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Economy Days 2017 Journée de l'Economie 2017The Company of the Future

2 March 2017: The Company of the Future

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Conference moderated by:

Serge Allegrezza, Director General, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Observatory for Competitiveness)
François Mousel, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome coffee & Registration

09:30 - 09:45

Opening address
Carlo Thelen, Director General, Chamber of Commerce

09:45 - 10:15

What will the Company of the Future be like?
Patrice Geoffron, Professor of economics, Paris Dauphine University & member of the "Cercle des économistes"

10:15 - 10:30

Open Innovation, a proven method to stay ahead: Luxembourg Open Innovation Club
Martin Guérin, CEO, nyuko

10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:00

What is on the minds of CEOs for the years ahead?
John Parkhouse, CEO, PwC Luxembourg

11:00 - 11:45

The sharing economy and crowd-based capitalism: how digital technologies transform business, government, and society
Arun Sundararajan, Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow, New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business

11:45 - 12:00

The report on the 3rd industrial revolution by Jeremy Rifkin: a paradigm shift to a smart Luxembourg
Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy

12:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel sessions

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  • HR, the future belongs to digitalisation
  • Smart Office: new rules for the 21st century workplace
  • Industry 4.0: connected manufacturing ecosystems
  • Cybersecurity: secure your future

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15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 16:30

Insights from the parallel sessions
Moderated by: Susan Coleman, Managing Director, PwC Luxembourg

The parallel sessions will be debriefed together with the individual speakers.

16:30 - 16:40

Closing address
Serge Allegrezza, Director General, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Observatory for Competitiveness)

As from 16:40

Networking drink

Economy Days 2016 Journée de l'Economie 2016Investing in talents

25 February 2016: Investing in talents, how to attract, grow and retain them?

Moderated by:

Serge Allegrezza, Director General, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Observatory for Competitiveness)
François Mousel, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

08:45 - 09:15

Welcome Coffee & Registration

09:15 - 09:30

Opening address
Carlo Thelen, Director General, Chamber of Commerce

09:30 - 09:45

Introduction speech
John Parkhouse, CEO, PwC Luxembourg

09:45 - 10:15

Developing talents in Luxembourg: role of the University
Prof. Dr. Rainer Klump, President, University of Luxembourg

10:15 - 10:35

Attracting talents: does the image of a country matter
Sasha Baillie, Diplomatic Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice Prime Minister, Chair of the Luxembourg Nation Branding Committee, Ministry of the Economy

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Breakout sessions - Attracting, Developing & Retaining talents

  1. Is Luxembourg ready for talents?

Moderated by:
Valérie Massin, HR Coordinator, ArcelorMittal
Michiel Roumieux, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

  1. Building talents for digital transformation

Moderated by:
Nico Binsfeld, CEO, House of Training
Yves Lepage, CEO, NumericALL
Christian Scharff, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

  1. Developing initiatives towards economic migrations in Luxembourg

Moderated by:
Michel Beine, Professor of Economics, University of Luxembourg
Bénédicte Souy-Cour, Research Associate, University of Luxembourg
Bénédicte Burioni, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Empower young people with entrepreneurial experience
Stéphanie Damgé, CEO, Jonk Entrepreneuren

14:15 - 14:45

Growing talents for today and tomorrow
Prof. Paul Evans, Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD

14:45 - 15:15

Attracting and facilitating the inflow of highly skilled migrants
Jonathan Chaloff, Policy analyst, International Migration Division, OECD

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:50

Panel discussion: How to attract, grow and retain talents in Luxembourg?

Moderated by: Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-chief, EurActiv.com

With:
Michel Beine, Professor of Economics, University of Luxembourg
Nico Binsfeld, CEO, House of Training
Jonathan Chaloff, Policy analyst, International Migration Division, OECD
Prof. Paul Evans, Academic Director of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, INSEAD
Valérie Massin, HR Coordinator, ArcelorMittal

16:50 - 17:00

Closing address
Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy

As from 17:00

Networking drink

Economy Days 2015 Journées de l'Economie 2015What digital strategy for Luxembourg?
What economic model for Europe?

Tuesday 24 February: What digital strategy for Luxembourg?

