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Once again, we are delighted to invite EICN members to gaze into the crystal ball with Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist and editor of its future-gazing annual, The World Ahead.


The Economist is known for its thought provoking predictions and challenges to conventional thinking. These are given special focus in The World Ahead.


The World Ahead 2023 will build on more than three decades of publishing success. This will be the 37th edition. It will consider the interlocking crises facing the world in the year ahead: the global consequences of the war in Ukraine for geopolitics, energy and food supplies; the struggle to control inflation, a side-effect of the pandemic magnified by the war; the energy crunch's impact on the transition to renewables; and China's uncertain post-pandemic path.


A special section, "Understand This", will explain the jargon and buzzwords readers will need to know in 2023, such as blue hydrogen, frozen conflict, dead pool and post-quantum cryptography.


On 8 December, Tom will bring to life the content of this year's publication exclusively for members of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network. At this exclusive event, which will bring together EICN members from all nine of our network cities, Tom will join us online from Singapore to present his compilation of predictions for 2023, and explore some of the world's most pressing issues for the year ahead.


Following the World Ahead, the EICN Johannesburg invites you to our year-end braai, where we look at what 2022 was, and enjoy the company of our members and relax after a busy year.

Agenda

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Registration and networking
11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Welcome and scene setting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
World ahead 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Braai and networking

Venue

Killarney Country Club

60 5th St, Houghton Estate
Johannesburg, South Africa

If you have any questions please contact EICN Africa

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Speakers

  • Tom Standage (Editor, The World Ahead: 2022, Deputy Editor at The Economist)

    Tom Standage

    Editor, The World Ahead: 2022, Deputy Editor at The Economist

    Tom Standage is deputy editor of The Economist and editor of the yearly “The World in..” series. He is also responsible for the newspaper’s digital strategy and the development of new digital products, including Espresso and Economist Films. He joined The Economist as science correspondent in 1998 and was subsequently appointed technology editor, business editor and digital editor. He is the author of six history books, including “Writing on the Wall” (2013), “The Victorian Internet” (1998) and “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” (2005). He studied engineering and computing at Oxford University and has written for other publications including the New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian and Wired, taking a particular interest in the internet’s cultural and historical significance.

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  • Sam Rolland (Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist  Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sam Rolland

    Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sam is a trained economist specialising in understanding the complexities of the South African economy. Prior to joining the EICN, Sam spent time in both the public and private sector, first as an economist within the Economic Policy division of the National Treasury, and then as a consulting economist at Econometrix, and Deloitte. During his time in private sector, Sam specialised in analysing events and government policies to dilute these into constructing business strategies. Sam also spent time in Switzerland as an economist for airline industry body IATA. Sam holds a masters degree in economics from Stellenbosch University, and has studied further at the Insitute for Social Studies in The Hague, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Levy Economics Insitute of Bard College in New York State.

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