12:30 PM – 12:50 PM


12:50 PM – 1:00 PM

Welcoming Remarks

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel: The Coming Digital Euro: A Double-Edged Sword?

  • Barbara Kolm (Austrian Economic Center founder and Director; Austria)
  • Adám Banai (Hungarian State Bank/Magyar Nemzeti Bank Executive Director; Hungary)
  • Moderator: Philip Pilkington (Macro Economist, author, writer; Ireland)

2:00 PM – 3:25 PM

Panel: Curing Economic Malpractice

  • Richard Rahn (Economist & Entrepreneur; U. S. A.) – Is the U.S. Funding Its Welfare Programs On the Backs of Poorer Countries?
  • Stephen Klimczuk-Massion (Senior Advisor Member of the Advisory Board, CANZUK International, Canada)- Rebooting the free market in the Anglosphere – and the case of ‘Ozanada’
  • José Piñera (Founder and President of the International Center for Pension Reform, Chile) – Chilean Model of Pension Capitalization: Hope for the Future
  • Moderator: Anton Bendarzsevszkij (Director, Oeconomus Economic Research Foundation, Hungary)

3:25 PM – 3:50 PM


3:50 PM – 5:05 PM

Panel: Utopian Quests vs. Shoals of Realities

  • Krassen Stanchev (Sofia University, Bulgaria) – Reflections on the ’68 Generation
  • Andrew Stuttaford (National Review finance editor and fellow, NRI, U. K./ U.S.A.) – The Green Road to Serfdom
  • Alexander Tokarev (Northwood, America’s Free Enterprise University, Department of Economics, U.S.A.) – Open Borders and Free Trade: The Clash
  • Moderator: Meg Hansen (Senior Fellow, Budapest Fellowship Program; Visiting Fellow, Danube Institute; U.S.A.)

5:05 PM – 5:10 PM

Closing Remarks


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