5/8: NEC w/Bart van Ark, The Conference Board

  • 08 May 2014
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • (to register: was-ea@minbuza.nl) The Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Ave NW, 20008 Washington DC

**To register:  Please RSVP to was-ea@minbuza.nl by Thursday May 1st, 2014 - Please bring ID




The Netherlands Embassy and

 The National Economists Club

invites you to

A presentation by

Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board


Time to Realize the Opportunities for Growth”


Insights from the Global Economic Outlook 2014,

Growth Scenarios 2014 and CEO Challenge 2014

  Date: Thursday May 8th 2014

Time: 15:30 pm – 17:30 pm


Venue: The Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Ave NW, 20008 Washington DC




15:30:               Guest Arrival

15:55-16:00:      Guest Seating

16:00-16:05:      Welcome by Netherlands Embassy and NEC

16:05-16:50:      Time to Realize the Opportunities for Growth, CEO Challenge and Global Growth Scenarios by Bart van Ark, Executive VP and Chief Economist, The Conference Board


16:50-17:10         Q&A

17:15 – 17:45:    Networking reception

Bart van Ark is Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board, a global research organization with its head office in New York City in the United States. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing, who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts, as well as in-depth global economic research. Van Ark is also responsible for the development of the strategy and major new initiatives of The Conference Board.

Van Ark is also a Professor in Economic Development, Technological Change and Growth at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) where he has specialized in the areas of economic growth, development economics, economic history and international economics and business. He is an internally acclaimed expert in the field of international comparative productivity measurement and analysis. He is former director and current member of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, a research group working on long term economic growth and productivity.

Van Ark has extensively published in leading national and international journals, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and Economic Policy. From 2004-2008 he has been managing editor of the Review of Income and Wealth. He is also frequently featured in major international business media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.