World Future Forum 2024

4-6 November

Shaping the Next Generation
Sustainable World

Organised by Allied4Future in Partnership with
Taguspark - Knowledge City, Lisbon City Council, Portuguese Government

About

World Future Forum
Shaping the Next Generation Sustainable World through:

  • A Global Dialogue on Geopolitics and Economics at the Intersection of Climate, Trade, and Technology.
  • Capital Flows directed towards Sustainable Finance and Impact Investment.
  • Global Technology Think Tanks operated by Knowledge and Innovation Collaboration Labs.
  • A new Wave of innovation  for Urban and Local Climate Action.
  • Youth Initiatives that contribute to a Sustainable Future for a Better Tomorrow.

Welcome to the
World Future Forum

4-6 November 2024
Taguspark - Knowledge City
Unicorn Factory Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

Taguspark and Unicorn Factory Lisboa - powerhouses of knowledge and future-shaping ideas - set the stage for the World Future Forum

Allied4Future, in partnership with the Portuguese Government, Taguspark and the City of Lisbon, is proud to present a gathering of leading scientists, technologists, visionary business leaders, investors and policymakers from around the globe to accelerate the journey towards a sustainable world.

“Shaping the Next Generation Sustainable World” is more than a conference title: it's a call to action. We will unpack the complexities of geopolitics at the intersection of Climate, Trade and Technology, forward ideas for a climate-neutral economy, review the dynamics of the financial system, and expedite actionable solutions fuelled by a new wave of innovation.

We are proud to announce the launch of the A4F Technology Think Tank convening leading scientists and practitioners in AI, Quantum, Space Tech etc. and the A4F Sustainable Finance Goals, a framework for mobilizing capital towards a sustainable future.

In Lisbon, a city at the forefront of innovation and sustainable living, we will engage in meaningful dialogue, forge strategic partnerships, and spark technological advancements that drive the digital and green transition towards a sustainable future.

Programme

Join us in shaping the next generation sustainable world for a ground-breaking, visionary, and action-oriented global collaboration

Audience

  • International Organisations
  • EU Institutions & Member States
  • Urban and Local Governments
  • EU Global Partners
  • Economists
  • Academia, Researchers and Innovators
  • Startups and Unicorns
  • Technology Leaders
  • Entrepreneurship Centres
  • Incubators & Accelerators
  • Financial Institutes & Investors
  • Philanthropists
  • Young Generation and Students
  • Women Founders and Investors
  • Civil Society

Themes

  • Geopolitics
  • Climate Diplomacy
  • Climate-Neutral Economy
  • Digital and Green Transition
  • Global Climate Deals
  • Sustainable Finance Goals
  • Global Knowledge and Innovation Labs
  • Digital, Clean and Deep Tech
  • Science & Research with Purpose

Topics

  • Climate and Environment Policies
  • Sustainable Finance & Impact Investing
  • Climate Economy
  • The Future of Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Space Technologies
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Semiconductors
  • Clean Energy
  • Smart Materials & Circular Economy
  • Healthy Soil & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Urban and Local Climate Adaptation
  • Climate Geo-engineering
  • Youth initiatives for a Sustainable Future

Bridging Divides: Climate, Trade, & Tech Policy in a Connected World

4 November

13:00 - 14:30 Registration and Networking lunch

Opening and Welcome Keynotes

The World Needs More Policy Ambition, Reallocation of Funds and Investments, and an Economy in Harmony with Nature to meet Climate Goals

The first session will explore the complexities and opportunities at the intersection of climate, trade, and technology policies, aiming to foster understanding and collaboration for global sustainability. At the same time it is a call to action for policymakers, business leaders, and international organizations to balance environmental goals with economic and financial interests.

The implications for a profound economic transformation as well as the challenge to overcome the climate financing gap will be discussed in the two subsequent sessions.

Afternoon Programme
Evening Programme

Closing the Gaps – Generating Impact and implementing Solutions

5 November

Game Changing Actions and Actors

Among the many actions needed to address the climate crisis, our programme prioritises the crucial role of cities and local actors, the need for a framework and mechanisms to mainstream sustainable finance and impact investing, and very importantly, youth initiatives.

Morning Programme
Tech for Good
The Future of Technologies and how Technology is Shaping our Future

During the afternoon sessions, we will explore the power of technology, focusing on the increased capabilities brought about by digital, clean, and deep tech, and how these advancements are shaping the future for both humanity and the planet.

Afternoon Programme - Track I
Afternoon Programme - Track II

Launching A4F Technology Think Tanks

6 November

Global Knowledge and Innovation Collaboration Labs

As powerful new technologies like AI, quantum computing, and synthetic biology emerge, international collaboration is crucial to ensure they are developed and used responsibly. The A4F Global Knowledge and Innovation Collaboration Labs address this need by bringing together scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators to  advance these technologies and establish principles for ethical and secure use. The Collaboration Labs will also make policy recommendations and attract investment to accelerate the development of solutions to the benefit of people and the planet.

Day Programme

Note: This program is subject to changes as we continue to refine the agenda and confirm more speakers and panellists.

Opening and Welcome Speakers

Maria da Graça Carvalho, Minister for Environment and Energy, Government of Portugal

Eduardo Baptista Correia, CEO at Taguspark - Knowledge City

Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon

Partners

To become a partner of this game-changing initiative, please contact us.

Join us at the
World Future Forum

Registrations will open soon