The Lyon Business Days return face-to-face
The covid is invited into our lives in 2020 and its passage has upset the environmental, economic and social habits of many countries. It is in this context that the Lyon Economic Days will put this health context and what followed on the table for debate. Free and open to all, the event, which will take place from November 3 to 5, maintains this desire for accessibility to the general public.
Small novelty that is not one compared to 2020: the return of face-to-face conferences. Even if the Lyon Business Days keep time online, physical places welcome new visitors. There will be four different this year: the Labor Exchange, the Catholic University of Lyon, the Lyon 3 University and finally what will be the heart of the event, namely the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie.
The Days of the Economy can also count on the support of more than 90 partners. Five new patrons have joined the large family of event donors, namely SEB, LP Promotion, Transdev, Advance Capital and Euler Hermes.
250 speakers and 60 conferences
Once again, the program will be the most intense over the three days. There will be 60 conferences to follow, 21 of which are exclusively digital. The physical lectures will also be broadcast. To animate them, the organizers called on no less than 250 speakers in total. Usually, nearly 50,000 participants come.
On the thematic side, the one that will dominate concerns this famous post-covid world. “When we started, we experienced a great financial crisis for which banks and economists were held responsible at the time., contextualize Pascal Le Merrer, general manager of the Lyon Business Days. Most people asked to explain why it had taken place. If we look at the situation today, it’s different. We are no longer asked why, but how are we going to do it? ”
Conferences tend to provide answers by addressing strong topical issues. Three major conferences will punctuate these days. The first, entitled “A path to a more resilient world? will deal with the adaptability of people, companies or institutions to new contexts (teleworking, health system, fall in GDP) induced by the health crisis. Big names, such as Laurence Boone, chief economist at the OECD, or even ENS economics professor Daniel Cohen will be among the speakers.
The second, called “Rebuilding technological sovereignty”, will focus on the interdependencies revealed between countries by the crisis. The third is entitled “Thinking about the post-pandemic economy” with the aim of providing ideas on this general theme. “The role of Jeco is to frame the best that we live in order to know where it comes from”, recalls Pascal Le Merrer. All the programming can be found on the website of Jeco 2021.