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Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Conference «Better Regulation: Risks, Markets, Responsibility»
InterContinental, 7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex
Welcome coffee and registration from 8.45 a.m., start at 9.15 a.m. (until 5 p.m.)
The Better Regulation Conference aims at addressing in an open way one of the most pressing issues of our time: the increasing regulatory density that has led to less economic freedom and choice, higher compliance costs reaching up to 10% of gross domestic product, or industry capture of regulation, leading to corporate scandals in several sectors as well as systemic crises in the financial realm.
According to the PwC 2018 Global CEO Survey, over-regulation remains the top business concern globally, and in the top five perceived threats across every region surveyed. Regulatory overreach, increasingly driven at the supranational level, may hamper economic growth prospects more than geopolitical and monetary risks going forward.
How can regulation be better reconciled with entrepreneurial freedom and consumer choice? Would self-regulation and consultation processes akin to the Swiss practice promote more effective rules? How can regulatory capture by special interests be prevented in order to keep competition and innovation alive to the benefit of all? What role should personal responsibility and market reputation play in the 21st century?
The Better Regulation Conference will reassess markets, risks, and responsibility in an environment where competitiveness becomes a priority in many countries.
We warmly invite you to join us on 25 September 2018 to share insights and experience with top scholars, business leaders, and policy makers. We look forward to your active participation in discussing and shaping the issues at hand.
Lorenzo Allio, Consultant, Senior Policy Analyst, European Risk Forum
Hermance de la Bastide, Pernod Ricard
David Chikvaidze, UN Office at Geneva
Prof. Patricia Commun, Economic Historian, Liberal Institute and Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Prof. Anthony Evans, Economist, ESCP Europe Business School
Stéphane Graber, Secretary-General, Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)
Jens Hedström, Head of the Brussels Office, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Chair of the Business at OECD Governance Committee
Julian Morris, Vice President of Research, Reason Foundation
Cécile Philippe, Economist, Director General, Institut économique Molinari
Victor do Prado, Director, Council and Trade Negotiations Committee, World Trade Organization
Cécile Rivière, Policy Analyst and Project Manager, Economiesuisse
Alexandre de Senarclens, Attorney-at-law, Member of the Grand Council of Geneva, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Geneva
Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs
Vincent Subilia, Deputy Director General and Head of Arbitration, Chambre de commerce, d'industrie et des services de Genève (CCIG)
Daniel Trnka, Senior Policy Analyst, Regulatory Reform and Simplification, OECD
Nicolas Wallart, Head of Regulatory Analysis and Policy, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Further information and registration:
Better Regulation Conference
30 septembre - 6 octobre 2018
Réunion générale de la Société du Mont-Pèlerin
Cette réunion générale, qui se tient à la Grande Canarie, en Espagne, sera le cadre de débats de haut niveau sur le thème «Competition, Discovery, and the Pursuit of Happiness». L'événement s'inspire du symbolisme, de l'histoire et de la géographie des Îles Canaries, la dernière escale de Christophe Colomb et un port libre pendant des siècles. De nombreuses questions contemporaines comme la concurrence, les mouvements séparatistes, les cryptomonnaies, la déterritorialisation des juridictions ou encore la libre circulation des personnes, des biens et du capital seront abordées. Le but sera de rendre la philosophie libérale pertinente pour notre époque, au-delà de ce qui est déjà connu, pour une aventure de découverte.
Réunion générale de la Grande Canarie 2018