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CESA conference 2017 aims to show way forward

Moving Forward in a Changing World:  economic business and technological changes

The CESA Conference 2017, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI UK & Ireland.

15th and 16th November at the DeVere Wokefield Estate near Reading

CESA’s 2017 conference at the DeVere Wokefield Estate welcomes back Steph McGovern, economist and broadcaster as Conference Facilitator. Steph is there to kick off the day’s agenda with an economic and business session as well as to link expert speakers from business and industry.

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Brexit, BIM, Bouncebackability… and talking to the potwasher

evan-davis-speaking-at-the-cesa-conference-2016The CESA Conference 2016, in association with Cedabond, ENSE, and the FCSI UK & Ireland; 18 November, Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel

A pre-Conference straw poll told Evan Davis that delegates were ‘overwhelmingly optimistic’ about the economic future, despite Brexit and Trump.  “Let’s see if we can beat that out of you,” he said.  For him, the big post-referendum economic story was the slump in investment for growth – but what’s happening now may be bigger than Brexit: we may be seeing the end of globalization.  Meanwhile, the prospect of trade tariffs means we will have to get more competitive.  However, as London suffers, with its financial role moving to Europe, the economy may be rebalanced as Northern manufacturers flourish thanks to the weaker value of Sterling.

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