This session’s debate will first focus on the impact of the pandemic on the specific market of venture capital. How is it possible to promote innovation and long-term investment through start-ups? Speakers will also discuss how national economies, local businesses, vulnerable workers and households can be supported in the Post-COVID Era. On the global level, speakers will furthermore contribute to the conversation by providing their insights into how trade, commerce and finance will change in the post-pandemic age.
This session is composed of three conversations:


CONVERSATION 1 | Unlocking society’s benefits through Venture Capital and Start-ups in the Post-COVID Era
13:30 – 15:30 CET

This conversation will focus on the impact of the pandemic on venture capital, proposing different ways venture capital can unlock potential benefits for the global economy.

Speakers:

Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

Luisa Alemany, Associate Professor, London Business School

Martin A. Sinozich, Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School

Nina Rawal, Founder, Emerging Health Ventures

Paul Murphy, General Partner, Northzone

Ramana Nanda, Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance, Imperial College London

Rob Kaplan, Founder and CEO, Circulate Capital

Thomas Hellmann, DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford

Xabier Goenaga, Head of the Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth Unit, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission


CONVERSATION 2 | Supporting national economies, local businesses, and vulnerable workers
13:30 – 15:30 CET

Speakers will discuss how national economies, local businesses, vulnerable workers and households can be supported in the Post-COVID Era. They will also tackle how countries will need to find a balance between funding injections into their economies and avoiding foreign retaliation against such measures.

Speakers:

Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Catherine L. Mann, Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citibank

Eric Parrado, Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter- American Development Bank

Gilles Moëc, Chief Economist, AXA Group; Head of Research, AXA Investment Managers

Janet Henry, Global Chief Economist, HSBC

Jérôme Jean Haegeli, Managing Director, Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re

Paul Donovan, Chief Economist, UBS Global Wealth Management


CONVERSATION 3 | Reshaping international economic and financial interdependencies in the Post-COVID Era
13:30 – 15:30 CET

Speakers will contribute to the conversation by providing their insights into how trade, commerce and finance will change in the post-pandemic age. They will provide their informed understanding on this crucial topic by envisioning the future of global markets.

Speakers:

Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Andrea Conte, Economist, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

Dalia Marin, Professor of International Economics, TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich

Eswar Prasad, Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and Professor of Economic, Cornell University

Guntram B. Wolff, Director, Bruegel

Othmar Karas, Vice-President, European Parliament

Sandra Phlippen, Chief Economist of Group Economics, ABN AMRO

Sven Smit, Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute; Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company