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Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013
“Don’t blindly follow the crowd”, says the British economist Noreena Hertz in the trends magazine Perspectives, the first copy of which she received. Hertz is one of the people interviewed in the English language magazine, in which the Port of Rotterdam Authority discusses global trends influencing the port. In Perspectives, the Brit, according to The Observer ‘one of the world’s leading young thinkers’ sheds light on ‘decision making in a confusing world’.
Other (inter)national experts and opinion-makers giving their views on developments in their field which impact on ports are the American economist and author Jeremy Rifkin, the Dubai strategist Ayesha Sultan and the German architect Thomas Rau. But Dutch entrepreneurs such as Jorne Langelaan (cargo sailing ships) and Erik de Bruijn (3D printers) also have their say.
The theme of the second edition is ‘New Economies’. Which new economies are on the up and up? Which new ideas, business models and companies will change the world? Promising new economic forms such as crowd funding and the shift from possession to use. Or carbon recycling, the rise of trading towns and the African continent.
Global vs Local
The theme of the first edition, which was published in September of last year, was ‘global vs local’. This featured, among others, the Belgian entrepreneur Gunter Pauli (about his ‘blue economy’) and the Chinese environmental expert Ma Jun.
Source:-Port of Rrotterdam