The Economist | The World in 2012 Festival predicts the future ahead

December 21, 2011

The Economist | With lively presidential elections in America and France, the Olympics in London, and massive change happening in every corner of the globe, the year 2012 promises to be a big one. And this year, like every year for the past 25, The Economist has published The World in…, a collection of trends and predictions about the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist and leaders in business, government and a wide variety of fields — from Bill Gates to Angelina Jolie, from Nicolas Sarkozy to the Dalai Lama, from Michael Bloomberg to Eric Schmidt — step out on a limb and make bold predictions about their fields of endeavour and the events that will shape our lives in the near future.

On December 1-3, 2011, The Economist will host the 3rd annual World In Festival, timed with the publication of The World in 2012 publication. From high-powered speakers on pressing economic, business, and political matters to experts on cultural trends, artists and musicians, the summit will be a feast for the intellect and an opportunity to frame the year ahead with people who will move the headlines.

To view a wide selection of videos from the current and 2011 conference please click here.

The Economist’s The World in 2012 Festival

Source: The Economist