Philippe Legrain to give Opening Keynote at EMVA Business Conference

‘Europe’s uncertain economic outlook: risks and opportunities’

The EMVA proudly announces Mr. Philippe Legrain, Political Economist and Writer, giving his keynote titled ‘Europe’s uncertain economic outlook: risks and opportunities’ at the 2018 edition of the EMVA Business Conference.

Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed thinker and communicator with high-level policy experience. He is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute, the founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), an international think-tank, and a columnist for Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy and other international media outlets.

Previously, he was economic adviser and the head of the team providing strategic policy advice to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, special adviser to World Trade Organisation Director-General Mike Moore and trade and economist correspondent for The Economist.

His four best-selling books include European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right, which was among the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2014.



Abstract of  Michal’s presentation:

After a surprisingly strong 2017, Europe’s economy slowed sharply in the first quarter. Is this a temporary blip or a sustained slowdown? How can businesses reap the opportunities of a time of rapid technological and global change? What are the policy and political risks ahead?


The EMVA Business Conference will take place 7-9 June 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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