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Challenges – Sommet de l’Economie (Economy Summit)

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | December 3, 2019
Mr. Rifkin joined Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy, on stage to open up the sixth edition of the Challenges magazine Economy Summit. Mr. Rifkin’s keynote presentation was listened to by 300 business and government leaders from all around France. The purpose of the Summit is to build bridges between the business community, civil society, and the political world.
Paris, 3 December 2019

Mr. Rifkin joined Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy, on stage to open up the sixth edition of the Challenges magazine Economy Summit. Mr. Rifkin’s keynote presentation was listened to by 300 business and government leaders from all around France. The purpose of the Summit is to build bridges between the business community, civil society, and the political world.

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Cinco Días / El País Sustainability Day

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | December 2, 2019
Mr. Rifkin was the feature keynote at the Cinco Dias / El Pais Sustainability Days in Madrid. Mr. Rifkin spoke to Madrid’s business community during COP25. Cinco Dias is the major Spanish business and finance newspaper, and El Pais is the major Spanish daily newspaper.
Madrid, 4 December 2019

Mr. Rifkin was the feature keynote at the Cinco Dias / El Pais Sustainability Days in Madrid. Mr. Rifkin spoke to Madrid’s business community during COP25. Cinco Dias is the major Spanish business and finance newspaper, and El Pais is the major Spanish daily newspaper.

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Innis College of the University of Toronto

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | November 19, 2019
Mr. Rifkin joined students, faculty, and community stakeholders at the University of Toronto’s Innis College to present his latest book, The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth.
Toronto, 19 November. Photo credit: Shayla Anderson

Mr. Rifkin joined students, faculty, and community stakeholders at the University of Toronto’s Innis College to present his latest book, The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth.

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Society of Automotive Engineers Powertrain Conference

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | September 18, 2019
Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote presentation for the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Power Train conference. This conference brought together all of the leadership in the automotive industry, including senior executives from the major car companies, senior government officials from key regulatory agencies, and top executives from suppliers.
Chicago, 18 September 2019

Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote presentation for the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Power Train conference. This conference brought together all of the leadership in the automotive industry, including senior executives from the major car companies, senior government officials from key regulatory agencies, and top executives from suppliers.

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Sumo Logic

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | September 12, 2019
Mr. Rifkin joined Sumo Logic in Silicon Valley for their annual user conference which brings together 1,000 forward leaning business and technology folks who are on the cutting edge of cloud computing, cyber security, data science, etc. Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote address.
San Francisco, 12 September 2019

Mr. Rifkin joined Sumo Logic in Silicon Valley for their annual user conference which brings together 1,000 forward leaning business and technology folks who are on the cutting edge of cloud computing, cyber security, data science, etc. Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote address.

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Institutional Money Congress

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | February 27, 2019
Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote presentation at the 12th edition of the Institutional Money Congress in Frankfurt. The conference is the most important information hub for institutional investors in German-speaking countries.
Frankfurt, 27 February 2019

Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote presentation at the 12th edition of the Institutional Money Congress in Frankfurt. The conference is the most important information hub for institutional investors in German-speaking countries.

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Virginia Tech

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | February 6, 2019
Mr. Rifkin spent two days at Virginia Tech meeting with students, faculty, and community stakeholders. During his two-day visit, Rifkin gave a public lecture at the Moss Art Center on the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change, and how the Roanoke and New River Valley region could navigate those challenges in the future through a regional strategic plan.
Blacksburg, 6 February 2019

Mr. Rifkin spent two days at Virginia Tech meeting with students, faculty, and community stakeholders. During his two-day visit, Rifkin gave a public lecture at the Moss Art Center on the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change, and how the Roanoke and New River Valley region could navigate those challenges in the future through a regional strategic plan.

