EMTA Special Seminar: Iceland' s Global Outlook After Capital Controls (Iceland) - Sept. 15 Iceland's Global Outlook After Capital Controls (Iceland) - Sept. 15
EMTA Special Seminar: Iceland's Global Outlook After Capital Controls (Iceland) - Sept. 15

Thursday, September 15, 2016 

Grand Hotel Reykjavik
Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavík

How do today’s political decisions impact tomorrow’s economy?

With the recent introduction of legislation that would begin lifting capital controls on individuals and businesses, Iceland seems poised to complete its recovery from the 2008 financial crisis.  Iceland has a great opportunity at this critical juncture to affect meaningful change in its financial standing on the international stage.  With tourism booming and other economic indicators better than before the crisis, this EMTA Special Seminar will examine what stands between Iceland’s current state of affairs and its potential future as a hub of foreign investment and new partnerships for growth and development.

Questions to be discussed among panelists include:

  • What steps need to be taken to re-integrate Iceland into global financial markets?
  • What is the impact to future investment of the offshore krona auction, which had limited participation?  Are there risks remaining?
  • Can Iceland rely on tourism alone to carry beyond the current economic boom?

8:30 a.m. Registration 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Aviva Werner (EMTA) – Moderator
Arturo Porzecanski (American University)
Daniel Gros (Centre for European Policy Studies)
Aldo Abram (Liberty & Progreso)

Full Buffet Breakfast Will Be Provided During Registration  

Registration fee for EMTA Members: US$25 / US$50 for non-members / Credential Media Complimentary