New York: alumni event with alumnus Bart van Ark
|When:||Th 12-01-2017 18:00 - 20:30|
|Where:||Baker & McKenzie LLP, 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018|
NAF-Biz New York, the International Executive Resources Group, the Dutch Financial Club and the The New York Alumni chapter of the University of Groningen present:
Trends, Shocks, and Changes: Forces Behind Slow Global Growth by Bart van Ark, Chief Economist at The Conference Board.
World economic growth over the past six years has been sluggish at best. While the consensus view among economists is for more of the same, recent developments (e.g. Brexit, election of Donald Trump) are creating more uncertainty than at any time in the past. Will the economic “pundits” be any better at getting it right than the political pundits? Bart van Ark will discuss both positive and negative drivers of economic growth and their expected impact. At the same time, he will discuss how businesses and individuals can respond to the challenges posed by the current unpredictable environment and the possibility of various outcomes. Join us for this timely and informative presentation!
6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Presentation + Q&A
7:30 pm Reception
Non Members: $35
(Refreshments will be served)
About the Speaker
Bart van Ark is Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board, a global research organization with its head office in New York City in the United States. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing, who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts, as well as in-depth global economic research. Bart is an acclaimed expert in the field of international comparative productivity measurement and analysis. He is frequently featured in major international business media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Bart holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Economics from the University of Groningen.