Latest Global Mobility Trends

Over recent years I have talked about several megatrends and globally impactful changes in this blog: Brexit and Trump are shaking the geopolitical landscape and spreading protectionist tendencies; automation changes the world of work; the migration crisis and climate change stand as ongoing global issues; Europe foresees challenges of an aging population, while Chinese citizens…

The World Cup: Soccer or Geopolitical Statement?

It is the second week of the soccer World Cup in Russia, which has already offered its surprising goals and disappointing misses to billions of soccer fans around the world, and there are still several weeks of excitement to come. Apart from exciting emotions though, such major sporting events do present opportunities far beyond sports.…

Five Key Takeaways from the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Last week, the IESE Cities in Motion team had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities, a three-day international conference organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times. The event, with more than 80 speakers and delegates from over 35 countries, brought together global leaders and decision…
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Chinese Travelers: The More Outbound Movement, the More Tensions?

I guess we have all seen, heard or experienced the notorious Chinese tourists – the flag-following groups with impressive photographic equipment, who seem to be everywhere. Although the first part of the description can be easily seen as stereotypical, the notion about them being ubiquitous seems to become more and more supported by actual numbers.…
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