Event Details

As we enter into 2024, we are delighted to invite EICN members to join us for the 38th edition of The World Ahead; The Economist's future-gazing annual publication that is edited by Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist.

The World Ahead 2024 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. As countries accounting for more than half the world's population go to the polls, what will influence voters?

Join us on 12th Dec as Tom presents his ten trends that will shape 2024. This event will be exclusively for members of the EICN in Singapore. There will be an opportunity to ask Tom questions during the live event.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to eicn_sea@economist.com.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration and cocktail
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Keynote and in conversation with Tom accompanied by dinner service


  • 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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  • Sumana Rajarethnam (Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Sumana Rajarethnam

    Director, South-East Asia of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Sumana is a senior policy professional with 17 years of experience. Having worked at several dynamic and vibrant tech firms, Sumana designs and implements policies through advocacy, strategic communication and evidence-based analysis. With a flair for writing and communication, Sumana is able to negotiate complex engagements & cultivate senior-level internal/external relationships.

    Sumana holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from UCLA.

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Singapore 038982


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