Agenda

The IfTI Global Symposium: Financing. Impact. Together. tackled the issue of modernising the trade and development finance landscape to serve future goals. The symposium informed more than 125 financiers and policy makers from 30 countriesimproved knowledge and expertisebuilt bridges strengthening institutional collaboration and moved towards creating a dynamic marketplace for mobilising capital. The symposium shared approaches to better understand and address current challenges, presented case studies, and offered opportunities to discuss practical and pragmatic ways to move forward.

Monday, 27 April 2020 / Speakers only

19:00     Reception and Dinner (Speakers only)
               Hotel Liberty, Grabenallee 8, 77652 Offenburg

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

08:30     Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach

09:00     Registration and Coffee
               Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
               Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

09:30     Chair’s Opening Remarks:
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

09:40     Keynote Speech

09:55     Berne Union Welcome Address

10:05     Setting the Scene: Fostering Development in a Disruptive Environment

10:50     Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:15     Financing Solutions for Africa's Transformation

12:00     Academic Interventions

13:00     Group Photo

13:15     Networking Lunch

Stream 1: Innovation                  

14:15     Accelerating Innovation: Policy Approaches and Financing Tools

15:15     Innovation in Government Financing Instruments: Evolution or Revolution?

Stream 2: Trade and Development

14:15     Development and Trade Finance: Convergence and Collaboration

15:15     Financing Tomorrow's Infrastructure

16:15     Afternoon Refreshments

16:30     End of Day 1 with bus pick-up Campus Gengenbach to Offenburg Hotels

18:45     Hotel bus pick-up followed by Reception and Dinner

19:00     Reception and Dinner
               Brauwerk Baden, Gutenbergstraße 3, 77654 Offenburg

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

08:30     Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach

09:00     Coffee
               Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
               Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

09:10     Chair’s Opening Remarks
               Prof Andreas Klasen, Head, IfTI, Offenburg University

09:15     The Strategy Panel: Innovation, Industrial Development and Trade

10:00     Cases and Innovation Labs

11:00     Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:30     Report Back from Cases and Innovation Labs

12:00     Lunch

13:00     End of Day 2 with bus pick-up to Offenburg Hotels/Central Station