Hamish McRae is one of Europe’s foremost commentators on global future trends in economics, business and society.
He is Associate Editor of The Independent Newspaper and Principal Economic Commentator for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday and a columnist for the London Evening Standard.
He is the author of the acclaimed work on the future, The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity which was published in 1995.
Hamish’s other books include:
- Capital City – London as a Financial Centre, co-authored with Frances Cairncross
- Wake-up Japan, co-authored with Tadashi Nakamae.
- What Works: Success in Stressful Times
He is an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College, Dublin and a Governor of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research
As an economic journalist, Hamish McRae was Editor of Euromoney and Financial Editor of The Guardian before moving to The Independent.
A multi-award winning journalist, his awards have include:
- The David Watt Prize for Outstanding Political Journalism in 2005
- The British Press Awards 2006 Business and Finance Journalist of the Year
- Communicator of the Year at the 2007 Business Journalist Awards
Hamish McRae – Keynote Speaker:
Since the publication of The World in 2020 over 20 years ago, Hamish has delivered speeches around the world speaking on trends in the economy, technology and business.
Every week, Hamish examines the forces and trends that shape the UK and global economy, and how technology will influence how we live and work.
Some of his recent articles (which can all be adapted as keynote speeches) include:
- Five signs that we have reached peak Facebook.
- Could the Italian economy mark the beginning of the Euro’s end?
- “Srongman” Putin’s antics belie a weak and irrelevant Russian economy.
- Disruptive technology companies will not keep our economy afloat forever.
- Bitcoin will probably disappear in a puff of smoke.
- Population trends mean our trading future lies with the US.
As a keynote speaker, Hamish offers lucid insights into the forces such as technology, demography, globalisation, natural resources and government policies which help shape the economy and influence business strategy.
He examines likely future scenarios for business, government and society.
Popular speaking topics include:
- The World in 2020
- The Outlook for The Global Economy
- The Rise of the Asian Economies
- Technology Demography
- Energy Markets and Resources