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UK Businesses will find answers at Coface's 2015 Country Risk Conference

UK Businesses will find answers at Coface's 2015 Country Risk Conference

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For more information about the conference, click here

How will the outcome of the general election affect the UK’s economic prospects?

In the face of several issues, where and at what pace will Europe recover? 

How much are capital markets predictive of economic activity?

What geopolitical risks will have the greatest impact on international trade and commodities?

These are some of the burning questions to be discussed at Coface’s 2015 Country Risk Conference. The event will be held on Thursday 4 June 2015 in Central London, providing delegates with invaluable intelligence about domestic and overseas trading conditions.

This year’s programme includes thought-provoking presentations from leading economists and other experts in their field as well as two roundtable discussions including contributors from industry. The presenters are Andrew Goodwin, Senior Economist of Oxford Economics, who will focus on the post-election outlook for the UK, and Coface’s Chief Economist, Julien Marcilly, who will provide a view on where and at what pace Europe will recover. In addition Jim Reid, Global Head of the Fundamental Credit Group and Strategist at Deutsche Bank will explain how capital markets provide an early warning system for the state of the economy, and Kirsten Parker, Senior Director at IHS Country Risk, will look at key geopolitical risks and their impact on international trade and commodities.

The two roundtables will be chaired by Louise Cooper, Chartered Financial Analyst, broadcaster and Times financial columnist and will include contributions by Anna Gaworzewska, Head of Sovereign and Country Risk Analysis, Lloyds Banking Group and Richard Mallinson, Geopolitical Analyst, Energy Aspects. From industry, they will be joined by Adrian Johnson, International Credit Director of Harley-Davidson Europe.

Frédéric Bourgeois, Managing Director of Coface UK and Ireland said: “This year’s Conference takes place as the dust settles on the UK general election and geopolitical risks continue to heighten tensions from West to East. At the moment the polls are inconclusive and forecasters are predicting another hung parliament so it will be fascinating to hear our contributors’ reaction to the outcome and its implications for UK trade.

“And this highlights the value of our Country Risk Conference to the several hundred CEOs, FDs, Credit Managers and the business partners who advise them. In just a few hours, they receive an accessible and relevant summary of the risks and opportunities in domestic and overseas markets which has a practical purpose: helping them to develop a strategy to maximise their trading opportunities.”


Lunch is provided for delegates along with a copy of the Coface Handbook of Country Risk. There will also be opportunities to network and ask questions.

For more information about the conference, click here.

Places at the 2015 Conference are limited, so register by clicking here.

Note for journalists

If you would like to attend the conference, please email crc_uk@coface.com  

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