Past Event

Bruegel Annual Meetings 2018

The 2018 Annual Meetings will be held on 3-4 September and will feature sessions on European and global economic governance, as well as finance, energy and innovation.

Date: Sep 3 - 4, 2018 Topic: Energy & Climate

VIDEO RECORDINGS

The Annual Meetings are Bruegel’s flagship event. They offer a mixture of large public debates, lectures and invitation-only sessions about key issues in European and global economics. In a series of high-level discussions, Bruegel’s scholars, members and stakeholders will address the economic policy challenges facing Europe.

Download the conference booklet here.

The sessions on the first day will be livestreamed starting at 9:00 on this page. It is not necessary to register to watch the livestream.

NOTE THAT THIS REGISTRATION GIVES YOU ACCESS ONLY TO THE DAYTIME SESSIONS ON 3 SEPTEMBER. The dinner and second day is open only to Bruegel members and a small number of selected invitees.

Schedule

Sep 03, 2018

08:30-09:00

Registrations and welcome coffee

09:00-10:30

WHICH ECONOMIC PRIORITIES FOR EUROPE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Jointly organised with the Financial Times

Panel

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Lowri Evans, Director-General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - European Commission

Martin Sandbu, European Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Johan Van Overtveldt, Minister of Finance, in charge of Combating Tax Fraud, Belgium

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-13:00

EUROPE’S GEOSTRATEGIC POSITIONING IN A VOLATILE WORLD

Chair: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Senior Fellow

Panel

Carl Bildt, Co-Chair of European Council on Foreign Relations and former Prime Minister of Sweden

Dominique Moïsi, Visiting Research Professor, King’s College London and Special Advisor, Institut Montaigne

Ana Palacio, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain

Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag

Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet to Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

13:00-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:45

THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF DECARBONISATION

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Barbara Botos, Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Benjamin Denis, Advisor, ETUC

Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Schneider Electric

14:45-15:45

ACADEMIC LECTURE: THE MISTHINKING OF GLOBALISATION

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Richard E. Baldwin, Professor of international economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

15:45-16:15

Coffee break

16:15-17:15

THE FUTURE OF EUROPE’S FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Chair: Rachel Lomax, Member of the Board

Joanne Kellermann, Former Member, Single Resolution Board

Jean Pierre Mustier, CEO, Unicredit

18:30-22:00

ANNUAL DINNER (for Bruegel members and selected guests)

Welcome and chair

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Introduction

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Non-resident Fellow

Keynote speech

Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President, European Commission

The speech will be livestreamed.

22:00

End

Sep 04, 2018

(for Bruegel members and selected guests)

08:45-09:15

Registrations and welcome coffee

09:15-10:45

EURO AREA REFORM: FINISHING THE JOB?

Chair: Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow

Jörg Kukies, Member of the board

Philippe Lespinard, CIO – Fixed Income, Schroder Investment

Thomas Wieser, Non-resident fellow

Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School

10:45-11:15

Coffee break

11:15-12:45

EUROPE’S DIGITAL ECONOMY AND SOCIETY STRATEGY

Conversation

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

12:45-13:30

Lunch

13:30

End

Speakers

Maria Åsenius

Head of Cabinet to Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

Richard E. Baldwin

Professor of international economics, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Carl Bildt

Co-Chair of European Council on Foreign Relations and former Prime Minister of Sweden

Barbara Botos

Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Benjamin Denis

Advisor, ETUC

Lowri Evans

Director-General of DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - European Commission

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen

Non-resident Fellow

Joanne Kellermann

Former Member, Single Resolution Board

Jörg Kukies

Member of the board

Emmanuel Lagarrigue

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Schneider Electric

Philippe Lespinard

CIO – Fixed Income, Schroder Investment

Rachel Lomax

Member of the Board

Dominique Moïsi

Visiting Research Professor, King’s College London and Special Advisor, Institut Montaigne

Jean Pierre Mustier

CEO, Unicredit

Ana Palacio

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Senior Fellow

Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics at London Business School

Norbert Röttgen

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Johan Van Overtveldt

Minister of Finance, in charge of Combating Tax Fraud, Belgium

Martin Sandbu

European Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President, European Commission

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Thomas Wieser

Non-resident fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Brussels Comic Strip Museum, Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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