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Global Think Tank Summit 2018

The public session of the Global Think Tank Summit will discuss trade and fair global competition

Date: Nov 7 - 9, 2018 Topic: Energy & Climate

On 7-9 November 2018 Bruegel and and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania will hold the Global Think Tank Summit 2018 in Brussels. The event will gather a hundred executives from the most influential Think Tanks around the world and feature panels on topics of global importance.

This event will be held in BOZAR.  On the 7th of November, part of the programme will be open for the public. Below, you will find the link to register for the public session as well as the agenda.

Register for the public session 

Following the keynote speech by European Commissioner Malmström a panel will discuss how globalisation and global competition can be managed fairly.

There is a backlash in many parts of the world against globalisation and increasing support for protectionism. Some argue it has been responsible for lifting millions of people out of poverty, while others blame it for job losses and stagnation of wages. Indeed, global competition is increasing global welfare but does create losers and winners. Can high and increasing levels of trade and investment integration be sustained or will globalisation gradually retreat due to rising protectionism? Is globalisation ‘fair’ geographically and across income levels? Is the current multilateral system fit for purpose to manage globalisation to the benefit of all countries? In a world in which very different economic system co-exist, is the level of cooperation on competition policy, industrial policy, corporate governance sufficient or does it need to be improved? Indeed, can think tanks play a role in measuring the impacts of globalisation on societies and make relevant policy recommendations to both national policy makers and multilateral institutions? This session with think tanks leaders and one or two related experts in the field will explore these questions.

 

Schedule

Nov 07, 2018

15:30-16:00

Registration & welcome coffee

16:00-16:30

Welcome Hosts and Organizers

James McGann, Director, Think Tank and Civil Societies Program, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

16:30-17:00

Keynote speech: New Trade Patterns, Alliances and Paradigms

Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade

17:00-18:00

Plenary Panel: How can globalisation and global competition be managed fairly?

Chair: Aart de Geus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Edward Kofi Anan Brown, Senior Director Research and Policy Engagements, African Center for Economic Transformation

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, External author

Catherine McBride, Senior Economist International Trade and Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs

Jan Mischke, MGI Partner, Zurich

Izumi Ohno, Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute

Zhao Hai, Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

18:00

End

Speakers

Edward Kofi Anan Brown

Senior Director Research and Policy Engagements, African Center for Economic Transformation

Aart de Geus

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Zhao Hai

Research Fellow, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

External author

Cecilia Malmström

European Commissioner for Trade

Catherine McBride

Senior Economist International Trade and Competition Unit, Institute of Economic Affairs

James McGann

Director, Think Tank and Civil Societies Program, The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Jan Mischke

MGI Partner, Zurich

Izumi Ohno

Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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