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For the second quarter of 2024, these are the top ten trending topics for panel discussions at business events in priority order based on social media mentions and internet activity. These topics reflect current global concerns and interests, particularly in business, technology, and society at large.

Here’s what’s new for Q2, 2024!

While Artificial Intelligence (AI) was number one on our list in Q4, 2023, it was replaced by “Leadership in AI” last quarter. This quarter, the number one topic returns to Artificial Intelligence! (Seems to be on everyone’s mind these days…so it is not all that surprising).

We also have several new topics entering the top ten: personal development, cross-cultural management of a global workforce, mental health in the workplace, and AI-driven sales in the retail sector. And some of those new topics ARE surprising!

Here are the top ten trending topics for panel discussions in Q2, 2024:

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI). With AI dominating conversations at major tech conferences, delve into how this technology is reshaping our world. Let’s discuss the ethical considerations, regulations, and potential for innovation in various industries.
  2. E-Commerce Innovations. As mobile spending continues to rise, explore the latest trends in e-commerce and what they mean for businesses moving forward.
  3. Personal Development. Self-improvement is a hot topic as people strive to make the most out of their year. Discuss strategies for setting goals, embracing personal development, and achieving success.
  4. Remote/Hybrid Work Models. With more businesses adopting remote work models, discuss the future of work and how companies can adapt to these changes.
  5. Cross-Cultural Management in Global Organizations. As companies build communities across the globe, effective cross-cultural management becomes crucial. Explore research-based methods to manage diverse teams effectively.
  6. Mental Health in the Workplace. Mental health has become a critical issue in today’s fast-paced work environment. Share best practices for creating supportive workplaces that prioritize employee well-being.
  7. Technological Innovations on Education. With digital learning becoming more prevalent due to recent global events, discuss how technology is revolutionizing education and what this means for future generations.
  8. Sustainable Business Practices. Sustainability is no longer optional; it’s a business imperative. Discuss how businesses can integrate sustainable practices without compromising profitability.
  9. AI-Driven Sales & Efficiency Boosts in the Retail Sector. Artificial intelligence is transforming the retail sector. Discuss how AI can boost sales and efficiency, and what this means for the future of retail.
  10. The Role of Social Media in Business. Social media platforms like TikTok are becoming increasingly important for businesses. Discuss strategies for leveraging these platforms to drive growth and engagement.

These topics not only reflect current global and business trends but also offer insights into future directions and areas of focus for organizations and industries. We hope that this list is helpful in the identification of an important topic to discuss in a panel format for your next event.


The Powerful Panels Top Trending Topics is a compilation of social media and Internet posts published quarterly by PowerfulPanels.com. Rankings are based on social media mentions on the following channels: Facebook, Instagram, PinterestLinkedIn, Reddit, TikTok, YouTube, and X (formerly known as Twitter) as identified by Futuri’s Content Cloud and ChatGPT. For more information about this list, contact us.

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