The ONS Economic Forum is an event aimed at analysts, business economists, media, and academic users, to provide an opportunity to discuss issues relating to the measurement of the economy and the range of ONS economic statistics.

The Economic Forums are now being scheduled to coincide with the publication of the Economic Quarterly Review. This event will give you the opportunity to hear about in-depth analysis of key economic issues and updates on transformation projects for economic statistics at ONS.

Please register here to secure your place- along with details of any accessibility requirements.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

We are keen to tailor the ONS Economic Forum agenda to the issues that are of most interest to you. If you have suggestions for topics to be covered at this or at a future ONS Economic Forum, please email them to Similarly if you have any questions about economic statistics, you can email these to the same address and we shall answer them as soon as possible.

Dates for 2017


Thursday 6 April 2017


Royal Statistical Society, London


09:45 - 10:00 - Registration with tea and coffee

10:00 - 10:10 - Welcome and introduction

10:10 - 10:30 - Launch of Quarterly Economic Review with focus on Productivity

10:30 - 11:00 - Special topic - Meeting the challenges of measuring new forms of economic activity (A year after the Bean review, an update on some of the innovative work in progress at the ONS Data Science Campus)

11:00 - 11:15 - Refreshment break

11:15 - 11:35 - Overview of key Blue Book 2017 changes

11:35 - 11:55 - Round-up of Quarter 1 data

11:55 - 12:05 - Economic Statistics and Analysis Strategy - launch of the consultation

12:05 - 12:15 - What's coming up…