Dr Eliza Filby

Writer, speaker and consultant

Dr Eliza Filby is a writer, speaker and consultant who specialises in ‘Generational Intelligence’ helping companies and services understand generational shifts within politics, society and the workplace.

Her research incorporates not simply Millennials and the new kids on the block, Gen Z, but all generations. Eliza helps businesses understand how society is changing and prepare for the future, whether that is recruiting the best talent or engaging with new clients.

Matt Durnin

Matt Durnin Specialising in the economics of higher education, Matt leads a team of global British Council analysts to provide UK institutions with the data, analysis and insights required to succeed in the rapidly changing international education industry. Since joining the British Council in 2015, Matt has played a coordinating role in establishing more than 30 academic and research partnerships across 15 countries and has helped numerous universities form or revise their international strategies.

Before joining the British Council, Matt was Chief Researcher at the Financial Times' China Confidential consulting service and previously held the post of Managing Editor at the World Security Institute's China programme. His writings have been published by the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the BBC and Times Higher Education, among others. Matt has over 12 years of work experience in China and - on his better days - is a proficient Mandarin speaker.

Robin Bew

Managing Director (CEO), Economist Intelligence Unit

Robin Bew is the Managing Director (CEO) of the Economist Intelligence Unit, responsible for the overarching commercial and editorial success of the EIU’s business.

Robin retains an extremely client facing role, advising many of our largest customers on global trends and business developments, as well as having direct input into clients strategy discussions. He also has a significant public profile, regularly speaking at client events, international conferences and roundtables.

Robin is regularly interviewed in major TV and print media, both in the developed world and in the emerging markets.