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Highlights 2014

Highlights of 2014

Digital Venice Event
Venice, Italy, July 8th, 2014
Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote address at the "Digital Venice 2014" summit on the build out and scale up of a Digital Europe infrastructure for a smart continental green economy. The conference was hosted by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Vision Summit
Berlin, Germany, September 10th, 2014
Vision Summit is the leading conference for Social Innovation in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. More than 1,000 CEOs and senior corporate executives attended the conference focused on developing a more socially conscious global economy. Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote address along with the Vice Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel.

Digital Action Day
Brussels, Belgium, September 29th, 2014
The Digital Action Day 2014 was organized by the European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes in the context of the Digital Agenda for Europe. The audience (approx. 700-800 delegates) was comprised of policy makers, industry leaders, start-ups, NGOs, national governments, other EU Institutions. Mr. Rifkin provided the keynote address before a presentation by Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes.

World Knowledge Forum
Seoul, Korea, October 14th, 2014
The World Knowledge Forum is the largest business forum in Asia. 150 of Asia's leading CEOs, government leaders, and civil society organizations attended the gathering on the theme of living in a more environmentally sustainable society. Mr. Rifkin delivered the keynote address.

World Forum For Democracy
Strasbourg, France, November 3rd, 2014
The Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy is an annual gathering of government leaders, opinion-makers, civil society activists, representatives of business, academia, media and professional groups to debate key challenges for democracies worldwide. Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote address alongside Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of Italy, and Francois Hollande, President of France.

Urban Future Global Conference
Vienna, Austria, November 18th, 2014
The Urban Future Global Conference is sponsored by the UN economic commission for Europe / Organization for International Economic Relations. 1,400 delegates from all over the world came to discuss ways to make cities more sustainable. Mr. Rifkin provided the opening keynote address on how developing nations might leapfrog directly into a post-carbon Third Industrial Revolution.


Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, a non-profit organization whose mission is to examine emerging trends in science and technology, and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture, and society.

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