Investing in talents

How to attract, grow and retain them?

It has been 10 years now that the Ministry of the Economy, the Chamber of Commerce and Fedil, in collaboration with PwC, have the pleasure to organise the Journée de l'Economie.

This conference strives to be an annual platform for analysing and reflecting on various economic topics relevant for Luxembourg and the Greater Region area. It is not targeted at one particular audience only, but aims at gathering entrepreneurs, representatives from public and private institutions, politicians and, more broadly, any economics-interested citizens alike.

This year, our conference focussed on investing in talents: attract, grow and retain them in Luxembourg. Talents are considered the newest indicator of a country's competitiveness, and their attraction and retention will be a key concern for countries in the near future.

During the morning session, we discussed about the roles of higher education (especially the University of Luxembourg) and the State (notably through its Nation Branding strategy) in attracting, educating, but also retaining talents. One of the highlights of the morning session and a change compared to previous editions were the breakout sessions from 11am onwards. Their design allowed an interactive exchange moderated by experts on different yet related topics.

In the afternoon, we were happy to welcome Jonk Entrepreneuren, the beneficiary of the 2015's edition donation who briefly explained their programs and their future projects. Two high profile international experts then joined us to assess from an outsider point of view Luxembourg's position on the global talent map. The following panel discussion was the place where all the feedback and insights were shared and debated. Finally, Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider delivered the closing speech.

The enrolment fees will be given to nyuko a.s.b.l. ( to help them in their continuing efforts to stimulate and to support entrepreneurship in Luxembourg.

We would like to thank everyone for helping us to make this edition a success!

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Ministère de l'Economie


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Conference organised by:

Observatoire de la CompétitivitéChambre de Commerce LuxembourgFedil


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