Simon French
Simon French
Chief Economist
Panmure Gordon & Company

Simon French is the Chief Economist at the UK merchant bank, Panmure Gordon & Company. He is a Top-5 ranked economist in the City’s Extel rankings and has a monthly column for The Times newspaper. Prior to joining Panmure Gordon he was a Senior Civil Servant, latterly at the Cabinet Office as Chief of Staff to the UK Government’s Chief Operating Officer. 

He holds an Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree in Economics & Finance from Durham University and is a member of the Government Economic Service and the Society of Professional Economists.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

Unchartered Territories: Economics, Geopolitics and the Future of Investment

A look at economic and geopolitical trends to identify the evolution of global economies, which markets/regions will have most influence, where the main risks are, how economic shifts will affect investment, and the change and volume of capital available in the coming 5-10 years.

Speaking at International Hospitality Investment Forum

CEO Council (Invitation-only)

A gathering of hospitality CEOs, offering an informal environment to share ideas and experiences with peers at the top of the sector. The discussions follow Chatham House rule, ensuring confidentiality and free debate. The session will start with a Q&A with the IHIF Economist followed by in-depth discussions over drinks and nibbles.

Speaking at In Sync Virtual Event

Live Q&A

Join Simon French and Adam Sacks for a live Q&A following their sessions.