Global Trends Keynote Speakers

Expert on global geo-political risk and geo-economics, particularly the Middle East and Asia
Russian Minister of Finance from 2000 - 2011
Renowned expert on macroeconomics and demographics
Recent Secretary General of NATO and former Prime Minister of Denmark
Professor of Economics, London Business School and Fellow, All Souls, Oxford
World Bank's Trend Guru
Adviser to the German government on economic policy
Co-author Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance
Editor-in-Chief of Economist.com
Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University
Record-breaking Yachtswoman and Champion of Circular Economy
Nomura Professor and Director of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard J. F Kennedy School of Government
Among Europe's foremost speakers on global future trends in economics, business and society
Japan's former Minister for Fiscal Policy and Financial Affairs
Former Vice President and Head of Policy, World Bank, former policy advisor to Nelson Mandela
Global commentator on finance, risk and geo-politics, and author of bestseller Currency Wars
A legendary figure in global finance, James Wolfensohn’s understanding of the global economy, specifically emerging markets, is unparalleled
Leading Member of The B20 for The G20, Business & Education Thought Leader, Board Advisor, Next-Generation Leadership Expert, CEO & Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, Acclaimed Author
Renowned Development Economist, Director of Earth Institute Columbia University
Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and creator of BRIC acronym
Global Investment Guru
American Economist and Professor at Columbia University
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Development Economics at the World Bank (2008-12)
Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value and Director, The Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London
One of the 'Top Ten Money Managers of the 20th Century'
Former Chairman of the Securities Exchange Board of India
Winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize
Former Chief Economist and Head of External Relations of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Former Trader, Risk Specialist and Author
Oxford University Professor of History, acclaimed author and film maker
Economics Editor ITV News
Renowned economist who predicted the 'credit crunch'
Leading geo-strategic expert and best-selling author
Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (2005-2013)
Former advisor to President Barack Obama
Former Finance Minister of Germany
Expert on later life
Award-winning Futurist, Europe's Top 30 Women in Digital
Founder the Good Country and Independent Policy Advisor
CEO & Co-founder of online investment platform BnkToTheFuture.com
Founder of IMD World Competitiveness Centre
Professor of International Economics at the Brandeis International Business School
Respected economist and author
Recent Minister of Finance for Germany
Director of Economic Policy to the US President (1989-92) and Tiger Hedge Fund Manager
Author of Economics of Good and Evil, philosopher of economics
Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Founding Dean of the largest and leading business school in China, Xiang has played an important role in developing China’s management education sector.
Yashwant Sinha is a former finance and foreign minister of India