Posted at August 12, 2016, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Keynote Speakers | In the News (Aug 12th)
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.
Posted at January 22, 2015, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Renowned statistician Hans Rosling demonstrates the state of world inequality in seven snowballs
Income inequality and the gap between the richest and poorest is one of the items at the top of the agenda for the World Economic Forum currently taking place in Davos. This is because in developed and developing countries alike, the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of its wealth.
While it is true that around the world economic growth is picking up pace, deep challenges remain, including poverty, environmental degradation, persistent unemployment, political instability, violence and conflict. These problems are often closely related to inequality.
Swedish Professor Hans Rosling is a statistician who specialises in data visualisation and in tracking income disparities around the world. As global and business leaders meet in the small Swiss ski resort, he uses snowballs to explain how inequality in the world is changing.
For more information on how to book Hans Rosling as a keynote speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.
Posted at August 21, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Razeen Sally, an expert speaker on the rise of Asia, explains how cities can benefit from urbanisation
Countries around the world need to devolve power to cities and be more open to foreigners if they are to benefit from new patterns of urbanisation, says Razeen Sally, Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore in this World Economic Forum (WEF) video.
Citing the recent WEF report on “The Competitiveness of Cities”, of which Razeen was the lead author, he explains that the coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa. Megacities are sprouting while entirely new cities are being created. Cities, with their economies of scale, scope and connectedness, bring people and markets together in a single, dense space. They will be one of the driving engines of growth, poverty reduction and prosperity over the course of this century.
Razeen goes on to argue that whilst cities can benefit from urbanisation, some are struggling to cope with challenges such as large-scale influx of people, or the inability to provide basic services, houses or jobs.
Click here to read the full report, which also identifies six global “megatrends” especially relevant to cities (1) urbanisation, demographics and the emerging middle class; (2) rising inequality; (3) sustainability; (4) technological change; (5) industrial clusters and global value chains; and (6) governance.
For more information on how to book Razeen Sally for an event, please call Alex Hickman on +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.
Posted at March 19, 2014, by Raleigh Addington, Comments Off on Watch Jim O’Neill and Jean-Claude Trichet at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Lippo Group, a major Indonesian conglomerate, and Jakarta Globe, a daily English language newspaper in Indonesia, organised a lunch dialogue produced by our new partner, Salween Group, which examined the new realities and challenges facing emerging markets. The program was filmed in Davos at the World Economic Forum earlier this year.
The program featured Jim O’Neill, Former Chairman Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the ECB (2003-11), Mahendra Siregar, Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, and Gita Wirjawan, Former Trade Minister of Indonesia and current Presidential Candidate.