Recently Business Week published the results of a study by A.T. Kearney listing the world’s most global cities, weighing financial as well as cultural and political influence.

Number 2 of the 12 is London, site of IAHSA’s 8th International Conference in July 2009.

Here’s what they say about London:
“The erstwhile imperial city on the Thames was once the British Empire’s seat of power, with sway over a quarter of the world’s population. Today, though London holds no sovereign claim over its former colonies, the city’s legal, linguistic, and literary influence still resonates in the far corners of the globe. Besides ranking first for its numbers of international travelers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with global reach, London also ranks second in the world for attracting foreign students to its elite universities, for hosting international sporting events, for its number of think tanks, and for the number and quality of its museums. It is also strongly situated as a center of higher education, diplomacy, and finance.”

Mark your calendars today – 19-22 July 2009.