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 Medirex logo© MEDIREX GROUP represents a complex of diagnostic laboratories in the fields of clinical biochemistry, haematology, clinical immunology, medical genetics, molecular biology, serology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, cytology, biopsy, histology and microbiology of the environment. Our purpose is to bring new innovative diagnostic tests to help save lives in clinical practice. We are one of the leaders in digitalisation of laboratory diagnostics.

We apply Next generation sequencing (NGS) diagnostics which is replacing the conventional procedures in molecular biology and is one of the most important tools in personalised medicine. We cooperate on development of new tests with a wide range of scientific, academic as well as private scientific and research institutions. Our scientists have developed a non-invasive screening TRISOMY test from maternal blood delivering a high level of precision in testing frequent chromosomal disorders.

MEDIREX GROUP provides comprehensive laboratory diagnostics services for university hospitals and for a large number of healthcare centres or medical facilities, general and specialized outpatient clinics. We operate state-of-the-art and the largest central laboratories, not only in Slovakia, but also in Central and Eastern Europe.

In addition to automated analysers of renowned brands, MEDIREX GROUP also has a unique fully automated robotic sample analysis system, the largest and most diverse technological solution in laboratory automation in Central and Eastern Europe. We employ top experts, led by a wide range of erudite staff, thus ensuring high quality and professional evaluation of the obtained results. On a daily basis, we analyse samples from over 30,000 patients covering a wide range of parameters across medical disciplines. Our laboratory experts provide physicians with nearly 200, 000 – 250,000 results per day.

We support research and education, cooperate with universities and publish professional peer-reviewed journal of laboratory medicine newslab

© AARP logo AARP is the US’ largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. Follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind for those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, Express Scripts companies or their affiliates. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance.

Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 160 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit

© Engie

Our Group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of climate change, our ambition is to become the world leader in the zero carbon transition "as a service" for our customers, in particular global companies and local authorities. We rely on our key activities (renewable energy, gas, services) to offer competitive turnkey solutions.

With our 160,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress.

Turnover in 2018: 60.6 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).

 © Google

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

© Johnson and Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation—bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration, and that has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.


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McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For more than 90 years, our primary objective has been to serve as our clients' most trusted external advisor. With consultants in 132 cities in 66 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We invest more than $500 million of our firm’s resources annually in capability building and knowledge development which allows us to bring the best thinking to our clients. We established the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), our business and economics research arm in 1990, to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy; and the McKinsey Center for Government (MCG), a research center on government productivity and performance, to provide government leaders with insights, new approaches, and connections to help them improve the lives of the citizens they serve, within the fiscal constraints they face.



MSD (known in the US and Canada as Merck & Co., Inc.) is working to help the world be well. Through our medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer and animal products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. MSD. Be Well.


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The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). By combining our human touch with technology-driven solutions and tools, we aim to offer both clients and candidates the best tools and solutions for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs. Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2018, Randstad had 38,820 corporate employees and 4,826 branches and inhouse locations in 38 countries around the world. In 2018, Randstad generated revenue of € 23.8 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad N.V. is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded.


Aegon’s roots go back more than 170 years – to the first half of the nineteenth century when two civil servants helped provide funds for people to bury their loved ones with dignity. Today, Aegon is one of the world’s leading financial services organizations, providing life insurance, pensions and asset management. Headquartered in The Hague, Aegon has businesses in more than 20 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon’s purpose is to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security.

GIN Group logo©

GINgroup was founded more than 38 years ago, and nowadays we are leaders in Overall Human Talent Management, and are known for our service’s excellence. Our financial, managerial, operative, legal, and fiscal structure is the best in the market.

Currently, GINgroup is formed by a team of more than 2,500 specialists in different fields, to serve its more than 4,500 client’s in Mexico. We are a 100% Mexican company that has accomplished to position itself as number one in the market, even above global companies; we are the leader in Overall Human Talent Advisory and Management in Mexico.

Our leadership relies on more than 38 years of experience, with commitment and professionalism from our collaborators; attributes that allow us to respond timely and creatively to the challenges in the environment and the requirements from our client’s, so they can focus their talent and resources on the growing their own businesses, while we take over their Human Talent management efficiently.

