for the global economy. The OECD’s Outlook, released in the spring and autumn, is an authoritative assessment of the global economy, providing forecasts, trends, analysis and country-by-country evaluations.


What place for human labor in tomorrow’s societies?

While the 2014 Edition of the New World Forum focused on new forms of labor, this session will examine the place and the role of human labor in tomorrow’s societies. What is the future of human labor?


Will the value of labour and salaried employment keep their historically leading role in our economies? Should this not be the case, what would the future of our societies look like?


Will our societies be in a position to create sufficient jobs to ensure long-lasting full employment or, on the contrary, will mass unemployment be our ultimate horizon?


Should the place of work strongly evolve what would happen to its underlying roles such as the individual’s social integration, emancipation and self-fulfillment? What reforms would be needed in that case?


– Moderator:

Eugenio OCCORSIO, Senior Editor, La Repubblica



    Managing Regional Director ManpowerGroup Latin America, Mexico

  • Isaac GETZ :

    Professor of Leadership and Innovation Management at ESCP Europe, France

  • Thierry JADOT :

    CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network France/Benelux & MENA, France

  • Greg LINDSAY :

    Non-resident senior fellow, the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative, USA

  • Lord Robert SKIDELSKY :

    Economist, professor of political economy at Warwick University, United Kingdom

Special keynote address


  • Nicolas HULOT :

    Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, France

Equality and integration: What societies for tomorrow?

It seems that the world is becoming more and more unequal, no matter the level of development and the growth rates.


Knowing that the disparities are of a multidimensional nature and extend well beyond the differences of income, what are the relevant indicators of inequalities that economic policies should be taking into account?


What happens in the long run when wealth is being concentrated in the hands of fewer players? What is the link between inequalities, growth and political system?


What could be done for the largest number to benefit from progress and how could a dynamic of middle classes, factor of equality and integration in our societies, be encouraged?


– Moderator:

Greg LINDSAY, Non-resident senior fellow, the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, USA


  • Martine DURAND :

    Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics Directorate of the OECD, Paris

  • Ricardo FUENTES-NIEVA :

    Executive Director of Oxfam Mexico, Mexico

  • Ashwin MAHESH :

    Founding member Bangalore Political Action Committee, former researcher NASA researcher, India

  • Khalid MALIK :

    Former Director of the Human Development Report Office of the UNDP, New York


    FMember of the Chamber of Representatives and Former Executive Director of Fundacíon País Libre, Colombia

Special session: Energy for all, for an inclusive growth

Today, over 1.3 billion people still have no access to energy services. In order to respond to this emergency situation, international organizations, public and private actors mobilize in an increasing way. Universal access to energy is an obvious stake in development. However, a long-term sustainable solution must also be in line with the fight against climate change. What can be done to answer the huge and urgent energy needs of the world population in a long-lasting and responsible way? How can universal access to clean energies be financed? With what local actors and what relays?

Introductory keynote and moderation by:
Jacques ATTALI, Chairman of the Positive Planet Foundation, France


Consumers across the globe: What structural trends?


  • Marie LALLEMAN :

    Senior Vice-President Global Retailers, Nielsen, France

Europe and the United States: What are the reasons behind such diverging situations?

While the US economy seems to be recovering strongly and creating jobs, the situation is quite different in the countries of the European Union where economic growth is stalling and no employment created. It is though in the US that the financial crisis started.


This session will offer a comparative economic analysis of these two geographical zones. It will attempt to distinguish in these differences the ones that are of a structural nature and the ones that belong to economic policies, which are often more responsive in the United States.


Even if the global level of wealth in the US and in Europe remains high, what growth rates are necessary to maintain the present level and with which economic policies? What are the competitive advantages for sustainable growth for these economies?


– Moderator:

Christine BUHAGIAR, Europe Director, AFP


  • Philippe AGHION :

    Economist, Professor at Harvard University and at the Ecole d’économie de Paris, France

  • Alexandra de HOOP SCHEFFER :

    Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Director of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Paris

  • Stéphane ISRAËL :

    CEO of Arianespace, France

  • Jacques LE CACHEUX :

    Professor of Economics, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) and Scientific adviser at the OFCE/Sciences Po, France


    Director of the Country Studies Branch at the Economics Department of the OECD

  • Horst TELTSCHIK :

    Diplomatic Counselor of the former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, former Chairman of Boeing Deutschland and of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany

Towards a more feminine New World

The growing place of women in public and private affairs as well as their role in the evolution of lifestyle patterns are important features of the « New World ». The emergence of the role of women in our societies was strongly underlined in the annual surveys presented by Nielsen at the New World Forum. However, no country has yet reached gender equality.


Today’s disparities and stumbling blocks are no longer acceptable. What does this mean for our economies and societies? Why do women still need to overcome so many persistent barriers?


– Moderator:

Marjorie PAILLON, Journalist, France 24


  • Baronness KINGSMILL CBE :

    Member of the supervisory board of E.ON SE, United Kingdom

  • Selim JAHAN :

    Director of the Human Development Report Office of the UNDP, New York

  • Michel LANDEL :

    Group CEO of Sodexo, France

  • Nathalie LOISEAU :

    Director of the French National School of Administration (ENA), France

  • Janet NEO :

    Head of Corporate Sustainability, Asia Pacific Operations at Fuji Xerox, Singapore

  • Gabriela RAMOS :

    OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, Paris

  • Louis SCHWEITZER :

    General Commissioner for Investment, Chairman of Initiative France

Unlocking new power


Climate change: what actors to address this global public good?

With the United Nations Conference on Climate Change taking place in a few weeks in Paris, the fight against global warming, the protection of natural resources and of the environment, archetypal Global Public Goods, are more than ever at the heart of the news and at the centre of international discussions.


The recent multilateral negotiations on decarbonisation targets clearly showed that global issues cannot – or can no longer – be tackled individually by the States or at a regional level but need a collective approach.


How can the management of the Global Public Goods be best organized, by whom and with which instruments? How can non-state actors, such as companies and citizens, be stronger involved in the governmental decision-making process?


– Moderator:

Anne-Sylvaine CHASSANY, Paris Bureau Chief, FT


  • Pierre-André de CHALENDAR :

    Chairman of Entreprises pour l’Environnement, CEO of Saint-Gobain, France

  • Hakima EL HAITE :

    Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment, Morocco

  • Gérard MESTRALLET :

    Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, co-Chairman of the New World Forum, France

  • Christophe NUTTAL :

    Executive Director at R20 - Regions of Climate Action, Geneva

  • Robert STAVINS :

    Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group, USA

Closing Session


  • Jean-Paul FITOUSSI :

    Economist, Professor Emeritus, President and co-founder of the New World Forum, France

  • Angel GURRÍA :

    OECD Secretary-General, Paris

  • Gérard MESTRALLET :

    Chairman and CEO of ENGIE, co-Chairman of the New World Forum, France