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Global Economic Forecast 2023

Monday 06 Feb | 08.00 A.M. - 09.30 a.m.

On the morning of Monday, Feb 6, guests will enjoy a Western-style plated breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, where our speakers will pick out their key geopolitical and economic themes for the year ahead, and issues businesses should be bracing for in 2023.

Price

Members: ¥6,500

Non Members: ¥8,500

Written by Sanae Samata

The global economy is at an inflection point after being hit by various shocks over the past year. Inflation is running at multi-decade highs. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has provoked a massive spike in energy prices not seen since the 1970s. Combined with evolving power politics, an economic and humanitarian crisis in Europe, a scientifically and politically charged energy transition, and ongoing technological disruption, 2023 is shaping up to be an eventful year.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Global economies–none more so than Japan’s–will continue to be buoyed by eased border restrictions. Technological leaps are expected to fast-track social solutions in fields such as agriculture, health care and social isolation. And Japan will once again be in the global spotlight as Hiroshima hosts the G7 Summit.

To help us navigate the convoluted waters of 2023, we will welcome to the BCCJ stage, Dr. Frederic Neumann, Managing Director and Chief Asia Economist at HSBC, and Dr. Murat Ulgen, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC. On the morning of Monday, Feb 6, guests will enjoy a Western-style plated breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, where our speakers will pick out their key geopolitical and economic themes for the year ahead, and issues businesses should be bracing for in 2023.

If you would like to join this event, but cannot come in person, please let us know at [email protected] Depending on the level of enquiries, we will consider hosting this as a hybrid event.

 

Frederic Neumann, PhD | Chief Asia Economist, Co-head Global Research Asia, MD at HSBC

Frederic Neumann, PhD, is Managing Director, Chief Asia Economist, and Co-Head Global Research Asia, based in Hong Kong. Before joining HSBC in 2006, Frederic was an adjunct professor at a number of US universities, including Johns Hopkins University, teaching graduate courses on Asian sovereign risk analysis, financial markets, monetary policy, and Southeast Asian political culture. He also served as a consultant to international organizations and governments, and as a research associate of the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. A former Fulbright scholar, Frederic holds a PhD in International economics and Asian Studies.

Frederic Neumann, PhD, is Managing Director, Chief Asia Economist, and Co-Head Global Research Asia, based in Hong Kong. Before joining HSBC in 2006, Frederic was an adjunct professor at a number of US universities, including Johns Hopkins University, teaching graduate courses on Asian sovereign risk analysis, financial markets, monetary policy, and Southeast Asian political culture. He also served as a consultant to international organizations and governments, and as a research associate of the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. A former Fulbright scholar, Frederic holds a PhD in International economics and Asian Studies.

Dr. Murat Ulgen | Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC

Dr. Murat Ulgen joined HSBC in April 2006 as the Chief Economist for Turkey. Before joining HSBC, he held several sell-side economist and strategist positions in London and Istanbul, covering more than 15 emerging market countries in that time zone. In December 2009, Dr. Ulgen was appointed HSBC’s Chief Economist for Central & Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Ulgen holds a doctorate degree in finance and has also lectured at several Turkish universities on economics and international finance. Dr. Ulgen was appointed HSBC’s Global Head of Emerging Markets Research in June 2014.

Dr. Murat Ulgen joined HSBC in April 2006 as the Chief Economist for Turkey. Before joining HSBC, he held several sell-side economist and strategist positions in London and Istanbul, covering more than 15 emerging market countries in that time zone. In December 2009, Dr. Ulgen was appointed HSBC’s Chief Economist for Central & Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Ulgen holds a doctorate degree in finance and has also lectured at several Turkish universities on economics and international finance. Dr. Ulgen was appointed HSBC’s Global Head of Emerging Markets Research in June 2014.

Naomi Davies | Counsellor, Economic & Finance, British Embassy in Tokyo [Moderator]

Naomi Davies became Counsellor, Economic and Finance at the British Embassy Tokyo in April 2019.  In this role she leads the embassy’s work on Economics, Public Finances, Financial Services, and Economic Security. Prior to this, and with over fifteen years of experience in the public sector, she has worked in a variety of roles in HM-Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, focusing on economic and public spending analysis and advice, EU policy, and international economics. She has previously also worked for the Government of Sierra Leone.

Naomi has an MSc in Economics (Development) from the University of Bath.

Naomi Davies became Counsellor, Economic and Finance at the British Embassy Tokyo in April 2019.  In this role she leads the embassy’s work on Economics, Public Finances, Financial Services, and Economic Security. Prior to this, and with over fifteen years of experience in the public sector, she has worked in a variety of roles in HM-Treasury and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, focusing on economic and public spending analysis and advice, EU policy, and international economics. She has previously also worked for the Government of Sierra Leone.

Naomi has an MSc in Economics (Development) from the University of Bath.

Notes

Meal:
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Event Coupons:
Members (who have paid their FY2022 membership fee) can use free seat coupons to attend this event – please select this option at the time of booking. If you are having any difficulties, please email the BCCJ team at [email protected].

Cancellation policy:
Paid reservation by Monday 30 January at 10.00am, after which there will be no refunds on cancellations.

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