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What's next for Belgium's economy? Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018

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Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management

42 Franklin Rooseveltlaan

1050 Brussel

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The Solvay Brussels School (ULB), as the exclusive Belgian partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), kindly invites you to participate in the national launching event of the WEF's Global Competitiveness Report 2017 (GCR).

Launched in 1979, the GCR report is widely recognized by the academia, industry and governments as the world’s leading assessment of competitiveness, covering over 130 economies.

For 2017, the Belgium’s competitiveness was assessed by the WEF, thanks to the insights and opinions of high-level executives, surveyed by the Solvay Brussels School. More than 90 executives from different sectors and regions participated to the “Global Executive Survey” recognized as “the voice of the Business Community”. This survey captures issues that are highly relevant to national competitiveness including the state of an economy's institutions, macroeconomic environment, technological advancement, human resources, health, education and infrastructure.

It's worth mentioning that Belgium was at 17th position, declared in the WEF’s GCR 2016.

At this event, we will share the results of the GCR 2017 with participants and we will host a debate about Belgium's competitiveness.

Several keynote speakers will participate in this debate: Johan Van Overtveldt, Minister of Finance in the current government Michel I, André Sapir, university Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Dr Silja Baller, Practice Lead, Digital Economy and Innovation at the World Economic Forum, and Rik Vera, co-founder and CEO of Nexxworks. The debate will be moderated by Serge Quoidbach, Deputy Editor-in-chief at L'Echo.


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Auditorium R42.5.503

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6.30 pm - 7:00 pm: Reception

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Conference / Q&A

9.30pm - 10.30pm: Cocktail

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