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October 23, 2017, London

Shaping a Better Future


On October 23, top executives, academics, business leaders, and artists gathered to debate the global forces redefining our world. This invitation-only event was an opportunity to listen, learn, and be inspired about how to help to shape a better future.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

George Bernard Shaw

The programme

Insights, ideas and inspiration

Our one-day programme combined hands-on masterclasses, inspiring speakers, and a choice of in-depth breakout discussions led by McKinsey experts on the forces reshaping industries, organizations, business, and society.

Speakers and panelists

Our guests heard from leading thinkers, not-for-profit pioneers, and next-generation entrepreneurs.

Breakout discussions

Our guests participated in group discussions with peers, moderated by McKinsey experts, academics, and business leaders.


Our guests learned from leading practitioners in fields ranging from behavioural science to cybersecurity.