Institute for Trade and Innovation

Agenda

IfTI Global Symposium 2022

Making innovation, trade, investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates challenges for internationally-oriented firms, financial institutions, governments and other stakeholders. Will the Ukraine war derail the green energy transition? How can governments and the financial system work together to broaden, deepen, and accelerate the global transition to net zero? What are innovation, trade and investment opportunities for green growth? How to refocus government financing instruments to support countries and trade partners meet their climate targets in times of crisis? The IfTI Global Symposium 2022 will discuss challenges to trade in a new global order, as well as opportunities and threats of the green transition.

Germany-Scotland Forum

COP26 in Glasgow had been throwing a spotlight on Scotland as a world-class location for inspiring green projects and companies towards net zero. The Germany-Scotland Forum on Responsible Green Growth will cover top-level climate, trade and investment priorities, as well as Environmental Social Governance. Panels will focus on sustainability, hydrogen and renewable energy, as well as a more technology-oriented discussion how data and digitalisation are empowering companies’ journey towards sustainability and process efficiency. As Whisky - Scotland’s most famous product - has been leading the way in reducing CO2 emissions, moving towards powering and heating distilleries through renewable sources and using organic ingredients and low carbon materials, a whisky and gin tasting will highlight products created in Scotland’s greenest distilleries. The Forum is hosted by the Scottish Government Hub and Scottish Development International (SDI) in Germany together with Offenburg University.

Germany-Scotland Forum

14:00 Networking Lunch hosted by SG & SDI
15:00 Germany-Scotland Forum
Prof Andreas Klasen, IfTI Director, Offenburg University
Prof Stephan Trahasch, Rector, Offenburg University
Neil Gray MSP, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine
Johannes Augustin, Head of Scottish Development International in Germany
15:45 Sustainability, Hydrogen and Renewable Energy
Steve Taylor, Senior Trade Specialist, Energy and Low Carbon Transition, SDI - Moderator
Meinolf Otto, Global Business Development Specialist – Foreign Direct Investment, SDI
Dr Faisal Ghani, CEO, Solariskit
Iain Stirling, CEO Arbikie Distillery
Martyn Tulloch, Head of Energy System Integration, Net Zero Technology Centre
16:30 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking hosted by SG & SDI
16:45 Data & Digitalization: Towards Sustainability and Efficiency
Prof Andreas Klasen, IfTI Director, Offenburg University - Moderator
Michael Groves, CEO, Topolytics
Stephen Jamieson, Global Head of Circular Economy Solutions, SAP
Sarah Middlemiss, COO, Ecometrica
Stephen Milne, Director of Strategic Projects, CENSIS
Adam Turner, External Funding Service Lead, The Data Lab
17:30 End of Forum with bus pick-up Campus to Hotels/Train Station
18:20 Arrival Hotels

Forum Dinner

19:10 Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Durbach
19:30 Forum Dinner in Durbach and Scottish Whisky & Gin Tasting
Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, Scottish Development International
Volker Schebesta MdL, State Secretary, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

IfTI Global Symposium 2022

8:30 Bus pick-up Offenburg Hotels to Campus Gengenbach
9:00 Registration and Coffee
Offenburg University, Campus Gengenbach
Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach
9:15 Opening Remarks and Keynotes
Prof Andreas Klasen, IfTI Director, Offenburg University
Xiana Méndez, Secretary of State, Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Neil Gray MSP, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Minister with special responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine
10:00 A New Global Order? Challenges to International Trade
Dr Marion Jansen, Director, OECD
Louis Taylor, CEO, UK Export Finance
Paul Teboul, Deputy Assistant Secretary, French Treasury
Janusz Wladyczak, CEO, KUKE
10:45 Morning Refreshments and Networking
11:00 Towards a Green Transition Strategy
Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, DG Trade, European Commission
Astrid Bronswijk, Head of Division, Dutch Ministry of Finance
Dr Thomas Hale, Oxford University
Mairead Lavery, CEO, EDC
11:45 Financing Green Growth: The Role of Public Instruments
Sabine Gaber, CEO, OeEB
Magnus Montan, CEO, SEK
Prof Benedict Oramah, CEO, Afreximbank
Johannes Schmidt, Export Finance Head, Siemens
Nazeem Noordali, COO, ITFC, Islamic Development Bank Group
12:30 Group Photo
12:45 Networking Lunch
13:30 Keynote Speech
Dr Franziska Brantner, Secretary of State, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs
and Climate Action
14:00 Aligning Public and Private Climate Finance
Dr Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director EIF, WTO
Alex Michie, Head, GFANZ
Dr Lars Ponterlitschek, CIO, SERV
Dan Riordan, Global Head of Political Risk and Credit, Vantage
Werner Schmidt, Global Head, Deutsche Bank
14:45 Fostering Green Innovation
Yuichiro Akita, Director General, NEXI
Neil Francis, Interim Managing Director, Scottish Development International
Nina Kopola, CEO, Business Finland
Peder Lundquist, CEO, EKF
Dr Joost Oorthuizen, CEO, Invest International
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking
15:45 Transition Challenges and Opportunities
Linda vom Hove, Head of Berlin, Euler Hermes State Business
Philip Koelle, Head of Project and Export Finance, Gauff
Michael Maurer, Global Head, LBBW
Michal Ron, CIO, SACE and Berne Union President
16:30 End of Symposium & Bus pick-up Campus to Hotels/Train Station
19:00 Reception and Symposium Dinner
Hotel Liberty, Grabenallee 8, 77652 Offenburg