Moderated by:

Serge Allegrezza, Director, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Centre for trends in competitiveness)
François Mousel, Director, PwC Luxembourg

13:45 - 14:15

Welcome coffee

14:15 - 14:30

Opening address
Carlo Thelen, Director General, Chamber of Commerce

14:30 - 15:00

Luxembourg's digital strategy
Francine Closener, Secretary of state of the Economy

15:00 - 15:15

The 2014 Competitiveness Report - The economic impact of the government's new priority areas
Serge Allegrezza, Director, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Centre for trends in competitiveness)

15:15 - 16:00

Is the digital economy a driver for growth?
Dominique Roux, Director of the digital economy chair, Université Paris-Dauphine

16:00 - 16:20

Break

16:20 - 16:40

Luxembourg's e-merging trends
Laurent Probst, Partner, PwC's Accelerator

16:40 - 18:00

Panel discussion - Smart nation: What challenges does this present for Luxembourg and what role can the government play?

Moderated by:
Laurent Probst, Partner, PwC's Accelerator

With:
Mario Grotz, Director General, Directorate for New Technologies, Ministry of Economy
Gérard Hoffmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors, ICTluxembourg
Michael Olsson, Chairman, Technology neXus
Anne-Catherine Ries, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of State, Department of Media and Communications
Dominique Roux, Director of the digital economy chair, Université Paris-Dauphine
Karim Michel Sabbagh, CEO, SES (cancelled)
Claude Strasser, CEO, POST Luxembourg (cancelled)

18:00

Cocktail reception




Wednesday 25 February: What economic model for Europe?

Moderated by:

Serge Allegrezza, Director, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Centre for trends in competitiveness)
François Mousel, Director, PwC Luxembourg

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:15

Opening address
Didier Mouget, Managing partner, PwC Luxembourg

09:15 - 09:45

Priorities for Europe: how to create jobs and growth
Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel Institute

09:45 - 10:15

Why Germany's economy is no role model for Europe
Olaf Gersemann, Senior Economics and Business Editor, Die Welt/Welt am Sonntag

10:15 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:15

An economic future for France
Lionel Fontagné, Professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

11:15 - 12:30

Panel discussion - Is there such a thing as an optimal economic model?

Moderated by:
Serge Allegrezza, Director, STATEC and Observatoire de la compétitivité (Centre for trends in competitiveness)

With:
Lionel Fontagné, Professor, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Olaf Gersemann, Senior Economics and Business Editor, Die Welt/Welt am Sonntag
Georges Krombach, International Marketing Director, Landewyck Tobacco
Guntram Wolff,Director, Bruegel Institute
Michel Wurth, President, Chamber of Commerce

12:30

Lunch

Economy Days 2014 Journées de l'Economie 2014#RéinventerLuxembourg

Discover our conclusion here.


First half-day: Tuesday 4 February 2014

The new government's economic policy

13h45 - 14h15

Welcome coffee

14h15 - 14h30

Opening address
Didier Mouget, Managing Partner, PwC Luxembourg

14h30 - 15h15

Presentation of the new government's economic policy
Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy

15h15 - 16h00

The OECD's recommendations in Luxembourg: support and diversify the drivers of sustainable growth
Jean-Marc Fournier, OECD economist

16h00 - 16h20

Break

16h20 - 18h00

Panel discussion: which economic policy for Luxembourg in the future?
With:
Robert Dennewald, Chairman, Fedil – Business Federation Luxembourg
Jean-Marc Fournier, OECD economist
Nicolas Henckes, Secretary General, Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises – UEL
Gary Kneip, Chairman of the Economic and Social Council
Roland Kuhn, President of the Chamber of Trade
Jean-Claude Reding, President of the Chamber of Employees
Jean-Jacques Rommes, CEO of the ABBL, Luxembourg's Bankers Association

18h00

Cocktail reception


Second half-day: Wednesday 5 February 2014

Exports, Clusters and Nation branding: three opportunities Luxembourg can build on

08h30 - 09h00

Welcome coffee

09h00 - 09h15

Opening address
Carlo Thelen, Director General of the Chamber of Commerce

09h15 - 09h45

Overview of country risks: advanced economies and new markets
Yves Zlotowski, Chief Economist at COFACE

09h45 - 10h15

Clusters in Luxembourg: key success factors for global visibility (in English)
David Brown, Managing Director of Alchemy Biomedical Consulting

10h15 - 10h30

Break

10h30 - 11h00

A nation branding strategy: the Swedish experience (in English)
Annika Rembe, Director-General of the Swedish Institute

