7 May 21

Global Fleet Conference: Understand the impact of the economic outlook on global fleet management

The new Biden Administration in the US, Brexit in Europe, the geopolitical position of China in Asia. The surge of e-companies like Tesla and Nio. And then there’s the pandemic. What are the global economic prospects and what do they mean for your global business? Find out at the Global Fleet Conference with William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Group.

You can’t have global fleet management success if you don’t understand the different market realities and maturity at the regional and local level, and if you don’t understand the economic context you operate in. That’s why the 2021 Global Fleet Conference will include a presentation of a top economist.

William De Vijlder (pictured, right) has been Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas since 2014. He began his career in the Economic Research Department at Belgium’s Générale de Banque in 1987 and joined the Asset Management division in 1989. At Fortis Investments he was Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Officer. When joining BNP Paribas Investment Partners in 2010, he became a member of its Executive Committee and Chief Investment Officer of Partners and Alternative Investments.

Mr De Vijlder has a PhD in Economics from the University of Ghent (Belgium), where he has been a senior lecturer since 1991. He is a board member of Le Club du CEPII and is also a member of the Group of Economic Advisers to ESMA’s Committee for Economic and Market Analysis.

Leading photo: US President Joe Biden (copyright: Shutterstock)

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck