Davos 2015 – The Global Economic Outlook

by Jörgen Eriksson on February 4, 2015

WEF 2015 DavosThe World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 was held in Davos, Switzerland between 21 – 24 January 2015. Key topics of the meeting was the complexity, fragility and uncertainty factors that are potentially ending an era of economic integration and international partnership that began in 1989.

What is clear is that we are confronted by profound political, economic, social and, above all, technological transformations. They are altering long-standing assumptions about our prospects, resulting in an entirely “new global context” for decision-making.

The discussions in the annual meeting are about both the long term and the short term, and below is a video about the global short term economic outlook for 2015. The discussion opens with the question what should be at the top of the agenda for the global economy in the year ahead?

Davos 2015–The Global Economic Outlook

Debating the year ahead are:

  • Mark J. Carney, Governor of the Bank of England; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member
  • Benoît Coeuré, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank, Frankfurt
  • Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan; Global Agenda Council on Japan
  • Joaquim Levy, Minister of Finance of Brazil
  • Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member
  • Chaired by Laurence Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, USA

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail jorgen.eriksson@bearing-consulting.com, connect on LinkedIn on http://fr.linkedin.com/pub/jörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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