11h00 - 12h15

Panel discussion: how can people's perceptions of Luxembourg be changed?
Moderator:
Pierre Leyers, Journalist, Luxemburger Wort
With:
Tania Berchem, General Coordinator – Luxembourg Branding Strategy, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
David Brown, Managing Director, Alchemy Biomedical Consulting
Xavier Buck, Chairman of EuroDNS
Nicolas Mackel, CEO of Luxembourg for Finance
Annika Rembe, Director-General of the Swedish Institute
Yves Zlotowski, Chief Economist, Country Risk and Economic Research Department, COFACE

12h15 - 12h30

A few lessons learned from the 2014 Economy Days
Luc Henzig, Partner at PwC Luxembourg
Serge Allegrezza, Head of the Statec (Luxembourg's statistics office) and of the Observatoire de la compétitivité (Centre for trends in competitiveness)

12h30

Lunch

Economy Days 2013 Journées de l'Economie 2013State of play on the crisis in Europe and in Luxembourg: expert views and opportunities

Discover our conclusion here.


First half-day: Wednesday 6 February 2013

Session chaired by:

Carlo Thelen, Member of the board and Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce
Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

13h45

Welcome coffee

14h15 - 14h30

Welcome
by Pierre Gramegna, Director General, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

14h30 - 14h45

Introduction - The economic crisis in Luxembourg: challenges and opportunities

14h45 - 16h30

Discussion panel - The leaders' points of view
Moderator: Jeannot Krecké, former Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade
With :
Charles-Louis Ackermann, CEO, Accumalux Group
Romain Bausch, President and CEO, SES
Michèle Detaille, Managing Director, No-Nail Boxes
Boris Pfeiffer, Managing Director, Kabam Europe
Claude Strasser, CEO, P&T Luxembourg
René Winkin, Secretary General, Fedil

16h30 - 17h00

Discussion with the audience

17h00 - 17h30

Speech
Françoise Hetto-Gaasch, Minister of SMEs and Tourism

17h30

Cocktail reception

Second half-day: Thursday 7 February 2013

Session chaired by:

Dr. Serge Allegrezza, Director General, STATEC and Observatory for Competitiveness
Luc Henzig,Partner, PwC Luxembourg

08h30 - 09h15

Welcome coffee

09h15 - 09h25

Welcome
by Didier Mouget, Managing Partner, PwC Luxembourg

09h25 - 09h45

Presentation of the initiative "2030.LU - Ambitions for the future"
Michel Wurth, President, UEL


The European crisis

09h45 - 10h15

Presentation
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Hans-Werner Sinn, President, IFO Institute, München

10h15 - 10h35

Coffee break

10h35 - 11h05

Presentation
Christian de Boissieu, Professor at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and at the College of Europe in Bruges, former President of the French Council of Economic analysis (2003-2012) and member of the AMF board

11h05 - 12h00

Roundtable
led by Dr. Serge Allegrezza, Director General, STATEC and Observatory for Competitiveness
With:
Etienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade
Christian de Boissieu
Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. Hans-Werner Sinn
Michel Wurth


12h00 - 12h30

Speech
Etienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade<

12h30

Lunch

Economy Days 2012 Journées de l'Economie 2012Luxembourg in the Greater Region: Finding industrial strategies in this current economic climate

Discover our conclusion here.


First half-day: Wednesday 8 February 2012

Session chaired by:

Serge Allegrezza, Head of the STATEC and the Observatoire de la Compétitivité of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade
Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

13h45

Welcome coffee

14h15 - 14h25

Welcome
Pierre Gramegna, Head of the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

14h25 - 14h40

Speech
Claude Wiseler, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures

Re-industrialisation and other challenges in the current industrial strategy

14h40 - 14h55

De-industrialisation, re-industrialisation and sustainable development: point of view of the industry
Marc Solvi, Chief Executive Officer, Paul Wurth S.A.

14h55 - 15h10

A look at the ecosystem for innovation in Luxembourg and insight into new trends
Raymond Schadeck, Chairman of the Economic Committee, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

15h10 - 15h25

Overview of research in Luxembourg
Yves Elsen, President of the National Research Fund (Fonds national de la recherche), Luxembourg

15h25 - 15h40

A trade union's standpoint on the challenges posed by re-industrialisation
Jean-Claude Bernardini, Member of OGBL executive Board

15h40 - 16h05

Coffee break

16h05 - 16h20

A look at re-industrialisation with the cross-border Alzette-Belval project
Pascal Gauthier, CEO of EPF Lorraine and Préfigurateur de l'Opération d'Intérêt National Alzette-Belval

16h20 - 16h45

Overview of the current economic situation: the eurozone financial, economic and institutional crisis
Jean Pisani-Ferry, Directeur, Bruegel, Bruxelles

16h45 - 17h45

Discussion panel
Re-industrialisation, innovation, training and other topics: what should the industrial strategy be?

