UNGA78: Global Goals in Action Forum – Innovation Unleashed: Fostering Innovation through Partnerships

Fostering Innovation through Partnerships & Sustainable Regulation to Achieve SGD 9

The Forum will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the following SDGs:

• SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
• SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

Are we on the right track to solve the SDGs by 2030?

The Global Goals in Action 2023 is Diplomatic Courier’s annual UNGA high level series of Salons that bring together leaders from boardrooms and C-Suite, UN Member States, UN agencies, and international organizations so that they can leverage their experience, access to market, and resources towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Showcase Leadership & Projects

The Forum provides a platform for speakers and delegates to highlight their leadership skills and projects that are advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Global Exposure & Positioning

Delegates get the opportunity to present their work to leaders in the UN global community, positioning themselves as influential leaders to a high-level UN audience.

Networking & Opportunities

The Salon Series facilitates exposure to other projects, potential partners, and opportunities, fostering a vibrant and collaborative environment.

Rising to the technological contest of our times is about spurring more equitable economic growth, making people owners rather than technological serfs, and harnessing otherwise stranded assets and aspirations.

It is almost impossible to participate fully in society without access to exponential tech. An expanded 21st century social safety net should include universal access to high- speed, low-cost internet; a basic computer or tablet to get online, and foundational digital government and financial services. What role will innovation play in bringing more equity, accessibility, and prosperity? Does the private sector have what it takes to use innovation to solve for the SDGs? This forum will bring together experts solving for SDG9—Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and SDG17—Partnerships for the Goals.


September 19, 2023

12:00 pm: Seated Luncheon

12:45 pm: Panel Discussion


  • Lisa Gable, Best-selling Author, Ambassador, C-Suite Executive, and Chair of World in 2050 initiative at Diplomatic Courier
  • Kim Reed, former Chair of the Board and President & CEO of Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Stacey Rolland, SVP at Forbes Tate Partners, Expert in Federal Policy/Legislative/Regulatory Strategy in Emerging Technologies and innovation
  • Mario Vasilescu, CEO and Co-Founder, Readocracy; Creator of the “Infobesity Challenge”
  • Gregoire Verdeaux, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Philip Morris International
  • Moderator: Ana C. Rold, CEO & Publisher, Diplomatic Courier

1:30 pm: Q&A & Wrap up

2:00 pm: Adjourn


Ana Rold
CEO & Founder
Diplomatic Courier & World in 2050
Ambassador Lisa Gable
Former CEO, author, diplomat, and Commissioner of US Expo Pavilion

Mario Vasilescu
CEO & Founder
Grégoire Verdeaux
SVP External Affairs
Philip Morris International
Kimberly Reed
Former President & CEO
Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
Stacey Rolland
SVP, Federal Policy
Forbes Tate Partners

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