(15.2.2023) The Future of the European Economy
The Future of the European Economy is a discussion panel and networking event organized by FNF Europe and the German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce. It took place on the 15th of February in Helsinki, Finland, where industry leaders and experts discussed the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Europe's economy.
The keynote speaker of the evening will be Christian Lindner, Minister of Finance, Germany. Following the keynote, a panel discussion will take place, featuring Philip Aminoff, Chairman of the Advisory Board, German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Mats Löfström MP, Vice President of the SFP Parliamentary Group, Elina Valtonen MP, Vice Chair of the National Coalition Party, and a moderator to be confirmed.
The panel discussion will touch upon the pressing issues of the European economy, including the impact of the war in Ukraine, inflation, rising public debt levels, and trade tensions with the US. The experts will discuss ways to deal with these challenges and how to make Europe's economy future-proof.
The evening will end with a networking reception, where attendees can continue the discussions and make valuable connections.
This event is by invitation only.
18:30 Registration and sandwich dinner
19.00 Keynote by Christian Lindner, Minister of Finance, Germany
19.15 Panel Discussion: The Future of the European Economy
- Philip Aminoff, Chairman of the Advisory Board, German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce
- Mats Löfström MP, Vice President of the SFP Parliamentary Group, Vice-Chair of the German Friendship Group in the Finnish Parliament
- Elina Valtonen MP, Vice Chair of the National Coalition Party
- Moderator: TBC
20.00 Networking Reception
21.00 End of Event
Making Europe's Economy Future-Proof
The European economy is subject to a number of internal and external factors that will shape its course in the coming years. One of the biggest challenges facing Europe is the impact of the war in Ukraine, which has led to price increases for energy, raw materials, and food, causing inflation and slowing economic growth. Additionally, Europe is also facing rising public debt levels and trade tensions with the US, which will also have a significant impact on the economy.
However, the turmoil has also accelerated several long-term trends, such as the reduction of Europe's economic dependencies, which will enhance its strategic sovereignty. There is also a strong push for innovation and investment to strengthen competitiveness, which can provide new opportunities for growth.
To make Europe's economy future-proof, it will be important to prioritize measures that address the current challenges and support long-term growth. This could include increasing investment in innovation, reducing public debt levels, and improving trade relationships with other countries. Additionally, Europe will also need to address structural issues within its economy, such as inefficiencies and a lack of competitiveness, in order to remain competitive in a rapidly changing global economy.
While the future of the European economy is complex and uncertain, there are also opportunities for growth and success. With the right policies and investments, Europe can overcome its challenges and build a strong and sustainable economy for the future.