Inspired and organised by the official event management company of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in 2016, the WHF is a high-profile, two-day event.

The forum is held at ExCeL London and runs along a co-hosted portfolio of events, Aid&TradeInternational Disaster Management Exhibition and Emergency Show on the 15th-16th April 2020. World Humanitarian Forum visitors have VIP access to these additional events.

There are 9 Thematic Theatres, 3 dedicated exhibitions, 2 conferences, roundtables, workshops and a high-level forum in the centre. It’s the perfect opportunity for governments, organisations and private sector leaders to showcase cutting-edge innovations, discuss global trends and unveil ground-breaking solutions to provoke discussion and inspire creativity in the humanitarian sector, which will help to improve the lives of millions in need.

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WHF Advisory Board Members

Feraye Ozfescioglu

Jack Straw 

Richard Hawkes

Mark Astarita

Mohan Kaul
Fatima Gailani
Richard Hawkes
Neil Rodrigues
Charlie Bronks
H.E. Sam Sumana
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Inspired and organised by the official event management company of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in 2016, the WHF is a high-profile, two-day event.

The forum is held at ExCeL London and runs along a co-hosted portfolio of events, Aid&TradeInternational Disaster Management Exhibition and Emergency Show on the 15th-16th April 2020. World Humanitarian Forum visitors have VIP access to these additional events.

There are 9 Thematic Theatres, 3 dedicated exhibitions, 2 conferences, roundtables, workshops and a high-level forum in the centre. It’s the perfect opportunity for governments, organisations and private sector leaders to showcase cutting-edge innovations, discuss global trends and unveil ground-breaking solutions to provoke discussion and inspire creativity in the humanitarian sector, which will help to improve the lives of millions in need.

Featured Speakers 2020

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Great strides have been made since the Millennium Development Goals. However, a lot more needs to be done.

Jack Straw

Former Foreign Secretary

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Climate change scares me the most. This is one of the things that can’t be addressed only by Iraq, UK or the USA. Everybody has to work together and be on the same page, towards a more sustainable and green future.

Basima Abdulrahman

Founder & CEO at KESK

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It’s important to be a voice. I’m a voice for thousands of people.

Noella Coursaris Musunka

Founder at Malaika

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Unfortunately, the world we live in is going through major humanitarian crises despite all claims of development and civilisation of the 21st century. Against such a background, we have a duty as individuals and societies.

First Lady of Turkey, Emine Erdoğan

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The best outcome is being able to strengthen the infrastructure, which is the Humanitarian response, and working more with businesses to achieve sustainable peace.

Charlie Bronks

Head of Strategic Partnerships at Crown Agents Bank

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The conversation could be less about aid and more about trade, and actually that’s in the interest of all of us. Global trade is crucial, it creates jobs and makes the world spin.

Toby Lanzer

Assistant Secretary-General at the UN

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