Political Risk: Brexit, Trump and the Changing Global Order
John Thornhill, FT Innovation Editor, moderates an all-FT panel with Gideon Rachman, FT Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator Rana Foroohar, FT Global Business Columnist and Martin Sandbu, FT Economics Commentator.
The Great Green Bang: The Winners and Losers from the Energy Revolution
Pilita Clark, FT Environment Correspondent with James Cameron, Partner, Systemiq and Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Hosted by John Thornhill, FT Innovation Editor and founder of The 125.
Living with Robots: How Man and Machine Can Work Together
David Hanson has an extraordinary vision of the future in which man and machine interact in harmonious and exciting ways. As the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, Dr Hanson is committed to bringing human-like robots to life to serve, entertain, and help educate us. "In the not-too-distant future, Genius Machines will walk among us. They will be smart, kind, and wise," he says. In conversation with John Thornhill, FT Innovation Editor, Dr Hanson will be accompanied by the remarkable Sophia, the company's most advanced robot, who will also be prepared to answer the audience's questions.
Africa Rising: The Myths, the Magic and the Reality
Africa is repeatedly touted as on the brink of a renaissance but it is almost always tipped for the day after tomorrow rather than today. Can this rapidly growing continent finally deliver for its people - and for investors? How should the West respond to China's extraordinary new engagement with every country in the continent?
Alec Russell, FT Weekend Editor and two-times southern Africa correspondent, quizzes Razia Khan, Chief Economist, Africa, at Standard Chartered Bank and longtime Africa watcher on the myths and the reality of the "new" Africa.
The 125 Talent Leaders’ Lunch
James Blitz, FT Whitehall Editor, will lead the discussion on how Brexit will affect HR functions, joined by Christine Young, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.