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NESI Global Forum 2019

In this edition participants will explore how to achieve our common global objectives (Sustainable Development Goals and climate change goals) from a local perspective and through social innovation.

The food we eat, how we get around, how money circulates, the way we work – all of these and more are part of the economic system. We all have a role to play in transforming the economy so that it delivers shared wellbeing on a healthy planet.

NESI forum is considered the ‘Davos’ of the new economy as it is the most relevant event worldwide to gather all the people and organizations involved in the development of the new economy that focus on people and planet.

Facing our global challenges through local action


NESI Global Forum 2019 will focus on how to achieve our global goals – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and the Climate Change Agenda – through local action.
The Forum will be set in the year 2030 to create a special atmosphere. Participants will be invited to DISCOVER solutions that already exist in different key sectors (food, housing-urban, sustainable fashion,energy, work and finance)  during the Pre-Forum (Feb.-Mar.). During the NESI Forum (24-26 April) they will DREAM the perfect City 2030 and will DESIGN how to move from today to that vision through collaborative action for each key sector. Finally, there will be a Call to Action so we will start to DO the change both during the Forum and the Post-Forum phase.

Dream and Design


09.30-11.00  Registration

11.00-11:30   Opening Session

11.30-11.35   Walking towards 2030

11:30-11:50   A story of hope

11:50-12:20   Introducing NESI Tracks

12.20-13.00  Alliances, Women Empowerment and Conscious Consumption

13.00-14.00  Dream session

14.00-15.30  Lunch & Networking


15.30-17.30  World cafe



9.15-11.00  Panel: “Catalysing the transition towards a wellbeing economy”

11.00-11.30  Break & Networking

11.30-13.00  Design. Session II

13.30-14.30  Lunch & Networking


14.30-15.15  Connecting Local Hubs

15.15-17.15   Design. Session III

17.15-18.30  Networking



9.30-10.30  The Journey

10.30-11.10  DO! Call to Action

11.00-11.30  Break & Networking

11.30-13.00  Fishbowl

13.00-14.00  Celebrating the change!

Co-creating a wellbeing economy through social innovation

Speakers and Contributors

These leaders are already lined up to contribute to NESI Global Forum 2019 – and many more will follow! Watch this page for ongoing updates on speakers and panellists.

Rajiv Joshi
Managing Director B Team
Professor Kate Pickett
University of York and co-author The Spirit Level
Andrea Somma-Trejos
Founder OMINA Foundation
Pedro Tarak
Sistema B
Amy Tennent
Chairman of Velcro Industries 
Stewart Wallis
Chairman Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Amaya Apestegia
Amaya Apesteguía
Organisation of Consumers (OCU)
Marcos Eguiguren
CEO Global Alliance for Banking on Values
Peter Holbrook
CEO Social Enterprise UK
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Nicola Cerantola
Founder and Director of Ecologing
Ana Huertas
Coordinator of Red de Transición and Vice-President of ECOLISE
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Lars Fogh Mortensen
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Jonathan Schieffers
Jonathan Schifferes
Area Manager Greater London Authority
Donnie Maclurcan
Executive Director Post Growth Institute
Susana Martin Belmonte
Economist researcher and activist
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Melanie Trocoli
Founder of Veganized
Carol Blázquez 2019
Carol Blázquez
Head of Innovation & Sustainability and Director Ecoalf Foundation
Alex Mejia 2019
Alex Mejía
Director Division for People and Social Inclusion UNITAR

Change the economy to change the world

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Travel advice

Málaga (Spain)

Málaga is one of the most vibrant cities in the world, where social innovators, culture, technology and nature come together to create a perfect ecosystem for a wellbeing economy

The venue

The Conference Centre is situated 9km from Málaga Airport and is accessible by the Autovía del Mediterraneo (A7), by train and by bus 4 or 22 from the city centre.

Getting there

NESI Global Forum 2019 will take place at Palacio de Congresos in Malaga, Spain.
Address: Avenida Ortega y Gasset, 201.29006 Málaga.
Tel: 952 045 500

Where to stay

We will announce the partner hotels very soon! If you require advice on accommodation in the meantime please contact us. For more information about visiting Málaga, consult the official tourism website.

NESI Global Forum 2019: Media

If you have a media enquiry or are interested in being a NESI Media Partner, contact:

Alvaro Sanchez Serrano
 NESI Forum Communications Coordinator
Tel: + 34 606 098 558 | Email:

Contributors & local co-organisers

NESI Global Forum 2019 is possible thanks to the support of these local co-organisers.

NESI Global Forum is co-organised together with Ayuntamiento de Málaga, Diputación de Málaga and University of Málaga and in collaboration with the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. NESI 2019 will bring the global movement for economic system change together in Malaga to co-create the wellbeing economy that we all need.



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