We are delighted to announce the release of our 2017 Concordia Annual Summit Report, which features summaries of all Plenary and Strategic Dialogue sessions, including key takeaways and quotes, as well as highlighting overall figures for attendees, speakers, press, and more.
Concordia’s seventh Annual Summit, held on September 18th & 19th at the Grand Hyatt New York, was the largest nonpartisan forum on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, bringing together over 2,600 of the world’s preeminent thought leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from across all sectors and levels.
Some of the main outcomes from the Summit, as highlighted in the report, include:
... An announcement of a new partnership between Mastercard and PEPFAR to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
... An announcement of an expanded partnership between the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD) and Mars to increase smallholder farmer incomes and create thriving rural communities in the Mars supply chain globally.
... An announcement of the joint estimate by the International Labor Organization and Global Slavery Index during the Plenary Session ‘Turning the Tide: Harnessing Partnerships Against Modern Day Slavery’ in partnership with Walk Free Foundation: on any given day in 2016, 40.3 million people were in modern slavery.
An announcement by the government of Ghana of its intention to pass a Right to Information Bill to improve transparency in the country, during the Plenary Session ‘Toward a New Trust: Serving Public Interests through Transparency and Integrity,’ in partnership with The B Team.
... Following the Strategic Dialogue on ‘Food Policy and Our Future,’ Concordia will be submitting a letter to US Congress highlighting specific recommendations for consideration in discussions on the Farm Bill.
Now, just one month on, we continue to build from the Summit, proactively working to advance these issues by incubating tangible partnerships that have long-term social impact. Concordia’s Social Impact and Strategic Engagement teams are identifying points of contact and facilitating one-on-one introductions between individuals and organizations across the private, public and nonprofit sectors who share goals and bring complementary assets to the table, be it insight, resources, influence, or skills.
We hope you find the Summit Report informative, insightful, and useful as you endeavor to build partnerships. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information about the 2017 Annual Summit or future Concordia events.
Matthew A. Swift
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Nicholas M. Logothetis
Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board