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?


Tom Rafferty

Head of Global Forecasting and Economics at Economist Intelligence Unit

Professor Xu Xianchun

Former Deputy Commissioner at National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

Dr. Weisi Xie

Director, Shanghai of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Marjo Crompvoets

Consul-General, Shanghai at Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai

Jason Jiang

General Manger of Mysteel International Business

Event details


Peace Hall, 8th Floor, Peace Hotel

No. 20 East Nanjing Road
Shanghai, China


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