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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (8 AM - 11:30 AM)

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China World Summit Wing Hotel Beijing

6F, SW61,
No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing
北京国贸大酒店(国贸三期), 6层,宴会厅SW61,, 建国门外大街1号 Tel: +86 10-65052299


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Event Details

The Economist Intelligence Unit has just upgraded our growth forecast for China to 1.7% this year, up from 1.4% at the height of the Covid19 crisis. Despite escalating trade tensions between the US and China, the rebound has been driven in part by a strong bounce in export growth from both the US and other markets as all those home workers order computer equipment.

China's ongoing drive to prepare for a digital future with infrastructure spending could prompt the EIU to upgrade our forecast China forecast again before the end of the year, despite the fact that we are very bearish on the global economy and only expect a recovery to pre-Covid growth levels by 2022.

The ongoing pandemic and growing China-US tensions, makes for an extremely challenging operating environment; one that is nicely summarised by a phrase recently coined by The Economist: "the 90% economy".

More than ever, business leaders need reliable, timely information and strong networks to support their difficult decision making. We believe that in-person networking remains a vital part of what we do, but will limit numbers in the room for breakfast to 48 and also offer a live-streaming option.

So at this critical juncture for the global economy, we invite you to join us and our panel of economists and business leaders for our Regional Strategic Forecast as we discuss:

  • The outlook for the global economy and regional highlights for 2021 and beyond.
  • What factors will determine how well different economies will do in the recovery, and where might some opportunities lie
  • Dealing with debt - at an individual, corporate and sovereign level.
  • Our predictions for currencies, trade, supply chains and jobs
  • The key risks beyond Covid19, how they might play out, and what they mean for our region.
  • The impact of the low oil-price environment and shifting commodity prices on global and regional growth.
  • Tomorrow's big questions: what next for civil liberties, globalisation and capitalism?

Keynote speaker

Dr Simon Baptist, Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Dr Simon Baptist (Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Dr Simon Baptist

    Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit

  • Dr Qian Liu (Managing Director, Greater China, Economist Group)

    Dr Qian Liu

    Managing Director, Greater China, Economist Group

  • Vivi Hou (President and CEO of Power Pacific Corporation Limited)

    Vivi Hou

    President and CEO of Power Pacific Corporation Limited

  • Gunther Hamm (Managing Director of Consumer/Tech Investments; Co-COO at Hope Investments)

    Gunther Hamm

    Managing Director of Consumer/Tech Investments; Co-COO at Hope Investments

  • Dr Kevin Kang (Chief Economist at KPMG China)

    Dr Kevin Kang

    Chief Economist at KPMG China

  • Tom Rafferty (Regional Director, Asia of The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Tom Rafferty

    Regional Director, Asia of The Economist Intelligence Unit