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The Economist gathers leading thinkers and visionaries for inaugural Australian event: The World in 2014 Gala Dinner

November 15, 2013 MICE No Comments Email Email

For the first time ever, The Economist is bringing The World in 2014 Gala Dinner to Sydney on December 2nd (Monday). This special evening will bring together luminaries from the worlds of politics, business and the arts for a night of intellectual stimulation, visionary inspiration and original prediction on the year ahead. Each of these leading figures will share what they believe will be the next global trend in their field of expertise.
Inspired by the annual The World in…. publication, the gala dinner will be hosted by Daniel Franklin,  Executive Editor of The Economist and Editor of The World in 2014, with panelists including:

– KEYNOTE: Jose Ramos-Horta, UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau; former President, East Timor, Nobel peace prize winner

– SCIENCE: Brian Schmidt, Nobel prize winning physicist

– CULTURE: Alexandra Seno, arts commentator

– SATIRE: Kevin Kallaugher, editorial cartoonist, The Economist will also be live-drawing and giving a lesson to the audience.

“For five years in Hong Kong, and two in Singapore, we have hosted leaders and thinkers from various fields including, business, science, technology, academia and activism at The World in Gala Dinners. We are incredibly excited to be bringing this special event to Sydney for the first time. The views of these luminaries coupled with the predictions of our editorial team—told with the usual wit and clarity you would expect from The Economist—will provide a thought-provoking and entertaining and look at 2014, relevant to the Australian marketplace,” Tim Pinnegar, Publisher and Managing Director, The Economist Group, Asia-Pacific said.

For 28 years The Economist has published The World in… which features global trends and predictions about the year ahead. The World in Gala Dinner Series brings the publication to life, focusing on the most important developments affecting senior business decision makers across multiple industries.

The World in Gala Dinner has been described as ‘the smartest event of the year’. Due to its phenomenal success, and in line with The Economist’s ongoing commitment to providing authoritative and independent editorial on international politics and business news, the group is pleased to be hosting the
event in Australia.

Follow The World in… social media profiles for event updates and related content on Twitter via @EconWorldIn

National Australia Bank is sponsor of The World in 2014 Gala Dinner, Sydney.

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