AT THE EDGE OF DISORDER
The concept of a country’s ability to buy and sell its wares openly on the international marketplace is inviolable. The freedom to sail one’s products around the world is a given. Everything from the transfer of money to the accessibility of energy is sacrosanct. Yet all this and more can be artificial: an unintended – if happy – side effect of the American-led global Order. Some say this Order in its final days; that all countries and all industries must learn to operate in a world as unstructured as it is dangerous. This session lays out how we got to where we are, and what the future holds for sectors as diverse as energy, agriculture, finance, manufacturing and transport.