As the world grapples with the current unfolding crisis, politicians, business leaders, future thinkers, futurists, and scenario planners understand how important it is to think about the next horizon and beyond. This helps ensure that decisions we make today don’t lay the foundation for new sets of problems over the horizon. Equally, understanding the types of future that might emerge post-crisis can help plan and prepare for those possibilities as we reshape our strategies today. Finally, such future insights help us spot, train for, and adapt to the new opportunities that could arise as a post-pandemic world unfolds.
This series of webinars, moderated by global futurist Rohit Talwar of Fast Future, is designed to provide a widespread global exploration of key aspects of the future from impacts on humanity, economy, and globalisation through to health, education, and environment.
Global Perspectives on the World After COVID-19
In this opening webinar, futurists and scenario thinkers from around the globe will highlight possible scenarios of how things could evolve over the next to five years and explore potential regional differences in both the potential impacts and opportunities that could emerge. Key topics include:
The Economy – How might the global economy and regional markets be reshaped?
The Operating Environment – Are we looking at a complete reboot of the system or more gradual change?
Consequences – Who might the biggest beneficiaries and victims be?
Society – How might values and behaviours evolve?
Action – What should leaders, politicians, and individuals be doing now to prepare themselves for an uncertain future?
Rohit Talwar (Moderator) – CEO Fast Future, UK
Tanja Hichert – Scenario Planner, Hichert Associates, South Africa
Pero Micic – CEO Future Management Group, Germany
Jerome Glenn – Director/CEO – The Millennium Project, USA
Puruesh Chaudhary – Member of the World Economic Forum Network of Global Future Councils, Pakistan