Dans local,
30 Mai 2024 17:00

Geopolitics conference

Business leaders need to stay informed about global political shifts, anticipate risks, and adapt their strategies accordingly. As geopolitical tensions impact supply chains, market access, and investment climates, executives must proactively engage with these dynamics to safeguard their organizations’ interests and foster resilience.

Enterprise Europe Brussels @Beci is partnering with UBI Business School for this event to inform Brussels companies with key and leading experts about the last trends of geopolitics and its influence on global business.


– ​Why geopolitics, again?  Introduction by Gaston Fornes – UBI Business School

  • Wars, friendshoring, deglobalisation, decoupling, technology restrictions
  • Russia, China, Taiwan, Middle East, Global South, Aukus (Australia, UK, USA), EU expansion
  • What do they mean for business?

– ​The ‘return’ of geopolitics: how to deal with it? By Ricardo Santos – European Investment Bank

  • ​The “return” of state aid and national industrial policies (Road and Belt, IRA, Global gateway, BRICS+)
  • ​Changes in trade agreements – the end of WTO?
  • ​Slower capital flows and international direct investment
  • Slowbalization, nearshoring, and stronger regional blocks
  • ​Impact on inflation and potential GDP growth

– ​Investing in sustainable development: the role of the green and just transition By Sebastian Nieto Parra – OECD

  • The green and just transition as a catalyst for positive change in Latin America
  • Opportunities for investments and upgrading the production and market structures
  • Global Collaboration, reinvigorated international partnerships are key to success

– Beyond Bretton Woods: A New Financial Geopolitical Architecture By Alvaro Mendez – London School of Economics

  • New development banks and geopolitics, their impact on global trade and on the growing geo influence of BRICS
  • De-dollarization dynamics, are we moving away from traditional dollar dependency?
  • Resilience through innovation, the Global South economies strength against global financial volatilities.
  • Strategic insights and global influence, lessons from BRICS’ engagement with new financial institutions shaping future economic policies and practices

–        Q&A Moderated by Gaston Fornes

–        Networking and drinks

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