Ma, Dangote, Blankfein to Meet World Leaders at Bloomberg Event

Aug 28, 2017 5:00 PM ET

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As global chief executives wrestle with how to engage with government leaders, a group including Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, will convene more than 100 fellow business leaders to meet with dozens of heads of state in September.

The Global Business Forum will take place in New York during the United Nations annual General Assembly meetings, Michael R. Bloomberg said today in a statement. Bloomberg is the founder of Bloomberg LP, the parent of Bloomberg News, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

Bloomberg, who served as the 108th mayor of New York City, will host the Sept. 20 event in partnership with the Alibaba Group; Dangote Industries Ltd.; EXOR, the holding company controlled by the Agnelli family; the Mahindra Group; and MiSK, the philanthropic foundation of His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman.

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