New York, NY–The Economist announced today that it will hold its fifth annual World In Summit in New York City in December 5th. For 28 years, The Economist has published The World in…, featuring global trends and predictions about the year ahead. This year’s event will bring together some of today’s biggest names from business, finance, technology and policy to make predictions about the year ahead and offer high-level analysis about the world today.
“In the year ahead, prepare for economic shifts and political shocks as well as a great sporting show at the World Cup in Brazil,” said Daniel Franklin, The Economist’s executive editor and editor of The World in 2014. “The World In 2014 Summit provides a live opportunity to gain insights from a wide range of experts on the ideas and dynamics that will shape the year ahead.”
The World in 2014 Summit is designed for executives and Economist readers interested in getting a jumpstart on the year ahead. The Summit will also offer a preview of the stories that will affect business and society in 2014 and beyond. Confirmed speakers include:
Beatriz R. Perez, Chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter and chief executive, Jelly Industries
Carly Fiorina, Chairman and chief executive, Carly Fiorina Enterprises
David Abney, Chief operating officer, UPS
Henry Kissinger, Founder and chairman, Kissinger Associates
Jacob Rosengarten, Executive vice-president and chief enterprise risk officer, XL Group
Josef Ackermann, Former chief executive, Deutsche Bank and former chairman, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.
Lois Fuchs, Vice-president of global risk management, Honeywell International
Michael Elliott, President and chief executive, ONE
Nancy Wolk, Chief information officer, Alcoa
Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria and XL Group are the gold sponsors of the World In 2014 Summit. The Global Business and Technology Association and the International Leadership Association are the supporting associations.