Professor at Paris Dauphine University and Founding Chairman of Cyclope World Commodity Yearbook
Chief EMEA Economist at Standard & Poor’s
British Ambassador to Belgium
PIETER DE CREM
Secretary of State for Foreign Trade
Philippe Chalmin is professor of economic history at Paris Dauphine University, where he is responsible for the International Business master’s programme. He is also the president and founder of the leading European research institute Cyclope, which looks at issues affecting the commodities markets and publishes the Cyclope economy and world market report every year.
Jean-Michel Six is Chief EMEA Economist at S&P Global Ratings in Paris. He has held a series of positions at Standard & Poor’s and was a member of the European Central Bank Shadow Council. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Europe and the Bretton Woods Committee.
Alison Rose took up her post as British Ambassador to Belgium on 11 August 2014. She is a European Union (EU) specialist. Previous positions have included leading the EU, economic, climate, home affairs and scientific teams at the British Embassy in Paris. She was also head of the Future of Europe department at the FCO.
Pieter De Crem’s political career began back in 1989 when he became president of the Young CVP political organisation in Ghent-Eeklo. In 2014, he was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Trade in the first Michel government, having served as Minister of Defence from 2007 to 2014. During this period, he implemented fundamental changes to Belgium’s armed forces.
by Vincent Reuter
by Nabil Jijakli
The day after the boom:
the downfall of world commodity prices and the new commodity curse
by Philippe Chalmin
by Pascaline della Faille and Jolyn Debuysscher
International economic outlook:
for how long will growth in Europe continue to lag behind?
by Jean-Michel Six
Outcome of the Credendo-Trends survey
by Dirk De Moor, journalist
Reactions of Chief Executive Ofﬁcers
Debate with Michel Hanson, Thomas Spitaels, Carl Van den Eynde and Dirk Terweduwe
Moderator: Alain Mouton, journalist Trends-Tendances
consequences for Belgian exporters?
Introduction keynote speech by Alison Rose followed by a debate with Jean-Michel Six, Thomas Spiller and Marc Lambotte
Moderator: Amid Faljaoui, Editor in Chief Trends-Tendances
by Pieter De Crem
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credendo Group
Group Deputy Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Credendo
Pascaline della Faille
Country and Sector Risk Coordinator Credendo
Country and Sector Risk Analyst Credendo
Former President ENGIE Fabricom Oil, Gas & Power
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer TPF Group
Van den Eynde
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Viabuild
Group Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Credendo
President British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium