Parag Khanna keynote speaker
Parag Khanna keynote speaker

Parag Khanna

Best-selling author on global trends & strategy

Speaker Themes

  • Global scenarios for the post-pandemic world
  • The global war for young talent
  • Climate adaptation: this century’s highest priority
  • The Future Is Asian: billions of people, trillions of dollars
  • Technology, politics & society
  • Urbanisation & demographics
  • Global governance

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Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveler, keynote speaker and bestselling author. He is Founder & CEO of Climate Alpha, an AI-powered analytics platform to forecast asset values and future-proof global real estate, and Founder & Managing Partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm.

Parag Khanna is sought out by corporations around the world for his expertise in the evolution of our complex global system. His data-driven insights offer a holistic image of our consistently evolving world. Khanna’s offerings are precise, detail orientated and highly proficient. When speaking, Parag Khanna uses his sessions to highlight actions that can add real value to businesses.

Parag Khanna’s latest book Move: The Forces Uprooting Us And Shaping Humanity’s Destiny (2021), explores the forces that will cause billions of people to relocate over the next thirty years.

In February 2019, Parag Khanna published THE FUTURE IS ASIAN: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st century. The book charts the new multi-civilisational Asian system that is taking shape, and the impact it will have on the global system.

Parag’s other books include Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State  (2017). He is also the author of a trilogy of books on the future of the world order beginning with The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order (2008), followed by How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance (2011), and concluding with Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization (2016). He is also co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012).

Parag Khanna has been named one of Esquire’s “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” and featured on WIRED’s “Smart List”. Parag’s detailed assessments are often showcased across media outlets such as CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Economist, Financial Times, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, and Foreign Policy

Khanna has advised more than thirty governments, including serving as a trusted advisor to the U.S. National Intelligence Council and on the Singapore government’s Committee on the Future Economy. Khanna sits on the advisory boards of the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, Graticule Asset Management Asia (GAMA), Geoquant, and Datarama.

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As a speaker, Parag Khanna is renowned for his unique blend of conceptual clarity and on-the-ground reportage, providing a big-picture view of the forces reshaping the balance of economic, political and cultural power in the 21st century.

Through compelling narratives and fascinating graphics, he helps businesses understand what the next commercial opportunities for them will be – from real estate and retail to finance and technology.

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