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The Munich Economic Summit, a joint initiative of CESifo and the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, organised in partnership with The Times of London, The Wall Street Journal Europe, and Handelsblatt, is aimed at bringing together academic scholars and decision-makers in politics, industry and finance to discuss vital European issues.
The Summit convenes annually and involves only a limited number of invited participants to allow for a private atmosphere.

14th Munich Economic Summit, 21 - 22 May 2015

“Competitiveness and Innovation: The Quest for Best": To stay ahead, Europe needs to be nimbler and innovative: relying on the way that first made it prosperous will not be enough. Its companies must crank up product and process innovation, its member countries must provide infrastructure and governance to allow individuals and companies to unfold their talents, and its societies must develop entrepreneurial solutions to social challenges. Can Europe regain its zest? The 14th Munich Economic Summit has taken an in-depth look into these issues and examined avenues for fostering both productive and social innovation.

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6th Summit Lecture, 18 February 2014

In 2009, the CESifo Group and the BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt launched a Munich-Summit-associated seminar series entitled "Summit Lectures", to be held before the Summit itself and aimed at discussing the main theme of the year's Summit in a smaller, more intimate circle.

The title of the 6th Summit Lecture is "WTO - Breakthrough in Bali for World Free Trade?".

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BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt CESifo Group Munich

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The Times of London The Wall Street Journal Europe Edition


UBS Deutschland AG Roland Berger
PricewaterhouseCoopers Swiss Re
Norton Rose Fulbright Brähler ICS International Congress Service


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