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Economic outlook conference: from stagnation to growth?

Oxford Economics invites you to attend our London Economic Conference to be held on Wednesday 19th April 2023 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA.

The conference will be held in the morning, arrive at 8:30 am for coffee and registration and a 9 am start.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

With the world economy in the doldrums and a tepid recovery in prospect, what might be the ways to drive faster growth? Join us for an overview of global and UK economic outlook, including a panel discussion to explore whether new technologies, such as ChatGPT and other AI-based platforms to harness the power of computing to deliver additional economic value, hold the key to unlocking a new wave of innovation-led growth.

AGENDA

8.30am – Registration and welcome refreshments

9am – Chairman’s introduction

Adrian Cooper, CEO

9.05am – Global economic outlook: Battered but still growing

Innes McFee, Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

9.45am – UK economic outlook: A grinding recovery

Andrew Goodwin, Chief UK Economist

10.25am – Where next for monetary policy?

Michael Saunders, Senior Economic Advisor

10.40am – Networking Break

11.10am – AI, ChatGPT and Robotics: Understanding Risks and Opportunities

Chair: Adrian Cooper, CEO

Panellists:

  • Bethan Jewsbury, Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership
  • Debra D’Agostino, Managing Director, Thought Leadership
  • Francesca Biagini, Senior Economist, Economic Impact
  • Abby Samp, Associate Director of Global Industry Services
  • Richard Holt, Director, Head of Global Cities Research
  • Adam Slater, Lead Economist, Macro and Investor Services

11.55am – Chairman’s conclusions

12.00pm – Close

Speakers
Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

+44 (0) 1865 268 900

Adrian Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

London, United Kingdom

Adrian Cooper is responsible for coordinating and managing Oxford Economics’ global economic analysis, forecasting and consultancy activities, and overseeing its global team of over 450 professionals including 300 economists and analysts. He has led Oxford Economics’ work on a wide array of consultancy projects, ranging from policy advice to government departments in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia to detailed analysis of the economic impact of particular industries and investment proposals.

Adrian spent the first seven years of his career with HM Treasury, England. During this time, he worked on the analysis of tax and other economic policy changes as part of the preparations for the UK Budget. He was also the coordinator of the government’s macroeconomic forecast for two years.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 1994, Adrian was UK economist for James Capel & Company, responsible for analysing and forecasting the UK economy for institutional investors, as well as briefing Capel’s own traders. Adrian was educated at the University of Bristol, England, where he gained a first-class degree in Economics; and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, England, where he achieved a distinction in the MSc in Economics and won the Ely Devons prize for outstanding performance in the degree examinations.

Innes McFee
Innes McFee

Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

+44 (0) 203 910 8028

Innes McFee

Innes McFee

Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services

London, United Kingdom

Innes McFee is the Managing Director of Macro and Investor Services, based in London. Innes oversees the activities of the Macro & Investor Services teams globally, including the Global Macro Forecast and Global Macro Service.

Innes joined Oxford Economics in 2017 after 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group as a Senior Economist. At Lloyds Innes was responsible for the economic scenarios underpinning the Group’s internal planning and stress testing; analysis of key risks; and developing Lloyds’ approach to multiple economic scenarios for IFRS9. In addition, Innes’ role included developing the Group’s capability in modelling macroeconomic fundamentals and UK banking markets and advising the Group Corporate Treasury on financial market developments.

Prior to joining Lloyds Innes was an Economic Advisor at HM Treasury where his roles included management of the UK’s foreign currency reserves; US economist; and G20 macroeconomic policy advisor. Innes has a first class undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Durham and a MSc in Economics from Warwick University.

Andrew Goodwin

Chief UK Economist

+44 (0) 20 3910 8013

Andrew Goodwin

Chief UK Economist

London, United Kingdom

Andrew Goodwin is the Chief UK Economist at Oxford Economics. He is responsible for Oxford Economics’ UK macroeconomic forecasting and analytical content. Andrew regularly comments on the UK’s economic outlook in print, online and broadcast media. Andrew has been with Oxford Economics since August 2008.

