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EU-LAC Economic Forum 2018

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

Date: June 26, 2018, 8:30 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

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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. We are pleased to invite you to the second edition of the forum which will take place on 26 June in Brussels.

Our next forum features three public sessions addressing strategic topics such as:

  • Sectoral opportunities of EU-LAC relations : Telecom Infrastructure, connectivity and the effects of Digitalisation on EU-LAC relations
  • Cultural and academic ties: how to increase the economic and political benefits of exchange?
  • EU- LAC economic cooperation in a Global context: Trade, investment and the EU-CHINA race for Latin American markets

This event will be livestreamed on this webpage at 9:00 CET. There is no need to register for the livestream. 

Schedule

Jun 26, 2018

9.00-9.15

Welcome Remarks

Bert Hoffmann, Head of Berlin Office, GIGA

Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, President, Elcano

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

9.15-10.00

Session I – Opening speeches

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Guillermo Fernández de Soto, Corporate Director for Europe, CAF

Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for Development and Cooperation

Followed by Q&A

10.00-11.15

Session II. Sectoral opportunities of EU-LAC relations : Telecom Infrastructure, connectivity and the effects of digitalisation on EU-LAC relations

Chair: Carlos Malamud, Senior analyst, Elcano

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

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Fabio Nasarre de Letosa, Senior legal expert, European Commission, DG CONNECT

11.15-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Session III. Cultural and academic ties: how to increase the economic and political benefits of exchange?

Chair: Bert Hoffmann, Head of Berlin Office, GIGA

Keynote

Sylvie Durán, Minister for Culture, Costa Rica

Panel

Angel Badillo, Senior Research Fellow, Real Instituto Elcano

Elisa Grafulla, Cluster Development Director, European Union of National Institutes of Culture – EUNIC

Anne Sperschneider, Head of Division Central and South America, Sponsorship and Network Department, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

13:00-13:45

Lunch

13:45-15:30

Session IV. EU- LAC economic cooperation in a Global context: Trade, investment and the EU-CHINA race for Latin American markets

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Presentation

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Panel

Federico Bonaglia, Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre

Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ambassador of Peru to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and to the EU

Detlef Nolte, Professor, GIGA Institute of Latin American

Speakers

Angel Badillo

Senior Research Fellow, Real Instituto Elcano

Federico Bonaglia

Deputy Director, OECD Development Centre

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Sylvie Durán

Minister for Culture, Costa Rica

Guillermo Fernández de Soto

Corporate Director for Europe, CAF

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Elisa Grafulla

Cluster Development Director, European Union of National Institutes of Culture – EUNIC

Gonzalo Gutiérrez

Ambassador of Peru to the Kingdom of Belgium, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and to the EU

Bert Hoffmann

Head of Berlin Office, GIGA

Juan Jung

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

Emilio Lamo de Espinosa

President, Elcano

Carlos Malamud

Senior analyst, Elcano

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Neven Mimica

European Commissioner for Development and Cooperation

Fabio Nasarre de Letosa

Senior legal expert, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Detlef Nolte

Professor, GIGA Institute of Latin American

Anne Sperschneider

Head of Division Central and South America, Sponsorship and Network Department, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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