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Covid-19, Brexit and US elections – 3 events that will be known as the triple threat that lingered over global economy’s throughout 2020. Strong supply chain management is more critical than ever before as international trading risks are heightened because of Brexit and Covid-19 uncertainty. Financial and procurement departments are focusing on diversification to make cost savings when it comes to overseas transactions in a time where cash flow is absolutely vital. But as we enter a new year with vaccination distribution plans well underway, is there room for optimism with a touch of hope on the horizon?
In this webinar Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, and Vicky Pryce, Economist and Business Consultant, present an economic update of the global economy as we see start a new year. Including particular focus around impacts to sectors such as utilities, energy, oil & gas and infrastructure, join us as we discuss the current climate and how best to mitigate emerging risks.
Our speakers will share an overview of the trends and challenges that SMEs are facing in light of recent economic issues – like Brexit, COVID and trade tariffs.
Chaired by Lee McDarby (Managing Director, moneycorp), our speakers will deep dive into examples from infrastructure and the oil and gas industry.
Questions and Answers
An opportunity for the speakers to take questions from the audience
Dr Adam Marshall – Director General, British Chambers of Commerce
Adam Marshall was appointed Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce in October 2016. His principal role is to represent and champion the interests of accredited Chambers of Commerce and their tens of thousands of business members – covering every size and sector of business, and employing over five million people in the UK.
Previously, Adam served as the BCC’s Executive Director for Policy and External Affairs (July 2009 – March 2016), and as Acting Director General (March – October 2016).
Prior to joining BCC, Adam helped start up the Centre for Cities, built commercial links between industry and universities, and worked in the broadcast media. He holds a BA from Yale University and MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. Adam is a national of the United Kingdom and the USA.
Vicky Pryce – Economist and Business Consultant
Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). She was previously Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Before that she was Partner at the accounting and consulting firm KPMG after senior economic positions in banking and the oil sector. She has held a number of academic posts and is a Fellow and Council member of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Society of Professional Economists and a Companion of the British Academy of Management.
She was until recently on the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and is a member of the Advisory Board of the central banking think-tank OMFIF and of the Economic Advisory Group of the British Chambers of Commerce. She is also a Patron of the charities Pro-Bono Economics and Working Chance.
Her books include: “Greekonomics: The Euro crisis and Why Politicians Don’t Get It”; “It’s the Economy, Stupid- Economics for Voters”, with Ross and Urwin; and “Redesigning Manufacturing”, with Nielsen and Beverland”. Her latest book, “Women vs Capitalism”, was published by Hurst in November 2019. She is co-founder of Good Corporation, a company set up to advise on corporate social responsibility, is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London and a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.
You can watch the recording of the webinar online.