Thursday 11 April 2019, 17:00 - 18:00

How to Shape a Future that Works - Transforming the global response to the future of work

ILO Centenary Celebration

Organised in partnership with the International Labour Organisation and the Financial Times

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

We are living through an era of immense change in all areas of human life, particularly with regards to the way we work. New technological opportunities are emerging with the potential to create but also automate jobs. Innovation, particularly in industrialised economies, has allowed for more flexible working arrangements. At the same time, the pace of change has yet to be matched by strength in policy response. Leaders are grappling with ways to address the turbulence caused by automation and artificial intelligence, new working arrangements, demographic shifts, migration flows and climate change. In January 2019, the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Global Commission on the Future of Work published its recommendations on how to shape a future with social justice. 
Sarah O_Connor.jpg   Moderated by Sarah O’Connor, Investigations Correspondent at the Financial Times, this event brings together key figures from public, private and academic spheres to debate how to shape a future that works.

Set the scene: 

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Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva  

Panel discussion: 

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Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative

Tanya Cohen.jpg   Tanya Cohen, CEO, Business Unity South Africa 
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Vivian Hunt DBE, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company UK and Ireland 

Christy Hoffman.jpg   Christy Hoffman, General Secretary, UNI Global Union
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Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organisation

This event is organised in partnership with the International Labour Organisation and the Financial Times on the occasion of the ILO Centenary year. It will be part of the ILO 24-hour Global Tour of live events taking place in sequence around the world from Fiji to Peru.