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Economist Corporate Network
Success in business is not just what you know but who you know. The Economist Corporate Network (ECN) combines both.
Harnessing the world-leading reputation and convening power of The Economist Group, we offer members-only executive forums in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
In regular briefings, roundtable discussions and large events, our experts deliver our insights on the economic, political and business trends of today’s high-growth markets. Members include top-tier multinationals, as well as up-and-coming regional and national players.
Director level or above
Meetings every year
Special Reports and ECN Events
The Economist Intelligence Unit special reports provide executives with practical business information on macroeconomic events, country affairs and issues affecting industries. Each report contains a broad overview followed by a detailed analysis of underlying issues, and forecasts to help you prepare for future trends. Understand how to operate more effectively internationally, and discover opportunities in new markets by downloading our reports below.
Democracy Index 2017: Free speech under attack
In this report find out how democracy has fared over the last year. Democracy Index 2017 ranks 165 independent states and two territories, and addresses media freedom separately for the first time with a new Media Freedom Index and global ranking.Download report
China Going Global Investment Index 2017
In this report, find out where 60 major economies rank in terms of their attractiveness to Chinese firms. The report draws on 57 indicators spread across 'opportunity' and 'risk' pillars, and now includes indices covering six key industries in order to guide firms with a specific focus.Download report
Asia Business Outlook report
Annual Asia Business Outlook Survey for 2018 explores executive expectations for Asian markets in 2018 and beyond. Research and discussion events regionally sponsored by HayDownload report
AI and the future of work
Asia's business leaders share their thoughts on automation, AI and the challenges and opportunities they bring to companies’ future workplace strategyDownload report
ECN Events - Tiger Management: Korean management practices and global competitiveness
Korean companies have increasingly become strong global competitors in a wide range of industries.Download report
ECN Events - In conversation with Christophe Weber
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to engage with Christophe
Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Takeda Pharmaceutical
ECN Events - CEO Growth Congress 2017
The concept of the Growth Summit is to stimulate the transfer of insights from one industry to another and to create a sense of strategic best practice, applicable to all companies in all industries, which will inform and equip foreign CEO’s in Japan for the year to come. This kind of high-level brainstorming is unique in Tokyo.Download report
ECN events - Asia Regional Strategic Forecast: Preparing for the paradigm shift Globalisation and the Asian business environment
Join us as we invite Joseph Lake, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Director of Global Forecasting, to share his analysis of the global economy and latest economic forecasts at this critical juncture for the global economy.Download report
With over 70 events around the world each year, we are the foremost provider of thought-provoking events for business and opinion leaders.
From Fortune 500 companies to government entities, from finance, marketing, technology and beyond, our event attendees represent the senior leadership (65-70% are director-level or above) who are shaping their industries.
The Sustainability Summit 2017 will bring together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, regulators and leading researchers from across
Asia for a forthright discussion about the opportunities and challenges inherent in the transition to sustainability.
The Business of Longevity Summit will bring together the leading minds from governments, the private sector, health care, academia and think-tanks to discuss and debate how to help Asian countries make the transition to older societies that are still healthy and productive.
Japan will go to the polls on October 22nd. Shinzo Abe, the current prime minister, smelled blood when he announced the snap election in late September.
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