 © Telefonica logo

Telefónica is one of the greatest telecommunication companies in the World by market capitalization and number of clients. Leveraging best in class fixed and mobile, and broadband networks, and through an innovative digital services and data economy offering, Telefónica is best position to fulfil our customers’ needs and to capture new businesses growth. Telefonica’s headquarter is in Madrid. Nowadays, Telefonica has operations in 16 countries, and a client base of 336 million accesses in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Latin America, where the Company’s growth strategy is mostly focused. Telefónica stands out for having one of the greatest diversified international profiles in the industry, with close to 74% of revenues generated in operations outside Telefonica’s domestic market. Movistar, in the Spanish and Latin America market but Brazil, Vivo in Brazil, and O2 in Germany and United Kingdom, are most relevant Telefonica’s brands though which the Company develops its commercial offering. Telefonica shares, with a 100% free float, are publicly listed in the four Spanish stock markets, as well as in London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires. Telefonica counts with a total of 1.3 million shareholders. 

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Territorium's purpose is to unleash the power of education through technology by focusing on the results of learning. Territorium creates a personalized learning ecosystem in which measures the competencies that users develop and compares them to what the job market is looking for while creating a personalized learning path that will help the student to achieve success. Territorium works with schools, universities and corporations to transform them into competency-based learning institutions. With more than 1 million paid users, Territorium is transforming education and online training.  


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Founded in 1950, the Mexican Association of Pharmaceutical Research Industries (AMIIF) brings together more than sixty Mexican and international companies working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. AMIIF’s mission is to contribute to strengthening the well-being and quality of life of Mexicans by improving access to health and promoting pharmaceutical innovation and research. 

 BIAC logo©

Founded in 1962, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) is the officially recognised representative of the OECD business community. BIACs members are the major business organisations in the 34 OECD member countries. Via its 32 standing committees and task forces, ‌BIAC mirrors all economic policy issues the OECD covers, and their impacts on both member and an increasing number of non-member countries like Brazil, China, India and Russia.

Bertelsmann Stiftung logo ©

The Bertelsmann Stiftung was founded in 1977 by Reinhard Mohn, predicated on the belief that financial wealth entails social responsibility. “Inspiring people. Shaping the future. Participating in a globalized world” – this is our mission and we believe that if everyone is to participate then everyone must have the ability to get involved and society must offer all of its citizens the chance to succeed. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs are therefore designed to strengthen society and help individuals reach their full potential by developing the resources needed to achieve those goals. Our work focuses on people, since individuals must be in a position to participate – politically, economically and culturally – as the world grows more complex. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s programs provide access to the necessary knowledge and expertise while developing solutions that can help ensure this is the case. We concentrate our efforts on areas in which we have expertise: improving education, creating an economic system that is fair and efficient, promoting people-centred healthcare, empowering civil society, ensuring a viable cultural future and anchoring international understanding around the globe. Both independent and politically nonpartisan, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation and therefore initiates and executes its own projects.

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Copenhagen Business School is a distinctive business university with world-leading ambitions. Established in 1917, CBS has a strong ‘business in society’ profile which covers classical management disciplines (including finance and economics, accounting and operations management, marketing, strategic management and organisation), but also disciplines that place business in a wider social, political and cultural context. For us, ‘internationalisation’ means benchmarking against the highest standards of excellence, working across intellectual and geographical borders, and attracting the most talented staff. CBS is committed to excellence in research and scholarship, but also to the notion that research and education must make a positive difference. We aim to offer both academic leadership and research-based education at the highest level. We are committed to developing open, two-way and beneficial relations with our students, stakeholders and partners. We specifically aim to play a significant role in the development of innovative business models, sustainable organisational forms and economic practices within the perspective of responsible management and leadership. With some 22,000 full and part-time students, 640 full-time faculty members, 190 PhD students and 680 administrative staff, CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, MBA/EMBA, PhD and executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

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Founded in 1907, ESSEC is one of the world’s top management schools and holds the “triple crown” accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. With 5,000 executive participants, 5,867 students; a faculty comprised of 162 full-time professors, 20 of which are emeritus professors, in France and Singapore, recognized for both the quality and influence of their research; a wide range of management training programs; partnerships with the world’s best universities; and a network of 55,000 alumni, ESSEC continues to foster a tradition of academic excellence and a spirit of openness in the fields of economics, social sciences and innovation.

