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Emerging Markets Forecast Forum 2020

12 February, 2020
The Royal Automobile Club, 89 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HS

08:30     Coffee & registration           

08:55     Introduction

Roger Bootle, Chairman

09:00     China after the trade deal

Mark Williams, Chief Asia Economist

  • Will policymakers have to resort to more stimulus?
  • Are the US and China making up or breaking up?
  • Has the long-run outlook improved?

09:15     The emerging world in 2020

William Jackson, Chief Emerging Markets Economist

  • Can India pull out of its slump?
  • Is Brazil set to shift up a gear?
  • Will EM exports return to growth?

09:30     The impact of climate change

John Ashbourne, Senior Emerging Markets Economist

  • What is the scale of the threat posed by climate change?
  • Which EMs are most exposed?
  • Might some regions benefit?

09:45     The emerging world in 2050

Jennifer McKeown, Head of Global Economics Service

  • What will determine which EMs prosper and which fade?
  • Will China have overtaken the US?
  • Will EMs have reshaped the world?

10:00     Questions & discussion

Chaired by Roger Bootle

10:30     Close & Coffee

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