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Electronica

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | November 12, 2018
Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote address at Electronica, which is the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics. More than 3,000 exhibitors and 80,000 – 90,000 visitors from all over the world meet in Munich every other year to showcase and discuss the latest developments in the world of electronics.
Munich, 12 November 2018

Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote address at Electronica, which is the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics. More than 3,000 exhibitors and 80,000 – 90,000 visitors from all over the world meet in Munich every other year to showcase and discuss the latest developments in the world of electronics.

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DOW Chemical

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | October 8, 2018
Frankfurt, 18 October 2018

Mr. Rifkin joined Dow Chemical for their annual European Innovation Summit called Shape Tomorrow. Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote speech to 150 of Dow Chemical’s top European clients across various value chains in the plastics & packaging, infrastructure, and consumer segments.

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National Council of State Legislators

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | July 30, 2018
Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote presentation at the National Council of State Legislatures’ Energy Summit which attracted 200-250 legislative leaders from across the nation, and those from other countries as well.
Los Angeles, 30 July 2018

Mr. Rifkin gave the keynote presentation at the National Council of State Legislatures’ Energy Summit which attracted 200-250 legislative leaders from across the nation, and those from other countries as well.

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Brussels Economic Forum

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | June 5, 2018
Mr. Rifkin spoke at the Brussels Economic Forum, which is the flagship annual conference of the European Commission. It is the place where European and international policymakers, opinion leaders, influential academics as well as civil society and business leaders gather to identify key challenges and debate policy priorities for the European economy. Mr. Rifkin joined Professor Robert Gordon on stage to debate the future of automation.
Brussels, 5 June 2018

Mr. Rifkin spoke at the Brussels Economic Forum, which is the flagship annual conference of the European Commission. It is the place where European and international policymakers, opinion leaders, influential academics as well as civil society and business leaders gather to identify key challenges and debate policy priorities for the European economy. Mr. Rifkin joined Professor Robert Gordon on stage to debate the future of automation.

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Vienna Energy Forum

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | May 14, 2018
At the invitation of the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote speech at the 2018 Vienna Energy Forum. The VEF convened 300 participants, including ministers, representatives from Member States, and other UN organizations.
Vienna, 14 May 2018

At the invitation of the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Mr. Rifkin gave the opening keynote speech at the 2018 Vienna Energy Forum. The VEF convened 300 participants, including ministers, representatives from Member States, and other UN organizations.

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St. Gallen Symposium

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | May 4, 2018
Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote speech at the St. Gallen Symposium, which is a student-led initiative that brings together 1,000 people, including 600 global CEOs or Chairpersons of the Board, 200 students from around the world, 100 young people, and over 100 journalists.
St. Gallen, 4 May 2018

Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote speech at the St. Gallen Symposium, which is a student-led initiative that brings together 1,000 people, including 600 global CEOs or Chairpersons of the Board, 200 students from around the world, 100 young people, and over 100 journalists.

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University of British Columbia workshops and keynote speech

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | March 8, 2018
Vancouver, 8 March 2018

Columbia, Mr. Rifkin joined the UBC community for a full day of workshops, culminating in a keynote speech to students, faculty, and stakeholders from the wider British Columbia community.

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Generation Energy Forum

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | October 11, 2017
Winnipeg, 11 October 2017

At the invitation of James Carr, Minister of Natural Resources for Canada, Mr. Rifkin gave a keynote presentation at the Generation Energy Forum in Winnipeg. The forum welcomed 500 attendees including thought leaders, industry, academics, civil society, indigenous leaders, as well as several Canadian CEOs.

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Nomura Research Institute

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | October 4, 2017
Mr. Rifkin was invited to give the opening keynote presentation at Nomura Research Institute’s “Dream of the Future” forum. The forum convened business leaders from all around Japan. Mr. Rifkin joined the CEO of Nomura Research Institute on-stage for a talk. Mr. Rifkin also had an exchange with Hiroya Masuda, former Minister of Affairs and Communications for Japan.
Tokyo, 4 October 2017

Mr. Rifkin was invited to give the opening keynote presentation at Nomura Research Institute’s “Dream of the Future” forum. The forum convened business leaders from all around Japan. Mr. Rifkin joined the CEO of Nomura Research Institute on-stage for a talk. Mr. Rifkin also had an exchange with Hiroya Masuda, former Minister of Affairs and Communications for Japan.

