- Trinity House, London
THE DEBATE FOR GREAT MINDS
Over 50 CEOs, chairmen and influential thinkers joined The Economist's Editor-in-Chief, and his senior editorial team, for discussions on the topics that are dominating the boardroom and world economy. In the spirit of The Economist, the meeting focused on a free and open exchange of ideas.
The debate was centred around
- World economy: The search for growth
- The political agenda: Food, oil and unrest
- Buidling an environment where business can thrive
The Economist's Global Agenda Meeting is much more than a simple get-together of global leaders from many fields. Those invited to participate represent the cream of global business, politics and thought-leadership. Invitees range from heads of $1 billion-plus global corporations to prize-winning academics and senior policymakers.
The Global Agenda has two parts: a dinner, with a specially invited speaker, followed by a meeting the next day.
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 10th 2011|
|19:00||CHAIR'S WELCOMING REMARKS |
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
|20.15||EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY |
Robert Zoellick, President, The World Bank
|DAY TWO - Friday November 11th 2011|
|08.30||REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS|
THE WORLD ECONOMY: The search for growth
2011 began well for the global economy. The US and Europe were recovering from the financial crisis. However, unrest in the Arab states, earthquake, tsunami and potential nuclear meltdown in Japan have not just put a spanner in the works, but also created a climate of uncertainty; what are the potential scenarios and how might they influence economic policy? This session will look at the following questions:
THE POLITICAL AGENDA: Food, oil and unrest
Events in the middle east which no-one predicted would escalate so rapidly have highlighted the speed and ease with which forces can be mobilised. How does this increase volatility and political risk? What are the implications of this for the future of political stability? Social media has made it possible for ordinary people to have a real impact. This is driving all the agendas in a different way. Will this have an impact on western democracies? We’ll examine these ideas in light of the following:
BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE BUSINESS CAN THRIVE
Emerging economies are thriving powerhouses of innovation and business opportunity: advantages include a growing consumer base, educated workforces and thriving innovation cultures, not to mention lower labour costs. But what opportunities still exist in western economies for business innovation and growth? Issues to be discussed will include:
A conversation with Douglas Flint, Chairman, HSBC
Interviewed by Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist
|12.45||LUNCH AND CLOSE OF MEETING|
The following have been instrumental in shaping this year's agenda:
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The EconomistDaniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist
Tom Standage, Online and Digital Editor, The Economist
Sir Adrian Montague, Chairman, 3i
Lucy Dimes, Chief Executive Officer, Alcatel-Lucent UK and Ireland
Keith Clarke CBE, Chief Executive, Atkins
Mike Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Autonomy
Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor, Financial Stability, Bank of England
Alan Parker CBE, Non-executive Director, KESA
Richard Reid, London Chairman, KPMG
Peter Dawes Huish, Chief Executive Officer, LinuxIT
Andy Green, Chief Executive Officer, Logica
Chris Bull, Chief Executive, McBride
Ben Gordon, Chief Executive, Mothercare
Jonathan Portes, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Ian Ellis, Executive Chairman, Telereal Trillium
Andrew Page, Chief Executive Officer, The Restaurant Group
Sir John Gieve, Chief Executive Officer, VocaLink
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Merchant Taylors' Hall & Trinity House
The dinner on Thursday November 8th will be held at Merchant Taylors' Hall
Merchant Taylors’ has occupied its present site right in the heart of London’s Square Mile since 1347. There’s also the incredible mix of modern and historic architecture, buildings of international significance and numerous shopping and dining options. Just a three minute walk from Bank underground station and with Liverpool Street, London Bridge and numerous other transport links nearby, Merchant Taylors’ Hall is conveniently situated.
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The summit on Friday November 9th will be held at Trinity House which enjoys a superb location overlooking the Tower of London and the River Thames.
Behind the building’s imposing neo-classical façade, designed by Samuel Wyatt in 1794, are some of London’s most elegant banqueting and conference rooms. Its location, the elegance of the building and the versatility of its rooms make Trinity House an extremely desirable venue for social and corporate events.