Where will future growth come from?
- The latest Agenda Dialogue brought together global leaders in finance and politics to discuss how to generate economic growth to build future markets.
- The session was part of the World Economic Forum’s Jobs Reset Summit.
- From the need to contain the pandemic to embracing diversity and growing the green economy, here are some of the key quotes from the session.
How can emerging and advanced economies generate the economic growth they need to recover from the pandemic, while developing in a sustainable and equitable manner?
This was the key issue debated during the last session of the Agenda Dialogues, which coincided with the World Economic Forum Jobs Reset Summit.
The speakers were:
- Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum Geneva;
- Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Policy Coordination of Singapore, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore;
- Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Swiss National Bank;
- Beata Habyarimana, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Rwanda;
- Anila Denaj, Minister of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Albania;
- Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding;
- Alexandre De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, Office of the Prime Minister of Belgium;
- Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy, Minister in charge of the fight against novel coronaviruses, Cabinet Office of Japan;
- Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation;
- Saadia Zahidi, Director General, World Economic Forum in Geneva.
Here are some of the top quotes on where they see the greatest opportunity to build the ‘markets of tomorrow’ – and what needs to happen for a fair recovery:
Solve supply problems in Belgium
Consumer and business confidence has been at the highest level in Belgium since 2007, said Alexandre De Croo, but there are constraints on the supply side. So in the short term, to see growth and job creation, we need to tackle the supply side issues, he said.