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Keynote Speakers | In The News (Sept 23)

Happy Friday! In the news this week, our top keynote speakers are writing and making headlines in respected and international media. For booking enquiries, or more about these talented thought-leaders, send us a quick email for their speaking topics, expertise and latest availability.

Here are the top stories we recommend this week:


Harper Reed advocates simplicity in information technology at Indiana University


The Herald-Times | At IT conference, PayPal software developer stresses repetition, user experience 

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Ken Rogoff discusses the pros and cons of countries going cashless

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BBC The Inquiry (podcast) | Who wins in a cashless society?

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Nouriel Roubini says the markets are not in a bubble

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CNBC | Nouriel Roubini sees frothiness but not a bubble

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Jeffrey Sachs says world leaders need to ramp up investment

U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs speaks during an interview with Reuters in Rome, Italy, March 15, 2016. Picture taken March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Reuters UK | World leaders must show us the money to hit goals on poverty, inequality – U.N. adviser 

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Jim O’Neill instrumental in shaping the global conversation over Antimicrobial Resistance


Quartz | The Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRIC is helping tackle the antimicrobial resistance crisis

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Jean-Claude Trichet knows why the European economy is lagging behind the US


Market Watch | The ECB should not be turned into a helicopter, Trichet says in interview

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Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book, The Euro

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Slate | Is the Euro Killing Europe?

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Nigel Farage vs. Bernard Kouchner on the future of the euro

Yesterday we had UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP debating the future of the Eurozone and EU with Bernard Kouchner (French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs 2007-2010, and founder of Médecins Sans Frontières).

Neither man was going to agree with one another, but their discussion generated light as well as heat and an audience of international investors certainly got a 360 degree view of Europe’s current crisis, and the EU’s strengths and weaknesses.

Both men agreed that a deal more can-kicking was more likely than a decisive resolution to the sovereign debt crisis. But the danger of the can-kicking-down-road metaphor, as commentators are increasingly observing, is that eventually you run out of road. Here’s the most recent (17 September) Economist leader on the subject: “The euro has reached the point where nobody is going to get what they want – something that needs to be spelled out to the Germans more than anybody … For the ECB to stand behind the less prudent nations may be unwelcome to Germans; but letting the euro fall to bits is much, much worse”.

To find out more about Bernard Kouchner, or to book him as a speaker for your conference or event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk at or call 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.


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