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Dr. Mario Draghi

Described by Paul Krugman as "[arguably] the greatest central banker of modern times,” Mario was President of the European Central Bank (ECB) from 2011 to 2019 and is widely credited with saving the Eurozone. Over his term, the monetary policy of the ECB led the Eurozone into an expansion with the creation of 13 million jobs, and the European stock market rising by two-thirds.

Mario has been at the center of the most globally impactful economic events of the last four decades, including the 2012 Eurozone crisis, the 2015 Greek Debt Crisis, and Brexit.

Drawing on these extraordinary experiences, Mario is among the most well-equipped experts to provide analysis on the future direction of the global economy.

3 Reasons to Learn from Mario

Renowned Economist

 As the former President of the ECB, Mario played a pivotal role in steering the Eurozone through some of its most challenging economic times. His deep understanding of global economies and monetary policy has earned him a reputation as one of the world’s leading economists.

Crisis Management Expert

Known for his calm demeanor and decisive action during crises, Mario’s leadership was crucial in preserving the euro during the European debt crisis. His famous “whatever it takes” pledge showcases his commitment to economic stability and his adeptness at navigating financial turbulence.

Influential Policy Maker

Mario’s tenure at the ECB was marked by innovative policy-making, including unconventional measures that have reshaped the landscape of central banking. His insights into economic policy, inflation control, and financial regulation continue to influence global financial strategies and discussions.

Mario at Nordic Business Forum 2024

Navigating the Economic Horizon and Competitiveness

Mario will provide an economic overview and explore the current state of competitiveness.

  • Understand what the economic horizon looks like
  • How the current economy is shaping competitiveness
  • Examine how European businesses can position themselves ahead of US and Chinese competitors.

Mario Draghi will be on stage on 26 September 2024 in Helsinki, Finland.

Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi & Nordic Business Forum

Why We Chose Mario Draghi

"Dr. Mario Draghi is as ever since his background asks no further introduction and he has just been working on the strengths and challenges of Europe. As we always need someone who has a view on the big picture, we could not have found a better name for the moment."
Ville Saarikalle
Ville Saarikalle
Head of Speakers Relations, Nordic Business Forum
NBF 2024

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25-26 September 2024 | Messukeskus, Helsinki