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Deutsche Telekom Keynote in Euskirchen, Germany

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | September 6, 2017
Mr. Rifkin joined the 400-person global leadership team of Deutsche Telekom in Euskirchen, Germany to give a keynote presentation on “Future trends; What does that mean for Deutsche Telekom and Leadership of tomorrow?”
Euskirchen, 6 September 2017

Mr. Rifkin joined the 400-person global leadership team of Deutsche Telekom in Euskirchen, Germany to give a keynote presentation on “Future trends; What does that mean for Deutsche Telekom and Leadership of tomorrow?”

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The Third Industrial Revolution: A New Story for the Human Family premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | April 26, 2017

New York, 22 April 2017

Fast Company profile piece on Jeremy Rifkin and the Third Industrial Revolution

While his plans are in the works in Europe and Asia, The Third Industrial Revolution, a new film about Rifkin and his work, that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, aims to explain his framework for a plan for the U.S. While President Trump and Republican and Democratic lawmakers have made some attempts toward putting together a massive $1 trillion infrastructure plan, any details remain murky. Rifkin wants a plan that instead would take power from the bickering tug-of-war of federal politics, and give it to the people, businesses, and local officials who can affect change on the ground.

The film (a Vice production) is based around the theories Rifkin presented in his book of the same name, and two other of his books, The Empathic Civilization (2009) and Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014). The film explores the challenges of climate change and globalization, the opportunities created by the rise of the internet and automation, and how governments and corporations should be preparing for–and working to build–a society and economy driven by sustainable innovation, and powered by renewable and distributed energy. “I think the green shoots are coming up everywhere; we’re seeing telltale signs of what’s in the film,” Rifkin tells Fast Company. “My hope is if people see the film it will make sense to them because it’s already on the tip of their tongue. They know all the sentences, they just hadn’t put the chapters together. Then it just makes sense. And once that happens, they never go back. I think a lot of people are right there.”

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

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | April 7, 2017


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 Smart Europe initiative and will be working with the 350 formal regions of the EU in the creation of road maps to deploy the new economic narrative and vision across Europe. The titular heads of TIR Consulting Group LLC’s three test regions – Xavier Bertrand, President of Hauts-de France; Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg; and Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam – all presented the TIR initiatives in each of their jurisdictions.

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

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | February 3, 2017

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 and The Hague (MRDH), which comprises 23municipalities with a combined population of 2.3 million, has been working with TIR Consulting Group LLC over the past year in a joint project to craft an economic vision and development plan to transform this large swath of the Netherlands into a Third Industrial Revolution. This collaborative effort has resulted in a 152,000 word Roadmap Next Economy report to make this extended metropolitan region a pioneer in the build out of a smart Digital Europe.

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European Central Bank / European Commission Conference

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | January 31, 2017


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 a smart Third Industrial Revolution paradigm.

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PCMA Convening Leaders

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | January 9, 2017

Jeremy Rifkin giving a keynote at PCMA's Convening Leaders conference that was held in Austin

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

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | January 9, 2017


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, presented by VICE and Ford, was exclusively previewed at “The City of Tomorrow” and explores the future of mobility, sustainability and climate change in cities, and how people can prepare to live productively, successfully and happily in the future. The session, moderated by VICE Chief Creative Officer Eddy Moretti, was designed to create a conversation for a brighter future, and drew insight from top entrepreneurs, disruptors and CEOs, including Rifkin, WeWork Founder and CEO Adam Neumann and Ford Chief Information Officer Marcy Klevorn.

