The Economist Magazine (2019) The World in 2020 The World in 2020 will build on more than three decades of publishing success: this will be the 34th edition. It will look ahead to America’s presidential election, a landmark year for China, the next stage of the Brexit saga, the Olympics in Tokyo, the World Expo in Dubai, technological excitements from flying cars to Mars rovers and a big year for Raphael and Beethoven, not to mention James Bond. A special supplement, 2020 Vision, will look at longer-term predictions. The World in 2020 is the flagship product of The World Ahead, The Economist’s future-focused franchise, which also includes The World If scenarios supplement as well as films, podcasts and live events. The World in 2020 is specific, numerate and opinionated: full of predictions, and an exciting read. The Economist’s writers are joined by leaders from business, politics, science and the arts who also add their ideas for 2020: Robert F. Smith, investor and philanthropist; Juan Guaidó, interim president of Venezuela; David Malpass, president of the World Bank; Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei; Jim O’Neill, chair, Chatham House; Demis Hassabis, CEO, Google DeepMind; Guido Barilla, chairman of Barilla Group; Jane Sun, CEO of Ctrip; Adena Friedman, president and CEO, Nasdaq; Joanne Chory, professor of plant biology, Salk Institute; N’Goné Fall, curator, “Afrique 2020”; Iván Fischer, conductor. It is this mix of contributors that makes The World in 2020 uniquely authoritative in its predictions of trends and events-and that has won the publication a loyal and growing readership around the world.