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Starts 13th November 2019 at 12:00pm
Ends 13th November 2019 at 1:30pm
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Neil is a macro economist and forecaster by background and has built a number of forecasting and policy models for clients in public and private sectors throughout the world.  He manages EY’s suite of forecasting and simulation models on the island of Ireland.  Current areas of focus include supporting firms to prepare for Brexit, forecasting the Irish economy and working with Government clients to ensure a policy focus on long term competitiveness.

As Chief Economist, Neil is a regular presenter at economic and policy conferences and is a frequent commentator in the media on economic matters in Ireland.  He is a visiting Professor of Economic Policy at Ulster University and is also a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow.  Neil was formerly Head of Global Cities and Regions for Oxford Economics and the first Director of the Economic Policy Centre at Ulster University.  Prior to joining EY, he was their Senior Economic Advisor across the island.

Neil will be giving a presentation regarding the ‘State of the Nation’ and covering the following topics:

  • macro-economic trends
  • the current fiscal backdrop
  • possible Brexit implications
  • general economic uncertainty
  • where the Fermanagh and Omagh District fits in this context

He will also discuss what opportunities are upcoming for the area, how they can be maximised and how stakeholders can collectively alleviate risks and build on opportunities.

There will be a brief Q & A session after the presentation and buffet lunch will be provided at 1.00 pm.