Public Invited to Annual Briefing on Regional Economic Development, World Impacts


NORTH CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston Regional Development Alliance will hold its annual luncheon on Wednesday, November 2. The keynote address will be delivered by Parag Khanna, geo-strategist and futurist, named by Esquire magazine as “one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century”


Khanna has been hailed as a "21st century Alvin Toffler-style global futurist" for his remarkably forward-thinking predictions of geopolitical changes and crises, and game-changing economic and technological breakthroughs that transform the world's balance of power.


The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Trident Technical College’s Complex for Economic Development. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased online at


Copies of Khanna’s newest book How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next

Renaissance will also be available for purchase at the event.


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