Emerging Markets (EM) have often seen contradictory forces at play. This keynote combines key social and economic data and integrates this with a broad political and risk overview of prospects for EM's in the future. The Keynote delves into both the global economy and can focus more specifically on Africa, Asia or the Middle-East where applicable. Daniel Silke will discuss rising income levels and demographic change across emerging markets, healthier economic fundamentals promoting investment, the shifting sectoral diversification within EM’s and the broader integration into world markets. In addition, aspects relating to EM Debt, Trade Wars, China’s Belt & Road programme, equity valuations and the broader prospects for more sluggish growth from both the US and EU will pull investors towards EM’s in the near future. Silke will also cover prospects for the US economy amidst recessionary predictions; global trade performance and regional growth forecasts to add international context to his keynote. This is more than just a macro-economic overview. It also will highlight key disruptive trends that can also shape the fortunes – both positively and negatively – of EM’s. Ultimately, Emerging Markets 2020 is at one both analytical yet also predictive. It will entertain and enlighten and will present an important value addition to any conference seeking a view on the role of these economies and their prospect for growth in future.