Before joining Oxford Economics, he spent three years working for Experian, where he managed the Regional Planning Service and produced UK macroeconomic forecasts from the national level down to local authorities. Before joining Experian, Andrew spent four years as a senior economist at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Michael Saunders

Senior Economic Advisor

+44 7713 830 255

Michael Saunders

Senior Economic Advisor

London, United Kingdom

Currently, Senior Advisor at Oxford Economics, covering UK and global economic issues. Ex-Monetary Policy Committee at Bank of England (2016-22), part of Committee responsible for setting UK monetary policy. UK economist at Citi (1990-2016), where I was also a Managing Director and, from 1997-2016, Head of European Economics. 1988-90, UK economist at Greenwell Montagu, 1986-88 researcher at Institute for Fiscal Studies. Studied econometrics at LSE.

Bethan Jewsbury

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

Bethan Jewsbury

Senior Research Manager, Thought Leadership

London, United Kingdom

Bethan Jewsbury is the Senior Research Manager for Thought Leadership. Based in London, she conducts global research programs focusing on a broad range of topics including the application of business technology, the future of work and sustainability. Since joining Oxford Economics in 2017, Bethan has been involved in all program aspects, from designing global executive and consumer surveys to analysing large datasets and reporting on the results in papers and graphics.

Prior to joining Oxford Economics, she was part of the Corporate Finance team at a global chemical shipping firm developing investor relations and corporate communications. Bethan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Social Studies from The University of Manchester.

Debra D’Agostino

Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA

+1 (646) 380 9454

Debra D’Agostino

Managing Director, Thought Leadership; Co-Managing Director, Oxford Economics USA

New York, United States

Debra D’Agostino founded Oxford Economics’ Thought Leadership division in 2011 and serves as its managing director. She oversees a global team of editors, researchers and analysts who conduct ground-breaking research programs in partnership with the world’s most forward-looking organizations, on topics ranging from business transformation, emerging technology, diversity and inclusion, talent and leadership to risk management and corporate finance. Debra also leads Oxford Economics’ global consulting business development team, serves as co-managing director for the firm’s operations in the Americas, and is a member of Oxford Economics’ global Senior Management Team.

Debra joined the firm from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the Economist Group, where she led the company’s business research department for the Americas. Prior to the EIU, she served as an editor and writer at CIO Insight, the award-winning business and technology strategy journal she helped launch at Ziff Davis Media in 2001. She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Abby Samp

Director, Industry Subscription Services

+44 203 910 8008

Abby Samp

Director, Industry Subscription Services

London, United Kingdom

Abby is the Director of Global Industry Subscription Services, where she oversees service developments, helps shape the global industry overview and monitors and updates the forecast for the high-tech sector. Abby manages developments to Oxford Economics’ Global Industry Model (GIM), has extensive experience in modelling and scenario-based project work.

Abby has a BASc in Economics from McGill University in Montreal, where she graduated with great distinction and received the Hubert Marleau prize for top marks in economics. She also holds an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with distinction.”

Francesca Biagini

Senior Economist, Economic Impact

+44 (0) 203 910 8003

Francesca Biagini

Senior Economist, Economic Impact

London, United Kingdom

Richard Holt

Director of Global Cities Research

+44 (0)203 910 8080

Richard Holt

Director of Global Cities Research

London, United Kingdom

Richard is a key member of our cities team, working on both our standard forecasting and scenario services and on bespoke consultancy projects for individual clients. He is particularly interested in the long-run drivers of regional and city performance, how these relate to macroeconomic factors, and whether or not policy interventions help to improve performance at the local and regional levels. Richard leads many of our flagship projects and presents regularly, both online and at conferences and other events.

His career has included spells in New York and Birmingham, England, with a variety of economic consultancies and forecasters. He is an independent director of the outdoor arts consortium Without Walls; a trustee of the Property Research Trust; and in 2020 was the joint winner of the prestigious Rybczynski Prize awarded by the Society of Professional Economists for the year’s best piece of writing on economics: How robots change the world: their impact on regional inequalities.

Adam Slater
Adam Slater

Lead Economist

+44 (0) 1865 26 8934

Adam Slater

Adam Slater

Lead Economist

Oxford, United Kingdom

Adam Slater is a lead economist at Oxford Economics, responsible for contributing to and helping to communicate Oxford Economics’ global macroeconomic view, including writing for and helping edit regular publications. He has a particular interest in developments in financial markets. Before joining Oxford Economics, Adam spent more than ten years working as an economist and strategist in the City of London for Nomura, Rabobank, and Calyon.

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