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Bruegel Annual Meetings 2019

Bruegel's 2019 Annual Meetings will be held on 4-5 September and feature the launch of Bruegel's Memos to the New European Commission.

Date: Sep 4 - 5, 2019 Topic: Energy & Climate

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On 4-5 September Bruegel organised its Annual Meetings. As in previous years, the Meetings offer relevant topical discussions through which we strive to contribute to the quality of economic policy making in Europe and beyond.

The event comes at a crucial moment in the European political agenda: a few months after the elections of the European Parliament and on the eve of the formation of the new Commission. The future trajectories of Europe’s political projects will be at stake and play a crucial role on the global stage.

This year’s meetings featured the release of Bruegel’s Memos to the New European Commission in which our scholars offer their recommendations to the new European leadership.

Schedule

Sep 04, 2019

08.30-09.00

Check-in and welcome coffee

09.00-10.15

LAUNCH OF THE BRUEGEL MEMOS TO THE NEW EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP

Chair: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Brussels correspondent, The New York Times

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Simone Tagliapietra, Research Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

10.15-10.30

Break

10.30-12:00

PARALLEL SESSIONS

10.30-12:00

A. How can Europe’s economy thrive in the digital age?

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Joakim Reiter, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone

Victoria Roig, Head of the transformation office of Santander Digital and Group Executive Vice-President

10.30-12:00

B. Making carbon pricing work

Chair: Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow

Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

Lapo Pistelli, Executive Vice President, Eni

Jasper Wesseling, Deputy director-general, Tax and customs policy and legislation, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands

10.30-12:00

C. Europe's trade policy

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow

Yi Huang, Associate Professor & Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Kate Kalutkiewicz, Senior Trade Representative, US Mission to the EU

Bernd Lange, Chair of the European Parliament's committee on International Trade

Reza Moghadam, Vice Chairman for Sovereigns and the Official Institutions, Morgan Stanley

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.00

WHICH PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW EU LEADERSHIP?

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board, Société Générale

Sven Giegold, MEP, European Parliament

Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament

Päivi Leino-Sandberg, Professor of Transnational European Law, University of Helsinki

14:00-14:30

KEYNOTE: Truths about trade

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

14.30-16.00

AI, ROBOTS AND PLATFORM WORKERS: WHAT FUTURE FOR EUROPEAN WELFARE STATES?

Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager, UK, Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber

Ann Mettler, Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)

Alexander Stubb, Vice-President, European Investment Bank and Former Prime Minister of Finland

Laura Tyson, Director - Institute for Business and Social Impact, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

16.00-16.30

Coffee break

16:30-18:00

PARALLEL SESSIONS

16.30-18.00

A. Priorities for Europe’s monetary union

Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, OECD

Vítor Constâncio, Former Vice President, ECB

Ashoka Mody, Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Thomas Wieser, Non-resident fellow

16.30-18.00

B. Enhancing Europe’s economic sovereignty (Joint panel with ECFR)

Chair: Jean Pisani-Ferry, Senior Fellow

Pierre Heilbronn, Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR

Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament

Sabine Weyand, Director-General for Trade, European Commission

16.30-18.00

C. EU-Africa partnership (Organised with CGD)

Chair: Shada Islam, Director Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Mikaela Gavas, Co-Director Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, CGD

Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng, Ambassador of Ghana to the EU

Koen Vervaeke, Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service

18.00-22.00

Bruegel annual dinner (for Bruegel members and selected guests)

Chair: Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairperson of the Board

Jörg Kukies, State secretary, German ministry of finance

Sep 05, 2019

Open only to Bruegel members and selected guests

08.30-09.00

Check-in and welcome coffee

09.00-10.00

How much further reform needed for the new financial sector architecture?

