Past Event

Annual Meeting – Europe: the way ahead

Europe, the way ahead will be on the focus of this year’s Bruegel annual meeting. In the fall and after the European election, a new leadership will come into office. It will be time to reflect on the next steps Europe should take to overcome its weak growth performance; to re-invent its institutions and the […]

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Europe, the way ahead will be on the focus of this year’s Bruegel annual meeting. In the fall and after the European election, a new leadership will come into office. It will be time to reflect on the next steps Europe should take to overcome its weak growth performance; to re-invent its institutions and the collaboration process among them; to address the remaining banking problems; and also to revive the debate on the constitution and legitimacy of Europe.

At the annual meeting, we would like to have an open and frank debate. High-level representatives of Bruegel’s state;corporate and institutional members will gather;on 4-5 September in Brussels;to discuss the economic issues that will shape Europe under the new leadership and in the context of new global challenges.

September 4 (on the record)

  • 19.00 – Welcome drinks
  • 19:30 – Bruegel annual dinner
    • Chair: Jean-Claude Trichet, Bruegel chairman
    • Dinner keynote: Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek, Poland

September 5 (day under Chatham house rules)

  • 8.30-8.40 – Welcome speech by Guntram Wolff
  • 8.40-10.30 – First panel: “How to address the global and European growth challenges?”
    • Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Bruegel Senior Fellow
    • Panel:
      • Agnès Benassy-Quéré, Executive president CAE and Professor, France
      • Hubert Penot, EMEA CIO, Metlife
      • Huw Pill, Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs
      • Ludger Schuknecht, Director General, Finance Ministry, Germany
  • 10.30-11.00 – Coffee break
  • 11.00-13.00 – Second panel: “Europe’s banking landscape: next steps”
    • Chair: Rachel Lomax, Bruegel Board Member
    • Panel:
      • Filippo Altissimo, Tudor
      • Stephan Leithner, Chief Executive Officer Europe (except Germany and UK), Human Resources, Legal & Compliance, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Bank
      • Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the single supervisory mechanism, ECB
      • Marco Pagano, Professor, University of Naples Federico II
  • 13.00-14.00 – Lunch
  • 14.00-14.30 – Keynote Sergei Guriev, Professor Science Po: “Europe and its neighbourhood: back to stability?”
  • 14.30-16.30 – Third panel: “Further institutional challenges for the EU and the euro area”
    • Chair: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Commissioner for Strategy and Policy, France
    • Panel:
      • Håkan Jonsson, Senior Consultant, Hallvarsson & Halvarsson
      • Daniela Schwarzer, Glienicker Gruppe
      • József Szájer, Member of European Parliament

Practical information

  • Venue: The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels
  • Date: 4&5 September 2014
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – [email protected]