Last week, Reuters kicked off the second edition of its premier global forum, Reuters NEXT, which saw more than 33,000 virtual delegates brought together to hear from leaders and forward-thinkers around the world to tackle the biggest issues facing business, society, politics and the planet.
Over three days from December 1-3, 2021, the event welcomed a stellar and diverse line-up of more than 180 speakers across 100+ live sessions, led by Reuters global newsroom and Reuters Events. This included:
- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
- U.S. Secretary of State Antony J Blinken
- ECB President Christine Lagarde
- WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
- U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
The event generated 83,000 live session views – the most ever for Reuters Events – and broke news to billions of professionals across the world. Top coverage in national, regional and international media outlets included The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, Daily Mail, City AM, The Financial Times, Channel News Asia, Politico, France24 and Times of India.
In addition, social media saw more than 3 billion impressions of #ReutersNEXT.
Josh London, Head of Reuters Professional and Reuters Chief Marketing Officer said: “With Reuters NEXT, we have built a truly global leadership forum that cements Reuters and Thomson Reuters place on the world stage and shapes the global agenda. The event broke news around the world and addressed the most critical issues facing decision-makers. We look forward to Reuters NEXT returning in 2022, where we will convene leading thinkers from around the world to bring the future closer.”