Global Megatrends


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31 October 2012


04:00 PM


The Grayling panel discussion will focus on the theme of ‘Global Megatrends’ and will be led by Justine Thody from the Economist Intelligence Unit, she will speak for around 15 minutes on ‘six global mega trends’ to set the scene for discussion. Following which, four or five topics will be drawn from the presentation and put to the panel members to provide their opinion, whether it be from a communications, commercial or industry-specific point of view following the discussion the floor will be opened for questions from the audience.


Name:Michael Murphy


Position:Global CEO

With a career spanning over 30 years, Michael has vast experience in handling global assignments in most parts of the world. His specialist expertise includes corporate communications and business communications , as well as issues and crisis management. He was joint marketing adviser to the UK Government for the sale of the two Scottish electricity companies. In 1993, Michael Murphy was appo...


Name:Jonathan Perelman


Position:Global lead, industry relations

Jonathan Perelman is the Global Lead for Google's Industry Relations team, a position he has held since 2009. Jonathan is responsible for brand identity initiatives and relationship management within the advertising and media industries.  This also includes aligning Google's business and public policy priorities.  Jonathan has served on the executive committee and has been a judge for AD...

Name:Justine Thody

Company:The Economist Intelligence Unit

Position:Editorial director, Americas

Justine Thody is Editorial Director, Americas for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group. Justine has been based in New York since 2010 and prior to that she worked for 12 years at editorial headquarters in London. Justine regularly speaks at high-level events about the EIU's forecast for the world economy and the interaction between developed an...