The award-winning The World Ahead Gala Dinner series is where The Economist and invited luminaries share their bold, candid, sometimes shocking—and always entertaining—predictions for the year ahead.

The World Ahead Gala Dinner evening starts with a cocktail to allow networking and is followed by inspiring and thought-provoking predictions from The Economist host of the evening. High-profile luminaries from around the world are given the opportunity to have an open discussion with the chair and the invited guests on the topics to be addressed. Finally, the audience is encouraged to participate in a predictions-inspired table quiz which is based on the World Ahead 2023 Economist publication content. A prize is given to the winning table.

The event brings together high-level and intellectually curious individuals including readers of The Economist, C-suite executives and business leaders, senior representatives from government, leading academics and thinkers.

We encourage you to book your corporate table early for an evening of unique intelligence, networking and entertainment.

The event is supported by BBBA and all of our members can register with a special discount with the code: BBBAMember