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Whether you believe or not that the world is de-globalising, this is one of the most consequential topics of our time, and as such front of mind for companies' management. Given ongoing geopolitical trends, will we see the emergence of a bifurcated supply chain landscapes? And what will this mean for MNCs which until now have thrived by accessing, and bringing together, the different comparative advantages of the countries linked by their global value chains?

Please join us to discuss the key highlights of EIU's white paper, 'The cost of de-globalising world trade,' which takes a deep dive into the recent developments impacting international trade and investment and warns about the impending threat of an increasingly 'slowbalised' world.

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.


12:30 PM - 2 PM


  • Michael Frank (Senior Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit)

    Michael Frank

    Senior Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit


    Michael Frank is a Senior Analyst with EIU Public Policy based in Hong Kong, working with Asia-based clients in support of their public policy-related strategic initiatives.

    Michael designs and manages both internal and public research programmes for clients in need of policy advocacy, thought leadership, strategy and analysis. His recent research has focused on technology and public policy, including themes such as the economic impact of emergent technologies; international best practices and influence in technology policymaking; and the roles of infrastructure, human capital and industry connectivity in advancing digital transformation in Asia. He also monitors global and regional trends such as geopolitical conflict, trade policy, and regulatory politics.

    Michael also serves as Vice Chair of the Financial Services Committee at The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Policy Review, and a BA in international relations and economics from Colgate University.

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  • Charles Goddard (Editorial Director of The Economist Group)

    Charles Goddard

    Editorial Director of The Economist Group

    Charles Goddard imagines and builds the Group’s flagship initiatives, the purpose of which is to catalyse progress on key issues of the day. He works closely with partners on themes ranging from ageing and longevity to ocean health, focusing particularly on healthcare, the Anthropocene and the blue economy. Based in Hong Kong, Charles was previously editorial director, Asia, at the Economist Intelligence Unit, director of research in Asia, and managing director of the Economist Corporate Network, a peer network for senior executives. He is concurrently executive director of the Group’s World Ocean Initiative.

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