An Evening at The Economist & 1843

On Tuesday 30th May, Walpole members were invited to join Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist and Editor of The Economist’s The World in… for an incisive and thought-provoking evening in the publication’s Boardroom – which also boasted one of the best views in London.

Following drinks and canapes, Daniel shared his insights and predictions for the luxury landscape in the aftermath of the French Presidential election and in the light of the forthcoming UK General Election. He also shared ‘Daniel’s Dozen’: his selection of global and regional forecasts and trends for the year 2018:

– The battle between the Trump Tendency and the Macron Momentum – a diachotomy
– US Midtown Elections – the first big test of Trump
– The World Cup in Russia & the Putin election
– The Winter Olympics in South Korea
– Latin America: Brazil & Mexico elections (amongst others), and the end of the Castro era
– Environmental: COP24 in Poland
– New financial laws in Europe: MiFID & PSDA 2
– Tourists to the moon
– James Webb Space Telescope
– 5G trials for the next generation of telecoms
– A year of the biggest: biggest offshore floating facility, biggest sculpture, tallest buildings (Salesforce building, San Francisco & a building in China), world speed record
– Anniversaries: Marx 200th birthday, Armistice 100 years, 15 years of LinkedIn, 175 years of The Economist

And finally, the word of the year: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: the new Mary Poppins film with Emily Blunt will be big!

About Daniel Franklin

Daniel Franklin has been Executive Editor of The Economist since 2006 and Editor since 2003 of The Economist‘s annual publication, The World in…; which focuses on the year ahead. He joined The Economist in 1983 to write about Soviet and East European affairs. As the newspaper’s Europe Editor from 1986 to 1992 he covered the great European upheavals, from the collapse of communism to the signing of the Maastricht treaty. After a stint as Britain Editor he moved to the United States as Washington Bureau Chief, covering the first Clinton term. In 1997, he moved back to London as Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of For the following four years he was Business Affairs Editor, running the paper’s coverage of business, finance, science and technology. He also helps with new initiatives undertaken by The Economist Group.

His book on long-term trends, Megachange: The World in 2050, was published in 2012.

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