The event

An annual event for entrepreneurs and company leaders interested in a responsible economy

Every year since 2007, the World Forum for a Responsible Economy invites speakers from all over the world to come share their ideas and present new and more sustainable economic models to encourage entrepreneurs to commit to a responsible economy.

This year, the World Forum returns for its 13th edition with a new theme and new speakers. “Commitment” is the keyword of this 13th edition.

5 reasons why you should attend



01. To bring about corporate change

The World Forum is an active driving force in the innovation process of the companies. It shows companies managers new perspectives and makes them discover more sustainable economic models thanks to the topics dealt with, the speakers and the way all the sessions are conducted.

02. To connect with the region

The World Forum launches, boosts and supports projects in the Hauts-de-France region. It participates in mobilizing regional actors who are absolutely essential when working on big projects.

In 2012, rev3, encouraged by Jeremy Rifkin, turned the Hauts-de-France into a pilot region for economic change. In 2014, SoBizHub was created thanks to Muhammad Yunus, integrating the region into the global movement of social business. In 2018, with B Corp, the World Forum made Réseau Alliances the relay for regional companies that wish to set up a responsible economy.

03. To benefit from 25 years of expertise

For 25 years, Réseau Alliances has been uniting 350 companies committed to a responsible economy from the Hauts-de-France region and helping them carry through their CSR projects. Réseau Alliances is trying to meet the companies’ expectations and answer their concerns thanks to its expertise during the World Forum and all throughout the year.

04. To hear speakers from all over the world

Thanks to the work of 50 partners spread around the world, many experts come to the World Forum to present their ideas and projects. We also invite stakeholders of all kind, CEOs from big companies or innovating entrepreneurs from all around the world to come share the success of their commitment to a responsible economy.

05. To let your voice be heard

We have at heart to make the World Forum a collaborative event. For that reason, we make sure every year that all our stakeholders have a say in the organization of the event. Moreover, all our sessions are conducted so that the audience gets to participate, talk and share ideas during three days.



Prestigious speakers

Since the 1st edition in 2007, the World Forum has welcomed many prestigious speakers who came to share their experience.

Business owners

Didier Leroy, Toyota
Max Koeune, McCain Foods
Martha Tilaar, Martha Tilaar Group
Gérard Mestrallet, ENGIE
Louisa Mojela, Whipold
Gérard Boivin, Unibel
Gérard Mulliez, Auchan


Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Jeremy Rifkin, economist
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Ellen MacArthur, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Guy Rider, International Labour Organization
Max Anderson, creator of the MBA Oath
Youssou N’Dour, Birima


Gunter Pauli, The Blue Economy
Ma Yihe, Winsun
Vérone Mankou, VMK
Dirk Ahlborn, Hyperloop
David Katz, Plastic Bank
Michael Shuman, BALLE

This year, great entrepreneurs like Bertrand Piccard, founder and president of the Solar Impulse Foundation, will take the stage.

See the interactive map to discover all our speakers.


 5,000 attendees



 Click to discover the theme of the 13th World Forum.