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Join us for an interactive discussion on the growth drivers of European consumption. Will the current growth in employment and lower oil prices continue to drive consumption through the rest of 2015? Will inflation begin to increase, giving businesses more pricing power in light of quantitative easing from the European Central Bank? How do differences play out across the region? Explore differences in the stronger Germany and UK markets, compared to weaker consumer markets throughout Europe.

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Bert Colijn

Bert Colijn
Senior Economist, Europe
The Conference Board

Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicators and analysis of the European economies.

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Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Host)
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is a Senior Advisor of the Economy, Strategy and Finance (ESF) Center at The Conference Board. From 2008 until September 2020 he was Chief Economist and Head ...Full Bio

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