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There has rarely been a more challenging time for global business - the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, inflation, supply chain disruptions, soaring commodity prices, and more. Join us to explore it all at the Regional Strategic Forecast.

Asia's economies have diverged from other regions in terms of its brighter economic outlook and its specific fragilities related to heightened geopolitical risks and sustained supply chain risks. At the same time, the region is converging on trade while its monetary policies share similar external vulnerabilities. Asia's 'Catch 22' of divergence and convergence will continue to represent great promise and perils to multinational companies in Asia as they seek new breakthroughs and clear solutions.

Please join us for the Regional Strategic Forecast which will feature:

• Implications for business from Russia's invasion of Ukraine;

• Our latest analysis of the global and Asian economies;

• Monetary policy risks and inflation concerns;

• US and global foreign and trade policies and implications for Asian markets;

• New frontiers for Asia's tech sector;

• The outlook and driving factors for the local economic and political environment;

• A panel of business leaders sharing insights into the Forecast's implications for companies in the region.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please send an email to ecn_sea@economist.com.


10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Doors open for registration
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Presentation, panel discussion, Q&A
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch served


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

    Simon Baptist

    Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit

    Simon Baptist is Editorial Director and Chief Economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit. Prior to his current role, he has held a number of other senior management and editorial positions in the business, including Managing Director for Asia, Regional Director of our Asia editorial team, Director of Global Forecasting, and Consulting Director in both Europe and Asia

    Simon’s focus is on the global economy, national and international political developments, and public policy. He engages with business, government and international organisations, helping them to understand the operational and strategic implications of the EIU’s forecasts.

    He has a doctorate in economics from and was a lecturer at Oxford University, along with degrees in economics and science from the University of Tasmania. His academic research investigated technology and the determinants of productivity in manufacturing firms.

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  • Eric Anziani (COO at Crypto.com)

    Eric Anziani

    COO at Crypto.com

    Eric Anziani is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Crypto.com where he oversees a team of 200+ individuals working across several functions including product, growth, institutional sales, strategy, partnerships, blockchain, research and data. He previously served as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Group Strategy where he was instrumental in the conceptualization and implementation of the company’s major initiatives, including the Crypto.com App and the Crypto.org Chain. A seasoned tech leader, he brings 15 years of experience in strategy, partnerships and innovation in financial services/payments, fintech and lifestyle tech.

    Prior to joining Crypto.com, Eric served various roles at leading global companies including Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, PayPal and Global Fashion Group, where he supported defining growth plans, negotiated partnerships and developed strategic solutions.

    As a blockchain and tech enthusiast, Eric has invested in and advised several ventures across Asia and the US and actively contributed to the blockchain and startup ecosystem in Singapore as a member of the Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Enterprises and Start-ups Singapore (ACCESS), which promotes and protects the use and development of digital currencies and blockchain technologies, and BANSEA, a leading angel investment network promoting the development of the angel investment community in Southeast Asia.

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  • Mallika Gadepalli (Director of Strategy at PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd)

    Mallika Gadepalli

    Director of Strategy at PropertyGuru Pte. Ltd

  • Kiang Wei LOW (Medical Director, Consulting and Medical Services of International SOS)

    Kiang Wei LOW

    Medical Director, Consulting and Medical Services of International SOS

  • William Thomas (Director, South-east Asia of The Economist Corporate Network)

    William Thomas

    Director, South-east Asia of The Economist Corporate Network

    William Thomas is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network in South-east Asia. An experienced advisor to senior business and government leaders, he helps organisations understand the strategic, operational, and talent implications of geopolitical changes.

    William holds a PhD in public policy from George Mason University in the US, as well as a degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA. His academic research has centered on managing change in large, multinational organisations, with an emphasis on organisational culture.

    William is a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, having spent much of his 21-year career as a strategic planner for complex operations such as humanitarian assistance and counterterrorism. He was Associate Professor of Political Science at the US Air Force Academy, and later taught at Georgetown University in Washington DC and as a Fulbright Scholar at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

    Having worked in Asia since 2012, William has focused on leadership development and organisational change as a consultant, leadership coach, and training facilitator.

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Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Saga Ballroom,
9 Wallich Street


If you have any questions please contact Yvonne Lim

Contact Organizer

+65 65345177

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