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19 February, 2019 | (01 hr)

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What we can expect for business growth in Europe in 2019 and beyond? Will Brexit derail it? What other risks are there to watch out for?

The outlook for the European economy is all-in-all still positive, but as the peak of the growth cycle is behind us, everyone is wondering what will cause the next recession and what its impact will be. Moreover, as the March 29th deadline rapidly approaches for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, what will actually happen still remains unclear.

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  • the latest state of affairs with regard to Brexit
  • the short- and medium-term macroeconomic and business implications of Brexit, especially in Ireland
  • how companies are preparing

Interested in more? Download our full report on Thriving in a Slow-growing Europe

Speakers

Fergal O'Brien

Fergal O'Brien
Director of Policy and Chief Economist
IBEC

Fergal O'Brien is Ibec’s Director of Policy and Chief Economist. He joined Ibec in 2005. Prior to this Fergal worked for 5 years as an Economic Consultant with Fitzpatrick Associates, where he delivered a large number of consultancy assignments for a range of public and private sector clien...Full Bio

Dr. Robert Bedford

Dr. Robert Bedford
Economist and Data Analytics
Robert Bosch GmbH

Dr. Robert Bedford is an Economist at Robert Bosch GmbH, the automotive, industrial and consumer goods technology company. Working alongside the Chief Economist, Robert actively participates in the worldwide strategic planning of the Group. Prior to this, Robert worked as a management accountant ...Full Bio

Matt Hinde

Matt Hinde
Co-Chair of the UK-EU Relations Committee
British Chamber of Commerce, EU and Belgium

Matt Hinde helps lead the energy and utilities sector group in Brussels. He was recently Head of EU Strategy in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, following 4 years as First Secretary Energy and Atomic Questions in the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. He has e...Full Bio

Klaas de Vries

Klaas de Vries
Economist
The Conference Board

Klaas de Vries is an 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 Total Economy Dat...Full Bio

Ilaria Maselli

Ilaria Maselli (Moderator)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Ilaria Maselli has been the senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board since March 2016. Maselli monitors the monthly business cycle of the European economy and contributes analysis to The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook. She also contributes to in-dept...Full Bio

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