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Webinar - Will the US Election Trigger a Global Economic Earthquake? And how will Britain Cope with the Aftershocks? NEW

12 Nov Robin Bew
Event information
Date 12 November 2024
Time 14:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 50 Places*
Venue Online
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The US presidential election takes place the week before this webinar. What will the outcome mean for America and the world? Will aggressive policies to win in green-tech, advanced computing and web 4.0 continue? And will they work? Will relations with global giant, China, improve or decline? Can the US continue to provide economic and political leadership to the west? And will the US be the global growth engine that pulls the UK along in its wake?

Looking beyond the US, we will also consider the economic and political prospects for other key drivers of global growth. Is China growing old before it can get rich? Can Europe revitalise its sluggish performance? Will the war in Ukraine continue and what will it mean for us if it does? Who will be the winners and losers among the other regions of the world? And will climate change render it all irrelevant, anyway?

And what about Britain? Are we suffering election fatigue? What is at stake for the UK and will a new government get to grips with the many issues we face? Will the UK improve as a place to do business and as a place from which to do business elsewhere? Or are we destined for disappointment and a hard slog? And how will that vary from sector to sector?

Join us for a rundown on the biggest issues shaping the global economic and political scene, and a focus on how these will weigh on prospects for the UK. The session will provide a perspective, but also an opportunity for debate and questions.

Learning outcomes

This session will help you:

  • Understand the economic and geopolitical impact of the US election.
  • Understand about the likely policy direction in the UK.
  • Know where the global and regional economic hot spots are likely to be in 2025 and 2026.
  • Understand the economic and political outlook for China and what that means for the world.
  • Have a broad sense of the big long-term issues which will shape the world over the coming 10 to 20 years.
  • Understand what all this means for the UK.
  • Talk confidently about the impact these issues will have on your industry and business.

Who this is for

  • Leaders and managers who want to take a broad, macro-economic view of the world.
  • Leaders who want to understand the geo-political issues which will impact business in the near and further term, and consider what that means for their organisation.

Robin Bew

Robin Bew

Robin Bew is a seasoned economist and business leader who can engage with audiences on international economic, political and business developments and relate them to company growth strategy and team development.

Based in London, Robin initially worked as an economist for HM Treasury, before moving to The Economist Group. He spent 18 years in senior editorial leadership roles with The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and consulting division of the business. These included Editorial Director, responsible for groupwide B2B research and analysis, EIU Chief Economist, and Head of Global Forecasting. During this time, Robin advised companies and governments on their strategy in the face of economic and political developments, working across Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. He also appeared regularly in print and broadcast media.

For his final nine years at The Economist Group, Robin was Global Managing Director (CEO) of the EIU, responsible for the commercial success of the business, setting company strategy (including the execution of organic developments and several acquisitions). He led a team of 500 people, in offices from New York to Beijing.

Robin now lectures, gives speeches and undertakes consultancy work.

*Up to 50 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.*

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