REIMAGINING THE WORLD
Every economic shock leaves a legacy. Covid-19 will be no different. The pandemic has roiled financial markets, dampened global growth, upended traditional business models and threatens the future of globalisation. The scars will be felt for generations. However, the chaos has also given birth to an uneasy optimism about the future. The world may never be the same again. In that, lies a historic opportunity – a chance to reimagine the world.
More than a decade after the 2008 financial crash, it’s dark legacy hangs over the global economy. Despite bank bailouts and central bank interventions, the global economy remains marred by deep inequality, growing populism and swathes of social and civil unrest. Covid-19 exacerbated all of that.
Forward-thinking policy makers and leading executives must take advantage of this moment to make the difficult and long-delayed structural reforms that business and society are clamoring for. The case must be made that lower barriers to trade, labor market and tax reforms, supply chain realignments, stronger public health systems and aggressively combating climate change will create a greener, more equal and resilient global economy.
The Qatar Economic Forum Powered by Bloomberg convenes some of the world’s most influential financial and economic thinkers, policy makers and influencers to prepare a blueprint for the next stage of global growth. We look at the geographies and industries that will lead us out of this crisis. Anchored strategically in Doha, at the confluence of the East and West, The Qatar Economic Forum will identify opportunities, present solutions, and take the first actionable steps towards creating this post-pandemic reimagined world.