Q4 Asia Forecast Update

15 November - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Executive Team Support - Singapore, The Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road
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16 November - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Asia Management Forum - Singapore, Paterson Room, Level 3, The Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road
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20 November - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Asia CEO Forum - Shanghai
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23 November - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Asia CEO Forum - Hong Kong, The Park Lane Hotel, 310 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay
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23 November - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Asia Management Forum - Hong Kong, The Park Lane Hotel, 310 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay
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Asia faces a tough 2019.  Export growth will halve from 2017 as global demand cools from the 2017 rebound. Financial market and currency volatility will stay high as the ECB ends quantitative easing and the US continues cranking up its interest rates. India and Indonesia both face key elections. On top of all of that, the US-China trade war might escalate.

How Asia fares will come down to three issues: political stability, economic resilience, and a capacity for local demand growth. Asia’s record is mostly good in all three areas, and we’ll focus our analysis on whether that can continue in 2019. If it does, it means a big change in gears for markets as Asia’s massive export engines cools and local consumers, corporates, and governments partly fill the demand gap. Aligning business plans with that shift will be an important step to maintaining sales momentum. Richard Martin, our forecasting lead, will present the overview in each city.

Our Forums in each city will also tackle key local debates.

  • In Shanghai, our China CEO Forum will look at the sudden urgency of picking a sustainable digital strategy in China for B2B as much as B2C. The China CFO Forum will look at M&A opportunities stemming from a battered stock market and some over leveraged entrepreneurs. In the China Management Forum, we’ll be joined by John Pabon of Fulcrum Strategy to debate how to align strategy with China’s environmental regulation drive.
  • In Singapore, the Asia Management Forum will update the business case for Southeast Asia while the Asia CEO Forum debates how to manage Asia’s Critical Issues in 2019 (over a dinner with Singapore’s highly regarded Simon Tay throwing out ideas).
  • In Hong Kong, we’ll focus on Japan’s outlook with the help of Dan Slater of the Delphi Network, our new network Forum leader in Tokyo. A big year looms for Japan with the US pushing for a bilateral trade deal, a tax hike on October 1, and PM Abe’s gentle push to open the local market.

 

If you are travelling, then you are welcome to sit in on sessions outside your home city. We also run extra sessions in Shanghai and Singapore for any team members who might be interested (our Executive Team Support sessions). Our goal is to ensure your team gets to debate the outlook and all are welcome. Contact service@imaasia.com for more information.

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