Global Obesity Forum 2023 | World Obesity Federation

Global Obesity Forum 2023

Sep 17, 2023

Global Obesity Forum 2023

From Puzzles to Progress: Transforming the Obesity Story

17th September 2023 - 11:00 EST

World Obesity Federation - SCOPE

From Puzzles to Progress: Transforming the Obesity Story

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 11:00am EST: New York

Join the World Obesity Federation for the Global Obesity Forum 2023! (#GOF2023)

We believe you hold a piece of the puzzle in taking purposeful action to prevent, manage and treat obesity. There is no place in this epidemic to act in silos, when the majority of the global population could be living with overweight or obesity by 2035.

We invite you to rise to the challenge and play a defining role in shaping a healthier future together. We need to take action now, confronting society as a whole and through coordinated action, investment, and meaningful engagement with people living with obesity and their stories.


The 2023 Global Obesity Forum aspires to bring together the willing and the hopeful - from allies who are modelling our environment for the better, to partners investing in improving lives, rights-based fighters, and the inspiring people who are impacted by and living with obesity.

At #GOF2023 you’’ll engage with the full range of stakeholders who are actively piecing together a response to the obesity epidemic. Thought leaders and changemakers from across the world will unite at Walk the Talk in Central Park, and gather at the Forum thereafter to put the puzzle together, so that our shared story may be one step closer to halting the rise of obesity and achieving health for all.

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Key Speakers and Panellists


Chris Van Tulleken

Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Author, Ultra Processed People


Ogweno Stephen

Lived experience


Amber Hewitt Garcia

Lived experience


Fabio da Silva Gomes

Nutrition and Physical Activity Advisor, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)


Francesco Branca

World Health Organization


Rachel Nugent

Senior Technical Advisor, RTI Center for Global Noncommunicable Diseases


Simón Barquera

President-Elect, World Obesity Federation


Meera Shekar

Global Lead for Nutrition, World Bank Group


Rob Yates

Director, Global Health Programme, Chatham House


Dr Barry Popkin

Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health


Karen Sealey

Trinidad and Tobago NCD Alliance


An Economic Imperative: Catalysing funding to address obesity

Discussion paper, Global Obesity Forum, September 2023

Download (3.02 MB)

Interested in attending?

This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending please contact or complete the registration form by clicking below. Registration will be subject to approval.