SEMINAR / MEETING Region: Brussels

Harnessing globalisation- at what cost?

In the midst of geopolitical turmoil and a backlash against globalisation as such, global trade is stalling and European growth is slow. Many have forgotten that Europe as a whole has gained enormously from being open to trade with the rest of the world. On a societal level, we are all winners of globalisation. Increased real wages, lower consumer prices, improved working conditions, increased employment and specialization through global value chains are just a few of the important gains brought by global economic integration.
Join us for a lively discussion on the role globalisation has played in European prosperity and what we stand to lose if we fail to make the case for open economies and trade.
Keynote speaker: Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström
Luisa Santos, Director International Relations, BusinessEurope
Therese Gouvelin, Vice President Swedish Trade Union Confederation
Fredrik Erixon, Director European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)
Host and moderator: Fredrick Federley, MEP (ALDE)
When: March 7, 12:30- 14:00 (a walking lunch is served from 12.00)
Where: European Parliament, PHS 5B001    
Join us on Twitter, using #SPNBrussels and #Yes2Globalisation

Please register at the latest by 27th February.

Warmly welcome!
Fredrick Federley, Chairman of SPN, Brussels
Sophia Bengtsson, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Brussels Office


European Parliament, Place du Luxembourg, BRUSSELS