Event Details

The presidential race pits Joe Biden against the incumbent Donald Trump. Both men and their respective political parties have painted this election in existential terms. The Democrats have said supporters of Joe Biden must vote for him like their lives depended on it. Trump has indicated a Biden win would see America cascading into lawlessness, disorder and a socialist utopia.

Either candidate who is elected will be the oldest ever US president elected. However, the choices Americans will make between the two presidential candidates could not be more stark: an unconventional and polarising first time office holder who promised to drain the swamp against a member of the political establishment with nearly a half century in public office.

In this session we'll unpack hot off the press election results, the key issues on the declared winner's agenda, as well as the implications for US domestic and foreign policy over the next four years.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Cailin Birch (Global Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Cailin Birch

    Global Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit

    Cailin Birch is the Global Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit. She is a frequent guest in national and international media, providing critical insight into global political and economic trends. She is also an experienced speaker and moderator at high-level events, who can deliver thoughtful insights and draw impactful conclusions from complex discussions.

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  • Herman Warren (Network Director, Africa of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Herman Warren

    Network Director, Africa of The Economist Corporate Network


    Herman Warren is The Economist Corporate Network’s Network Director for Africa. Herman works with corporate clients to provide insight and analysis on a range of topics related to the broad and specific African context, helping clients to prosper in one of the world's fastest growing and most dynamic economic zones. He regularly chairs and moderates events and delivers custom briefings to senior executives. Herman is the author of a number of white papers on infrastructure, financial and commercial developments in the region. Herman has previously worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company, started and run a successful mobile technology company and has held senior posts in both public- and private-sector corporations. Herman holds a BBA degree in Finance from Howard University.

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