Outlook on 2015 Global Trends

by Jörgen Eriksson on February 6, 2015

“Most people engaged in public policy around the world do not have time to think. …
There is inadequate planning on the challenges we face.”

– Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010 and 2013)

GlobalisationOne of the topics in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 were the top trends shaping the world in the next 12 months.

The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015 debate in United Arab Emirates in November 2014, organised by the World Economic Forum, provided a top-of-mind perspective from the World Economic Forum’s Global Knowledge Networks on the major trends, regional challenges and emerging issues that will shape the world.

Outlook on 2015 Global Trends


Participating in the discussion were:

  • Rola A. Dashti, Chairman, FARO International, Kuwait; Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa
  • Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum, United Arab Emirates; Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa
  • Amina Mohammed, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations, New York; Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Development
  • Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA; Global Agenda Council on Global Economic Imbalances
  • Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010 and 2013); Global Agenda Council on China
  • Moderated by Nadine Hani, Senior Presenter, Al Arabiya News Channel, United Arab Emirates

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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