12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Introduction
1:15pm Global Business OutlookSenior Analyst for Global Economics, Ryan Connelly will kick-off the day’s discussions with a look at the most significant global trends and scenarios facing multinational executives, including a special focus on long-term business cycle dynamics that will predominate in the external environment for multinationals in 2019 and beyond
2:15pm Coffee Break
2:30pm Events to Watch for 2018-2019: Director for Global Economics, Antonio Martinez will discuss the major risks that are likely to disrupt the operations and sales performance of multinationals through the second half of 2018 and through 2019. The conversation will focus on challenges to the global trade environment, exchange rate volatility, and security threats that will require building out resilience across functions and geographies
3:30pm Coffee Break
3:45pm Pressure-testing Investment Across a Global Portfolio: Global Director of Regional Research, Martina Bozadzhieva will lead a discussion centered on the major factors driving multinational investment and prioritization in emerging markets. The discussion will focus on the main arguments for and against investment in geographies such as China, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
4:45pm Closing Remarks