Event Details

We are delighted to invite you to the first EICN event of 2023, at which I will present the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) global and regional forecasts for the first half of 2023 and beyond – with political and economic highlights – and share the results of the EICN's exclusive Middle East Business Outlook Survey (MEBOS).

Thank you to all EICN members who completed the MEBOS survey over the past few weeks. The results are in and they reveal the biggest opportunities and challenges that regional business face for the coming year.

They also provide some great insights on the regional business environments and your expectations for sales and profit growth across the region.

So please join us for this exclusive event to learn more about what 2023 has in store for us all!

Date: 25 January

Venue: Capital Club


8.30am: Arrival, breakfast and networking

9am: Presentation on EIU regional forecasts

9.30am: EICN Middle East Business Outlook Survey results

10am: Panel discussion

10.45am: Close and networking

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 Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


  • Robert Willock (Director EICN of The Economist Group)

    Robert Willock

    Director EICN of The Economist Group

    Robert is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network based in Dubai and covering the MENA region. Robert works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.

    Robert is a business journalist, editor and publisher with 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, construction, energy and transport, and a particular interest in human capital management.

    He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker.

    Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012 and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham.

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