On November 4 and 5, Círculo de Empresarios and Fundación Rafael del Pino held the First Forum on the Global Economy, an initiative that, on an annual basis, is aimed at discussing the situation and prospects of the world economy.
The Forum was opened by John de Zulueta and María del Pino, presidents of the two entities, and had the participation of a series of prestigious international panelists who were structured in two roundtables dedicated to the world and European economy. It took place in an online format and entirely in English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish.
1st session: Recovery of the World Economy after the Pandemic
During the first session, the panelists discussed about world economy growth prospects, US-China protectionist tensions, deglobalization, multilateralism and the Spanish economy in the global context. The panelists where Bart van Ark, Director of UK Productivity Institute, Nathalie Tocci, Director of Istituto Affari Internazionali, Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Professor of University of Pennsylvania, Martina Larkin, Head Europe and Eurasia, World Economic Forum and Ignacio de la Torre, Partner and Chief Economist, Arcano Partners.
2nd session: The European Union in a post-pandemic world stage
The second session of the event was focused in topics such as the necessary measures to face the recovery, the impact of Brexit, the role of the EU in the geopolitical scenario and the challenges of the energy and climate transition. For this second session, the panelists were Miriam González Durántez, partner in Cohen & Gresser LLP, Pedro Passos Coelho, former Prime Minister of Portugal, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, chairman of Real Instituto Elcano, Guntram Wolff, director of Bruegel and Eric Chaney, economic advisor of Institut Montaigne.