|Prof Greg Clark CBE, The Business of Cities|
Greg Clarke is the most prominent expert and government / business advisor on city development and transition in the world today. In a pair of highly interactive sessions Steps to a More Productive Interface and A Practical Approach to Implementation, he will reprise his “best-rated” presentation of 2015 with an entirely new series of specific case studies drawn from a range of city types and circumstances around the world in AIPC member destinations and address both the issues and opportunities facing that group member centres with whom he has developed alternate scenarios. Organized around a presentation and in-depth workshop, the results will create specific and practical strategies with application to centres around the world.
Parag Khanna, International Globalization and the World Order
Making sense of crucial shifts in global politics and emerging threats of isolationism and protectionism demands a keen world view. Providing this will be Parag Khanna, a leading global strategist and best-selling author of a number of leading books on the future of world order and globalization who is the Global Governance Fellow at the Brookings Institution and has played key roles at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. A widely cited global intellectual, Dr. Khanna provides regular commentaries for international media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, TIME, Foreign Affairs, Forbes, The Atlantic, Quartz, Foreign Policy, Harper’s, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, The National Interest, McKinsey Quarterly, as well as CNN, BBC, CNBC, Al Jazeera and other international broadcasters.
He will be speaking to the unfolding consequences of the emerging political backlash driving isolationism and anti-trade policies over the past year and exploring the potential consequences for our industry and markets should these forces continue to impact global policy.