The Economist’s Innovation Forum will make its debut in Chicago to discuss how exponential technologies, frugal engineering and radical business models are disrupting top industries. The event will bring together Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers and entrepreneurs who are continuously disrupting the status-quo. View clips from our last event.
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The 2008 financial crisis disrupted the banking industry in more ways than one. Be it through the proliferation and hardening of banking regulation, the entry of new more nimble market players or ever-changing digital technologies, the banking game just isn’t what is used to be.
On March 10th 2015, join over 150 senior bankers, investors and regulators and discuss:
- How fragmented national and extraterritorial regulation are changing business models
- What European and global banks need to know about US banking regulation
- What to expect now the ECB is in charge
- Who the disruptors are and how the industry can react
- How can banks foster a culture of innovation -and compliance?
To win at marketing today requires the mentality of a lean start-up, flexible organisational structures and a keen understanding of cutting-edge technology. Join us at The Big Rethink for globalperspectives from The Economist and actionable insights from senior marketing executives, thought leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs.
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The state of play for investors is in flux in a critical moment in the global economy. What’s next for regulation, investing and business? Uncertainty abounds side-by-side with opportunity. The Economist's sixth annual Buttonwood Gathering will address the most urgent questions presented by this new business landscape.
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The world has woken up to the dangerous consequences of the looming water crisis. Demand is rising rapidly thanks to industrialization, population growth, climate change and the planet's growing need for food, yet nature has decreed that supply is fixed. With agriculture, homes, factories and offices consuming water in ever greater quantities, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that by 2030, nearly half the world's population could face a scarcity of water, with demand outstripping supply by 40%. As water plays a crucial role in all segments of nature, society and economy, access to water will become a fundamental issue to individuals, governments, companies and ecosystems.
World Water Summit, will be convened to lead these discussions, bringing three sectors (public/private/NGO) together around a common interest: how to stop talking about the world water crisis and start acting. A high-level audience will study innovative approaches to water policy and management, analyse the tensions around the water/food/energy nexus and identify how countries and companies can make better use of their water resources.
Attendees will include the world's leading thinkers on water policy, management, irrigation, technology, economic development, sanitation and hygiene and water-related risks.
Join The Economist for a one-hour virtual event, the fourth in our Trade Horizons series, as we examine opportunities and challenges with America’s cornerstone trading partner - Europe. We’ll look at select sectors and explore the dynamics of key industries, Europe’s burgeoning e-tailing economy and areas of potential growth.
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