Monthly Global Forecast | June 2022
Politics and Governance
Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) to be held from 3-4 June
The Global Corporate Governance Colloquia (GCGC) is an international cooperative effort between 12 leading universities in Europe, Asia and America which communicates corporate governance-related research in such broad fields as economics, finance and law. The eighth annual conference will be held on 3 and 4 June at the University of Oxford. It will comprise panel discussions as well as research presentations. In addition to enabling academic exchanges, it will create an opportunity for the interaction of industry and public sector stakeholders. The two-day conference will also address areas of management, leadership, regulation, taxation, performance and law.
France’s Legislative Elections to be held on 12 and 19 June
The first round of the French Legislative Elections will be conducted on 12 June, with the second round to be held on 19 June. President Emmanuel Macron hopes to attain a majority in the parliament with his recently renamed party Renaissance. However, he will be expecting challenges from the far right. His presidential contender, Marine Le Pen, backed by her party National Rally (RN), will be giving tough competition to Macron. Additionally, leftist parties such as the one supporting Jean-Luc Mélenchon will also be a source of competition. One predicted scenario is the emergence of “cohabitation”, the name given to a power-sharing agreement between the president and the dominant parliamentary group in France.
Defence and Security
Aerospace and Defence Meetings Sevilla will celebrate its tenth-anniversary edition from 7-9 June 2022
The A&DM Sevilla will be the chief aerospace and defence industry event in Southern Europe. It will be organised jointly by the Extenda, Junta de Andalucía, and BCI Aerospace. It is expected to promote the region of Andalusia as an area of interest for international investors. After its digital session in 2021, its tenth-anniversary edition will be the first in-person gathering in Spain. To be held from 7 to 9 June 2022, this conference will bring together participants from more than 20 countries and several hundred companies from the aerospace and defence sectors and allow them to interact and cooperate on areas of interest. Participants are expected from both civil and defence aviation. Some of the companies confirmed to be attending next month include Leonardo, Collins Aerospace, Airbus, BAE Systems and Boeing. The main themes for discussion will be climate-neutral aviation by 2050, air mobility, artificial intelligence and smart manufacturing.
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida expected to join the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore
The Japanese premier Fumio Kishida is expected to join the Shangri-La Asian security summit in Singapore from 10-12 June. The Prime Minister will be aiming to promote international cooperation and an understanding of the defence build-up by his country. It is expected that following the Russian-Ukraine armed conflict, the premier will focus on greater collaboration with both Asian and Western defence officials and is expected to call for an open and free Indo-Pacific region. This will be the Prime Minister’s first visit since the previous visit by the then prime minister, Shinzo Abe, in 2014.
The conference sponsored by the British think tank, International Institute for Strategic Studies, will help participants discuss matters such as defence cooperation and regional situation. The situation in Ukraine is also expected to be on the premier’s agenda.
Energy and Environment
World Environment Day to be celebrated on 5 June in Sweden
World Environment Day has been celebrated annually since 1974. It will be celebrated this year on 5 June, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It is one of the biggest international platforms which addresses global environmental concerns and trends. With international outreach, this platform helps bring together millions of people globally under the slogan of “Only One Earth.” The idea behind this slogan is to recognise the importance of the planet and address concerns in the domains of climate action, nature action, and pollution action. It focuses on collective action for transformative environmental change.
Reuters Global Energy Transition Events to Commence from 14 June
The events on Global Energy Transition 2022 will be held from 14-15 June in New York, USA. The sessions aim to precipitate the global energy transition by discussing some of the key issues surrounding energy and security, transition with technology, methane management, energy transition etc. The proceedings will also address how collective efforts can contribute to a global decade of action by taking measures such as transparent decision making and attentiveness in business practices. Energy transition practices such as these are expected to free the world from fossil-based energy consumption and production systems to renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and lithium-ion batteries. These trends are also likely to be hastened by the increase in electrification worldwide. The conference will be critical to setting actionable agendas for achieving a net-zero.
Trade and Economics
International Conference on Economics, Trade, Investment and Development to be held in London
The International Conference on Economics, Trade, Investment and Development is planned to be held on 28 June 2022 in London. This conference will enable dialogue and cooperation between academicians, scholars and practitioners. Experts from related fields will be able to discuss recent research, innovations and challenges in the trade, economics, investment and development sectors. The conference will be organised by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. This federated organisation aims to help diverse researchers and practitioners cooperate in areas of shared interest related to the above-stated sectors. Some of the main themes to be discussed include comparative economic systems, decision sciences, economic policy, supply chain management and operations research.
World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (M12) is scheduled for 13 June 2022
Senior officials from 164 members, including trade ministers, are set to meet on 13 June in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the Ministerial Conference, the highest decision making body of the WTO. Originally scheduled for June 2020 in Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan, the conference was pushed ahead indefinitely due to pandemic related concerns. This conference is otherwise expected to meet once every two years under the Marrakesh Agreement. The upcoming conference will be chaired by Timur Suleimenov from Kazakhstan. It is expected to address the global food security crisis and strive to end hunger, among other agendas.
International Conference on Migration and Time will be held in Oslo from 29 June
The International Conference on Migration and Time: Temporalities of Mobility, Governance, and Resistance, is set to be held in Oslo from 29 June-1 July. This conference will be held under the auspices of the International Migration Research Network (IMISCOE), a European interdisciplinary research network working on diversity studies, integration and migration. As part of a yearly event, the 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference will address migration governance issues. It will also consider the links between temporality and migration to understand patterns of inequalities and the different responses to migration policies. Some of the major areas to be addressed at the conference include migration and cultural change, migrant transnationalism and education and social inequality.
International Conference on Space Technologies 2022 will be held from 27-28 June in London
The 16th International Research Conference will enable dialogue on different aspects of Space Technology. The digital conference is set to be held in London from 27-28 June. It will enable exchanges between academics and industry researchers on different issues pertaining to satellite and space communication and space technology. The conference will feature constructive, conceptual, empirical and experimental research in the related fields of Space Technology. Selected research will also be published in the Special Journal Issue on Space Technologies. Themes such as Big Data from Space, regional positioning systems, space tourism for ordinary people and legal aspects of asteroid mining are the areas that will be covered at the conference.