Wednesday December 13th, 18:00 – 22:00 HKT (GMT+8)

Hong Kong
The World Ahead 2024

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 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.

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Tom Standage

Editor, The World Ahead, deputy editor at The Economist

Edward Chui

Director, Hong Kong, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Barrett Bingley

Barrett Bingley

Head of growth partnerships, APAC at Economist Impact


18:00 – 18:30 Registration and Networking

18:30 – 18:40 Welcome by EICN and Impact

18:40 – 19:40 Q&A with Tom Standage

19:40 – 20:30 Table Quiz with Edward Chui and Barrett Bingley

20:30 – 22:00 Drinks and Networking

Event details


Island Shangri-La
Supreme Court Road
Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR

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