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Brand Finance Nation Brands Forum: The Global Crisis of Leadership

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 18:00 - 19:30

Event overview.

Join us at Brand Exchange as we announce the findings of our Brand Finance Nation Brands 2019 report.

The annual Brand Finance Nation Brands report is a study into the world’s 100 most valuable and strongest nation brands. For the past decade it has provided key benchmark for diplomats, tourism boards, trade agencies, and other nation brand consultants and managers.

The potential disruption to nation brands created by the UK’s deepening Brexit drama, among other issues in global politics, continues to confirm the scale of new challenges facing leaders across the world. The impact of those developments on stability and confidence is profound and possibly irreversible. There is a fast-changing ‘new normal’ of destabilisation.

We are delighted to be joined by Nik Gowing, foreign affairs specialist and former BBC World News and HARDtalk presenter, who will host a debate to discuss why leaders must be emboldened to thrive on change and how they can embrace new global challenges.

We will discuss the following questions:

  • Why do so many leaders in politics, C-suites and public service struggle to confront, and even embrace new leadership challenges?
  • Why do they find themselves increasingly out of touch with customers, consumers, shareholders and voters?
  • How do leaders who got to the top through conformity now shed it to create a new culture, mindset and behaviour appropriate for the new disruptions?
  • How is nation brand value and strength affected by the fast-evolving geopolitical landscape?
  • How much has the Brexit drama made this reality even more serious?

Join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking discussion as we explore these timely issues.  

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Nik Gowing

Co-Author, "Thinking the Unthinkable"


18:00 - 18:30 Registration & Welcome Drinks
18:30 - 18:35 Opening Remarks
18:35 - 18:45 Presentation of the Brand Finance Nation Brands 2019 Report
18:45 - 19:15 "The Global Crisis of Leadership", Keynote Speech by Nik Gowing
19:15 - 19:30 Q&A Session
19:30 - 21:00 Networking & Drinks


Brand Exchange
3 Birchin Lane


Wednesday 9 October 2019
18:00 - 19:30

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