Emerging markets speakers: in 2001, Jim O’Neill, then at Goldman Sachs, coined the term BRIC economies to mean Brazil, Russia, India, China. In BRICS S was added for South Africa. Then there’s Indonesia. And we can add SE Asia. And now Africa. Most of the world is outside the G8 economies but the BRIC nations are within the G20 and are growing rapidly. they became a formal organisation in 2010 and the eleventh BRIC Summit was hosted in Brasilia in 2019.
Frances Coppola speaker and writer on economics, finance and monetary policy. Formerly with Nat West, RBS and SBC Warburg, now a highly regarded commentator, expert on finance and risk. Co-founder of Pieria.co.uk and contributer to Bloomberg, BBC, FT... [more]
One of the world's leading historians of both the past and the future - Peter Frankopan is author of The Silk Roads: A New History of the World explaining the importance of One Belt One Road, the Silk Road of the future. ... [more]
An economist and commentator, George Magnus is an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University. He is author of 'The Age of Aging' and 'Uprising: will emerging markets shape or shake the world economy?' ... [more]
Sam Wilkin speaker and one of the world's most respected analysts and consultants in the field of geopolitical risk. He is director of political risk analytics for Willis Towers Watson in Washington DC.... [more]