2017 NABE International Symposium

Special Event co-Hosted by:

   

Globalization in Danger

May 4-5, 2017
Banca d'Italia 
Via Nazionale 190, 00184
Rome, Italy

 

Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, addresses 2017 International Symposium attendees



Speakers | Program | Registration | Travel/Hotel



The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Banca d'Italia will cohost a global economic symposium at the Banca d'Italia headquarters in Rome, Italy, May 4-5, 2017.

The goal of the Symposium is to strengthen linkages and networks between leading business economists in the United States and their colleagues across the Atlantic through a dialogue and roundtable that will foster debate and the exchange of frank views on economic issues of common concern.

This is the third global symposium to be co-hosted by NABE; the first was conducted May 2015 in Munich, Germany, in conjunction with the Deutsche Bundesbank, and the second was conducted May 2016 in Paris, France, in conjunction with the OECD. 

NOTE: This event is open to NABE Members and invited guests only.  To request an invitation, email nabe@nabe.com.


Speakers

 

Jacques Bughin, Director and Senior Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission


Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Group  
Susan Lund, Director of Research, McKinsey Global Institute
Mario Monti, Former Prime Minister of Italy
Paolo Onofri, Founder and President, Prometeia Associazione

Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics,
The London School of Economics

Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia 
Fabrizio Saccomanni, Former Senior Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia,
and Former Minister of the Economy and Finance

John Silvia, CBE, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Graham Slack, Chief Economist, A.P. Møller Maersk
Chris Varvares, CBE, Senior Managing Director and Co-founder, Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC




 



Program

Thursday, May 4

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Arrival, Registration, Light Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM  Welcome
Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, 2016-17 NABE President; Executive Director, Group of Thirty
Salvatore Rossi
, Senior Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia

1:20 PM - 2:20 PM  Session 1: Global Outlook
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX
John Calverley, Chief Economist, Calverley Economic Advisors Ltd.
William A. Strauss, CBE, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Moderator: Mine Yücel, CBE, 2016-17 NABE Vice President, Senior Vice President and Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


2:20 PM - 3:30 PM  Session 2: Is Monetary Policy Still the Only Game in Town? Outlook for Fiscal Policy and Structural Reform
Stefan Kooths, Head of the Forecasting Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Paolo Onofri,
 Founder and President, Prometeia Associazione
Juan Luis Vega, Head of Monetary Policy Division, Banco de España
Moderator: George Kahn, CBE, Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM  Coffee Break

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM  Session 3: Potential for Digitization and Technology
Jacques Bughin, Director and Senior Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Mark Cliffe
, Chief Economist, ING Group
Moderator: Martin Fleming, VP, Chief Economist and Chief Analytics Officer, IBM Corp. 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Session 4: Financial Regulation: Too Far or Not Far Enough? 
Fatima Pires, Head of Financial Regulation Division, European Central Bank
John Silvia, CBE, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Moderator: Alessio De Vincenzo, Head of the Macroprudential Analysis Division, Banca d'Italia

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Guided Tour of Palazzo Koch, Banca d'Italia

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Reception/Dinner with Keynote Speaker 
Palazzo Koch, Banca d'Italia

Reflections on International Integration - in Europe and Beyond
Mario Monti, Former Prime Minister of Italy; Senator for Life
Introduction: Fabio Panetta, Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia

Friday, May 5

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM  Arrival and Coffee

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM  Session 5: Reforming the European Economic Governance: An Italian View
Fabrizio Saccomanni, Former Senior Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia, and Former Minister of the Economy and Finance; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Introduction: Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia

9:30 AM - 10:40 AM  Session 6: Future of the European Union
Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Professor, Paris School of Economics
Marco Buti
, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Moderator: Klaus Masuch, Principal Adviser, European Central Bank

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM  Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:10 PM  Session 7: The Puzzle of Diminishing Trade: Cyclical or Secular?
Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist, GE
Susan Lund, Director of Research, McKinsey Global Institute
Graham Slack, Chief Economist, A.P. Møller Maersk
Moderator: Massimo Sbracia, Manager - Directorate General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Banca d'Italia

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM  Luncheon

1:10 PM - 2:20 PM  Session 8: How to Reverse Low Everything (Growth, Inflation, Interest Rates)?
Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist, BBVA
Chris Varvares, CBE, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
Moderator: Marco Magnani, Deputy Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Banca d'Italia

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM  Coffee Break

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM  Session 9: Slow Productivity, Tech Breakthroughs, and Impact on Unemployment
Sir Christopher Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics, The London School of Economics
Introduction: Susan Lund, Director of Research, McKinsey Global Institute

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM  Session 10: Trumponomics and Brexit: Impact on the Global Economy
Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG
Megan Greene, Chief Economist, John Hancock Financial Services/Manulife Asset Management
Moderator: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, 2016-17 NABE President; Executive Director, Group of Thirty

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Takeaways/Open Discussion

 

 

Registration

The event fee is $295 USD. Please register with NABE and pay here.
NOTE: After completing NABE registration and payment, you must also complete a Banca d'Italia meeting registration form and return to cerimoniale@bancaditalia.it or by fax to +39 06 47923976. Please complete this form no later than April 7, 2017.



Hotel / Travel

A limited number of rooms at the special rate of €240 (single occupancy) and €260 (double occupancy) have been reserved at the Mood Hotels - Rome Glam Hotel, Rome Times Hotel, and Rome Life Hotel. All hotels are close to one another and within walking distance from the Banca d'Italia (map). To make a reservation, please complete the hotel reservation form and return to claudiatrapletti@tridentecollection.com no later than March 15, 2017. After this date, availability and rates will be on request. No phone reservations.



Rome Glam Hotel
via Nazionale 82


Rome Times Hotel
via Milano 42


Rome Life Hotel
via Palermo 10/12

Please note: The room block is available from Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Friday, May 5, 2017 (weekend extensions are possible). Room rates include buffet breakfast, WiFi, and VAT. A city tax of €6 per person per night will be settled at the hotel. Guests are responsible for settling their own account with the hotel upon departure. Credit card is required for guarantee of reservation. Cancellation policy - no charge up until 72 hours prior to arrival.