This briefing will challenge current business thinking around the economy specifically how building east-west and north-south alliances can ensure Northern Ireland’s economy thrives in any post Brexit environment.
During times of great uncertainty, it's essential that you understand how the economy is performing. At this event you will hear from expert speakers including CBI's Deputy Chief Economist Anna Leach and Dr Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist, Bank of Ireland who will provide you with the latest insights and trends on how the UK and Irish economy is performing against an international outlook for the months ahead.
Here are three reasons you should attend:
Find out what lies ahead for both the UK and Irish economy and what it means for business
Be prepared for any economic changes so you can shape the best outcome for your business
Network with other senior business leaders in a relaxed setting over breakfast
Introducing the speakers:
Dr Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland.
Loretta heads up the Economic Research Unit and is responsible for economic analysis, including commentary, forecasts and research for various Group stakeholders and customers. She joined the Group from the Central Bank of Ireland, where she held the position of Senior Economist within the Monetary Policy & International Relations Division. Prior to that, she was a Senior Economist at the Department of Finance, during which time she was seconded for two years to the European Commission's Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate in Brussels.
Anna Leach, Deputy Chief Economist, CBI.
Anna's role is to help companies to understand economic trends and the outlook in UK and global markets via the CBI’s global macroeconomic forecast and the CBI’s highly regarded business surveys. She is also involved in the work of the UK2070 commission, which is exploring regional inequalities in the UK, and is on the advisory board for the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, which looks at measuring the modern economy. She has been at the CBI for 11 years and has been a professional economist for nearly 20, having worked previously in the government economic service.
08:00 Registration, breakfast and networking
08:45 Welcome and Introduction: Angela McGowan, Director, CBI Northern Ireland
08:50 Strategic Sponsor Welcome Dale Guest, Bank of Ireland
09:00 UK - Economic Overview: Anna Leach, Deputy Chief Economist, CBI
09:10 Ireland - Economic Overview: Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist, Bank of Ireland
09.20 Northern Ireland: Specific local economic challenges and opportunities
09.30 NI Economic Relations in a Post Brexit World
Anna Leach, Deputy Chief Economist CBI
Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist, Bank of Ireland
Hazel Ahern-Flynn, Economist, Ibec
Alan Bridle, UK Economist, Bank of Ireland
10:30 Closing remarks: Angela McGowan, Director, CBI Northern Ireland
10:45 Close and coffee
Who should attend?
This event is open to both CBI members and non-members. Those most likely to benefit from attending are senior executives responsible for:
Business Leaders / CEO / COO
Strategy VP / Director
Chief Marketing Officer
Corporate Affairs Director
Ticket fee includes a full cooked breakfast upon arrival.
CBI Members - 1 x complimentary ticket per member organisation
Additional member tickets £300 + vat per person.
CBI Affiliate Members - £270 + vat per person.
CBI Non Members - £300 + vat per person.
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Please contact the Event Manager Karen Hoey.
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