© FGV Projetos

With over 30 years of experience FGV Projetos provides technical advisory services to public, private and third-sector institutions in Brazil and abroad, developing projects in different areas such as economics and finance, management and administration, and public policy. It brings together expertise, state-of-the-art methodologies and a staff of well-prepared professionals with a proven track record in promoting efficient management practices. FGV Projetos’ applied research and projects are carried out based on the experience of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)’s experts and academic faculty. FGV, founded in 1944, is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil's economic and social development. It is ranked one the world’s top 10 think tanks by Pennsylvania University. On the basis of its extensive knowledge in the areas of public policy, law, administration, finance and economics, FGV Projetos devises solutions for the implementation of best practices in the following key sectors of activity: Economics, Agribusiness, Infrastructure, Communications, Culture, Education, Energy, Law and Government, Industry, Justice, Health, Public Safety, Services, Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Sports, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Tourism.

Fundacion Barrie logo ©

The Barrie Foundation,  established in 1966 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Pedro Barrié de la Maza with a three billion peseta (€475+ million) endowment, is one of the oldest and largest family foundations in Spain. Across five decades, our mission has been to promote economic growth and equitable access to opportunity for the people of Galicia, in North West Spain. Our focus is intentionally broad so we can adapt our work in time to the changing needs of society. Since its inception, the Foundation has given over €450 million to charitable causes in four broad areas: Education, Heritage & Culture, Science, and Social Welfare.



The Korea Development Institute (KDI) is a publicly funded and fully autonomous policy-oriented research organization. Established in 1971, the institute has been committed to producing independent, innovative, and impactful policy research and recommendations to help the government and policymakers advance economic policies. For the past four decades, KDI has conducted rigorous research on a broad range of economic and social issues, from macroeconomics policy, fiscal policy, finance, welfare, labor, trade, land and infrastructure, competition policy, to the North Korean economy. To cope with the new challenges of the rapidly changing economy, the institute’s responsibilities have expanded over the years, with the addition of the Economic Information and Education Center, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center, Center for International Development and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Building on its long tradition, KDI will continue its role as the core intellectual foundation for rigorous policy research.


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Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.

We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment. 

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Ortelius is a trusted advisor with its own next generation technology for business transformation. We believe that digitalization of the strategic and tactical layers of an entity provides uncommon advantage. Our inorigo® platform structures and interacts human and technology generated knowledge into collective intelligence to create a viable, dynamic digital twin of the enterprise. This provides the fullest context in which to assess the impact of any change; test alternative scenarios to mitigate risk; and optimally align goals and capabilities in a controlled environment before committing decisively. Ortelius, we enable organizations to undertake the right action, by the right people, at the right time – every time.


The Camp logo ©

Thecamp is a place where talents from all over the world can get training, inspire each other and work on projects to develop solutions for an exciting and optimistic future.

Our challenge is to f­ind new approaches to universal issues, and to aggregate people and projects driven by the same will and excitement for the future we’re all responsible for!

To change things concretely in fields such as food, mobility, energy, but also the future of work or artificial intelligence, thecamp gives resources to individuals and organizations to: get training and face the challenges of a transforming world (Education and Facilitation); organize and attend conferences, meetups, hackathons… (Events); be active on the field through collaborative creation, experimentation, acceleration, innovation, youth empowerment or general interest (Projects). 

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The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD is an interface for trade unions with the OECD. It is an international trade union organisation which has consultative status with the OECD and its various committees. Its affiliates consist of some 60 national trade union centres in the 34 OECD countries, representing over 66 million workers in addition to associate members in Brazil, Indonesia, the Russian Federation and South Africa. TUAC focusses on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth and development while protecting and creating quality jobs, strengthening collective bargaining and labour rights, reducing income inequality, enhancing skills and spreading the benefits of innovation, ensuring ļ¬nancial sector reforms, fair tax systems and responsible business conduct. 

© University of Sydney logo

The University of Sydney: A history of thinking forward

The University of Sydney was founded in 1850 on the principle of providing people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to realise their potential to make a positive impact in the world through education. We’re a world-renowned teaching and research institution – our research combines the expertise and talents of scholars from many disciplines. In creating Australia’s first university, our founders recognised the power of education to change society. We hold that belief just as strongly today.

 © Women's Forum Forum 2018 The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society has been the world's leading platform featuring women's voices on major social and economic issues. Deploying the experience of leaders - both men and women - across generations, geographies and industries, our Meetings feature diverse and daring debates that act as a sounding board for today’s important ideas and a springboard for tomorrow’s solutions. With a powerful network, our ambition is to promote our values through concrete solutions as we transition from a convening focus to engaging for impact.


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