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Hamish McRae  

One of the Leading Speakers in Europe on Future Trends and the Outlook for the Global Economy

Hamish McRae is one of Europe's foremost speakers on global future trends in economics, technology, business and society.

He is a columnist for the the i newspaper and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, "The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity." Following its publication he became a sought-after speaker on future trends.

His follow-up book, "The World in 2050: How To Think About The Future" was published in May 2022. McRae examines how complex forces of change - demography, the environment, finance, technology and ideas about governance - will affect our global society.

McRae's other books include "Capital City - London as a Financial Centre," co-authored with Frances Cairncross, and "Wake-up Japan," co-authored with Tadashi Nakamae, and "What Works: Success in Stressful Times," which was long-listed for the Business Book of the Year at the FT/Goldman Sachs Awards in New York in 2010.

Amongst his awards are the David Watt Prize for outstanding political journalism in 2005, the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2006 British Press Awards, and Communicator of the Year at the 2007 Business Journalist Awards.

As an economic journalist, McRae was editor of Euromoney and financial editor of The Guardian before moving to The Independent. He was previously an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research

Speech Topics


  • The World in 2050

  • The Global Economy

  • The Rise of the Asian Economies

  • Globalisation

  • Technology

  • Demography

  • Energy Markets and Resources

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