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The Latest on Worldwide Consumer Confidence and Spending Patterns and What This Means for Business

October 15, 2019 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York) | (1 hr)

At a time of persistent trade tensions, constantly evolving Brexit questions, and other domestic and international challenges, how do consumers feel and behave economically and what are their concerns—from economic to political to personal ones?

In this webcast, we will share insights from our latest Global Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted in collaboration with Nielsen, from the third quarter of 2019. It is based on responses by 32,000 customers in 64 markets throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and North America.

Join our expert panel to:

  • Learn how consumers across the world feel about their country’s job market outlook, their personal finances, and about spending money;
  • Understand on what categories they spend discretionary income, where they are cutting back,  and what their primary concerns are;
  • What may drive these developments—unresolved tariff questions, job market changes, product innovations or lack thereof—and what this all means for companies and policy makers as they plan for 2020.  

Who Should Attend: Anyone with an interest in the global economy, including executives working in or with consumer-related businesses


Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D.

Denise Dahlhoff, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher, Consumer Research
The Conference Board

Denise Dahlhoff is the Senior Researcher for consumer research at The Conference Board, working in the Economy, Strategy & Finance and Marketing & Communications Centers. Previously, she was the Research Director of the Wharton School’s Baker Retailing Center and also held positions...Full Bio

John Forsyth

John Forsyth
Program Director
The Conference Board

John Forsyth is currently partner of Forsyth Insights LLC, a consumer insights boutique. He has worked in most industries, though he specializes in consumer goods/electronics, retail, and pharmaceuticals. Forsyth is a thought leader in the consumer insights arena, with a 30-year track record of i...Full Bio

Bill Hopkins

Bill Hopkins
Global Lead, Shopper and Customer Insights
Molson Coors

Bill Hopkins is Global Lead for Shopper and Customer Insights at Molson Coors.  Prior to joining the beer industry, he served in a variety of consultative roles in the interactive entertainment, consumer packaged goods, and consumer neuroscience industries.  Bill’s passion is deve...Full Bio

Ilaria Maselli

Ilaria Maselli
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

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President & Chief Economist
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president and global chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York...Full Bio


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