Regional Strategic Forecast

There has rarely been a more challenging time for global business – the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, inflation, supply chain disruptions, soaring commodity prices, and more. Join us to explore it all at the RSF. Asia’s economies have diverged from other regions in terms of its brighter economic outlook and its specific fragilities related to heightened geopolitical risks and sustained supply chain risks. At the same time, the region is converging on trade while its monetary policies share similar external vulnerabilities. Asia’s ‘Catch 22’ of divergence and convergence will continue to represent great promise and perils to multinational companies in Asia as they seek new breakthroughs and clear solutions.Please join us for the Regional Strategic Forecast for Beijing which will feature the following:- Business implications from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine- Our latest analysis of the global and Asian economies;- Monetary policy risks and inflation concerns;- US and global foreign and trade policies and implications for Asian markets;- New frontiers for Asia’s tech sector;- The outlook and driving factors for the local economic and political environment;- A panel of business leaders sharing how they are finding opportunities amid these ongoing challenges.


Simon Baptist

Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit

Stephan Wöllenstein

Dr. Stephan Wöllenstein

CEO of Volkswagen Group China

Cyril Leung

China Country Head at FLSmidth Beijing Ltd.

Dan Hui

Managing Director of MediaCom Beijing & Guangzhou

James Liu

Managing Director, Novelis China, Vice President – Automotive of Novelis Asia

Eva Valle

Minister Counsellor and Head of Trade at Delegation of the European Union to China

Mattie Bekink

China Director of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast & Network

08:30 – 09:30 Presentation and Q&A by Keynote Speaker

09:30 – 09:45 Coffee Break

09:45 – 10:00 China Market Outlook by Dr. Woellenstein

10:00 – 11:00 Panel Discussions


Hotel Eclat Beijing

Speaker Corner, Parkview Green Tower D, 10F
No. 9, DongDaQiao Road, Chaoyang Dist.,

Meeting room details to be shared upon successful registration.


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