Session chaired by Henri Grethen, Member of the European Court of Auditors and former Minister of Economy and Transport

17h45 - 18h00

Questions from the audience

18h00

Cocktail reception

Second half-day: Thursday 9 February 2012

Session chaired by:

Serge Allegrezza, Head of the STATEC and the Observatoire de la Compétitivité of the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade
Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

8h30 - 9h00

Welcome coffee

9h00 - 9h10

Welcome speech
Didier Mouget, Managing Partner, PwC Luxembourg

9h10 - 9h25

Speech
Etienne Schneider, Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trad

Companies in the current economic climate

09h25 - 09h45

Les nouveaux modèles de croissance
Jean-Paul Nicolaï, Head of the Economy and Finance Department, Centre d'analyse stratégique, France

09h45 - 10h00

Difficulties arising in the corporate value chain
Claude Faber, Partner and General Manager of Optimise. S.A.

10h00 - 10h15

Companies faced with complex business conditions: a review of best practices
Luc Helsen, CEO, Circuit Foil Luxembourg SARL

10h15 - 10h30

Strategies and positioning in terms of product, service and marketing innovation
Hubert Jacobs Van Merlen, President and CEO, IEE S.A.

10h30 - 10h55

Coffee break

10h55 - 11h15

Analysis of risks and opportunities in exporting to the European market and emerging markets
Yves Zlotowski, Chief Economist, Risk and Economic Studies Department, Coface, France

11h15 - 12h15

Discussion panel
Competitiveness drivers: issues and challenges faced by exporting companies in the Greater Region

Session chaired by: Robert Dennewald, Chairman, Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg

12h15 - 12h30

Questions from the audience

12h30

Luncheon

Economy Days 2011 Journées de l'Economie 2011Luxembourg in the Grande Région: competitiveness and economic growth

Discover our conclusion here.


First half-day: Tuesday 15 February 2011

Session chaired by:

Nicolas Soisson, DManaging Director of Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg and
Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

13h45

Welcome coffee

14h15 - 14h30

Introduction
by Pierre Gramegna, General Director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

14h30 - 14h45

Talk
by Jean-Marie Halsdorf, Ministry of the Interior and of the Grande Région

The competitiveness of SMEs in the Grande Région

14h45 - 15h20

Presentation of the PwC study on SMEs in the Grande Région

Speakers :
Axel Comhaire, Director, PwC Belgium, Liège
Joachim Demmer, Partner, PwC Germany, Saarbrücken
Etienne Henry, Partner, PwC France, Metz - Strasbourg
Christophe Loly, Partner, PwC Luxembourg


Questions from the audience and answers (voting pads)
hosted by Luc Henzig et Nicolas Soisson

15h20 - 15h50

Coffee break

15h50 - 17h15

SMEs in the Grande Région: what is the entrepreneurs' point of view?
Panel with entrepreneurs from the Grande Région

Moderated by :
Christophe Loly, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Speakers :
Stéphane Bailly, Managing Director, Peugeot Bailly
Philippe de Beco, Managing Director, Pirson International S.A.
René Grosbusch, Administrative manager, Grosbusch & Fils
Max Philip Krajewski, Financial Director, Saarcoating
Louis-Claude Porel, President, Hydro Leduc
Marc Wagener, Managing Director, Landewyck Group

17h15 - 17h30

Conclusion
par Jean-Pierre Masseret, resident of the Greater Region(since January 2011), President of the Conseil régional de Lorraine (Lorraine regional council)

17h30

Cocktail reception

Second half-day: Wednesday 16 February 2011

Session chaired by:

Nicolas Soisson,Managing Director of Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg and
Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC Luxembourg

