Launch of the November Midlands Perspectives

9 November 2018

Studio A&B, Universities Centre, Innovation Campus, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4BB

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On 9th November, the ONS will release the GDP growth figure for the third quarter of 2018, giving an indication of the likely growth trajectory for the second half of the year. As the Brexit negotiations appear to continue to be at a standstill, and trade tensions show no sign of abatement around the world, what will these global events mean for the Midlands?

We would like to ask you to participate in this discussion, following comments from the panel. Please see the agenda below:


1300 - Registration and refreshments

1330 - Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Rebecca Jones, Midlands Economic Forum

1335 - Panel Presentation and Discussion

Fred Haynes, Assistant Economist, Economic Advice and Analysis, Office of National Statistics

Joe Hayes, Economist, Economic Indices, IHS Markit

Paul Forrest, Head of Research, Midlands Economic Forum

1405 - Q&A and Discussion

1445 - Networking

1500 - Close

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