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Hamish McRae


Futurist & Future Trends Speaker and Author

Hamish McRae is a highly respected futurist and keynote speaker and author of The World in 2020: Power, Culture, and Prosperity.

Hamish is the Associate Editor of The Independent Newspaper in London and Principal Economic Commentator for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, as well as a columnist for the London Evening Standard.

Author of The World in 2020: Power, Culture and Prosperity, its publication established Hamish as an expert speaker on trends in the economy, technology and business.

Hamish’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.

An award-winning journalist, Hamish has won 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 a speaker, Hamish McRae is in demand around the world for his insights into topics such as technology, demography, globalisation, natural resources, and government policies shape the economy and influence business strategy. He examines likely future scenarios for business, government, and society.

His speaking subjects include

• The Rise of China and Asian Economies
• Globalisation
• Technology and the Digital Economy
• Demography
• Energy Markets and Resources


Political & Brexit & Economy