Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

As we step into 2024, a tapestry of global trends is poised to shape the course of the world in the coming year. Below are our predictions for some of these trends that will dominate the geopolitical agenda across the globe, and the experts who can tell you all about them.



Alastair Campbell
Political strategist & broadcaster

Emily Maitlis
Acclaimed journalist & former BBC newsreader

Janan Ganesh
Associate Editor at the Financial Times

Mari Pangestu
Former Managing Director at the World Bank

Joschka Fischer
Former Vice-Chancellor of Germany

David Lamy
Politician & lawyer

Lionel Barber
Former Editor of the Financial Times

Sanjaya Baru
Political commentator & political analyst

Mario Monti
Prime Minister of Italy (2011-2013)

Renee Di Resta
Advisor to the US Congress

Tina Fordham
Independent geopolitical strategist to the US Congress

Kersti Kaljulaid
President of the Republic of Estonia (2016-2021)

Kaisa Heitala
Corporate leader in strategic transformation in the energy sector

Liz Truss
Prime Minister of the UK (2022)


Hannah Fry
Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at UCL

Anil Seth
Professor of Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience at University of Sussex

Jonnie Penn
Artificial intelligence researcher

Kenneth Cukier
Author of books on technology & society

Verity Harding
Co-Lead of Ethics & Society at DeepMind 

Dror Poleg
Expert on the future of work, offices & cities

Maria Axente
Board member of the UK Parliamentary Group on AI

Chris Mattmann
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at NASA


John Mearsheimer
Political scientist & international relations scholar

Kurt Volker
US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations

Jeremy Fleming
Former Director of GCHQ

Wess Mitchell
Foreign policy expert & former diplomat

Alex Younger 
Former Chief of M16 – the Secret Intelligence Service

Mark Carleton-Smith
Head of the British Army (2018-2022)

Kim Darroch
Diplomat & Secretary of the National Security Council

Mark Sedwill
National Security Advisor (2017-2020)


Andrew Sheng
Banker, academic & commentator

Linda Yueh
Professor of Economics at London Business School

Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times

Jim O’Neill
Economist and former Chair of Chatham House (2018-2021)

Merryn Somerset Webb
Senior Columnist at Bloomberg

Andy Haldane
Former Chief Economist at The Bank of England

Toby Nangle
Contributing Editor at the Financial Times

Callum Williams
Senior Economics Writer at The Economist