High-level conference on ‘Investment, Technological Transformation and Skills’, Luxembourg, 28 – 29 November 2018

Interview and briefing opportunities with EIB Vice-President Andrew McDowell, EIB Director of Economics Debora Revoltella,  Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University Professor Jan Svejnar.

KIRCHBERG, Luxembourg, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 28 and 29 November, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Central Bank, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University and SUERF (the European Monetary and Finance Forum) will co-organise a high-level conference on ‘Investment, Technological Transformation and Skills’. The two-day event will provide an opportunity for leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to share their views and understandings on investment finance and competitiveness, while raising awareness of the challenges posed by technological transformation and the need to adapt workforce skills.

Key questions that we will discuss are:

  • Will recovery and market forces be enough to address the gaps? Should governments step up their policies to support competitiveness and investment efforts? What strategies are needed?
  • Should they target the regional, country or EU level? Can the focus on strengthening the competitiveness of European firms become a new pulling force for Europe?

At the conference:

  • We are happy to announce the confirmed speakers, which include Werner Hoyer, Luis de Guindos, Peter Praet, Klaus Regling, Pier Carlo Padoan, Jean Tirole, Catherine L. Mann, Claudio Borio, Vitor Gaspar, Jean-Pierre Mustier, Klaus Zimmermann, Jan Svejnar, Debora Revoltella, Reinhilde Veugelers and many more.
  • The EIB will present its latest Investment Report. The report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of investment and the financing of investment in the European Union. The 2018/2019 edition on “retooling Europe’s economy” examines many of the structural issues that will determine the continent’s future prosperity and sustainability: skills, innovation, digital technologies, critical infrastructure and climate change mitigation.

Follow the dedicated conference blog here.

For the full conference agenda please see here.

Print, digital and broadcast media are welcome to request on-the-record interviews and/or background briefings with EIB, MIT and ECB experts, as well as EIB Vice-President Andrew McDowell, EIB Director of Economics Debora Revoltella and Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University Professor Jan Svejnar (See contacts below)


Press contacts:

Dirk Heilmann, d.heilmann@eib.org, tel.: +352 43 79 83175 / Mobile: +352 691 284 094

Jan Gerrit Wnendt, j.wnendt@eib.org, tel.: +352 43 79 82227 / Mobile: +352 691 284 340

SOURCE: European Investment Bank



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