European and African Economic Outlook Gaining Momentum in 2013

Frost & Sullivan hosts a complimentary webinar uniting experts to examine growth prospects in Europe and Africa
June 11, 2013 - PRLog -- WHEN:          17 June 2013 - 16:00 BST (17:00 CET)    

LOCATION:          Online, with complimentary registration

MODERATOR:        Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Economist

PANELISTS:          Aroop Zutshi, Global President & Managing Partner

        Jan E. Kristiansen, Partner & Director, Europe

Dorman Followwill, Partner & Director, Europe

Hendrik Malan, Operations Director, Africa

Gary Jeffery , Partner & Director, Europe

John Raspin, Partner & Director, Energy & Environment, Europe

The first half of 2013, for many countries and markets, has proven to be a far greater challenge than anticipated. Global economic expectations have been crushed with the downward revision of many growth indicators in Europe and Africa.

This online conference will identify the reasons for this negative market sentiment and whether, or rather when, a change in growth momentum can be expected. It will allow insight into pockets of growth within Europe and whether these will be the catalyst to spark the European engine back to life.

"Currently Europe is at a tipping-point. Austerity revisions have increased social tensions, placing scrutiny on the effectiveness of the measures imposed”, stated Jan E. Kristiansen, Frost & Sullivan Partner & Director for Europe. “There is a fine balance to be achieved between strict implementation and being pragmatic about the pace of implementation. Increasingly too, European Governments are acting to speed up the return of sustainable Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth within the region. It is, of course, still very early days; however, Frost & Sullivan expects the first signs of recovery to occur towards the end of this year."

Emerging markets are key to the future growth development of Europe and a special focus will be placed on Europe’s fastest growing economies. Frost & Sullivan's team will examine how they are expected to drive growth in the region.

As a result of the financial crisis, trade and investment patterns in Europe have also changed, with Africa gaining significant interest.

The regional focus on Africa will assess the profitability of the market and focus on the challenges and opportunities present in today’s economically fragile global environment. The African renaissance is expected in the next 10 years and 2013 will see many changes take place on the continent. The briefing will briefly identify the major growth catalysts in Africa and how these will emerge in 2013.

Frost & Sullivan’s regional leaders will unite to elucidate their views on developments that will shape the regional markets of Europe and Africa in 2013.  

Why you should attend:

·         Discover whether there will be a turning point to the current economic slump in Europe

·         Understand which countries or industries will most likely kick-start Europe’s growth engine

·         Identify regional growth drivers and what distinguishes these drivers in Europe and Africa

·         Gain insight into expert opinions on markets beyond BRICS

·         Receive a complimentary copy of the European and African Regional Growth Momentum: Has 2013 lived up to its promise? White Paper, which will be sent to all registrants

A live question and answer session will follow the presentation.

The discussion will benefit decision makers, particularly those involved in strategy and business, as well as executives evaluating whether to expand into emerging markets.

To attend the conference, receive a copy of the presentation slides and a link to the audio recording, kindly send an email to, Corporate Communication, with your full contact details.

For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Emerging Market Innovation team, please visit
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