Business Lessons from the 2018 Global Economic Outlook


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In 2017, the US, Euro Area, and Chinese economies strengthened simultaneously as both business and consumer confidence fueled increased investment and spending. Over the next decade though, both mature and emerging economies face less favorable demographic conditions and will see both labor force and economic growth slow unless productivity can be increased.

Join our experts for an interactive discussion and learn:

  • Whether the global economy will be able to build on 2017’s momentum in 2018

  • What opportunities do companies have to reach new markets while the global economy fires on all cylinders; and 

  • How can firms upgrade the quality of people and capital in order to produce more without pushing payrolls higher?

Receive an update on The Conference Board’s short- and medium-term growth forecast in order to provide your business with strategic insights necessary to upgrade organizational performance. 

Who Should Attend: Business leaders interested in shaping business strategy to fully account for short- and medium-term economic conditions

Speakers

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies in the...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer at The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts as well as in-depth globa...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D. (Host)
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio

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