Known as a humanitarian for his work with Africa and on debt relief, an extremely successful businessman in the media and tech arena, who only ever wanted to be a rock star.
Humanitarian activist, Popstar and serially successful Businessman
Japan specialist, author and commentator on global economy
Karel van Wolferen – award winning writer, with over 40 years experience in Japan and East Asia, he is an engaging and dynamic speaker, and experienced moderator, guaranteed to stir an audience with his unique analyses and thought-provoking insights into the various possible future directions of the global political economy.
Gideon Rachman – chief foreign affairs commentator for the Financial Times, authoritative speaker on global political trends and international relations. Equally at home as keynoter or event chair, his popular FT columns on these issues have demonstrated an ability to provoke and to lead the debate.