Monday December 11th, 17:00 – 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 Beijing bureau chief and Chaguan columnist David Rennie 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. 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 Monday 11, we will bring to life the content of this year’s publication at a festive cocktail for members of EICN Shanghai. Please join us for forecasts, fellowship, and good fun.

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Mattie Bekink

China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

david rennie

David Rennie

Beijing bureau chief and Chaguan columnist Beijing, China at The Economist


17:00 – 17:30 Registration and Networking

17:30 – 20:30 Cocktail party and networking

Event details


Kimpton Qiantan Shanghai
No.9, Lane 199 Qiantan Avenue, Pudong District
Shanghai, China

Meeting room details will be shared upon successfull registration


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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.