Chair: Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow

Niels Brab, Head of Government Relations, Deutsche Börse Group

Baroness Kishwer Falkner of Margravine, Member, Bank of England Enforcement Decision-Making Committee and Member of the House of Lords

Korbinian Ibel, Director General - Microprudential Supervision IV, ECB

Erik F. Nielsen, Group Chief Economist, Unicredit

10.00-10.15

Coffee break

10.15-11.15

Monetary policy in the new normal

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Grégory Claeys, Research Fellow

José Manuel González-Páramo, Head of Global Economics & Public Affairs, BBVA

Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School

11.15-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Designing a competition policy fit for Europe's needs; evolution or revolution?

Chair: Mathew Heim, Visiting Fellow

Georg Boettcher, Chief Counsel Competition at Siemens

Kris Dekeyser, Director, Policy and Strategy, European Commission, DG COMP

Jérôme Delpech, Transformation Leader, Global Transformation, Sanofi

Philipp Steinberg, Director-General of Economic Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

13.00-14.00

Lunch

Speakers

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Chairman of the Board, Société Générale

Georg Boettcher

Chief Counsel Competition at Siemens

Laurence Boone

Chief Economist, OECD

Niels Brab

Head of Government Relations, Deutsche Börse Group

Claire Bury

Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG CONNECT

Grégory Claeys

Research Fellow

Vítor Constâncio

Former Vice President, ECB

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Kris Dekeyser

Director, Policy and Strategy, European Commission, DG COMP

Jérôme Delpech

Transformation Leader, Global Transformation, Sanofi

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Baroness Kishwer Falkner of Margravine

Member, Bank of England Enforcement Decision-Making Committee and Member of the House of Lords

Ambroise Fayolle

Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Alicia García-Herrero

Senior Fellow

Mikaela Gavas

Co-Director Development Cooperation in Europe and Senior Policy Fellow, CGD

Sven Giegold

MEP, European Parliament

José Manuel González-Páramo

Head of Global Economics & Public Affairs, BBVA

Pierre Heilbronn

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

Mathew Heim

Visiting Fellow

Jamie Heywood

Regional General Manager, UK, Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber

Yi Huang

Associate Professor & Pictet Chair in Finance and Development, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Danuta Hübner

Member of the European Parliament

Korbinian Ibel

Director General - Microprudential Supervision IV, ECB

Shada Islam

Director Europe & Geopolitics, Friends of Europe

Kate Kalutkiewicz

Senior Trade Representative, US Mission to the EU

Brigitte Knopf

Secretary General, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

Jörg Kukies

State secretary, German ministry of finance

Bernd Lange

Chair of the European Parliament's committee on International Trade

Päivi Leino-Sandberg

Professor of Transnational European Law, University of Helsinki

Mark Leonard

Director, ECFR

Cecilia Malmström

European Commissioner for Trade

Stefano Manservisi

Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Ann Mettler

Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)

Ashoka Mody

Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in International Economic Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Reza Moghadam

Vice Chairman for Sovereigns and the Official Institutions, Morgan Stanley

Erik F. Nielsen

Group Chief Economist, Unicredit

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Senior Fellow

Lapo Pistelli

Executive Vice President, Eni

Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics at London Business School

Joakim Reiter

Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone

Victoria Roig

Head of the transformation office of Santander Digital and Group Executive Vice-President

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Harriet Sena Siaw-Boateng

Ambassador of Ghana to the EU

Maria Spyraki

Member of the European Parliament

Philipp Steinberg

Director-General of Economic Policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Matina Stevis-Gridneff

Brussels correspondent, The New York Times

Alexander Stubb

Vice-President, European Investment Bank and Former Prime Minister of Finland

Simone Tagliapietra

Research Fellow

Jean-Claude Trichet

Chairperson of the Board

Laura Tyson

Director - Institute for Business and Social Impact, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Nicolas Véron

Senior Fellow

Koen Vervaeke

Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Jasper Wesseling

Deputy director-general, Tax and customs policy and legislation, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands

Sabine Weyand

Director-General for Trade, European Commission

Thomas Wieser

Non-resident fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Georg Zachmann

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Palais des Academies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org

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