- The Dorchester, London
EXCLUSIVE DINNER AND BOARDROOM MEETING
A private gathering of 50 chairmen, CEOs and influential thinkers from politics and academia, The Global Agenda provides a unique opportunity for world leaders to meet and discuss the key business, political and economic issues of the day.
Alongside The Economist’s Editor-in-Chief will be three other members of his senior editorial team who will lead the discussion of the topics that are dominating the boardroom. In the spirit of The Economist, the event focuses on a free and open exchange of ideas.
Those invited to participate at The Global Agenda represent the cream of European business, politics and thought-leadership. Invitees range from heads of $1 billion-plus global corporations to prize-winning academics and senior policymakers.
Last year, the proceedings were kicked off by Christine Lagarde, the French Finance Minister, who gave a keynote at dinner, and the meeting closed the next day with an interview with Jorma Ollila, Chairman of Nokia. This year, prospective topics for debate include the global economy and prospects for a sustained recovery. We will also discuss the role of the state and the key challenges for business in the next five years.
The Global Agenda has two parts: a dinner on Thursday November 4th, with a specially invited speaker, followed by a meeting from 08.30-13.15 on Friday November 5th.
This prestigious event gathers the world's most influential business leaders, senior policy-makers and thinkers from economics and academia.
PAST ATTENDEES INCLUDE:
Chief Executive Officer, Admiral Group
|DAY ONE - Thursday November 4th 2010|
CHAIR'S WELCOMING REMARKS
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
SHAKING UP THE SYSTEM
Keynote address followed by discussion.
|DAY TWO - Friday November 5th 2010|
THE WORLD ECONOMY: A bumpy ride or recovery?
The acute phase of the financial crisis has passed and a fragile global economic recovery is underway. However, there are few positive indicators of a sustainable recovery. How long can governments continue to prop up their economies? How and when will fiscal stimulus be withdrawn? Spending and borrowing in the US can no longer sustain growth in other parts of the world – will this ultimately be a stabilizing force for the global economy?
A RETURN TO BIG GOVERNMENT? The role of the state
With government bailouts fresh in recent memory, the future role of the state in business and the economy is high on the agenda for policymakers. Sovereign wealth funds and state controlled companies are making it to the top of the Forbes Global 2000 list. And due to the ageing population, demand for public services is due to soar in the next decade. What questions do all these factors raise about the role of the state? What are the implications for markets? And what can we learn from examples in different countries?
THE FUTURE FOR BUSINESS: Tomorrow's growth opportunites
The recession is officially over, and M&A is beginning to pick up, but where will business see the biggest growth opportunities over the next few years? Which regions are showing the most promise? And in the developed world, will carbon-reduction policies have any significant impact on company strategy?
|13.15||LUNCH AND CLOSE OF MEETING|