With the IMF describing the global decline as the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s and citing the pandemic had plunged the world into a ‘crisis like no other’. This webinar will provide the latest economic forecasts to help you navigate the way forward and will cover the following:
• Economic forecast for the next 3 years• Looking back in history and to recent natural disasters, what can we learn• What will the economy and society as a whole look like at the end of all this• How to re-position yourself/your company for success in the future • Q&A session with Professor Williams at the end of the webinar
Professor Trevor Williams, University of Derby and Chair of Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC)Trevor Williams is the former Chief Economist at Lloyds Banks. During his time there he established a highly-regarded, award-winning, team of economists analysing global and domestic data. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Derby, rotating Chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC) and is the author of Trading Economics: A Guide to Economic Statistics for Practitioners (with Victoria Turton). Trevor now runs a consultancy specialising in economic analysis encompassing ‘big data’.
Iain Wright BFP FCA, Director for Business and Industrial Strategy (chair)Iain started his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte before moving to One North East the regional development agency for the North East of England. In 2004 he became Labour Member of Parliament for Hartlepool, having succeeded Peter Mandelson in a by-election. During his time in Parliament Iain was a Minister in Gordon Brown’s Government, first as Minister for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government between 2007 and 2009 and then as Minister for Schools and Apprenticeships in the Department for Children, Schools and Families from 2009 until 2010. In opposition Iain was Shadow Minister for Industry between 2011 and 2015. Following the General Election of 2015, he was elected by the House of Commons to be Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, where he led high profile inquiries into the sale of BHS and working practices at Sports Direct. After deciding to stand down at the 2017 General Election, Iain became Chief Executive of NEPIC, a trade body in chemicals and processing industries in the North East of England. Iain is a Governor of Middlesbrough College and trustee of Kings College London’ Industrial Strategy Advisory Board. He also chairs the policy forum of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
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