2018 Speaker Lineup

January 31 - February 3
Orlando, Florida

Ian Bremmer
President and Founder, Eurasia Group

Dubbed the “rising guru” in the field of political risk by The Economist and serving at the helm of the leading global political risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer is a prolific thought leader and author. He actively discusses the intersection between politics and markets in public speeches, television appearances and top publications, including TIME, where he is the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large. He also serves as Global Research Professor at New York University and authored Three Choices for America’s Role in the World, released in May 2015.

Having created Wall Street’s first global political risk index (GPRI), Bremmer is credited with bringing the craft of political risk to financial markets and for establishing political risk as an academic discipline. His definition of emerging markets — “those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes” — has become an industry standard. ‘G-Zero,’ his term for a global power vacuum in which no country is willing and able to set the international agenda, is widely accepted by policymakers and thought leaders.

In 1998, Bremmer established Eurasia Group with just $25,000. Today, the company has offices in New York, Washington and London, as well as a network of experts and resources in 90 countries. Eurasia Group provides analysis and expertise on how political developments and national security dynamics move markets and shape investments across the globe. As the firm’s president and most active public voice, Bremmer advises leading executives, money managers, diplomats and heads of state.