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What’s on the Global Agenda – 2023 Outlook

February 6, 2023
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Recap: APCO Worldwide’s Forum on Climate

October 21, 2022
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A Nation Divided: Türkiye’s Election Results

May 31, 2023
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AI, Antitrust & Accountability

On the sidelines of the 2024 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, APCO hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “AI, Antitrust and Accountability." The event highlighted how some enforcers believe they have the right tools to ensure a level playing field while others are prepared to find novel ways to tackle disruption of new technologies and will create new laws and policies if necessary. ...

April 30, 2024 / Benjamin Faull, Freda Zhang

Recalibrating the Compass: Evaluating Geo-Economic Paradigm Shifts in Collaborations with Africa

During the last edition of the annual Munich Security Conference, APCO hosted an official side event dedicated to Africa. Moderated by our CEO, Brad Staples, the conversation focused on where key African countries stand in the international landscape, the continent’s main challenges and opportunities and what win-win business projects in Africa could look like. ...

March 18, 2024 / Karina Auger
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Expectations for the 2024 G20 Summit: Will Geopolitics Interfere with Progress?

Three months into the year and the international stage is sizzling. Following this year’s World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, the Munich Security Conference and the first G7 meeting, the G20 kicked-off its first Ministerial amid geopolitical tension and an urgent agenda....

March 5, 2024 / Caroline Gibin Ribeiro

Navigating Global Challenges: Setting the Global Agenda and Building Trust in Davos

With the Annual Meeting taking place just after the elections in Bangladesh and with 2024 set to be biggest global election year in history, democracy—and what is at risk if it goes wrong—was big on the agenda....

March 5, 2024 / Nicole Monge, Judit Arenas
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A New Force in Addressing Global Security: The Emerging Role of Private Sector Actors

In mid-February, the world’s most influential policymakers, business leaders, journalists and activists descended on Munich from over 100 countries for the world’s leading security and defense confab, the Munich Security Conference. This year marked a special edition of the Conference, its 60th, offering a chance to reflect on its raison d'être of fostering peace through dialogue....

March 5, 2024 / Brad Staples
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The Midwest: Unleashed Potential for Climate Migration and Sustainable Solutions

Following the excitement of COP28, local geographies are feeling pressure to accommodate climate solutions. The Midwest consists of varied geographical environments, cultural diversity and economic potential, and is poised to attract climate migrants—a shift that presents opportunities for businesses looking to expand....

January 22, 2024 / Alyse Deutsch
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APCO Voices at COP28: Our Key Takeaways

Thoughts from APCO's team who were on the ground and closely watching the events at COP28....

December 19, 2023

Five Takeaways From Fordham’s International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference

Top decision makers share how geopolitical challenges, digital regulation, and active and sometimes divergent enforcement against mergers are all contributing to a transformation in the antitrust landscape at Fordham’s 50th Annual International Antitrust Law and Policy Conference....

October 13, 2023

Scenes From the First Republican Debate: A Political Tactician’s Perspective 

On Wednesday, August 23, eight of the nine top Republican presidential candidates took the stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the first primary debate of the 2024 U.S. presidential election hosted by FOX News. This debate was an introductory platform for the candidates to present to primary voters a broad overview of their positions on various issues rather than delving deeply into policy intricacies. APCO’s Nina Verghese and Dan Meyers, both former Republican operatives, attended the debate and had the chance to reflect on their observations.  ...

August 29, 2023 / Nina Verghese
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LA28: Incremental Change for Impact at Scale

While the term “economic legacy” has long been part of the sports vernacular, what has shifted is the intention to make these legacies truly equitable and accessible to underrepresented communities....