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Add to Calendar 11/10/2018 09:00 12/10/2018 17:00 Africa/Casablanca 3rd Edition of the Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue Rome, Italy Bruegel and OCP Policy Center, in partnership with Compagnia di San Paolo and Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), are organizing the third edition of the “Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue” to take place on October 11th and 12th, 2018 in Rome, Italy. Rome, Italy OCP Policy Center contact@ocppc.ma false DD/MM/YYYY
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, October 12, 2018 - 17:00

3rd Edition of the Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue

Rome, Italy

Bruegel and OCP Policy Center, in partnership with Compagnia di San Paolo and Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), are organizing the third edition of the “Platform for Advanced & Emerging Economies Policy Dialogue” to take place on October 11th and 12th, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

The high-level workshop, which is the third of its kind under this partnership, will focus on the core theme of “Policy Responses for an EU-MENA shared future”, analyzed from an economic angle. It will discuss trade flows and trade policy between Europe and MENA, integration of developing economies into global value chains, and regional energy relations.

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) joined the partnership this year as the local partner and will contribute to the success of the event.

You can check the previous editions here: first edition (Morocco, 2016), and second edition (Belgium, 2017).

Agenda 

October 11, 2018

20:00 – 22:00

Gala Dinner
Opening remarks by Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finances of Italy

October 12, 2018

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming Remarks

- Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center
- Ettore Greco, Executive Vice-President, IAI
- Nicolò Russo Perez, Head, International Affairs Program, Compagnia di San Paolo
- Guntram B. Wolff, Director

09:15– 09:30

Keynote Speech
Lia Quartapelle, Leader of the Democratic Party in the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs, Italian House of Representatives, and Head of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the National Secretariat

09:30 – 11:00

Panel I: Trade Flows and Trade Policy between Europe and MENA

Key issues:
● How did EU-MED trade flows and trade agreements evolve over the last few years?
● What are the opportunities and challenges behind investment flows considering the existing trade agreements between the two regions?

Presentation by 
Uri Dadush, Non-resident fellow, Bruegel, Senior Visiting Fellow, OCP Policy Center

Discussion with
Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, Neighbouring countries, USA & Canada, DG TRADE 
Joanna Konings, Senior Economist, International Trade, ING

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45

Panel II: Integration of Developing Economies into the Global Value Chains

Key issues:
● Assessing the links between labor movement and productivity gaps
● How to increase GVC participation of North African countries? What are the necessary policies?
● What galvanizing role does/can Europe play? 

Presentation by 
Karim El Aynaoui, Managing Director, OCP Policy Center    

Discussion with
Marek Dabrowski, Non-Resident Fellow, Bruegel
Said Moufti, Deputy Director of Studies and Financial Forecasts, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco
Visar Sala, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Middle East & Turkey (MET) Lead

14:00 – 15:30

Panel III:  Regional Energy Relations

Key issues:
• Regional cooperation on natural gas, with a particular focus on the Eastern Mediterranean
• Regional cooperation in the field of renewable energy, with a particular focus on the role of climate finance in achieving the Paris Agreement's targets
• Governance of the regional energy relations

Presentation by 
Simone Tagliapietra, Research fellow, Bruegel

Discussion with
Giuseppe Grimaldi, Principal Economist, EBRD
Badr Ikken, General Director, Research Institute in Solar Energy and New Energies
Nicolò Sartori, Head of the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme, IAI

 

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