Reviving Long-Term Growth in the European Union, Brussels

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© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
date July 4, 2019
city Brussels, Belgium
organisation European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) i

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Reviving Long-Term Growth in the European Union

The Role of Productivity-Enhancing Policies

TownHall Europe, Square de Meeûs 5-6, 1000 Brussels

4 July 2019

  • High-Level Conference

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About the Conference

Productivity lies at the heart of long-term economic prosperity. Yet, productivity growth in advanced countries, including in Europe, has slowed in the past decade - albeit with significant disparities between groups of firms, regions or countries.

What are the drivers of the current productivity slowdown? Where does Europe stand and what are the key challenges and paradoxes it faces? Which of these can be addressed through EU-level intervention?

This Conference explored these important questions, in particular focusing on the role of better diffusion of knowledge and technology, the digitalisation of firms, investment finance and changing business models in reviving long-term growth in the European Union.

It took place on Thursday 4 July 2019, from 09h00 to 16h00, in TownHall Europe (Square de Meeûs 5-6, 1000 Brussels), gathering leading European businesses, practitioners, academics and policymakers.

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Introduction and Opening Key Notes

Panel 1: Making the Most of Knowledge Creation and Diffusion

Panel 2: Reactivating Europe’s Business Dynamic: Growth Finance and New Business Models

Panel 3: Harnessing Digitalisation in Support of Productivity

Speakers

Adam

Posen

President,

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Dirk

Pilat

Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation,

OECD

‌Presentation (2.6 MB)

Pia

Sandvik

CEO,

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Jo

De Boeck

Executive Vice-President and CSO,

IMEC

Debora

Revoltella

Director, Economics Department,

European Investment Bank

‌Presentation (0.5 MB)

Artur

Kupczunas

Co-founder,

Saule Technologies

‌Presentation (5.5 MB)

Torsten

Zube

Head,

Innovation Center Network, SAP

Chiara

Criscuolo

Head, Productivity and Business Dynamics Division,

OECD

‌Presentation (0.9 MB)

Iliyana

Tsanova

EFSI Deputy Managing Director,

European Investment Bank

Peter

Clinch

Chairman,

Irish National Competitiveness Council

‌Presentation (0.2 MB)

Katya

Vladislavleva

CEO & Chief Data Scientist,

DataStories

Eric

Bartelsman

General Director,

Tinbergen Institute

Ann

Mettler

Head,

European Political Strategy Centre

Roman

Arjona Gracia

Chief Economist and Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation,

European Commission

Mary Veronica

Tovsak-Pleterski

Director, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs,

European Commission

Eric

Mamer

Director, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

European Commission

Ulrik

Stridbæk

Vice President & Head of Group Regulatory Affairs,

Ørsted

Stan

Boland

CEO,

FiveAI

‌Presentation (0.7 MB)

Jan

Lastuvka

CEO and Co-founder ,

MonkeyData

‌Presentation (0.6 MB)

Pawel

Świeboda

Deputy Head,

EPSC

Miguel

Gil Tertre

Head of Unit, European Semester, European Strategic Investments and Cohesion, Secretariat-General,

European Commission

Programme and other information

Download the programme (PDF, 1.1 MB)

For media inquiries and any questions, please contact EPSC-FUTURE-EU-GROWTH@ec.europa.eu.

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European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)

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EPSC provides strategic analysis and policy advice for the President on matters related to the policy priorities (as defined by the President in his political guidelines presented to the European parliament on July 15 2014), and outreach to decision-makers, think tanks and civil society at large.

The EPSC provides support to the President also on concrete initiatives, as well as policy advice of more long-term nature.

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