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Economic Growth - Opportunities & Obstacles Ahead

Karen O'Donnell
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Some foresee a 21st Century ‘roaring twenties’ as pent up demand for goods and services is unleashed, as people look for ways to spend built-up savings and to make other changes that weren’t possible in the last 18 months.  At the personal level, we will see many people change jobs, move houses, buy major ticket items and make lifestyle choices that weren’t possible until very recently.  This will drive a consumer boom.   

At the business level, there are ongoing problems with supply chains, transport and access to certain materials and resources. Some ​markets are still closed due to Covid. There is also pent up demand here too for goods and services and a hunger to get back to normal work patterns, and to creating more value for all.

This is all happening in the midst of major rises in energy prices as well as other factors that lead to increased inflation.  There is a real risk that interest rates will rise for the first time in recent years so monetary policy decisions are back in central focus and major taxation issues are on the table also.  Governments and relevant institutions must collaborate to pave the way for sustainable growth and to forestall further inflation issues and obstacles to greater economic well being.

How will these issues impact your business strategies and decisions ?

Our expert speakers can provide vital information and insights at your event and and can help shine a light on the path ahead.

Merryn Somerset Webb – Award-winning acclaimed commentator on economics, financial markets and personal finance, Editor-in-Chief, MoneyWeek, and Personal Finance and Investment Commentator, Financial Times

Martin Wolf – One of the world’s most acclaimed financial journalists, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times and Author, ‘Why Globalisation Works’ and ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’

Russell Napier – Independent financial market strategist and researcher, financial historian, Co-Founder, The Library of Mistakes and Author, ‘The Asian Financial Crisis, 1995–98 – Birth of the Age of Debt’ (2021)

Jim O’Neill – Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury (2015-16), Chair, Chatham House, Former Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs, and creator of the BRICs acronym

Paul Romer – Professor in Economics, NYU, Chief Economist, World Bank (2016-18) and Co-Recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences

Maurice Obstfeld – One of the foremost academic experts on international macroeconomics and finance, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, and Chief Economist, IMF – International Monetary Fund (2015-18)

Danielle di Martino Booth – Global thought leader on monetary policy, economics and finance, Founder and CEO, Quill Intelligence and Author, ‘Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America’

Willem Buiter – Visiting Professor of Economics, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, Global Chief Economist and Special Economic Adviser, Citigroup (2010-19)


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