Economic Ideas Forum - Helsinki 2013

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June
06
Starts: June 06 2013, 11:00 CEST
Ends: June 07 2013, 19:00 CEST
Säätytalo, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, 00170, Finland

CES was proud to host the fourth Economic Ideas Forum, which was held in Helsinki during the 6th and 7th of June 2013 under the Patronage of Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. This yearly conference brought together high level economic experts, Ministers of Economy, EU Commissioners, EU Prime Ministers, as well as CEOs of companies from around the world and enterprise representatives. The Forums are a perfect opportunity to present new ideas and offer economic solutions for overcoming issues of global importance and for improving the EU economy. This year's Forum tackled the hottest topics on the economic agenda: the role and continued relevance of the EU in the global economy, new sources of growth, how to deal with unemployment, banking and financial regulation, green economy and sustainability. Every year, over 250 participants attend this high level, interactive conference; previous Forums have been successfully held in Madrid (2010), London (2011) and Dublin (2012) and have received a wide international media coverage. The final programme of the event, profiles of speakers, panel reports and media coverage can all be found below.

Speakers.

Jyrki Katainen is the Prime Minister of Finland, in office since 2011. He was first elected to... more...

Enda Kenny is the current Taoiseach of Ireland and two-term Vice-President of the European... more...

Antonis Samaras is the Prime Minister of Greece, in office since 2012. From 1977 to 1993 he was... more...

Valdis Dombrovskis is a Member of the European Parliament and the Vice-President Designate of... more...

Antonio López-Istúriz White is the Secretary Treasurer of the Wilfried Martens Centre for... more...

Tomi Huhtanen studied International Politics and Economics at the University of Helsinki and... more...

Petri Sarvamaa is a Finnish Member of the European Parliament (EPP FI/ Kok); he replaced Ville... more...

Pekka Sutela was born in 1951. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Helsinki... more...

Thomas Spiller was named Vice President, Global Public Policy for Europe, Middle East &... more...

John Danilovich is a former senior US Government Executive, Diplomat and Ambassador. He is a... more...

Yves Leterme was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD on 8 December 2011. He is in... more...

Mr Jari Koskinen has been the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland since 22 June 2011... more...

Eija-Riitta Korhola is a Member of the European Parliament since 1999. She is a Member of the... more...

Peter Harris is currently UPS Director of Sustainability for Europe, the Middle East and Africa... more...

Christian Kremer is Deputy Secretary General of the European People’s Party (EPP) and Member of... more...

Koen Geens is the Belgian Federal Minister of Finance, in charge of the Civil Service. Meanwhile... more...

Carlos Moedas is Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal and Commissioner-Designate... more...

Raymond H.J.M. Gradus is the Director of the CDA Research Institute and Professor of Public... more...

Dimitris Tsigos is the President of YES - European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs,... more...

Stefaan De Corte is a commercial engineer of the University of Leuven (1998-2003) and also holds... more...

Taru Tujunen is the Chair of the board of Kansio and Toivo think tank in Finland. She is also... more...

Work experience:
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, 22.6.2011-
... more...

Olli Rehn joined the current college on Commissioners in February 2010 as European Commissioner... more...

George Mavraganis is the Deputy Minister of Finance of Greece. He is a graduate of the Athens... more...

Member of Finnish Parliament, Kimmo Sasi is the chairman of the funds committee in Finland and... more...

Karim Antonio Lesina is Vice President of AT&T for International External Affairs focusing... more...

Anton La Guardia is the European Union correspondent for The Economist as well as author of the... more...

Current duties:
Since February 2010 - European Commissioner for Internal Market and... more...

Mr Erkki Liikanen, MPolSc (Econ.), has been Governor of the Bank of Finland since 2004. He is... more...

Diogo Feio is a Portuguese Member of the European Parliament. He was awarded a law degree from... more...

Managing Director of Federation of Finnish Financial Services since 2009. Member of the European... more...

Matina is a reporter with Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, where she... more...

Elias Papaioannou is Associate Professor of Economics at the London Business School. He is also... more...

Olli-Pekka Heinonen is serving as the state secretary at the office of Prime Minister Jyrki... more...

A member of the European Parliament since 1980, Elmar Brok currently serves as the chairman of... more...

Olof Ehrenkrona is an Ambassador and Senior Adviser for the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs... more...

Roland Freudenstein was born in Bonn, Germany. After a two year voluntary military service, he... more...

Peter Spiegel is the FT's Brussels bureau chief. He returned to the FT in August 2010 after... more...

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