Highlights of 2015
Consumer Electronics Show 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 5th, 2015
The Consumer Electronics Show is the largest electronics fair in the world. Mr. Rifkin provided a keynote address alongside BK Yoon, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, during the opening plenary session attended by 3,600 executives from across the global electronics industry.
IV Congress of the Future
Santiago, Chile, January 14th, 2015
IV Congress of the Future - The 4th Congress of the Future gathers a large number of Nobel Prize winners and world-leading scientists and humanists. It is the main academic and political event organized by the Senate of Chile, the Government of Chile, the Chilean Academy of Sciences, private companies, local media, and civil society. Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote address following remarks by Michelle Bachelet, the President of Chile, and Isabel Allende, the President of the Senate of Chile. Immediately following his address, Mr. Rifkin engaged in a 2 dialogue with President Bachelet and her senior ministers on transitioning the Americas into a zero marginal cost society and Third Industrial Revolution.
Truth About Global Brands Summit
New York City, New York, January 22nd, 2015
McCann Worldgroup, a leading global marketing firm, invited Jeremy Rifkin to be the Keynote Speaker to kick off the "Truth About Global Brands Summit," an event hosted at Bloomberg media in New York. The audience was an "Invite Only" group of marketing leaders from companies including Coca-Cola, General Mills, General Motors, L'Oréal, MasterCard, Microsoft, Nestlé and Reckitt Benckiser among others. Mr. Rifkin delivered an opening speech on the new business models, product lines, and services that will accompany the Internet of Things and the transformation to a zero marginal cost sharing economy.
Momentum For Europe
Berlin, Germany, March 2nd, 2015
The "Momentum for Europe - Innovation and Competitiveness" was organized by the European Investment Bank Group. Mr. Rifkin provided the keynote address following remarks by President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and the President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer. Four hundred CEOs and senior executives of the financial sector of the European Union, and government officials attended the summit.
WorldPost Future of Work Conference
London, England, March 5th, 2015
Mr. Rifkin provided an opening keynote address at the HuffingtonPost / WorldPost Conference in London. The conference was attended by corporate leaders, representatives of the media, and civil society on the theme of advancing sustainable development in the developed and developing nations. Mr. Rifkin provided a keynote address on the Internet of Things, the rise of the sharing economy, and the transition to a zero marginal cost society.
The Zero Marginal Cost Society Through Art Expression
Paris, France, March 14th, 2015
The Zero Marginal Cost Society Through Art Expression - Inspired by Mr. Rifkin's book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, this exhibition considers artwork made since 1990 to the present which reflect economic transition. Mr. Rifkin provided the keynote address to 200 of the leading art curators and artists in the world.
Africa CEO Forum
Geneva, Switzerland, March 16th, 2015
The 800 senior executives of Africa's largest companies from 50 countries attended the Africa CEO Forum in Geneva. Mr. Rifkin delivered the opening keynote address on transitioning Africa into a zero marginal cost Third Industrial Revolution economy.
CeBIT Global Conference
Hannover, Germany, March 17th, 2015
The annual CeBIT Global Conference brings together thousands of business leaders from the worldwide IT industry in one of the two largest consumer electronics show in the world. Mr. Rifkin delivered a keynote address on the introduction of an Internet of Things infrastructure to usher-in a smart digital green global economy and a zero marginal cost society.
Conference of the Speakers of the European Union
Rome, Italy, April 20th, 2015
Conference of the Speakers of European Union Parliaments - Following the opening plenary remarks by Ms. Laura Boldrini, President of Italy's Chamber of Deputies, and Mr. Pietro Grasso, President of the Senate of Italy, Mr. Rifkin presented the keynote address at the annual conference of the speakers of the 28 European Union (EU) member state parliaments in the plenary hall in Palazzo Montecitorio.
Haier Group Conference
Qingdao, China, September 18th - 19th, 2015
Mr. Rifkin was hosted on September 18-19th by the CEO of Haier for a two-day public conference in Qingdao. The conference aimed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Haier's new global business plan and operations. Mr. Rifkin was the guest of honor and spoke with the CEO, the board of directors, and the key corporate leadership team. Mr. Rifkin also delivered a keynote address attended by key government dignitaries and industry leaders from across China.