Thursday, January 21, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021

In cooperation with

EIB Investment Report 2020/2021: Building a smart and green Europe in the Covid-19



Thursday, 21 January 2021
Online connection
Opening remarks
Werner Hoyer, President, European Investment Bank
Europe Smart and Green – highlights of the 2020-2021 EIB Investment Report
Debora Revoltella, Chief Economist, European Investment Bank I SUERF
Panel session I: Post-COVID – adapting to a new normal. Short and Long term policy response
Chair: Pedro de Lima, Head of Economic Studies, European Investment Bank
Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citigroup
Reinhilde Veugelers, Professor, KU Leuven and Bruegel
Robert Koopman, Chief Economist, World Trade Organisation
Mario Nava, Director General, Structural Reforms, European Commission
Coffee break
Keynote address: How will the COVID-19 pandemic change the world?
Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History, Director of the European Institute, Columbia University
Panel session II: Policy roundtable debate: EU and country views
Chair: Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, OECD
Pier Carlo Padoan, Chairman, UniCredit Board
Agnès Benassy-Quéré, Chief Economist, DG Trésor, Ministry Economy and Finance, France
Jakob von Weizsäcker, Chief Economist, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
Jan Svejnar, Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, SIPA, Columbia University and advisor to the Czech Government
Policy keynote:

The US, Europe, and China: A Cooperative Framework for a Green and Digital Recover

Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development Columbia University
Virtual drinks and poster session on
Friday, 22 January 2021
Opening remarks
Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Panel Session III: Monetary and fiscal policy: supporting the recovery and addressing the twin transition
Chair: Peter Praet, former Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Debt risks after the pandemic crisis

Klaus Regling, Managing Director, European Stability Mechanism
Vitor Gaspar, Director, Fiscal Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Boris Vujčić, Governor, Croatian National Bank
Sylvie Goulard, Deputy Governor, Bank of France
Keynote address: Innovation and climate as growth engines
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2001
Coffee break
Parallel panels

Session A Access to finance and debt versus equity
Chair: Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Erik Nielsen, Chief Economist, UniCredit
Steven Ongena, Professor, University of Zurich, Swiss Finance Institute, KU Leuven, CEPR
Roger Havenith, Deputy CEO, European Investment Fund
Jean Christophe Laloux, Director General Operations, European Investment Bank

Session B The climate transition: strategies and risks
Chair: Caroline Atkinson, Advisory Board Member, RockCreek
Sergio Nicoletti Altimari, Director General, Macro-Prudential Policy and Financial Stability, European Central Bank
Chris Hurst, Director General, Projects, European Investment Bank
László Varró, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency
Pascal Christory, CIO, AXA

Session C Local governments: coping with COVID-19, digital transformation and climate transition
Chair: Teresa Czerwinska, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD
Femke Halsema, Mayor of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (tbc)
Joaquim Oliveira-Martins, Counsellor, Center for Prospective Studies and International Information (CEPII)

Session D Developing countries: coping with COVID-19, digital transformation and climate transition
Chair: Thomas Östros, Vice President European Investment Bank
Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist, African Development Bank
Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
Remi Rioux, CEO, Agence Française de Développement (tbc)

Coffee break – re-connection to main room
Keynote address
Odile Renaud-Basso, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Policy Keynote

Challenge, resilience and accountability: the path to transformation

Charles Michel, President of the European Council
Closing remarks
Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Vice President, European Investment Bank