Chamber Announces Keynote Speaker

March 31, 2023

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s Annual General Meeting keynote speaker, Ms. Yael Selfin, Chief Economist at KPMG in the UK, who will tackle global economy challenges.

A spokesperson said, “The Chamber’s AGM and luncheon, sponsored by KPMG, will take place in-person at the Hamilton Princess on Thursday, 20th April 2023 from 12:00-2:00pm and is open to members and non-members of the Chamber. The cost to attend the luncheon is $95 per person and $950 for a table of 10 for members. Non-member prices are $145 per person and $1450 for a table of 10.”

Chamber of Commerce Yael Selfin March 2023

“We are thrilled to welcome Yael Selfin as this year’s keynote speaker for the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting. Her vast experience and expertise in the global economic outlook will provide valuable insights and perspectives for our members and guests. We look forward to a thoughtful and engaging discussion on how economies can achieve sustainable growth in today’s challenging environment,” said Danielle Riviere, CEO of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.

The spokesperson said, “Yael Selfin has been advising clients on the global economic outlook and its impact on their strategy for over 20 years. Her experience spans private sector clients across a wide range of industries and geographies, as well as public sector bodies. Her research looks at the impact major shocks, as well as new technologies, could have on the economy and on individual businesses. Yael is a regular commentator on economic issues in the media. She won City A.M. Analyst of the Year award in 2016 for the research she published on the outlook for interest rates, global trade and equity markets. She was named one of City’s 100 most influential women and one of Cranfield School of Management’s women to watch.”

Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG in the UK states: “Our latest forecast in the 2023 KPMG Economic Outlook suggests that the global economy took a positive turn early in 2023 with the inflationary pressures beginning to ease and global energy prices returning to levels last seen prior to the invasion of Ukraine.

“With global inflation expected to fall this year from 7.4% in 2022 to 5.3% in 2023 and unemployment levels forecast to remain at 5.2%, it is hoped that this should provide some support for households and increase consumer spending, even though real incomes are squeezed.

“Despite the more positive outlook, perhaps the big question should be, how do national economies get back to long-term sustainable growth? In the Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming AGM, I look forward to discussing all the points mentioned and taking a deeper dive into the report’s findings.”

The spokesperson said, “To register, please visit here. Alternatively, you can call the Chamber’s office at 295-4201.”

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