Regional Strategic Forecast

Two months into 2024, wars are raging in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. And shipping is under attack in the Red Sea, threatening new transport and commodity price spikes. These crises are explosive in their own right. Combine them with a presidential race in America and 2024 promises to be a make-or-break year for the post-1945 world order.

This year’s EICN Regional Strategic Forecast will explore this unfamiliar landscape, with its new alliances, fierce rivalry, mistrust, and weaponisation of finance, technology and critical minerals. How will businesses be impacted by industrial policies that support strategically important domestic priorities over trade?


Zanny Minton Beddoes

Editor-in-Chief at The Economist

Tom Rafferty

Head of Global Forecasting and Economics at Economist Intelligence Unit

Dr Kai Guo

Executive President at China Finance 40 Institute

Dr Robert Xiao

Director, Beijing of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Marc Horn

EVP, Merck Electronics, President at Merck China

Event details


Hotel Eclat Beijing
Speaker’s Corner, 10F Parkview Green, Tower D, No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang Dist.,
侨福芳草地,10层D座, 侨福讲堂
Beijing, China

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