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The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017
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This month’s Economics Watch offers an economics perspective on the most pressing challenges on the minds of the chief executives who responded to The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017. With the global economy limping through its sixth year of stagnation and the growth outlook for 2017 showing a continuation of the trend, finding sources of quality growth poses unique strategic challenges for business organizations.
An analysis of survey responses reveals seven big picture trends as disruptive forces from digital technology to demographic trends alter the global business landscape. Join us as we discuss the implications of the survey for European CEOs and the challenges they face in the coming year. CPE credit available
Bart van Ark
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
Charles Mitchell, the executive director, knowledge content & quality at The Conference Board, is responsible for the development of member-generated content and ensuring the objectivity, independence, accuracy, and business relevance of the organization’s research. In recent years he h...Full Bio
Klaas de Vries
Klaas de Vries is an associate economist at The Conference Board Europe. He focuses on measurement of economic growth and productivity and works on The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook, an annual flagship report on the global economy. He also maintains and develops the
Ilaria Maselli is a senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board. Maselli has also been affiliated with the Brussels-based think tank the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2007; her latest position is research fellow.