Helsinki Geoeconomics Week 2024

Overview: Helsinki Geoeconomics Week 2024 is a high-level gathering of top names and attendants in equal proportions, operating under the Chatham House Rule to ensure open and frank discussions. This landmark event focuses on the emergence of geoeconomists, integrating economic statecraft into business strategies, and navigating complex global economic landscapes. It invites professionals, academics, and policymakers to explore and define this new profession’s role in driving strategic collaborations and innovative ideas.

Event Theme: The 2024 theme, “Geoeconomists at the Gates! The Emergence of a New Profession,” emphasizes the importance of this emerging field in shaping global economic policies and corporate strategies.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Day 1: Pre-Conference activities, a Workshop on Law & Geoeconomics, and a Welcome Dinner.
  • Day 2: Helsinki Initiative on Law & Geoeconomics Symposium, parallel sessions on emerging topics, and an Opening Keynote Event, concluding with a Gala Dinner.
  • Day 3: Panels on new job profiles in geoeconomics, corporate strategy, investment analysis, and technological innovation, ending with a Dinner Cruise.
  • Day 4: Discussions on geoeconomics in government relations, economic lawfare, educational curricula, and professional standards, capped off with a Speakers’ Dinner.
  • Day 5: Interactive Geoeconomic War Games Session and a Closing Keynote Event, followed by a Farewell Lunch.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Adopt a Geoeconomic Mindset: Understand the incentives and strategies of geopolitical actors, contrasting geopolitical zero-sum logic with market-oriented positive-sum logic.
  2. Optimize Compliance Across Technocratic Silos: Integrate and streamline compliance across various instruments (FDI screening, export controls, sanctions, data localization, research security) and issue areas (trade, investments, finance, data).
  3. Enhance Resilience to Geopolitical Disruptions: Learn strategies to bolster organizational resilience and secure supply chains against geopolitical risks.
  4. Navigate Flow Control and Critical Sectors: Safeguard and advance critical sectors like technologies, infrastructure, and essential resources, understanding asymmetric interdependencies and their effects.
  5. Develop a Framework of Action: Build a comprehensive framework for managing economic statecraft practices, including economic coercion, lawfare, and strategic hedging.

Target Audience: The event is a must-attend for aspiring and established geoeconomists, including business leaders, corporate strategists, investment analysts, legal, compliance and risk experts, and consultants specializing in geopolitics and geoeconomics advisory.

Event Highlights:

  • Unique Opportunity: Gain insights into how geopolitical dynamics shape corporate strategies and global markets.
  • Long-Term Strategies: Emphasize strategies for navigating the intersection of economics and geopolitics.
  • Practical Insights: Learn from top experts to manage risks and seize opportunities.
  • Networking Maximized: Features a high speaker-to-attendee ratio, maximizing networking opportunities.
  • Chatham House Rule: Ensures open and frank discussions.
  • High-Level Participants: Includes government ministers, CEOs, and top-ranking officials.
  • Generous Support: From sponsors and partners, including the Ax:son Johnson Institute of Statecraft and Diplomacy, Amcham Finland, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and prominent firms such as Bird & Bird, Wilson Sonsini, and Hannes Snellman.

Join Us: Join us in the heart of Helsinki from August 12th to 16th for a groundbreaking week dedicated to reshaping the global understanding of geoeconomics. This conference will bridge the gap between theory and practice, offering valuable insights for business leaders, legal experts, strategists, and policymakers, and redefining geoeconomics in the modern world.

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