Will our economies recover in 2H as expected? Get the latest economic insights on the outlook of global economic recovery post Covid-19, regional trade relations and productivity between Middle East, China and South-East Asia.
This inaugural joint international economic forum between ICAEW Middle East, Greater China and South-East Asia, will be officiated by Michael Izza, ICAEW Chief Executive. Joining Michael are panellists who are veteran fellow chartered accountants, business leaders and lead economists from the three regions.
Most economies across the regions are expected to see gradual growth in H2 2020. The forum will take a deeper look into the expected growth with a recovery in consumption, accommodative macro policies, international trade and how the shift of investments between regions has had an impact on businesses at large.
An interactive forum that gives audience the opportunity to participate and share your views 'live' during the Q&A segment. Register now and join us at the forum.
Programme 16:00 – Opening by ICAEW CE16:05 – Economic briefing by Oxford Economics (OE)16:45 – Panel discussion 17:35 – Q&A session18:00 – Event ends
All timings are in GMT+8.Singapore – 16:00 (GMT+8)Jakarta – 15:00 (GMT+7)Dubai – 12:00 (GMT+4)London – 09:00 (BST)
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Guest Speaker and Moderator
- Scott Livermore
Chief Economist and Managing Director, Oxford Economics Middle East
Scott Livermore is the Chief Economist of Oxford Economics Middle East and based in Oxford’s Dubai office. He is also Managing Director of Consultancy in the Middle East and Asia, as well as a member of Oxford Economics’ Senior Management Team. Scott leads many of the major projects in the GCC and Asia which have recently included capacity building, macroeconomic modelling, and policy impact assessment engagements for government institutions in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman, and IFRS 9 and Stress Testing engagements in Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong.After completing a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and an MSc in Economics at University College London, Scott joined Oxford Economic Forecasting in 1997. During his initial five years at OEF, he worked as a country analyst for a number of European countries and participated in numerous consultancy projects for a variety of international organisations, governments and multinational companies using both Oxford Economics’ Global Economic Model and bespoke economic models.Scott joined Oxford Economics in 2005 as a senior economist after spending two years at the Ministry of Finance in the Slovak Republic assisting with the government's medium-term macroeconomic framework and developing the analytical capacity of the ministry to prepare such forecasts. He has also held the positions of Managing Director of Macro and Industry Services, Managing Director of Macro Consulting, and COO of Oxford Economics USA.
- Dr Ernest Kan FCA Chief Advisor of Capital Markets China, Singapore Exchange
Dr Ernest Kan is Chief Advisor of Capital Markets China at Singapore Exchange (SGX). He is responsible for raising awareness of and promoting SGX as a capital raising platform in both equities and fixed income market. He also works closely with SGX’s equities, fixed income and international coverage teams, to deepen its relationships in China and with the Chinese business community. With over 30 years of professional experience, Ernest has vast expertise in financial audit and consultancy, particularly in IPOs. Before joining SGX, Ernest was the Deputy Managing Partner (Markets) of Deloitte Singapore, responsible for the firm’s operation, specifically in client management and market development. At Deloitte, he advised on the IPOs of national and multi-national companies in diverse sectors, and conducted acquisitions and due diligence reviews of companies in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. He was also the financial advisor to several companies with operations in the Asia Pacific region, regarding their public listings on SGX, including REITs and business trusts. Apart from holding professional accountancy memberships with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (also elected President 2009-2014), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK and CPA Australia, Ernest also holds a PhD in Business Administration, a Master of Philosophy degree and a Bachelor of Art degree in Accountancy Studies. On other related appointments, he is appointed Justice of the Peace since September 2015 and Board of Visiting Justices/Board of Inspection (Ministry of Home Affairs) since March 2018.
- Zibo Cao FCAAssociate Director at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Fund
Mr. Zibo Cao has been Associate Director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Fund. He graduated from University of Warwick with BSc in Computer Science.
Starting his career at KPMG LLP in London, he has extensive experience in finance and accounting. Prior to his current position at Macquarie, he held senior positions at financial enterprises in Beijing, serving as Executive Director at CDH Investments and Vice President of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Fund.
- Tim FoxEconomist
With over 30 years of international experience in the financial markets, Tim Fox was most recently Chief Economist of Emirates NBD in Dubai since November 2008.
Prior to joining Emirates NBD, he held senior economics and strategy positions at a number of global financial institutions in London and New York, where his focus ranged from G10 to emerging market economies, as well as specialising in FX markets.
A frequent commentator on global and regional business channels, Tim also writes regular articles for a number of prominent global and regional publications.
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