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The Private Sector Forum on Migration and Refugees

Concordia, Columbia University’s Global Policy Initiative, the International Organization for Migration, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with the support of the Open Society Foundations and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, hosted a series of high-level interactive discussions on the private sector’s role and responsibility in addressing global migration challenges and the current refugee crisis. A curated gathering of 200 cross-sector leaders joined this invitation-only forum, which culminated in a plenary session issuing a Call to Action to all 1,500+ Concordia Summit attendees on the need to combine efforts and partner across sectors to provide tangible solutions for forced migration.

Schedule

Tuesday, September 20th

9 am
10 am
11 am
12 pm
1 pm
2 pm
3 pm
4 pm
5 pm
6 pm
Strategic Dialogue South (By Invitation Only)
Strategic Dialogue South (By Invitation Only)
Strategic Dialogue South (By Invitation Only)
Welcome
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Welcome
The State of Human Mobility (Plenary West)
9:10 am - 9:45 am
The State of Human Mobility (Plenary West)
9:10 am - 9:45 am
Keynote Remarks: George Soros (Plenary West)
9:45 am - 10:10 am
Keynote Remarks: George Soros (Plenary West)
9:45 am - 10:10 am
Transition from Plenary to Strategic Dialogue
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Transition from Plenary to Strategic Dialogue
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Time
10:10 am - 10:40 am
Location
Keynote Remarks: Johann Schneider-Ammann
10:40 am - 10:50 am
Keynote Remarks: Johann Schneider-Ammann
Philanthropy and Forced Displacement
10:50 am - 11:30 am
Philanthropy and Forced Displacement
10:50 am - 11:30 am
Creating Global Connectivity for Refugees
11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Creating Global Connectivity for Refugees
11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Break
12:20 pm - 12:25 pm
Break
THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S ROLE IN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
12:25 pm - 1:15 pm
THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S ROLE IN REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT
12:25 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR SKILLS MATCHING
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR SKILLS MATCHING
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
A PRIVATE INVESTMENT MODEL FOR REFUGEE HOSTING AREAS
2:50 pm - 3:55 pm
A PRIVATE INVESTMENT MODEL FOR REFUGEE HOSTING AREAS
2:50 pm - 3:55 pm
Video presentation – Show of Force
3:55 pm - 4:05 pm
Video presentation – Show of Force
Time
3:55 pm - 4:05 pm
Location
Strategic Dialogue South

Speakers

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: POSITIVE DISCOURSE ON REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS
4:05 pm - 5:05 pm
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: POSITIVE DISCOURSE ON REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS
4:05 pm - 5:05 pm
Transition From Strategic Dialogue to Plenary West
5:05 pm - 5:45 pm
Transition From Strategic Dialogue to Plenary West
5:05 pm - 5:45 pm
Call to Action
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Call to Action

Conversation Leads

Partners

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International Organization for Migration

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