The Economist Events: The Global Crisis of Depression

November 25th, Kings Place, London


An exclusive gathering of policymakers, mental health experts, employers and patient groups.

More than 200 international policymakers, senior business leaders, academics, and patient advocates from 20 countries and 5 continents are convening in London on November 25th to discuss the urgent need for a global response to the increasing impact of depression.

The Conference entitled ‘Global Crisis of Depression– The Low of the 21st Century’ will discuss the global burden of depression, which now affects more than 350 million people and address the need for a global approach, aiming to tackle an issue that has become the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Europe, 1 in 10 employees have missed work due to depression.

Confirmed speakers include: Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General, United Nations and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation; Norman Lamb MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Care and Support; Nick Hækkerup, Denmark’s Minister of Health; Beatrice Lorenzin, Minister of Health, Italy; Alastair Campbell, Communicator, Writer, Strategist; Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD; David Haslam, Chair of NICE, and more.


To view the full speaker-line up and agenda, visit 

The Global Crisis of Depression is an invitation-only event with a limited number of places. Places are available only on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to approval. We recommend you apply for your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment by emailing or calling +44 207 576 8118, quoting code Gamian

Places are limited. We expect high levels of interest, so do RSVP as soon as possible in order to confirm your place. 



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