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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.

15th Munich Economic Summit, 30 June – 1 July 2016

“Migration – Challenge or Opportunity?"

This year’s Summit will deal with the ramifications of the largest migration wave in the post-war period, which is putting a serious strain on the European community. It threatens to create a new fault line splitting the EU, in addition to the one that yawned during the euro crisis. The Summit will not only discuss the causes of the current refugee crisis, but most crucially how the currently challenging state of affairs can be turned into a win-win situation for both the newcomers and Europe’s ageing societies. How can a comprehensive integration of refugees and migrants be best accomplished? How can Europe contribute to solving the causes of the refugee crisis? How are the source countries being affected by the massive exodus, and how can such countries be effectively integrated into a dialogue?

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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 Foundation Herbert Quandt CESifo Group Munich


In Partnership with

The Times of London  


Infineon Technologies AG PricewaterhouseCoopers
Swiss Re Fabricius Vermögensverwaltung
Krass Capital Group AG Norton Rose Fulbright
Brähler ICS International Congress Service  


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