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The 2021 Global Economic Outlook highlights key trends that will impact the short- and medium-term outlook for the global economy.

Join this Economy Watch webcast as our panel of expert economists detail how these trends will impact businesses, as well as The Conference Board's growth projections for the US, Europe, and Emerging Markets.

By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the upside and downside risks to US economic growth in 2021?
  • What factors are impacting 2021 growth prospects in Europe and Emerging Markets?
  • How will COVID-19 impact growth in 2021 and beyond?
  • What will be the primary global growth drivers following the pandemic?

Who Should Attend: Business executives looking to learn more about the global economic environment and key strategic issues.


Klaas de Vries

Klaas de Vries
The Conference Board

Klaas de Vries is an economist with The Conference Board. He closely follows developments in the global economy and researches the structural drivers of global growth and competitiveness relating to productivity and trade. He develops and maintains several large-scale growth and productivity data...Full Bio

Yuan Gao

Yuan Gao
Senior Economist, China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Yuan Gao is a senior economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business. He is responsible for much of the Center’s research on China's economy and business environment and has done extensive research on the country’s labor market, SOE sector, and provincial and...Full Bio

Hiba Itani

Hiba Itani
Senior Economist
The Conference Board Gulf Center for Economics and Business Research

Hiba Itani is a Senior Economist inThe Conference Board Gulf Center for Economics and Business Research. Hiba is a professional economist with over 14 years of experience in banking and economics with deep knowledge of the Kuwaiti and gulf economies, oil markets, real estate, and retail sect...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

Erik Lundh

Erik Lundh (Host)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Erik Lundh is a senior economist at The Conference Board. Based in New York, he is responsible for much of the organization’s work on the US and Chinese economies. He also conducts research on geoeconomics, international trade, and global value chains. Lundh previously worked for Evercore I...Full Bio

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