Putting the right people together
Advisory panels and executive meetings are effective ways to gain insights into latest trends, exchange management viewpoints, benchmark corporate strategies, and provide input into research projects. Our economists and thought leadership analysts are skilled at moderating meetings, giving presentations, and developing questions to spark stimulating discussions. By drawing on our worldwide base of 700 clients and high-level contacts, Oxford Economics can organise thought leadership meetings of key decision-makers from business, government, and academia.
To meet research objectives, we can convene these meetings at any point in a thought leadership programme. Advisory panels can be valuable at the start of a programme to help shape the study objectives, scope, hypothesis, methodology, and line of investigation. Such kick-off meetings help to sharpen our thinking, tailor our approach, provide valuable research ideas, and share contacts. We often hold meetings at the end of the quantitative research phase so that the advisory group can help us interpret the key statistical findings, validate the key trends, and offer insights into best practices.
These meetings typically include 10–15 senior executives who come together in person in key cities such as New York, London, or Hong Kong, or via webinars or teleconference calls. We have organised meetings across a range of topics, such as digital megatrends, the economic outlook, talent management, innovation, and diversity. Our panels typically focus on a single executive function, including CFOs, CIOs, CMOs, or CHROs, although cross-functional panels also can be established. Our advisory boards have included executives from AkzoNobel, American Express, AT&T, Avon, Bank of America, BAT, Booz Allen, Cisco, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Cummins, Ernst & Young, Forbes, Goldman Sachs, Mercer, Northern Trust, Pfizer, PwC, and SAP.