Event Details

We are not yet in a global recession, but governments and businesses the world over are bracing against rising costs, wondering about the impact of higher interest rates, and worried about slower growth. As the war in Ukraine and pandemic disruptions continue to wreak havoc on supply chains, talk of stagflation abounds. The picture is not entirely bleak, however. Unemployment levels across many economies are very low, some economies are set to grow fast, and there remain opportunities for innovation regionally and globally in areas like climate or digitalisation that can be drivers of corporate growth.


Join us for the Regional Strategic Forecast where we will consider how companies can cut through the noise about the challenges of this moment and constructively think about risk resilience and standing up to the next recession. We will explore the factors contributing to a potential global recession - including interest rates, energy and commodity price volatility, supply shocks, geopolitics - and the factors that might save us from it. Changing growth drivers amid shifting supply chains, capital flows, and the role of China will also be on the agenda. Against the backdrop of geopolitical challenges, the tension between the climate and energy crises, and the shifting geography of global business, join us to gain insights on the crucial issues companies ought to watch and how to remain cognisant of current risks while seizing opportunities.

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.

Agenda

8 AM - 8:05 AM
Welcome introduction
8:05 AM - 8:45 AM
Presentation by Simon Baptist
8:45 AM - 9 AM
Q&A with Simon Baptist
9 AM - 9:55 AM
Panel Discussion
9:55 AM - 10 AM
Closing

Speakers

  • 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

    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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  • Prof. Soohyung Lee (Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University)

    Prof. Soohyung Lee

    Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University

    Prof. Lee is an economist, specializing in data-based research topics that examine the determinants of the efficiency of individuals and the market as a whole. Her fields of research lie at the intersection of Econometrics, Labor, Public, Development, and Market Design.

    Her research is well recognized in the communities of economists, policymakers, international organizations, and the news media. She has received various awards, including the Korean American Economic Association’s Young Economist Award (2016) and the Korean Economic Association’s Award for Applied Microeconomists (2020).

    Prior to her appointment at SNU, she was a faculty member in the Economics Department at University of Maryland, College Park and Sogang University, and a research fellow at Harvard Business School. She received her PhD from Stanford University and her BA from Seoul National University. Before starting her PhD studies, Dr. Lee served as a Deputy Director in Korea’s Ministry of Finance.

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  • Jacco Zwetsloot (Network Moderator, Seoul at Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Jacco Zwetsloot

    Network Moderator, Seoul at Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Jacco Zwetsloot has lived in Korea for 20 of the last 25 years, with a broad range of work experience in the communication, legal, tourism, training and broadcasting sectors. He has worked as an English teacher, a tour guide for the US military, a regular radio show guest, and a translator of North Korean propaganda. Currently, Jacco works as a content creator for a communications consultancy Insight Communications Consultants, hosts a weekly podcast about North Korea, moderates panel discussions, writes a monthly Korean newspaper column and still leads occasional lunchtime walking tours in downtown Seoul for the Royal Asiatic Society Business & Culture Club. Jacco holds a Master of Arts degree in Korean Studies from Leiden University, a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Monash University and a separate Bachelor of Arts in Modern European Studies and German Language from the University of Melbourne.

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  • Other Panelists To Be Confirmed

    Other Panelists To Be Confirmed