CEO-Dialogue - Business Leaders discuss Brexit

12.06.2018

Guest: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt, Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts which advises the German government on economic policy issues. Prof. Schmidt is also President of the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research and Chairholder at the Chair of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics
Presenter: Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul, Chairholder at the Chair of Finance and Banking and Managing Director of IKF (Institute for Finance and Banking).


On Thursday, 14th June, a discussion will take place at 6pm in room HZO 30 on the topic of the British withdrawal from the EU.
The CEO-dialogue series, a project realized by the Initiativkreis Ruhr in cooperation with the Universitätsallianz Ruhr (UA Ruhr) is set to continue. Theme of the next round of discussions at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is the British withdrawal from the EU – and in the face of the slow progress of negotiations we examine the question of whether a Brexit chaos can still be prevented. There is enormous time pressure.

The series of dialogues with Chief Executive Officers (CEO) alternates between all three Ruhr area universities. It is part of the co-operation between UA Ruhr and the Initiativkreis Ruhr and will take place at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the context of the event series “Impulses” organized by the Institute for Finance and Banking.
Speaking at the RUB are Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank and Wolfgang Langhoff, Managing Director of BP Europa. They will be discussing with Dr. Christoph Schmidt, Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, President of the Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research and Chairholder at the Chair of Economic Policy and Applied Econometrics. The event will be presented by Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul, Chairholder at the Chair of Finance and Banking and Managing Director of IKF (Institute for Finance and Banking).

The outlook is obscurer than ever before

Following the worst post-war financial and economic crisis most European countries have reached a stable economy – growth of the gross domestic product is expected to be an average of 2.3% for the years 2017 and 2018. But the outlook for Europe is more dismal than ever since the announcement of Brexit. The European economy is losing a heavyweight with the withdrawal of the British – not only a large financial contributor but also an important policy maker with a global perspective.

Can Europe defend its competitive advantages or is losing its place among the top world economies inevitable? How will a Brexit affect German companies and how can they cope with the probable consequences? The CEO-dialogue gives you an opportunity to find answers to these questions from leading experts in industry and the economy.

The event is open to the public and is free of charge. The organizers would like you to register here for participation:

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