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«Global Symposium» of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (Offenburg University) at SQUARE

The «IfTI Global Symposium 2024» will take place this year at the University of St. Gallen. It is an event that brings together policy makers, financiers, exporters and researchers. The aim is to strengthen cooperation between key players.

Wed. 04.09.2024
Thu. 05.09.2024


09:00 - 20:00


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The future of global trade will be driven by innovation, digitalisation and inclusiveness. Against the backdrop of geopolitical tensions, multipolarity and fragmentation, climate change and inflation, the symposium will discuss solutions. Attendees can expect a variety of keynotes and panel discussions. Topics include, for example:

•    Better Together: Public-Private Collaboration
•    The Future of Export Finance
•    Driving the Green Transition
•    Clean Energy Exports: Risks and Opportunities

Among the invited personalities are international guests from various organisations, including:

•    Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director EIF, WTO 
•    Esther Baur Reinecke, Head Europe, Swiss Re
•    Helene Budliger Artieda, Secretary of State, SECO
•    Massimo Falcioni, CCO, Abu Dhabi Investment Office
•    Dr. Marion Jansen, Director, OECD
•    Werner Schmidt, Global Head, Deutsche Bank
•    Eng Hani Sonbol, CEO, ITFC, Islamic Development Bank

From the University of St.Gallen:

•    Prof. Manuel Ammann, Rector, University of St.Gallen 
•    Prof. Alexander Braun, University of St.Gallen
•    Prof. Simon Evenett, University of St.Gallen 
•    Prof. Andreas Klasen, IfTI Director, Offenburg University
•    Prof. Kuno Schedler, IMP Director, University of St.Gallen

Further information can be found in the attached flyer. 

Registration under: Quo Vadis, Global Trade? IfTI Global Symposium 2024 goes to Switzerland