Posts by Office of Jeremy Rifkin

Investing in Europe: Building a Coalition of Smart Cities & Regions

Brussels, 7 February 2017 The Smart Europe Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic development plan was formally announced by Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission, Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions, and Jeremy Rifkin on February 7th 2017. Mr. Rifkin is currently advising the European Commission on the deployment of the…

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Official Unveiling of the Third Industrial Revolution Roadmap Next Economy for the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague

Jeremy Rifkin meets with Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, and Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission Rotterdam, 3 February 2017 Mr. Rifkin joined with Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, and Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission in Rotterdam to present the Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study. The Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam…

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European Central Bank / European Commission Conference

Frankfurt, 31 January 2017 On January 31st 2017, the European Union launched the digital Third Industrial Revolution Smart Europe economic modernization plan with a conference hosted by Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, called “Into the Future: Europe’s Digital Integrated Market.” Mr. Rifkin delivered a keynote address on transforming the European Union into…

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PCMA Convening Leaders

Jeremy Rifkin giving a keynote at PCMA’s Convening Leaders conference that was held in Austin Austin, 10 January 2017 Jeremy Rifkin gave a keynote speech at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual “Convening Leaders” conference. Mr. Rifkin spoke to 4,500 leaders in the global meetings, convention, and business events industry.

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North American International Auto Show

Detroit, 9 January 2017 Mr. Rifkin joined Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, in Detroit to give a keynote speech at Ford’s “Cities of Tomorrow” symposium at the North American International Auto Show. The event also marked the announcement of the forthcoming film, The Third Industrial Revolution: A New Story for the Human Family. The film,…

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Official Unveiling of the Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Jeremy Rifkin shakes hands with Deputy Prime Minister Schneider at the occasion of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum, November 14, 2016, in Luxembourg. Luxembourg, 14 November 2016 At the occasion of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum, Mr. Rifkin presented Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg, with the Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study. The Grand Duchy of…

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Invest and Connect: 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities

Bratislava, 9 July 2016 Mr. Rifkin joined Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union, and Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions, in Bratislava to give a keynote presentation and showcase the Third Industrial Revolution flagship regions of Hauts-de-France and the Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague. The…

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Herman Van Rompuy Lecture

Brussels, 13 April 2016 Mr. Rifkin was invited to give the first annual Herman Van Rompuy lecture in honor of Herman Van Rompuy, the first President of the European Council, and his work on the European project. Mr. Rifkin spoke to European leaders about the opportunities and challenges brought on by a Third Industrial Revolution Smart…

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World Travel and Tourism Council

Dallas, 6 April 2016 The WTTC Global Summit is established as the key annual event in the Travel and Tourism calendar – a place where people meet, where business is done, and ideas exchanged. The Summit agenda addressed the major issues that are critical for political and industry leaders and was attended by some of the sector’s…

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Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, 25 March 2016 Dr. Wang Yi, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, presented Mr. Rifkin with a Certificate of Appointment, certifying that Mr. Rifkin has been appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institutes of Science and Development at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. During this trip to…

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Daimler Campus Connectivity

Dusseldorf, 21 March 2016 Jeremy Rifkin joined Wolfgang Bernhard, CEO of Daimler Trucks & Buses, in Hamburg to give a keynote speech in front of hundreds of journalists. The keynote speech preceded a live demonstration of Daimler’s new driverless trucks platooning on the Germany motorway.

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DLD Conference

Munich, 17 January 2016 The DLD (Digital, Life, and Design) Conference is Europe’s hottest digital innovation conference and has been named ‘one of the two most important innovation conferences in Europe’ by The Economist. Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote address to over 800 invited guests and 220 journalists.

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Haier Group Conference

Haier Group ConferenceQingdao, 18-19 September 2015 Qingdao, 18-19 September 2015 Mr. Rifkin was hosted on September 18-19th by Zhang Ruimin, 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…

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Conference of the Speakers of the European Union

Rome, 20 April 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…

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CeBIT Global Conference

CeBIT Global Conference Hannover, 17 March 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…

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Africa CEO Forum

Geneva, 16 March 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.

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society Through Art Expression

The Zero Marginal Cost Society Through Art Expression Paris, 14 March 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…

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WorldPost Future of Work Conference

London, 5 March 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…

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Momentum For Europe

Jeremy Rifkin, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Angela Merkel at the European Investment Bank, March 2015 Berlin, 2 March 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,…

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Truth About Global Brands Summit

  The Truth About Global Brands New York City, 22 January 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…

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IV Congress of the Future

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. Santiago, 14 January 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…

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Consumer Electronics Show 2015

Las Vegas, 5 January 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.  

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World Forum For Democracy

World Forum For DemocracyStrasbourg, France, November 3rd, 2014 Strasbourg, 3 November 2014 Hosted by the Council of Europe, 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…

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