In a break with our usual practice, this year’s SLA Europe breakfast will be hosted by the Financial Times and sponsored by 7Side.

2013 promises to be an interesting year as the US tries to avoid its “fiscal cliff”, Europe continues to address its own challenges and the UK resolutely maintains its own austerity programme. Meanwhile Asia grapples with a slowdown in Western demand for its products and services. Against this challenging backdrop, what are the prospects for the information industry in the next 12 months?

We are very excited to bring you three speakers to give their perspectives on these challenges whilst you enjoy a continental breakfast buffet:

Robin Bew will provide us with his insights into the global economic prospects for 2013. Robin is Editorial Director and Chief Economist at the EIU. He is recognised for his commentaries and interpretation of global economic developments and is a frequent contributor on a range of radio and television media, including the BBC, CNN, CNBC Europe and Bloomberg.

Ferdinando Giugliano will give his perspective on the European and UK economic outlook. Ferdinando is a editorial leader writer for the FT. Having recently been awarded his Doctorate in Economics, Ferdinando has worked for La Repubblica in Rome and the Bank of Italy.

Iain Simpson will be speaking to potential developments in the global information industry. Iain is a well known information futurist. He has held a number of influential positions developing knowledge and information management strategies for blue chip organisations in the finance, professional services, music and voluntary sectors.

When: 8.00am for an 8.30am start, Tuesday December 11th
Where: The Financial Times, One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL
Cost: Free for SLA members, £15 for non SLA members – payable on the door or in advance by arrangement (please contact the events committee below)

The event is , payable on the door in cash or by cheque. Places for this event are limited, so it is essential you register to guarantee your place, please click here to register.

If you have any difficulties registering, please email

We look forward to welcoming you.

Best wishes,

SLA Europe Events Committee

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