December Programme Launch

External Forces and Trends

Review and 2024 Programme Launch

  • In Person Event
  • December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0

In-Person Keynote Address and Dinner

We conclude our 2023 programme with a review of the past year and a thought-provoking assessment of what 2024 might have in store.

Our speaker this year is Ed Conway, Economics Editor of Sky News. Ed is a prolific and incisive writer on global economics. He was (probably) the first commentator to say out loud that the shift to Net Zero essentially means doing the Industrial Revolution all over again! His recent book Material World looks at the importance of materials for human civilisation and the implications for the transition to Net Zero.

2024 will be a busy year politically with elections in both the US and the UK, ongoing fallout from the Ukraine invasion and economic and social shifts continuing to present challenges and opportunities for businesses.

This will be a time to take stock and to look ahead. Ed will provide us with a reflective analysis of the year past – and signpost the year to come.

This highly enjoyable and thought-provoking dinner event will also see the launch of the PARC 2024 Programme.


Ed Conway

Ed Conway

Economics and Data Editor, Sky News and Op-ed Columnist, The Times

Ed Conway is Economics and Data Editor of Sky News and a weekly op-ed columnist for The Times. He is the longest-serving economics editor among Britain’s broadcasters. Ed joined Sky News as the network’s first Economics Editor in August 2011. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, most recently the 2018 Wincott Foundation Journalist of the Year Award. Ed is the author of the book on Bretton Woods, The Summit: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War – Fought Behind Closed Doors (Little, Brown, 2014) and 50 Economics Ideas: You Really Need to Know (Quercus, 2009). He studied at Pembroke College, Oxford and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright scholar and a Shorenstein Scholar.

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