‘Megatrends’ authors to speak at World Nutrition Forum 2012

Congress to focus on global nutrition, productivity

International best-selling author, John Naisbitt, and the director of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, Doris Naisbitt, have been announced as guest speakers at the 5th World Nutrition Forum in Singapore.

John Naisbitt’s first book Megatrends (1982) was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, topping the list at #1. Megatrends was published in 57 countries and has sold more than 9 million copies. His international bestsellers sold more than 14 million copies. Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading futurist, John Naisbitt’s current focus is on China, which he has been studying and visiting for more than 40 years, first in 1967. A former professor at Nanjing University, he is currently professor at Nankai University, Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics.

Doris Naisbitt, an observer of global social, economic and political trends, is the director of the Naisbitt China Institute in Tianjin, China and co-author of the bestseller Megatrends China: Eight Pillars of a New Society. She holds professorships at Nankai and Yunnan University, and at Yunnan Normal Universities in China and Skolkovo Open University. In her biweekly column in “China Youth Daily,” China’s second largest newspaper, she addresses China’s young generation. The column is also published in “Youth Digest,” the largest Youth magazine in China.

The congress will be attended by more than 700 industry representatives and opinion leaders from all over the world, opening the floor to discussions on and around “NutriEconomics: Balancing Global Nutrition & Productivity.”