The election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote and a populist uprising against globalization in both the US and Europe has unsettled the world. In an era of sluggish growth for Western nations and mixed fortunes for emerging markets, a new era of international relations – and potential risk is upon us. The unsettled geo-political realm – with a more assertive Russia and rising China comes at a time of greater socio-economic inequality and political polarization. Differing levels of economic growth and expectations create disparities, frustration as well as opportunities. Trade patterns are increasingly volatile as protectionism gains popularity. Technology is shaping and shifting the world towards greater connectivity and greater reliance on artificial intelligence bringing its own set of unique challenges, risk and consequences. In this fast-paced, comprehensive and engaging new keynote, Daniel Silke delves deeply into the core political, economic and social issues facing the international community today. Silke’s focus is on the nexus between political forces likely to shape business and the economic conditions. This is a global analysis suitable for audiences world-wide. It connected the complex dots between causes and consequences yet it also identifies areas of opportunity for business expansion and profit. For a real, no-nonsense overview of macro conditions, risk and opportunity, this is the one keynote you need.