The Future of World Religions: Facts, Figures and Projections

Four decades ago, it seemed as if religions' influence was decreasing. Yet, religion is playing an even more important role today. Alan Cooperman of the Pew Research Center offers a global outlook. Sign up now!


“The introduction of a basic income is inevitable”

Renowned speakers from around the world, including Robert Reich, Erik Brynjolfsson and Yanis Varoufakis, discussed the future of work and unconditional basic income at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. The videos and transcripts of the most important debates can be found here.

66th International Retail Summit 2016

What skills do CEOs and managers need in the future? The new formula is: ⅓ industry knowledge, ⅓ transformation knowledge and ⅓ digital knowledge. Sign up now for the 66th International Retail Summit!


The 2015 WorldPost/GDI Thought Leaders Index

The 2015 Global Thought Leaders Index, a collective intelligence analysis that maps the global conversation on the Internet and its most influential voices, has just been released by The WorldPost and the GDI.

Trend Day 2016: video interviews and pictures

At the 12th European Trend Day, thought leaders and trend researchers about «High Touch, Not High Tech: New Desires in the Post-Digital Age». Find video interviews with our speakers and the best pictures of the conference here.

Global Thought Leader Index: The power of memes

Big ideas can change the world. But how does an idea become big? By being shared, by being talked about. The simpler the idea provider makes it to grasp the idea, the greater the chance of dissemination – and the better the person’s own chance of earning a place among the global thought leaders.

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12th European Trend Day – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.