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Bruegel Annual Meetings, 1-3 September 2021

This year’s Bruegel Annual Meetings took place on 1-3 September. The event was held in a hybrid format with a small number of people joining on site and larger audience watching online. This event came at a crucial time when some parts of the world were preparing to reopen after the pandemic.

The previous year had raised the question of what we want the post-pandemic world to look like. How could we recover from the economic crisis while ensuring that we took this opportunity to build an inclusive and sustainable future that is prepared for future shocks?

Find the full playlist of the recordings below.

All audio and video recordings, as well as event summaries, are available on the individual session pages.

Confirmed Speakers

Masood Ahmed

President of Center for Global Development (CGD)

Carlo Altomonte

Non-Resident Fellow

José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez

Chief Executive Officer, Banco Santander

Nicholas Bloom

William Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University, United States

Francesca Bria

Chairman, CDP Venture Capital SGR- Italian Innovation Fund

Per Callesen

Governor, Danmarks Nationalbank

Nadia Calviño

First Vice-President and Minister for Economy and Digitalization, Spain

Grégory Claeys

Senior Fellow

Declan Costello

Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Alberto De Paoli

Chief Financial Officer, Enel Spa, Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Compact’s CFO Taskforce for the SDGs

Valdis Dombrovskis

Executive Vice President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People

Karolina Ekholm

Member of the board

Jeremy Farrar

Director, Wellcome Trust

Henry Foy

European diplomatic correspondent, Financial Times

Michael Froman

Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Amanda Glassman

Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Development

Gita Gopinath

Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

Caroline de Gruyter

European Affairs correspondent, NRC Handelsblad

Pierre Heilbronn

Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Amadou Hott

Minister of Economy, Planning, and International Cooperation, Senegal

Kerstin Jorna

Director-General, European Commission, DG GROW

Alexandra Jour-Schroeder

Deputy Director General of Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

Keyu Jin

Associate professor, London school of Economics

Tadeusz Kościński

Minister of Finance, Poland

Jean-Bernard Lévy

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EDF Group

Mario Mariniello

Senior fellow

Sara Matthieu

Member of European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Mairead McGuinness

European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Chair in International Affairs, School of Transnational Governance, EUI

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO)

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Senior Fellow

Niclas Poitiers

Research Fellow

Hélène Rey

Professor of Economics, London Business School

Aura Salla

Head of EU Affairs, Facebook

Diederik Samsom

Head of Cabinet, EVP Frans Timmermans, European Commission

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Marietje Schaake

International policy director of the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University

Jorge Sicilia Serrano

Chief Economist, BBVA Group, Spain

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Senior Minister, Singapore and Chairman, Group of Thirty

Vera Songwe

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations ; Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor Harvard Kennedy School, Former United States Treasury Secretary

György Szapáry

Chief Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank of Hungary

Simone Tagliapietra

Senior Fellow

Laurence Tubiana

Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation

Adam Tooze

Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Columbia University

Jutta Urpilainen

European Commissioner for International Partnerships

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Luca Visentini

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

Guntram B. Wolff


Sabine Weyand

Director-General for Trade, European Commission

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow