Regional Strategic Forecast with South Africa’s Finance Minister

There has never 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.

About the event

In this session of EICN’s Regional Strategic Forecast, our Global Chief Economist Simon Baptist and EMEA Editorial Director Pat Thaker will discuss the following topics:

  • The business implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine;
  • Our latest analysis of the global and African economies;
  • Monetary policy risks and inflation concerns;
  • US and global foreign and trade policies and implications for African markets;
  • The outlook and driving factors for the local economic and political environment;

Following Simon and Pat’s keynotes, a panel of business leaders will share how they are finding opportunities amid these ongoing challenges.

Also joining us will be South Africa’s Finance Minister, Mr Enoch Godongwana. Mr. Godongwana took office in August 2021 and was presented with a massive workload. Prior to the pandemic, the economy was stalling, and the economic dashboard was flashing worrisome warnings about large twin deficits and debt-service costs crowding out investment that should have been dedicated to education, health, and infrastructure.


Minister Enoch Godongwana

Minister of Finance, Head of the Treasury of South Africa

Simon Baptist

Global Chief Economist & Editorial Director of Economist Intelligence

Pat Thaker

Regional Director for MEA, Economist Intelligence

Rob Willock

MENA Director, Economist Intelligence Corporate Network


Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Jan Smuts Avenue 67
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Meeting room details to be shared upon successful registration.


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