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

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | November 14, 2016

Jeremy Rifkin shakes hands with Deputy Prime Minister Schneider at the occasion of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum, November 14, 2016, in 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 Luxembourg and TIR Consulting Group LLC have engaged in a deep collaborative initiative over the past twelve months, designed to transform the country into the first nation-state of the smart green Third Industrial Revolution era. The year-long project has culminated in a 475 page Third Industrial Revolution Strategy Study to help guide the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg into the next stage of its journey.

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Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT)

By Office of Jeremy Rifkin | September 21, 2016


Barcelona, 21 September 2016

Mr. Rifkin joined Carles Puigdemont, President of the region of Catalonia, in Barcelona to address 800 Catalan stakeholders (institutions, politicians, and entrepreneurs) on how Catalonia can be a leader in the transition to a Third Industrial Revolution.

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Sample Lecture Clients

Corporations
Daimler
DOW Chemical
Invesco
Credit Agricole
UBS
American Express
Samsung
VINCI
Deutsche Telekom
SK Group
Phillips
Ernst and Young
Berkshire Group
Axa
Wall Street Journal
Oracle
Zurich Group
CB Richard Ellis
Marriot
DZ Bank
Sumo Logic
Citigroup
Ford Motor Company
Vattenfall
Siemens
IBM
Hewlett Packard
Nomura Research Institute
BBC-British Broadcasting Corporation
McKinsey
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
Sacmi
Prudential
Swiss Reinsurance
ACNielsen
Beijing EV
Veolia
Munich Reinsurance
PBS-Public Broadcasting Services
Allianz
Petrobras
WDR-Westdeuscher Rundfunk
MBNA
Deutsche Bank
National Association of Broadcasters-U.S.
Unisys
Seoul Broadcasting System
PricewaterhouseCoopers


Governments, Government Organizations, Political Parties
European Commission
European Parliament
EU Commitee of the Regions
European Investment Bank
CDU-Christian Democratic Union of Germany
SPD-Social Democratic Party of Germany
Jiangsu Development and Reform Commission
Federal Chancellery of Germany
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
UNIDO (Vienna Energy Forum)
Danish Foreign Ministry
Government of Santa Fe, Argentina
Labor Ministry of Austria
Municipality of Rome
UNESCO
NASA
US Department of Interior
President Romano Prodi, European Commission


Conferences
Financial Times ETNO Summit
Brussels Economic Forum
Electronical
European Insurance Forum
Society of Automotive Engineers Powertrain Conference
Telecomm Austria Annual Conference
State Legislative Leaders Foundation
ASIA Future Forum
Global Investment Forum
20th World Congress of Savings Banks
Generation Energy Forum
Telecom Italia
Annual Security Lenders Conference
World Economic Forum (Davos)
International Economic Forum of the Americas
Institutional Money Congress
European Foodservices Summit
World Political Forum
The European IT Forum


Universities
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
Johns Hopkins University
Harvard University
Stanford University
London School of Economics
Humboldt University
L'ecole Nationale d'Administration
University of British Columbia
Sciences Po Paris
University of Texas - Austin
University of Toronto
University of Rome
Petronas University of Technology
European School of Management and Technology
Virginia Tech
University of Maryland
Rice University
Insead
St. Gallens Switzerland


Non-Governmental Organizations:
Italian National Communications Association
Confidustria (Italy)
Polish Chamber of Commerce
Open Society Foundations of Latvia and Estonia
Urban Land Institute
International Bureau of Social Tourism
Renner Institute
American Museum of Natural History
Council of Foundations
Ceres
World Federation of Friends of Museums
Risk Management Association
United Way
World Futurist Society
Konrad Adenauer Foundation


Books by Jeremy Rifkin

The Green New Deal

THE GREEN NEW DEAL
On September 10th, 2019, Mr. Rifkin published The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth.

The Zero Marginal Cost Society

THE ZERO MARGINAL COST SOCIETY
On April 1st, 2014 Mr. Rifkin published his twentieth book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, The Collaborative Commons, and The Eclipse of Capitalism.

The Third Industrial Revolution

THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
In 2011, Mr. Rifkin published the New York Times best seller, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World.