2018 Programme Launch and Keynote Address

30 November 2017

34 Mayfair

2017 will have provided its share of surprises, crises, and yet more political and social chaos as the world continues to grapple with change. Looking at developments in these geopolitical trends, Gideon will review 2017 and look forward to the New Year.

2017 will have provided its share of surprises, crises, and yet more political and social chaos as the world continues to grapple with change. Population movement, demographic imbalance between the developed and developing worlds and a fragile economic system laden with governmental, corporate and personal debt all add to the uncertainties of the global economy and the ability to conduct successful businesses.

Looking at developments in these geopolitical trends, Gideon will review 2017 and look forward to the New Year. How are the UK and Europe handling the Brexit process and what are the consequences for us and the remainder of Europe? Where is the US heading after the first year of the new Presidency? What’s next for the emerging economies – China in particular and the continuing rise of populism?

Gideon’s remarks will clearly reflect contemporary events and as ever we look forward to an informed and lively discussion.

We shall also be launching our 2018 Programme, which we know members look forward to, setting out our plans for another PARC year.