8h30

Welcome coffee

9h00 - 9h10

Welcome
by Didier Mouget, Managing Partner, PwC Luxembourg

Luxembourg's competitiveness

9h10 - 9h15

Audience partherepation (voting pads)
hosted by Luc Henzig and Nicolas Soisson

9h15 - 10h05

Luxembourg's competitiveness from a macroeconomic standpoint

Moderated by:
Carlo Thelen, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

Speakers :
Serge Allegrezza, Head of the Observatoire de la compétitivité (Centre for trends in competitiveness), Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade
Yves Mersch, Head of the Luxembourg Central Bank
Lionel Fontagné, Professor of economics at Université de Paris I

10h05 - 10h30

Break

10h30 - 11h30

The CEOs' vision: Luxembourg's competitiveness from a macroeconomic standpoint

Moderated by:
Serge Allegrezza

Speakers :
Romain Bausch, President and CEO, SES
Robert Dennewald, Chairman, Eurobéton
Marco Houwen, CEO, Luxcloud
Marc Solvi, CEO, Paul Wurth
Carlo Thill, Chairman of the Executive Committee, BGL BNP Paribas

11h30 - 12h00

Talk
by Jeannot Krecké, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade

12h00 - 12h30

Talk
on the sovereign debt crisis given by Jacques Delpla, economist

12h30

Lunch

Economy Days 2010 Journées de l'Economie 2010Luxembourg as part of the Greater Region: a sustainable growth potential

Discover our conclusion here.


First half-day: Wednesday 10 February 2010

14h00 - 14h20

Introduction
Pierre Gramegna, General Director, Chamber of Commerce

14h20 - 14h45

Speech by Françoise Hetto-Gaasch, Minister of Middle Classes and Tourism

14h45 - 17h20

Luxembourg as part of the Greater Region: synergies supporting competition between companies
Moderator: Serge Allegrezza, General Director, Observatoire de la Compétitivité
With the collaboration of a partner from PwC

14h50 - 15h05

Developing biotechnologies: a development strategy for the Greater Region
Speaker: Bernard Bihain,CEO, Genclis

15h10 - 15h25

Telecommunication and broadcasting: state-of-the-art business
Speaker: Ferdinand Kayser, President and CEO, SES ASTRA

15h25 - 15h45

Coffee Break

15h50 - 16h05

Logistics to support the European market: an asset for the Greater Region
Speaker: Fernand Rippinger, CEO, CFLCargo

16h10 - 16h25

Environmental technologies: a promising industry meeting people's expectations
Speaker: François Pélissier, President, Ecologgia (France)

16h30 - 16h45

R&D supporting competition between companies
Speaker: Hubert Jacobs van Merlen, President and CEO, IEE

16h45 - 17h20

Interaction with the audience/Discussion
Moderated by Serge Allegrezza and a Partner from PwC

17h20 - 17h40

Conclusions by Nicolas Soisson, Directeur, Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg

17h40

Cocktail

Second half-day: Thursday 11 February 2010

8h45 - 9h00

Welcome (feedbacks from first half-day)
Didier Mouget, Managing Partner, PwC

9h00 - 11h10

Luxembourg and the Greater Region's attractivity
Moderator: Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC
With the collaboration of Nicolas Soisson, Director, Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg

9h10 - 10h00

How do businessmen and global companies consider Luxembourg?
Discussion with:
Ron Paans, Director of Operations, Future Entertainmentbr /> Jean Jacques Sahel, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Skype
Marc Sicre, Product General Manager, Europe, Performance Fibers

10h05 - 11h50

Governance and financing to support attractivity

10h05 - 10h20

What financial tools can support attractivity?
What role can Luxembourg play to finance projects and new activities?
Speaker: Bernard Herman, former CEO, Dexia Asset Management

10h20 - 10h50

A governance to support attractivity

10h20 - 10h35

Governance for an infrastructure project
Speaker: Pascal Gauthier, General Director, Etablissement Public Foncier de Lorraine

10h35 - 10h50

What governance to strengthen the country's attractivity?
Speaker: Robert Dennewald, President, Eurobéton S.A. and President, Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg

10h50 - 11h10

Interaction with the audience/Discussion
Moderated by Carlo Thelen, Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce

11h10 - 11h30

Coffee Break
Discussions moderated by Luc Henzig, Partner, PwC

11h30 - 12h10

Speech by Mr Artus, Economist and Director of Research & Studies, Natixis, co-author of the book: Sorties de crise, ce qu'on ne nous dit pas, ce qui nous attend

12h10 - 12h40

Speech by Jeannot Krecké, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade

12h40

Lunch

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