Friday December 15th, 13:30 – 15:00 GST (GMT+4)

The World Ahead 2024

The World Ahead 2024, in the company of Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist. After joining us virtually last year, Tom will be in Dubai this time to deliver his “Top 10 Forecasts” to EICN members in person.

The World Ahead is The Economist’s future-gazing annual publication, edited by Tom. 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 new cold war 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 Friday 15 December, at a Christmas themed event at the Capital Club, Tom will bring to life the content of this year’s publication exclusively for members of the EICN in Dubai.

Please join us for forecasts, fellowship, festivities and other frivolities.

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Tom Standage

Editor, The World Ahead, deputy editor at The Economist

Robert Willock

Director, MENA & regional general manager, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


13:30 – 14:00 Registration, lunch, drinks and networking

14:00 Welcome by Robert Willock

14:05 – 14:45 The World Ahead 2024 by Tom Standage

14:45 – 15:00 Q&A with Tom Standage

15:00 End, drinks and networking

Event details


Capital Club Dubai
Gate Village, Building 3
Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Meeting room details will be shared upon successfull registration


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