Opening dialogue with Ashton Kutcher, Actor, Investor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He is currently one of the richest actors around the world. Aside from his successful acting career, he’s a quite savvy investor. Investing in over 60 startups over the years, such as: Uber, Square, Skype, Airbnb, Zenreach and many more. Ashton also believes in giving back to the world, therefore, he created Thorn, a company that uses high-tech to stop child trafficking & child sexual abuse, he has also donated millions to different charities including: Charlize Theron African Outreach Project, Habitat for Humanity, Stand Up to Cancer, GEMS, and others. Kutcher mentions he spends a lot of time thinking about new simpler solutions to existing problems, “We have a long way to go in improving the standard of happiness for billions around the world. Life shouldn’t be something people endure; it can be one magical discovery after the next.”
In conversation with influential individuals who have made an impact on society, on how emerging demographic trends, shifting political tides, global market movements, growing wealth and relentless breakthroughs in technology are impacting the rest of world.
- Pierre Omidyar, Founding Partner, Omidyar Network,entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder of eBay. (to be invited)
- Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. (to be invited)
- Majid Al Futtaim, founder of Majid Al Futtaim Holding, known as MAF. Operating over 12 hotels, 21 malls including Mall of the Emirates in Dubai and the Mall of Egypt in Cairo. (to be invited)