Top speakers 2019
Speakers to look out for in 2019
As the often chaotic and at times unsettling year of 2018 has drawn to a close, we’re looking ahead at the key trends set to define 2019. From trouble in the global financial markets to the ongoing saga of Brexit and Donald Trump’s unpredictable handling of U.S foreign policy as well as the latest tech innovations, we’ve listed just some of our key speakers to inspire you as you plan your events program for the year.
Brexit, trade wars, Italy’s fight with the European Union, renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, a Chinese debt bomb, jittery stock markets, intermittent capital flight from developing nations, and more. But will strong U.S growth help to counter these effects? What is the global economic outlook for 2019?
Maurice Obstfeld – Chief Economist at the IMF until Dec 2018
Jean Tirole – Nobel Prize–winning economist
Jim O’Neill – Former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs and coined the BRICs acronym
Jean-Claude Trichet – Former President of the European Central Bank
Adam Posen – President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
David Daokui Li – One of China’s most influential economists
Adair Turner – Former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority
Gerard Lyons – Former Chief Economist at Standard Chartered and Economic Adviser for the Mayor of London
Pippa Malmgren – Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Economic Policy on the National Economic Council
Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg – Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C
With 2019 already underway, there is still no clear answer to the key Brexit questions – will the UK and the EU agree to the deal? Will there be a no-deal scenario and could there be a second referendum or a general election? What are the implications for the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the world and the global economy?
Ivan Rogers – Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU
Merryn Somerset-Webb – Editor in Chief of MoneyWeek
George Parker – Political Editor at the Financial Times
Julia Hartley-Brewer – Broadcaster and Political Journalist
Daniel Hannan – MEP and renowned Writer and Broadcaster
Matthew Goodwin – One of Europe’s leading political commentators and an expert on populism
Nick Timothy – Former Chief of Staff to Theresa May and named as one of two “Powerbrokers of Brexit” by the Financial Times
Ashoka Mody – Former Deputy Director in the International Monetary Fund’s Research and European Departments
Jonathan Hill – European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and leading authority on the outlook for the EU’s financial services industry
Will the U.S President strike a trade deal with China and could the new House Speaker be under increasing pressure to impeach him? Meanwhile, Europe is on the brink of a momentous 2019 – with a badly weakened Angela Merkel unlikely to serve out her full term as Chancellor, France’s Emmanuel Macron seized by a crisis of credibility and right wing Eurosceptic parties likely to win a record number of seats in the European Parliamentary elections, not to mention Brexit. An increasingly assertive China as well as new populist leaders in Brazil, Mexico and Italy will all contribute to an unpredictable and volatile backdrop for 2019.
Robin Niblett – Director of Chatham House
Robert D. Kaplan – Bestselling author and expert on foreign affairs
Bridget Kendall – Recognised authority on Russia and East West relations
Joschka Fischer – Former Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany
Keyu Jin – Expert on globalisation, international finance and the Chinese economy
Niall Ferguson – One of the most influential commentators on geopolitics and the global economy
DJ Patil – One of the most influential data scientists in the world and former White House Chief Data Scientist
Ian Bremmer – American political scientist specialising in US foreign policy, states in transition, and global political risk
John Hulsman – Former Washington Insider and leading expert on the political economy of the EU, US, Emerging Markets, and the Middle East
Continued Rise of Asia:
The foundations for President Xi Jinping’s domestic and foreign visions, packaged as “New Era”, have been laid in the last 18 months, meaning that 2019 will see them begin to materialise. These will have broad implications for the wider world, including China-centric trade deals, more surveillance, power grabs and an ever increasing influence in developing nations. India and Indonesia are predicted to grow near on trend in 2019, thus increasing competition for resources and influence in the region.
Andrew Sheng – Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission
Jesper Koll – One of Japan’s most influential economic advisers and commentators
Clay Chandler – Hong Kong based Executive Editor for the international division of Time Inc.
