U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, musician Nile Rodgers & founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Merck Mercuriadis join world leaders for Reuters NEXT agenda 

The United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, multiple award winning musician and co-founder of CHIC Nile Rodgers, and CEO and founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Merck Mercuriadis were today announced as the latest headline speakers at Reuters NEXT. 
They join an impressive line-up of more than 150 world leaders on December 1-3, including the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde. 
The line-up also includes: 
•    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General, World Trade Organization
•    Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO
•    Elvira Nabiullina, Chairwoman, Central Bank of Russia
•    Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank
•    Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates 
•    Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organisation
•    Dan Schulman, CEO, Paypal
•    Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO, Klarna
•    Anthony Tan, Co-Founder and CEO, Grab 
•    Nandan Nilekan, Chairman and Co-founder, Infosys
Following the success of the inaugural Reuters NEXT leadership summit in January, the conference will return on December 1-3 – bringing together big business and forward-thinking pioneers to inspire, drive action and accelerate innovation to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges.
The complete agenda has also now been released and is available to view here. Led by Reuters editors, the agenda has been carefully curated to address the most critical global issues of the day – bringing together more than 40,000 professionals from over 150 countries to explore five central pillars:
•    Policy for progress – exploring how policy can work towards progress for the whole of society.
•    Business of growth – discussing how opportunistic businesses are reshaping the way we live, work, travel, and bank.
•    A sustainable future – examining the coordinated private and public-sector effort still required to ensure climate change is central of every company and country’s policy making.
•    Radical redesign – debating how the pandemic has accelerated new ways of living and working. 
•    A fairer world – how to bridge income, racial and gender gaps in jobs, healthcare, education, media, culture, and information access
Josh London, Head of Reuters Professional and Reuters CMO, said: “Combining a diversity of voices with true global outreach, Reuters NEXT is where new ideas and perspectives can truly flourish. We’re excited to bring world leaders and pioneers together again in a space where professional attendees can gain access to exclusive insights, opportunities and innovative solutions to the challenges we face in the year ahead.”

Reuters NEXT is developed in collaboration with Reuters award-winning newsroom and will be broadcast live in three different times zones, with all sessions recorded and made available on-demand to attendees shortly after broadcast.