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The Economist chooses Ruder Finn as official PR Agency for The World in 2013 events in Singapore and Hong Kong


Opinion leaders to share their visions for 2013

The Economist has chosen Ruder Finn as its ‘Official PR Agency’ for the exclusive and highly-anticipated The World in 2013 Gala Dinner in Singapore and Hong Kong. This is the first time The Economist is engaging a PR partner for the event, entering its fourth year in Hong Kong and now launching in Singapore.

The World in 2013 Gala Dinners will be held on November 27th in Singapore and November 28th in Hong Kong. C.Y. Leung, Chief Executive Elect, Hong Kong has been confirmed to speak at the Hong Kong event. Both gala dinners will feature Daniel Franklin, editor of The World in and executive editor of The Economist and Kal, The Economist‘s revered political cartoonist. They will be joined by a host of invited luminaries to share their bold, candid, sometimes shocking-and? always entertaining-predictions for the year ahead.

The World in Gala Dinner series, inspired by the The World in publication, is held annually in major cities around the world. Guests who participated in the past have included Bill Clinton,? Alec Baldwin, Michael Bloomberg, Ho Kwon Ping (CEO of Banyan Tree Holdings), Pradeep Pant (CEO, Asia Pacific, Kraft Foods), David Eldon (former chairman of HSBC) and ?who all made bold predictions about their fields of endeavour and the events that likely to shape our lives in the year ahead.

Sue Toomey, Director of Events and Conferences, Asia-Pacific commented, "We are delighted to be working with Ruder Finn to help enhance our communications plan around this exciting event series. The World in Gala Dinner offers a unique opportunity for corporate hospitality around an evening of ??intelligent entertainment’. ?After three years of sold-out events in Hong Kong, we are looking to expand this series to Singapore.?

"I am a big fan of The World In publications and it’s a tremendous privilege to partner with The Economist for such an exclusive event," Jean Michel Dumont, Chairman, Ruder Finn Asia Pacific, said. "I can certainly predict it will be an entertaining and thought-provoking evening of serious topics and comic relief."

About The World In ..

The World in, first published 26 years ago, is an annual compilation of forecasts, which examines the critical issues that will shape the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist, prominent politicians?and personalities, along with luminaries from the world of business offer their considered predictions on business, politics and technology.

The World In 2013 is releated in mid November.

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About The Economist

Founded in 1843 and based in London, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts. Printed in five countries, worldwide circulation is now almost 1.5m, and The Economist is read by more of the world’s political and business leaders than any other magazine.

The respect accorded to The Economist’s journalists because of their independence is such that they enjoy access to political and business leaders who make the news and whose views can illuminate what is happening, or is about to happen.


Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the largest independent integrated communication firms in the world, with offices in the United States and Europe, as well as in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and New Delhi in Asia.? Through these offices and our affiliates worldwide, the agency serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non-profit organizations.? For more than 60 years, the Ruder Finn name has been synonymous with excellence in communications. Ruder Finn’s global strategic focus is on four operational pillars which constitute the core of our growth – Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity and Life+Style.

In Asia, Health & Wellness includes GE Healthcare, Mead Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi and Weight Watchers. Corporate & Public Trust includes L’Oreal, Founder Group, Michelin, Boeing, Bosch, Volkswagen, Citic Bank, Singapore EDB, Visa, LANXESS, Amazon, Omron and Carlsberg.. Life+Style includes luxury brands like Cartier from the Richemont Group, Givenchy from the LVMH Group, as well as Hermes, Bang & Olufsen, Lamborghini, Lexus, Tod’s Group, Breitling and the Jumeirah Group. Global Connectivity includes? DHL, Emirates, Hawker Beechcraft, IEEE and Contact Singapore. Those four pillars are supported by award-winning divisions such as RFI, focusing on Interactive, Social Media and ePR and INSIGHT which focuses on research and trends, producing the China Luxury Forecast and the CSR Index with Tsinghua University. For more information on Ruder Finn, please visit www.ruderfinn.com or www.ruderfinnasia.com, or Chinese website http://cn.ruderfinnasia.com