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Megatrends - what does the future hold?

Megatrends - what does the future hold?

What are the megatrends that affect our future? What are the perspectives now, in the near future and in 2052?

What are the megatrends that affect our future? How will our lives change as a result of the need for ecological sustainability, intensifying globalisation and technological development? What are the perspectives now, in the near future and in 2052?

Our society is struggling to adapt to an ongoing historical transition. Potential developments represent a multitude of opportunities and threats. These threats will be realised if we fail to anticipate them – while we can only benefit from our opportunities if we grasp them. How can we make the transition into a society of the future?
 
Sitra welcomes you to listen to and participate in a discussion about the future on 14 January 2016. Sitra’s new trend list for 2016 will also be published at the event. The event’s keynote speaker will be Professor Jørgen Randers (BI Norwegian Business School).

The event is now fully booked. The event will also be streamed live online here.

Programme

Coffee will be served from 9 o’clock.

9.30 Welcome

9.35 Global megatrends 2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
Professor Jørgen Randers, Norwegian Business School

Discussion

10.45 Sitra’s Megatrends 2016 – It’s happening now
Elina Kiiski Kataja, Foresight Specialist, Sitra

11.00 Discussion: How to implement change? (in Finnish)
Moderator: Veera Heinonen, Director, Communications, Sitra
Carl Haglund
, Chair of the Committee for the Future of the Finnish Parliament, Member of Parliament
Paula Laine, Director, Strategy, Sitra
Markku Kulmala, Professor, University of Helsinki
Tuija Talvitie, Executive Director, CMI

The event has been organised by Sitra in co-operation with Future Earth Finland, the National Foresight Network and the Helsinki University Centre for Environment HENVI.