Can this not-too-hot, not-too-cold global economy give momentum to 2018?

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In 2017, most sources of economic uncertainty were resolved positively. Momentum from the Euro Area and China was sustained, leading to a weaker dollar and thus an external environment more supportive of US growth.

And, in the US, increased consumer and business confidence following the 2016 presidential election held up with both investment and spending numbers improving as well. Most mature economies should maintain a similar pace of growth in 2018, possibly lifting non-Chinese emerging economies as well.

Join our experts for an interactive discussion and learn:

  • How continually tightening labor markets are and will affect wage growth and inflation;
  • What faster investment growth will mean in terms of long-term economic and productivity growth prospects;
  • The risks and opportunities tighter US monetary policy may offer businesses; and
  • Why key risks to global growth, like the unraveling of trade deals, did not play out in 2017, and whether these same factors could take a bite out of growth next year.

Receive The Conference Board’s latest analysis on why US, Euro Area, and Chinese growth yielded positive results in 2017 and what factors to watch for in 2018.

Who Should Attend: Business leaders who want to prepare for the key opportunities and risks presented by The Conference Board’s 2018 economic outlook.



Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.
Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim is an economist and director of business cycles and growth research at The Conference Board. He joined The Conference Board in 1999 as part of the Global Business Cycle Indicators Program that produces The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® fo...Full Bio

Lynn Franco

Lynn Franco
Director, Economic Indicators and Surveys
The Conference Board

Lynn Franco is director of economic indicators and surveys at The Conference Board. Franco is responsible for overseeing the production and release of all global indicators for The Conference Board, including the Consumer Confidence Index®, The Conference...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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