VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES
BREAKINGVIEWS 2022 PREDICTIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS
A WORLD IN TRANSITION
THE MEGA SHIFTS SHAPING FINANCE, BUSINESS AND ECONOMIES
Please join Reuters Breakingviews for a series of exclusive discussions with leading corporate executives and policymakers as we celebrate the publication of our latest book of predictions and prescriptions for the year ahead. Whether it is the move away from an economic system reliant upon hydrocarbons, vanquishing the Covid-19 pandemic or central banks ending the free-money era, extraordinary shifts are occurring across the planet that will shape markets, corporate finance, politics and economies well beyond the coming year.
We will explore some of these trends through a series of fireside chats in the second week of January with the leaders of Zurich Insurance, China’s Xpeng Motors and UniCredit. Later in the month, we will hold a panel discussion on the ecological transition with the chief executives of Iberdrola and Air Products & Chemicals, followed by live interviews with the President of the San Francisco Federal Reserve and Europe’s Commissioner for Competition.
THURSDAY JANUARY 13, 2022
09:00 – 10.00 HKT (01:00 – 02:00 GMT)
Panelist: Brian Gu, President and Vice Chairman of Xpeng.
Title: China’s electric carmakers put pedal to the metal.
The country’s homegrown, battery-powered brands are a hit in the world’s largest auto market, and now they are motoring overseas. Join Xpeng President Brian Gu in conversation with Breakingviews columnist Katrina Hamlin as the $40 bln marque prepares to go global.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12, 2022
16:00 – 17:00 CET (15:00 – 16.00 GMT)
Panelist: Mario Greco, Group Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Insurance.
Title: Assessing climate risk with Mario Greco.
Zurich Insurance’s CEO thinks simply delivering improved products at higher efficiency levels is no longer enough – companies must also acknowledge and address societal challenges. Front and center of Zurich’s ambitions are its response to climate change. Mario Greco discusses the risks and opportunities of this strategy with Global Editor Rob Cox.
FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 2022
12:00 – 13:00 CET (11:00 – 12.00 GMT)
Panelist: Andrea Orcel, Group Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit Group.
Title: Banking in transition.
Commercial lenders are battling with persistently low interest rates and the challenges of green finance. Nimble digital rivals pose a further headache. How can universal banks successfully transition to a more profitable business model? UniCredit Chief Executive Andrea Orcel, who is leading a strategic change of pace at the $33 bln pan-European lender, sits down with Financial Columnist Lisa Jucca to discuss what’s in store for banks in Europe and beyond.