The European economy is finally improving again. In an integrated world economy stronger growth rates for the U.S. are good news for Europe, too. The countries of Europe that were the worst hit by the crisis see investors coming back and would like to call the crisis finally over. But how will their new competitive model for future growth look like? How can it convince its US stakeholders that “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” brings also benefit to the person on the street?
The speaking program will be followed by a networking reception with cocktails and appetizers. We hope you will be able to join us at this exciting event.
Registration is required. The cost is $30 per person for Members and $60 per person for Non-Members. Registrations are non-refundable and no- shows will not receive a refund. Registration closes at noon on May 28, 2014. Space is limited.
Deputy Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial
Mr. Laurenti focuses on Economic Analysis and Global Markets. He works alongside Chief Economist Diane Swonk to develop ongoing economic research and commentary. He is the author of Themes on the Global Markets, a periodic newsletter. Among his accomplish- ments, he was selected in 2011 as the Emerging Leader by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs. Mr. Laurenti is a board member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He holds a Ph. D. in Economics.
Honorable Ioanna Efthymiadou
Consul General of Greece
Consul General Efthymiadou has been part of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1992. Counting with a vast experience in the diplomatic career, she has been posted to USA, twice, (Chicago and Boston), Serbia, Slovenia and Germany. She holds a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel
Former U.S. Ambassador
Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel is a retired U.S. career diplomat and expert on Germany. He is now the Special Advisor to Strategy XXI Partners, where he advises clients on matters of domestic and international policy and on key multilateral issues. Following his diplomatic career, he was Vice President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and subsequently Vice President at DePaul University. He holds a MA in Public Administra- tion.
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