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XVIth International CIFA Forum
Monday 21st of May 2018

 

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CIFA`s XVIth International Forum
 

`by invitation only` Should you wish to attend, kindly let us know - email Laurent Mauron, CIFA Forum Coordinator, lmauron@cifango.org

May 21st - May 22nd 2018, Monaco


Preliminary Program

REPEAL AND REPLACE
AN ECONOMIC MODEL UNDER ATTACK?

HOW TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES ARE DISRUPTING
THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC-FISCAL-POLITICAL MODELS?
WHICH ALTERNATIVE MODEL SHOULD BE BUILT?


Monday, May 21

14:30 Official opening ceremony by Jean-Pierre Diserens, Secretary-General of CIFA

14:35 Welcome address by Tony Mahabir, President of CIFA

14:50 Keynote Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UNAOC High Representative, United Nations, Chair of the Group of 77 for 2011

 

UN DEVELOMENT AGENDA 2030

 

15:10 THEME 1: TRANSFORMATION TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT SOCIETIES
Confrmed Moderator:
Hanifa D. Mezoui, Ph.D., Senior Advisor Humanitarian Affairs and Civil Society, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
Confrmed Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Edrees, Ambassador Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations, Chair of the Group of 77 for 2018 (TBC)
Daniela Bas, Director, Division of Social Policy and Development (DESA)
Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief, UNCTAD New York Office, Office of the secretary General

16:30 Coffee Break

 

16:50 THEME 2: FROM GLOBAL TO LOCAL SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT SOCIETIES IN URBAN AND RURAL COMMUNITIES
Confrmed Moderator:
Hanifa D. Mezoui, Ph.D., Senior Advisor Humanitarian Affairs and Civil Society, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
Confrmed Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Horacio Sevilla Borja, Ambassador Equador, Chair of the Group77 for 2017, United Nations
H.E. Mr. Virachai Plasai, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand, Chair of the Group77 for 2016, United Nations (TBC)
H.E. Mr. Merzak Belhimeur, Director General of Multilateral Relations and International Cooperation of Algeria Former Chief Negotiator of the Group of 77
Louise Kantrow, Former International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Lila Karbassi, Chief Programmes, United Nations Global Compact
Concluding Remarks:
Francois Loriot, President, Bar Association for IGOs
Reda Mezoui, Docteur d’Etat en Sciences Politiques, Algiers University

19:00 End of the first day

20:00 Dining Cocktails

 

Tuesday, May 22

9:00 Welcome address by the Chairperson for the Day

Afaf Konja, Communication Specialist: Media and Public Relations

9:15 THEME 1: DESTABILIZATION OF THE TRADITIONAL ECONOMIC-SOCIAL-POLITICAL SYSTEM THREATENED BY THE SHARING ECONOMY AND UBERIZATION MODEL

How will these new realities impact the economic model based on wage?
How seriously will sharing economy / uberization destabilize the global social, political and fiscal systems?
What is the common good and how to defend it?

  • Uberization: "fast and furious" progress(work made increasingly liberal) or backward evolution(a return to a proletarian system)?
  • Impact of uberization on the Welfare State and fiscal sustainability of States?
  • How to adapt/reinvent social protection and fiscal rules in the uberized economy?
  • How to define "common good" and have it prevail over the destabilization of social and fiscal systems?

Confirmed Moderator:

Daniel Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Washington, USA

Confirmed Speakers:

Grégoire Leclercq, President, French Self-Employed Federation, Deputy Managing Director, Groupe EBP, Paris

Philippe Silberzahn, Professor Strategy & Organisation, EMLyon Business School, Lyon

10:50 Coffee Break

11:10 THEME 2: THE FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEM UNDER ATTACK

Crypto-currencies, shadow banking, over-indebtedness of States: have States and central banks become powerless to govern the increasingly complex financial world?

  • What risks and opportunities do crypto-currencies imply?
  • Should Central Banks embrace digital currencies as the BIS recommended? Central Banks should consider introducing their own cryptocurrencies, wrote the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in its September 2017 Quarterly report where it presented the "new taxonomy of money". Is this a symptom that authorities are losing control over their monetary systems?
  • Shadow banking: does it symbolize financial regulation`s failure? Is it good or bad for the overall economy?
  • Over-indebtedness: are States able to counter the next financial crisis?

Confirmed Moderator:

William K. Black, Member of CIFA`s Advisory Board, Associate Professor of Economics and Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

Confirmed Speakers:

Miranda Goeltom, Former Governor of the Indonesian Central Bank

Malcolm Knight, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Summit, New Jersey, former General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Didier Geiben, Galitt board member, Izicap Fintech Associate

12:45 Networking Lunch

14:15 Message from AMAF - Monaco
Hervé Ordioni, President, Committee for Promotion of Monaco as Financial Center, Monaco Association for Financial Activities, Principality of Monaco

Justin Highman, Director, Monaco Invest, Monaco Economic Board

 

14:45 THEME 3: TO WHAT EXTENT ARE AUTOMATIZATION AND ROBOTIZATION DESTROYING JOBS TO THE POINT OF SERIOUSLY THREATENING THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SYSTEM?

Automatization and robotization: Is widespread automatization of the economy and the resulting loss of jobs calling for a new economic model?
What risks and opportunities emerge within new trend of widespread automatization?

  • Understanding disruptive technologies and their industrial and macroeconomic consequences?
  • Taking the measure of automatization: why employment becomes marginal (myth and reality)?
  • How to restore the economic system solvency endangered by automatization? How to wisely redistribute the productivity gains (resulting from robotization) to make the global economic system solvent again? Is a universal basic income the adequate tool? What are the alternatives?
  • How different economic systems are being impacted by automatization: examples of China, USA, Germany?
  • What issues might result from the transition towards the new economic model?
  • What future for financial investments in a fully automated economy?
  • Taxing the robots: is it a meaningful idea?
  Confirmed Moderator:

Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University, USA

Confirmed Speakers:

Paul J. J. Welfens, President of the European Institute for International Economic Relations, Wuppertal (Germany)

Xavier Oberson, Professor of Swiss and international tax law at the University of Geneva; Partner at Oberson Avocats, Geneva, Switzerland

Philippe Silberzahn, Professor Strategy & Organisation, EMLyon Business School, Lyon, France.

16:30 Coffee Break

16:50 THEME 4: FORCES OF RESISTANCE TO TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE AND THE RE-EMPOWERMENT OF DEMOCRACY AND SOCIETY

To face up the powerful disruptive change, induced by the Behemoths of the digital economy, globalization, and financialization of the economy, are populism and deglobalization the adequate responses to regain control of the future?

  • Controlling the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Netflix, Alphabet, Google):utopia or necessity?
  • Deglobalization: Is it possible? Is it desirable? Is it the right solution to slow down or reorientate the radical technological changes now taking place for the common good?
  • Populism/Trumpism: a new force at the service of the "old world" or a new positive influence facing globalization, financialization and automatization?
 Confirmed Moderator:

Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director, Caux Round Table, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Confirmed Speakers:

Joe Oliver, Canadian politician and former Minister of Natural Resources (2011) and former Minister of Finance (2014)

Jean-Michel Treille, Former member of the French National Planning Agency, GAPSET President

18:30 End of the second day

20:00 Patrons` Dinner at the Hotel Hermitage `by invitation only` (Black tie suggested)

Wednesday, May 23

This day is a free networking day for participants to the Forum.

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