Humphrey Hawksley – Author and long time BBC correspondent and expert on the expansion of China
Martin Roll – Best-selling author of “Asian Brand Strategy” and Senior Adviser to Fortune 100 & Asian Family Firms
Steve Tsang – Professor of Contemporary Chinese studies and Director Chinese Policy Institute, Nottingham University
Peter Nolan – The FT have said he knows more about Chinese companies and their international competition than anyone else
Zhe Sun – Co-director of China Initiative and senior research fellow at the school of international and public affairs of Columbia University
Rana Mitter – Expert in the history and politics of modern China giving clear insights into rethinking how China operates as a global power in the 21st century
Entrepreneurship/ Corporate Leadership:
The importance of effective corporate leadership, at all levels, remains critical to businesses across the globe. Our speakers range from founders of highly successful startups to CEO’s of some of the biggest global corporations. Their insights and experiences in leading businesses through change, uncertain times, and ultimately to success, offer invaluable lessons for corporate audiences.
Harper Reed – Crowd-Sourcing and Social Media pioneer
Martha Lane Fox – Founder of lastminute.com
Inga Beale – Former CEO of Lloyds of London and Workplace Equality Advocate
Richard Reed – Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks and advocate for responsible capitalism
Moya Greene – Former CEO of the UK’s Royal Mail and one of only 7 female CEO’s in the FTSE 100 in 2018
Gavin Patterson – Former Chief Executive of the BT Group and one of the most influential people in new media
Cynthia Carroll – Former CEO of Anglo American, named as fourth most powerful woman in the world
Dido Harding – Former CEO of the TalkTalk Group and named one of the most influential women in the UK by the BBC
Charles Adler – Co-Founder of Kickstarter and pioneering thought leader in consumer engagement, agile development and user experience design
Behavioural Science: Happiness, Wellbeing and Workforce Retention:
At a time when it is increasingly shown that happiness and economic behaviour are intrinsically linked, those who dare to flout the status quo and espouse new workplace innovations centred around the use of happiness to increase productivity, will be ever more relevant. Even at a time of extreme technological advancement, the Human element is moving to the fore as a priority for individuals and businesses across the globe.
Amy Edmondson – Business psychology professional
Bruce Daisley – Twitter VP for EMEA and author of “The Joy of Work”
Dan Kahneman – Leading Psychologist in behavioural economics
Olivier Sibony – Professor and writer specialising in behavioural economics
Mo Gawdat – Former Chief Business Officer at Google X and Founder of #onebillionhappy
Ben Voyer – L’Oréal Professor of creativity marketing and expert in consumer psychology
Simon Sinek – Author of the bestseller “Start With Why” and world renowned speaker on leadership
Nick Southgate – Expert on applying the insights of behavioural economics to create winning business strategies
Sarah Harper – One of the world’s leading authorities on global demographic trends and their economic, political and social impact
Yuval Harari – International best-selling author, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” and expert on world history and macro-economic processes
Technology, AI and Blockchain:
2019 will see a swathe of technological advancements that will have far reaching consequences, including digital medical devices, public transport innovation, the further rise of blockchain, the cost-effective launching of miniature satellites and much more.
Jonnie Penn – Google Fellow and Expert on Artificial Intelligence
Cathy Mulligan – Expert on Digital Transformation and Blockchain
David Rowan – Editor of Wired UK and global expert on technology and trends
Toomas Ilves – Former President of Estonia and expert in e-governance and cyber security
Jesse Mcwaters – Leader of the World Economic Forum’s exploration of fintech and financial innovation
Tom Chatfield – Pioneering commentator on the interactions between technology, business and society
Kathryn Parsons – Co-Founder and CEO of Decoded and expert on the future of the digital economy, AI, Cyber Security, Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Zhu Scott – Leading expert in Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, data ownership with an insightful understanding of the China context as well as the global landscape
Trust and Ethics:
A top concern for businesses is retaining the trust of customers as well as the threat of losing important data. Only the businesses who prove themselves to be trustworthy can expect success in an ever more competitive and trust conscious environment. The world is also starting to recognise the correlation between profit and purpose, whereby social, ethical and political factors are playing a bigger and bigger role in people’s purchasing decisions.
Itay Talgam – World famous conductor
Susan David – One of the world’s leading management thinkers
Brian Little – Personality and Motivational Psychology expert
Ola Rosling – Specialist on global issues and the impact of misconception
Sugata Mitra – World leading pioneer of a new approach to education and Founder of the “School in the Cloud”
Rachel Botsman – World-renowned authority on how trust and collaboration enabled by technologies will change the way we live, work, bank and consume
Wishing all our clients around the world a Happy New Year from the Chartwell team and all the motivational and keynote speakers we represent across the globe.