The World Ahead 2023

The World Ahead 2023 will build on more than three decades of publishing success. This will be the 37th edition. It will consider the interlocking crises facing the world in the year ahead: the global consequences of the war in Ukraine for geopolitics, energy and food supplies; the struggle to control inflation, a side-effect of the pandemic magnified by the war; the energy crunch’s impact on the transition to renewables; and China’s uncertain post-pandemic path.

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The World Ahead 2023

Once again, we are delighted to invite EICN members to gaze into the crystal ball with Tom Standage​, deputy editor of The Economist and editor of its future-gazing annual, The World Ahead.

A special section, "Understand This", will explain the jargon and buzzwords readers will need to know in 2023, such as blue hydrogen, frozen conflict, dead pool and post-quantum cryptography.

On December 13, exclusive to EICN members, we invite you to get a sneak peak and discuss the main trends we should all be preparing for in 2023. Tom will discuss his "Top Ten" trends in a recorded interview with Sumana Rajarethnam, Director, EICN Southeast Asia, and we will convene a panel of futurists and foresight experts to get deeper into why those trends matter.


Tom Standage

Editor, The World Ahead: 2022, Deputy Editor at The Economist

Sheila Pakir

Founder and Principal of Kaye Consulting

Sumana Rajarethnam

Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

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The Majestic Hotel

5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin,
50000 KL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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