Upcoming Event

Jun
11
08:30

EU-LAC Economic Forum 2019: New perspectives in turbulent times

The third edition of the EU-LAC Economic Forum.

June 11, 2019, 8:30 am Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Global Economics & Governance

The EU-LAC Economic Forum was established in 2016 as a high level gathering for in-depth research-based exchanges on economic issues between European, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) policy makers and experts.

This year’s edition features three public sessions addressing strategic topics such as the future of regional integration, the 5G challenge and the EU-LAC collaboration, and the impact of the Global Compact for Migration on EU-LAC relations.

The registration is currently open only to Bruegel’s members.

Schedule

Jun 11, 2019

08:30-09:00

Check-in and breakfast

09:00-09:10

Welcome remarks

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

09:10-09:30

Opening address - Introduction to the topics of the day

Bert Hoffmann, Head of Berlin Office, GIGA

Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute

09:30-10:00

Keynote speech and conversation

Andrés Velasco, Dean, LSE School of Public Policy

Edita Hrdá, Managing Director Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Elena Pisonero, Member of the Board, Bruegel; President, Hispasat; former Spain’s Ambassador to the OECD; former Secretary of State of Trade, Tourism and SMEs, Spain

10:00-11:15

Session I - The end of regional integration as we know it?

Chair: Carlos Malamud, Senior analyst, Elcano

Ignacio Corlazzoli, Representative for Europe and Israel, IDB, Inter- American Development Bank

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Matthias Jorgensen, Head of Unit Latin America, DG TRADE, European Commission

Tobias Lenz, Senior Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

11:15-11:30

Coffee and tea break

11:30-13:00

Session II - Facing the 5G challenge: what is next for EU-LAC collaboration?

Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Juan Jung, Director of Public Policy, ASIET - Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

Belén Romana, Non-executive Director, Santander and Aviva; Chair of the Board, Digital Future Society

13:00-13:45

Lunch

13:45-15:30

Session III - Global Compact for Migration and its impact on EU-LAC relations

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Diego Acosta Arcarazo, Reader, European and Migration Law, University of Bristol

Paola Amadei, Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation

Carmen González Enríquez, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute

15:30-15:45

Closing remarks

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

15:45

End

Speakers

Diego Acosta Arcarazo

Reader, European and Migration Law, University of Bristol

Paola Amadei

Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation

Ignacio Corlazzoli

Representative for Europe and Israel, IDB, Inter- American Development Bank

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Carmen González Enríquez

Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute

Bert Hoffmann

Head of Berlin Office, GIGA

Edita Hrdá

Managing Director Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Matthias Jorgensen

Head of Unit Latin America, DG TRADE, European Commission

Juan Jung

Director of Public Policy, ASIET - Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones

Tobias Lenz

Senior Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Carlos Malamud

Senior analyst, Elcano

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Elena Pisonero

Member of the Board, Bruegel; President, Hispasat; former Spain’s Ambassador to the OECD; former Secretary of State of Trade, Tourism and SMEs, Spain

Charles Powell

Director, Elcano Royal Institute

Belén Romana

Non-executive Director, Santander and Aviva; Chair of the Board, Digital Future Society

Andrés Velasco

Dean, LSE School of Public Policy

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

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Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org

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