Economic Outlook – A view from Professor Arturo Bris
31 January 2018
After a year of deteriorating global and local security, political change, economic uncertainty and the escalation in social media led populism, 2018 is likely to be no less uncertain and fractious. It is also the year when the UK’s Brexit Strategy will take shape and our likely future relationships with Europe and, indeed, many other countries around the world will become apparent. Add to this the continuing and increasing impact of new technology, the beginning of the phasing out of hydrocarbons, increasing longevity and ageing populations and it is clear that organisations are developing their business models and strategies in an
environment of ever-increasing uncertainty.
Offering his views on what 2018 and the future more generally might hold, Arturo Bris will provide an economic commentary on the UK as seen from Europe and how we might perform in his respected World Competitiveness Index. Current events will inform Arturo’s comments but he will be addressing:
• the options for Brexit and the economic realities
• the knock-on effects of Brexit for Europe and other world economies
• future productivity and the impact of technology
• the risks to global economic stability that we know about
• other clouds on the horizon.
As always, our meeting will be interactive with the views of members adding to the debate and the opportunity of benchmarking the preparedness of your company against others.