The Buttonwood Gathering is The Economist’s flagship finance and economics event.
Now in its fourth year, The Buttonwood Gathering is renowned for bringing together leading executives, prominent academics and top regulators to tackle the biggest issues facing global finance.
The developed world remains dogged by financial and economic uncertainty—the US is on the road to recovery but there are concerns that fiscal austerity measures could slow growth dramatically; and the future of the euro is far from certain. Meanwhile, the developing world continues to provide opportunities for growth, albeit at a slower rate. Amidst all this, a new picture of global finance emerges. For example, new proposed regulation in America, namely Dodd-Frank, has been criticised for its potential to limit economic recovery, and the forthcoming US election is contributing to uncertainty over which parts of the bill may be adjusted, causing delays for financial-sector firms as they plan for the future.
The 2012 Buttonwood Gathering will focus on rewriting the rules of global capitalism in a way that will re-build old systems for the twenty-first century and connect with new models in the developing world to establish a better foundation for long-term economic growth and prosperity.
Programme details: http://www.economist.com/events-conferences/americas/buttonwood-2012