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The World in 2015 Gala Dinner: Malta

ON the 28th of November, 2014, The Economist hosted an evening of intelligent entertainment - part of a unique global event series - at The Hilton Malta. The event was specially timed to coincide with the release of The Economist’s annual The World in... publication, and offered Malta’s business community and policy makers the chance to reflect on 2014 and prepare to seize new opportunities in 2015.

Consultant Editor John Andrews, former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, and The Economist’s editorial cartoonist KAL provided their bold, unique, and thought-provoking predictions for the year ahead.

300 guests also enjoyed signature cocktails designed by Diageo’s Reserve Ambassador and lively predictions-based table quizzes. The attendees were edutained by these illustrious personalities whilst enjoying the Hilton’s typical high standards of dining cuisine.

Former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, presented the attendees  with lessons learnt from his two terms as Mayor (during which time he helped win the 2012 Olympics for London and steered the city through the 7/7 terror attacks).

The Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat, who was a special guest speaker, gave the attendees his insights on the importance of The Economist and shared his passion of the industry which stems from his youth’s experiences in journalism.

John Andrews, Consultant Editor at The Economist, shared thoughts and statistics on current political and financial movements, and also his expectations therefrom for 2015.

The evening closed with a drawing lesson from Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, The Economist’s editorial cartoonist for over 30 years, who entertained the attendees with insights into which faces are the most interesting to convert into cartoons, using prominent politicians such as Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as examples.

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