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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (GMT+8)

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Daniel Franklin (Executive and diplomatic editor of The Economist, and editor of The World In... at The Economist)

Daniel Franklin

Executive and diplomatic editor of The Economist, and editor of The World In... at The Economist

Daniel Franklin is Executive and Diplomatic Editor of The Economist and Editor (since 2003) of The Economist’s annual publication, “The World in...”; which focuses on the year ahead. His book on long-term trends, Megachange: The World in 2050, was published in 2012, and its successor, Megatech: Technology in 2050, followed in 2017.

Daniel joined The Economist in 1983 to write about Soviet and East European affairs. As the newspaper’s Europe Editor from 1986 to 1992 he covered the great European upheavals, from the collapse of communism to the signing of the Maastricht treaty.

After a stint as Britain Editor he moved to the United States as Washington Bureau Chief, covering the first Clinton term. In 1997 he moved back to London as Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of, and then for four years served as Business Affairs Editor, running the paper’s coverage of business, finance, science and technology.

Miranda Johnson (South-East Asia correspondent at The Economist)

Miranda Johnson

South-East Asia correspondent at The Economist

Miranda Johnson is The Economist’s South-East Asia correspondent, based in Singapore. Previously she was the publication’s environment correspondent, Southern United States correspondent and a science correspondent. She has lived on three continents for the newspaper and has written for every one of its sections, reporting from tropical jungles and the Arctic Circle along the way.

Miranda’s work has also appeared in the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard.

In 2016 she was shortlisted to be the ‘New Journalist of the Year’ at the British Journalism Awards. In 2017 she received the Desmond Wettern Media Award from the Maritime Foundation for her reporting on the ocean. Miranda was educated in Britain and the United States.

Pamela Qiu (Network Director, South-east Asia of Economist Corporate Network)

Pamela Qiu

Network Director, South-east Asia of Economist Corporate Network

Pamela Qiu is the Network Director of the South-east Asia chapter of The Economist Corporate Network. She advises multinational corporations on the latest economic, political and market developments affecting business in the Asia Pacific region. She regularly chairs Economist events and roundtables, and delivers custom briefings to senior business executives. She joined The Economist in June 2011.

Prior to joining The Economist Group, Pamela worked as a policy analyst and associate at the Singapore Ministry of Finance, where she worked on policies to tackle socio-economic problems such as inequality and unemployment. She also worked on policies that were featured in the Singapore Budget. From 2009 to 2011, she was a researcher for the Center for Public Economics at the Civil Service College, the Singapore government’s core institution for public policy and economics research. Her research areas included the role of government in markets, public private partnerships, privatisation, fiscal policy, and behavioural economics. From 2004 to 2006, Pamela also worked as a market analyst with Prudential Health Insurance, based in London.

Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in development studies, both from the London School of Economics.