5 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JANUARY 2020 O p e n i n g L i n e s J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 YEAR-AHEAD PREDICTIONS 2020 R ecently, A.T. Kearney’s internal think tank, the Global Business Policy Council (GBPC) released its 2020 predictions, identifying what it believes to be the 10 most significant global trends that will gain momentum in the coming year. Year-Ahead Predictions 2020 develops its forecasts based on the Council’s continuous scanning of the horizon across key dimensions of demography, economy, environment, geopolitics, governance, resources, and technology. The report also marks its own score on its predictions for 2019. Among the trends predicted for next year, climate crises will trigger public- and private- sector collaboration on practical new solutions, the U.S. will be taking on challengers in the 5G race, and competition will heat up not only in the technology space but in outer space. Several shifting political and economic fault lines will also be active in 2020, including geopolitical tensions in Northeast Asia and a growing generational divide. Here is the full list of the GBPC’s 10 predictions for 2020: 1. Generational wars will heat up as battle lines are drawn.