Over 60% of global GDP is derived from the leading 600 urban centres worldwide, with almost 65% of these cities presently located in developed economies. However, huge eastward shifts are projected, with about one third of the total expected to be located in emerging markets by 2025. What makes a city a successful engine of global growth? How should business respond to capitalize on this megatrend?
Alison Smale , Bureau Chief, The New York Times, Berlin
David La Rose , General Manager Central and Eastern Europe, IBM
Joe Macri , Vice-President EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft
Mark Otty , Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), EY
Maxim Reshetnikov , Minister, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development, Moscow Government