The world is changing at an accelerated pace due to a myriad to developments such as technological progress, (geo) political developments and climate change. Change brings with it uncertainty and risks, which inﬂuence investment decisions
Government needs to address both change and investor sentiment via policy decisions and legal frameworks. It is the duty of government to create an ecosystem that allows both society and the economy to thrive.
A clear understanding of domestic and international risks is as pivotal for government to make wise decisions as it is for investors to choose the right projects. For government the policy choices are manifold from protectionist policies to a free trade ideology. Money talks; therefore, investors have the freedom of choice as to where they want to place their investments.
This leaves us with the question of how prepared the various regions are to deal with these issues.
“Regional Focus” will analyze a region’s economic landscape, dissecting the risks, challenges and opportunities of the nations making up the region. The session will assess the economic landscape of national economies and its resulting impact on the regional economic ecosystem, while identifying areas and industries where economic growth can be expected.
The forum will convene key policy-makers, institutional and non-institutional investors, as well as heads of international institutions, political economists and key experts. They will debate and predict challenges and opportunities