Agenda

The IfTI Global Symposium: Fostering Economic Development in a World of Change will discuss prospects and practical issues how public and private actors can support innovation, trade and economic development in a disruptive global environment. It is unique in its quest to bring together world-class speakers and experts from the many corners of international finance and policymaking.

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