Thursday December 14th, 17:30- 20:30 CST (GMT+8)

The World Ahead 2024

It is again time for our special end-of-year event, The World Ahead 2024. For the last two years, deputy editor of The Economist Tom Standage has joined us virtually to share his “Top 10 Forecasts.” This year we are delighted that The Economist‘s China business and finance editor Don Weinland will join us in person to look to the year ahead.

The World Ahead is The Economist’s future-gazing annual publication, edited by Tom Standage. This edition will be the 38th, published ahead of a fascinating year in prospect. As countries with a collective population of 4.1bn people prepare to hold elections in 2024 (more than in any previous year), The World Ahead will consider the continuing geopolitical shifts caused by: the war in Ukraine; the war in Israel and Gaza; continued tensions between America and China; growing competition over the rules and resources that underpin the green-energy transition; and the consequences for countries, companies and citizens around the world as they grapple with economic uncertainty and rapid technological change.

On Thursday 14 we will bring to life the content of this year’s publication at a festive cocktail for members of EICN Beijing. Please join us for forecasts, fellowship, and good fun.

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Mattie Bekink

Director, China of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Don Weinland

Don Weinland

China Business and Finance Editor at The Economist

Dr Robert Xiao

Director, Beijing of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


17:30 – 18:00 Registration and Networking

18:00 – 19:00 Presentation and Discussion

19:00 – 20:30 Cocktail Party

Event details


Hotel Eclat Beijing
No. 9 Dong Da Qiao Road, Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China

Meeting room details will be shared upon successfull registration


If you have any questions about this event, or joining our Beijing network please send an email to

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Our events are typically closed-door and reserved for members only. As such, please note that guest spaces are extremely limited and subject to availability and suitability. To request to attend this event, please fill out the form below and a member of our staff will be in contact with you shortly.