About the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

The inaugural Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, convened in Chicago May 27-29, 2015. Each year, the forum brings together global leaders in business, education, civics, and the arts for an integrated, cross-sector dialogue on the power and limitations of global cities to shape the world’s future. The role of global cities in our world will be defined by the mayors and maestros, the scholars and CEOs, who attend and participate in this unique annual global forum in a unique global city.

Watch video of past forums: 2015, 2016


About the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs—ranked the No. 1 Think Tank to Watch worldwide—is an independent, nonpartisan organization that convenes leading global voices, conducts independent research, and engages the public to provide insight and influence the discourse on critical global issues. Issues > Ideas > Impact. Learn more at thechicagocouncil.org and follow @ChicagoCouncil.


About the Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic.