European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

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Helsinki, Finland, November 2-4, 2012

(36th Meeting of the European Group)

At The Hotel Kämp and Hotel Glo
Conference Chairman: Jean-Claude Trichet
Host Country Chairman: Esko Aho

Friday, November 2

1630-18h00
European Executive Committee Meeting, Kämp Hotel Boardroom

19h00-20h30
Opening Cocktail Reception, The House of the Estates
Welcome by Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Finland

Saturday, November 3
At Helsinki City Hall

09h00-10h00
Formal opening of the conference by Jean Claude Trichet, European Chairman, Trilateral Commission

FINLAND AND EU
Chair/Moderator: Esko Aho, Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Consultative Partner, Nokia Corporation; former Prime Minister of Finland; Chair, Finnish Group, Trilateral Commission; Helsinki
Jyrki Katainen, Prime Minister of Finland

10h30-12h00
THE BALTIC NEIGHBOURHOOD

The Prime Ministers’ Baltic Panel:
Chair: Esko Aho
Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister of Estonia
Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of Latvia
Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs & Foreign Trade of Finland

12h00-13h00 
Buffet luncheon

13h00-16h30
EUROPE

ADDRESSING THE EUROZONE CRISIS AND CHARTING A GROWTH AGENDA RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN THE EUROPEAN PROJECT with TASK FORCE PROGESS REPORT ON “CREDIBLE EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE” with ensuing consultation of European membership and guests
Chair/moderator: Jean-Claude Trichet, Chairman, Group of Thirty; Chairman, BRUEGEL Institute; Honorary Governor, Banque de France; former President of the European Central Bank; European Chairman, Trilateral Commission, Paris; Member of the Task Force
Erkki Liiikanen, Governor of the Bank of Finland; Chair, EC High-level Expert Group  on structural aspects of the EU banking sector; former member of the European Commission
André Sapir, Rapporteur of the Task Force; Professor of Economics at ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Senior Fellow at the Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (BRUEGEL); Chairman, Advisory Scientific Committee of European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB)

18h30-19h30
Cocktail reception at the Presidential Palace hosted by Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland

20h00
Dinner hosted by the Finnish TC Group at Helsinki City Hall

Keynote address by Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy; former European Chairman, Trilateral Commission

Sunday, November 4
At Helsinki City Hall

ENGAGING WITH RUSSIA: A NEW PHASE IN EUROPE-RUSSIA RELATIONS?

09h00-10h30
THE SECURITY AND GEO-POLITICAL DIMENSIONS
Chair/Moderator: René Nyberg, CEO, East Office of Finnish Industries, Helsinki; former Ambassador of Finland to Russia
Igor Ivanov, Co-Chairman, Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Moscow
Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman, European Security Conference, Munich; Co-Chairman, Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI); former Ambassador of Germany to U.S. and U.K.
U.S. Respondent: Steven Erlanger, Paris Bureau Chief, The New York Times; former Moscow & Jerusalem NYT Bureau Chief

10h45-12h00
THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION
Chaired/moderator: Pekka Sutela, Professor and former Head of Bank of Finland’s Institute of Economies in Transition, Helsinki
Igor Yurgens, Chairman of INSOR, Institute of Contemporary Development, Moscow; DER Board Member
Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow
Wolfgang Schüssel, Board Member, DER- Dialog- Europe-Russia, Vienna; Former Federal Chancellor of Austria
Closing keynote address chaired by Jean-Claude Trichet and Esko Aho:
Alexei Kudrin, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; Co-Chairman of the Civic Initiatives Committee; Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Russian Federation

Closing remarks of the conference chairmen

Light farewell luncheon at City Hall followed by optional visit to Mannerheim Museum

Next Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting to be held in Berlin, Friday midday, March 15, to Sunday midday, March 17, 2013

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