Regional Strategic Forecast: Trade in transition

As Corporate Network’s flagship event series, the Regional Strategic Forecast (RSF) is an opportunity for business leaders to receive critical insights from the EIU’s latest analysis of the global economy and key economic forecasts. These critical insights can help you to mitigate risk and plan for growth, all while learning and networking with other business leaders across industries.

Understand the geopolitical developments and other business environment factors affecting your business during a keynote from EIU’s global chief economist and editorial director, Dr Simon Baptist. Following his presentation there will be a panel discussion with some of the region’s most influential business executives to discuss their own experiences leading multinational organisations through such unprecedented disruption

About the event

This is a moment of transition for international trade and the global economy. And thus an ideal time to explore how companies are navigating disruptions amid economic headwinds, the war in Ukraine, uneven post-pandemic rebounds, supply chain concerns, rapid technological advances, and more. This navigation is taking place amid a geopolitical contest for the future of the global economic world order, even if the conversation has shifted from decoupling to de-risking. Asia is poised to be a bright spot for growth in a year of stagnation, even if China’s recovery has been more muted than hoped. And looking ahead to 2024, we expect to see continued improvement in most markets. Companies are assessing these developments and the new geography of global business by focusing on risk resilience.

We invite you to join us for our September Regional Strategic Forecast. This flagship programme convenes twice a year to explore how companies can make the most of this moment and how what feels daunting might in fact be exciting.

In this programme, we will:

  • Present our latest analysis of the global and Asian economies and look ahead to 2024
  • Discuss implications of continued inflation, cost of living crises, energy security concerns, supply chain transformations, and more
  • Look at digitalisation, AI, and the role of tech in business
  • Unpack how companies can navigate through geopolitical influences on business
  • Consider how companies can manage risk, remain resilient, and unlock opportunities


Roger Lui

Partner at Allen & Overy (HK) Ltd

Drew Chen

Partner at Bain Capital Hong Kong

Mattie Bekink

China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Dr. Simon Baptist

Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Uni

Edward Chui

Director, Hong Kong of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Event details


Island Shangri-La
Supreme Court Road
Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR (China)

Meeting room details will be shared upon successfull registration


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Times below are shown as GMT+8

08:00 – 08:30 – Registration, socializing and breakfast

08:30 – 09:30 – Global Outlook Presentation

09:30 – 09:50 – Coffee Break

09:50 – 10:50 – Panel Discussion

10:50 – 11:00 – Closing Remarks

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