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Economists and Strategy Council

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Formed in 1983, the Council recently extended its scope to become the Economists and Corporate Strategists Council, providing opportunities for an exclusive network of senior chief economists and corporate strategists to exchange experiences, access relevant research/expertise, and gain insights into new developments, thereby improving their contributions as leaders.

Meetings include a round-robin exchange of forecasts about the European and world economies, reviews of major industrial sectors, and analysis of significant developments in the international economy. Council members are economists and strategists from the financial service and industrial sectors of multinational companies.

    Companies & Members - Economist and Strategy Council

  • A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S
  • ABB Ltd
  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation
  • Alpha Bank
  • CME Group, Inc.
  • Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A.
  • Crédit Agricole Group
  • Natixis
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Shell International Limited
  • Société Générale
  • SwedBank
  • Teknikforetagen

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices. Council membership benefits

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from over 100 councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

The Conference Board Councils are ongoing peer networks that meet in person three times a year, plus ad hoc virtual sessions. The level of trust that is built during and between meetings allows members to share leading practices and discuss challenges and successes in an off-the-record environment. Content for meeting agendas is set by members, so the discussions are timely and relevant. The group will typically discuss one subject in substantial depth, including occasional workshop sessions, and two to three other topics in a shorter fashion.

  • Impact of zero interest rates
  • Deglobalization
  • Future of manufacturing
  • Will inflation ever come back?
  • Brexit: impact on supply chains
  • Trade war

Members will be Chief Economists or the most senior executives responsible for corporate strategy in their organisations, with a Global or EMEA remit.

Graham Slack

Graham Slack

Council Director
The Conference Board
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