Business in Flux – Perspectives from a Transatlantic Panel of C-Suite Women
At the end of 2022, the IMF’s annual economic outlook for 2023 projected weak growth across the world in the face of elevated inflation, higher interest rates, reduced investment, disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the lingering impact of COVID especially in China. The sharp downturn in growth was expected to be widespread, with World Bank forecasts in 2023 revised down for 95% of advanced economies and nearly 70% of emerging market and developing economies. Although the economic indicators at the start of 2023 seem to be more favorable than expected, any new adverse development—such as higher-than-expected inflation, abrupt rises in interest rates to contain it, a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic, or escalating geopolitical tensions—could push the global economy into recession.
In this program, a transatlantic panel of C-Suite women joined by Arancha González Laya, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain and Dean of the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris, will explore these and other challenges faced by global companies in this uncertain global geopolitical and economic environment.
- Carol Cabezas, President – Azamara Cruise Lines
- Arancha Gonzalez-Laya, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (Paris)
- Daniella Silberstein, Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig and Co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami Women’s Initiative [Moderator]
- Additional speakers to be announced
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
- What are the economic perspectives for 2023 and is recession still a risk?
- How will business investment respond to recent changes in asset prices and the commitment of monetary policymakers around the world to slower growth?
- What are the perspectives for the transatlantic relationship in relation to business and trade ?
- What will the return of industrial policy in the U.S. (with the Inflation Reduction Act) mean for transatlantic investment and trade?
- What will be the longer-term ramifications for global fragmentation of the sanctions imposed on Russia and on Chinese semiconductors?
- Are there new roles for China, India and in particular Latin America in this new economic environment?
- How are these trends playing out in places like Florida and Miami in their efforts to establish themselves as global business hubs?
- 8.30 am – 8.45 am: Registration & Coffee
- 8.45 am – 9:45 am: Program
- 9:45 am – 10.30 am: Networking
- EACC Member: Free
- Guest with Promo Code: Free
- EACC Non-Member: $30