Symposium - 2020

In challenging times, it is crucial to understand the role of innovation in driving productivity and to rethink how innovative exporters can remain competitive in a multipolar and fragmented world. The IfTI Global Symposium 2020 will focus on multiple perspectives how to foster economic growth through innovation and trade. It is unique in its quest to bring together world-class speakers and experts from many corners of policymaking and international finance.

IfTI Global Symposium: Fostering Economic Development in a World of Change
  16-17 September 2020
at Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach

The IfTI Global Symposium 2020 will share approaches to address current challenges in innovation, trade and economic development, will conduct innovation labs and present case studies, and will offer opportunities to discuss practical and pragmatic ways to move forward in a world of change. High-level policy makers and experienced practitioners will discuss, for example, public policy approaches and financing tools to accelerate innovation, the convergence of development and trade finance, as well as financing solutions for Africa’s transformation.

The IfTI Global Symposium is hosted by the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University. IfTI is home to leading academics in the field of trade and innovation-led economic development and growth through research and consultancy covering benchmarking, strategy, target operating models, institutional design and programme set-up.