Fostering Economic Development in a World of Change

Hosted by the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) at Offenburg University, in partnership with the Berne Union, the 2020 Global Symposium will discuss prospects and practical issues surrounding how public and private actors can support innovation, foreign trade and economic development in times of COVID-19. It will bring together government officials, innovation funds, development banks, export credit agencies as well as commercial bankers, private insurers, innovators and exporters both virtually and in the stunning German Black Forest.

The symposium will share approaches to address current challenges in innovation, trade and economic development, will provide innovation labs and present case studies, and will offer opportunities to discuss practical and pragmatic ways to move forward in a world of change.

Berne Union Members can register for the meeting by logging into their website account. Non members who would like to register can email for an invitation code.