We are delighted to announce that Dr Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist of Berenberg Bank will speak in a plenary session at EBS 2014. Dr Schmieding will speak in How Does Europe Win the Global Race on the 15th of May.

Dr Holger Schmieding is Chief Economist at Berenberg Bank in London. Before joining Germany's oldest private bank in October 2010, he worked as chief Economist Europe at Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in London. Having studied economics in Munich, London and Kiel, he holds a doctorate from the University of Kiel. Before taking up his first role as financial market economist in 1993, he also worked as a journalist at "Westfälische Nachrichten" in Germany, as head of a research group on east-central Europe at the Kiel Institute of World Economics and as a desk economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. In a systematic comparison of the accuracy of German forecasts since 2002, Financial Times Deutschland has repeatedly awarded top honours to Dr Schmieding, for instance as “forecaster of the Year” in 2011.

For more information on Dr Schmieding or Berenberg Bank, please visit: http://blog.berenberg.de/