To discuss the UK, Euro area and global outlook, and the risks around that outlook, we have an exceptional line-up of speakers at this year’s SBE Annual Conference.
Prof Philip Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland will discuss the prospects for the Euro area economy and ECB monetary policy.
Dr Gertjan Vlieghe, Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee will talk about the outlook for the UK economy and monetary policy.
Stephen King, Senior Economic Adviser, HSBC, will discuss the prospects for globalization and the global economy.
Dr Rupert Harrison CBE, Chief Macro Strategist, Blackrock and former chief of staff to George Osborne will set out his views on economics, politics and markets.
Dr Diane Coyle OBE, Director, Enlightenment Economics, will talk about the challenge of measuring output in the modern economy.
The conference will be chaired by BBC presenter Evan Davis.
The conference will be held on Friday 15 September 2017, 9am-1pm (followed by a networking lunch), at 15 Hatfields Conference Centre, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ. Apart from informative discussions from expert speakers, the Conference also provides a great opportunity for members and non-members alike to network over lunch with other industry professionals.
09.00 Chairman’s Introduction
Evan Davis, BBC
09.10 Euro area monetary policy: Issues and outlook
Prof Philip Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
09.40 Q&A session
09.50 UK monetary policy: Issues and outlook
Dr Gertjan Vlieghe, Member, Bank of England’s MPC
10.20 Q&A session
11.00 Grave New World: The end of globalization and return of history
Stephen King, Senior Economic Adviser, HSBC
11.30 Q&A session
11.40 Economics, politics and markets
Dr Rupert Harrison CBE, Chief Macro Strategist, Blackrock
12.10 Q&A session
12.20 Measuring the modern economy
Dr Diane Coyle OBE, Director, Enlightenment Economics
12.50 Q&A session
Meet our speakers
Evan Davis is a presenter of the BBC2 current affairs programme Newsnight, a role he began in September 2014. From April 2008 up to then he was a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. He is also well known as the presenter of the BBC2 business reality show Dragons Den and on Radio 4, he hosts a weekly business discussion programme, The Bottom Line. Prior to the Today programme Evan was the Economics Editor of the BBC, promoted to that role after working as an economics correspondent for BBC news and as economics editor of the Newsnight programme on BBC2 in the 1990s.
Prof Philip Lane is the 11th Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, taking office on 26 November 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was on the academic staff at Trinity College Dublin and he remains affiliated with the university as Whately Professor of Political Economy (on leave).
Philip has chaired the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and was Director of the International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has also acted as an academic consultant for the European Central Bank, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, OECD, Asian Development Bank and a number of national central banks. In September 2016 he was appointed as chair of the ESRB High-Level Task Force on Safe Assets. In March 2017 he was appointed as Chair of the Advisory Technical Committee (ATC) for a three-year term.
Dr Gertjan Vlieghe joined the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England on 1 September 2015. Prior to his appointment he had been a partner and senior economist at Brevan Howard Asset Management, researching global macroeconomic trends and their interaction with asset prices. From 2005 to 2007 he was a bond strategist at Deutsche Bank. From 1998 to 2005 he held a number of posts at the Bank of England, including the post of Economic Assistant to Governor Mervyn King.
Dr Vlieghe’s published research has largely focused on the importance of money, balance sheets and asset prices in the economy. He holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics.
Stephen King is HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser and a successful author. In 2014, Stephen became a member of the Financial Times “Exchange” which, in the FT’s words, offers “agenda-setting commentary from leading policymakers, academics and writers around the world”. He writes regularly for a number of leading newspapers worldwide and frequently appears on television and radio. In 2015, Stephen was appointed as special adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee. Stephen’s career began at HM Treasury, where he was an economic adviser within the UK civil service. In his new book, Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History (Yale), Stephen argues that globalization, often thought to be the best route towards economic prosperity, is by no means inevitable.
Dr Rupert Harrison is a Portfolio Manager and Chief Macro Strategist in the Multi-Asset Strategies group at BlackRock. From 2010-2015 he was Chief of Staff to UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and Chair of the UK’s Council of Economic Advisors. From 2006-2010 he was Chief Economic Advisor to the then Leader of the Opposition David Cameron and Shadow Chancellor George Osborne.
Prior to that Rupert was a Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, an independent economic research institute. His academic research focused on the economics of new technologies, productivity growth and the macroeconomic impact of structural reforms, and has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He has a PhD in Economics from University College London.
Dr Diane Coyle OBE is a Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Co-Director of Policy@Manchester. She founded the consultancy Enlightenment Economics. She is a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics and researcher in the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence; and also a member of the Natural Capital Committee. She specialises in the economics of new technologies, markets and competition, and public policy, and has worked extensively on the impacts of mobile telephony in developing countries. Her books include the bestselling GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, The Economics of Enough: How to run the economy as if the future matters, and The Soulful Science (all Princeton University Press). Diane was a BBC Trustee for over eight years, and was formerly a member of the Migration Advisory Committee and the Competition Commission. She was previously Economics Editor of The Independent and also worked at the Treasury and in the private sector as an economist. She has a PhD from Harvard. Diane was awarded the OBE in January 2009.
How to register
It costs only £100 + VAT (£120) for members to attend if booked before 30 June 2017 (£150 + VAT thereafter).
Non-members £300 + VAT (£360).
Follow the link below to book places for the conference.