Futuremakers Forum

13 – 15 July 2021

1. Event Opening and Panel Session

8.00 – 9.30 GMT +1 / BST

In this panel session, we will explore the skills businesses need in their future workforce and what this means for both employers and young people. We will bring in expert views from a range of perspectives to discuss the changing dynamics in the labour market and the emerging trends that will likely have the greatest impact on the future of work and skills.

Join this session if you want to hear a broad range of perspectives, including those from the private and third sectors, a better understanding of the broader, global context on the challenges and opportunities relating to the future of work and skills. 

2. Best Foot Forward

9.45 – 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this interactive session, leading experts will deliver 10-minute masterclasses to help young people succeed in their careers. Sessions range from ‘speaking with impact’ to ‘how digital skills can help you succeed in the workplace’. All sessions will include further signposting for young people to continue developing their own skillsets independently.

Join this session if you are a young person looking to improve a range of essential skills that could help you succeed in your future career.

1. Fireside Chat with Bill Winters, CBE, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank

8.30 – 9.30 GMT +1 / BST

In this session, Bill Winters will speak to young people about issues that most affect them, including opportunities and challenges the future of work and skills could bring for young people and businesses.

Join this session if you are interested in hearing young people and Bill Winters discuss the future of work and skills and the implications this could have for both employers and employees.

2. Industry Focus

9.30 – 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this interactive session, young people can engage directly with professionals in a range of industries from technology to finance, who will answer questions and share tips for a career in their sector. 

Join this session if you are a young person who is keen to learn from industry leaders and want to improve your network.

3. Q&A Surgery

11.00 – 12.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this interactive session, through Zoom and LinkedIn, delegates will discuss and debate important questions including:

  • How can employers attract and retain the best talent in future?
  • What skills do young people need now that they are not getting either through the education system or employers?

Join this session if you are interested in engaging directly with delegates attending the Forum on important issues for young people and businesses. 

1. Global Futuremakers Debate

9.30 – 11.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this session, young people across the world will debate the issues around the future of work and skills in response to the following motion: ‘This house would rather hire a robot than a human.’ This session is supported by Debate Mate.

Join this session if you want to hear what young people think about the future of work and see their public speaking skills in action. 

2. Futuremakers Competition

11.00 – 12.00 GMT +1 / BST

In this session, you will hear from finalists in our global Futuremakers competition, which asked young people: “What do business leaders need to know about the future of work?”. The judging panel will share what they have learned from the competition process and what they will take back and change in their own organisation.

Join this session if you want to hear the best entries from this year’s Futuremakers competition asking young people what they want business leaders to know about the future of work.

3. Closing Remarks

12.00 – 12.30 GMT +1 / BST

Join this session if you want a recap of what happened during this year’s Futuremakers Forum and to share your own concluding remarks and comments.

Day 1: Tuesday 13 July 2021

Pakistan: Celebrating 5 years of Goal

12.00 – 13.00 GMT +1  / BST
16.00 – 17.00 GMT +5

Futuremakers' flagship education programme, Goal supports girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to be economic leaders in their families and communities.

This session will celebrate the achievements of the programme over the past 5 years.

To attend this event, please contact Tasneem.Mirza@sc.com for registration details.


Day 3: Thursday 15 July 2021

Stemettes’ Instagram Live – UK

16.00 – 17.00 GMT +1 / BST 

Stemettes is an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to inspire and support young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers (known collectively as STEM).

This session will look at STEM skills in the future world of work and will feature Claire Dixon, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing at Standard Chartered, and Jenifer McAuliffe, from SC Ventures.

To participate in this event, tune in to @Stemettes
on Instagram Live at 16.00 on 15 July.