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News & Highlights

  • Innovation lunch by The Bridge Tank in Davos 23 January 2020 The Bridge Tank organized on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos an international workshop on the theme: “Accelerating the smart city - financing solutions and project governance for emerging markets. " The bridge tank organised an industry conversation on « accelerating the smart city – financing solutions… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank’s 2020 Davos – Highlights 23 January 2020 As each year, Davos is too hectic to come into a post. Here are, beyond our own organized "Innovation Lunch", some highlights. We started with a TV interview on this year's theme on sustainable environment at the 50th World Economic Forum - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwk5r9PJcPE . The Davos forum of course lags… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participated in the G20 / Think20 kick-off meeting in Riyadh 18 January 2020 At this meeting we presented our ideas and plans for a policy brief to G20 leaders on increasing the financial envelope of the Green Climate Fund. The Brief will be directed by The Bridge Tank and involves contributors from Tunisia, China, India, Indonesia, Germany, Italy and France. Over the past… Read more
  • Unlocking Finance: The Key Factor for Investment on Green Projects in Africa 1 November 2019 A significant change in how investors approach green projects is underway. The fight against climate change requires and will require increases in the amount of capital being devoted to green projects. This underlines the importance of mobilizing financial actors from the private sector. Their awareness of this need and on… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank contributes to the 2019 Horasis “China Meeting” in Las Vegas 30 October 2019 On the 28th and 29th October 2019, the Horasis China Meeting took place in Las Vegas. One of the key parts of this event was a debate between Kristi Noem, Governor of South Dakota, and Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska, on the US-China economic collaboration. Kristi Noem argued that, from an… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank co-organizes the Sino-France Dialogue on Civilizations 25 October 2019 On 22nd of October 2019, the Sino-French Dialogue on Civilisations, co-organised by the Bridge Tank and the China International Publishing Group, was host to three working panels focused on the French and Chinese cultures and global values. The discussions focussed on the intensification of bilateral human exchanges and on the… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank co-hosts the seminar: ‘China: Which questions for the future?’ 13 October 2019 The Bridge Tank co-organised with the Chinese Embassy in France a seminar on the 11th of October 2019, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of economic reforms and the China and the 55th anniversary of the implementation of French-Chinese diplomatic relations. This seminar took place in Brongniart Palace and gathered French… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank participates in the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation 26 April 2019 The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing between the 25th and the 27th of April 2019 under XI Jinping’s presidency. This event gathered 900 select CEOs and economic leaders from companies, governments and business organisations from 88 countries that joined the Belt and Road… Read more
  • Joel Ruet and irina Bokova of The Bridge Tank speak at the BOAO Forum 2019 1 April 2019 The Boao Forum 2019 took place between the 26th and the 29th March, themed: ‘Shared Future, Concerted Action, Common Development’. The Opening Plenary Session was held by the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who highlighted the importance of a mutually beneficial cooperation in the face of world economic headwinds. He… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank attends the 2019 Davos Forum 2 February 2019 Between the 22nd and the 25th of January 2019, the World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos. It gathered experts and personalities around the theme “Globalisation 4.0: creating a global architecture at the age of the fourth industrial revolution”. The Bridge Tank was represented by its chairman Joël… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank attends the 62nd Congress of the Liberal International with Presidents Ouatara and Sall of Ivory Coast and Senegal 1 December 2018 The Liberal International 62nd Congress took place between the 28th and the 30th of November 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.   On this occasion, amongst the keynote speakers present were African presidents and heads of state members of the Liberal International, including the President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara, the Senegalese… Read more
  • The 62nd Liberal International Congress: our Board member Hakima el Haite elected as LI’s new president 23 November 2018 The Liberal International 62nd Congress took place between the 28th and the 30th of November 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.  On this occasion, African presidents and heads of state members of the Liberal International were among the keynote speakers, including the President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara, the Senegalese President Macky Sall and… Read more
  • The 62nd Liberal International Congress – our Board member Hakima el Haite elected as LI’s new president 23 November 2018 The Liberal International 62nd Congress took place between the 28th and the 30th of November 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.   During this congress, Hakima El Haite, member of the Bridge Tank’s board, was elected as the new president of the Liberal International, becoming the first African woman to hold this position.  Joël Ruet attended… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank at the Sustainable Belt and Road and China-EU Innovation Development Forum 6 November 2018 On the 4th and 5th of November 2018, the Sustainable Belt and Road & China-EU Innovation Development Forum took place, following the partnership signed between The Bridge Tank and the Chinese Academy of Science. During this forum, the president of The Bridge Tank, Joël Ruet, took part in a roundtable… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank contributes to the Horasis “China Meeting” 2018 in Kiev 17 October 2018 Between the 14th and the 16th of October 2018, the Horasis China Meeting took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was co-hosted by the China Federation of Industrial Economics.Joël Ruet intervened in a panel entitled “Understanding China’s Future Plans”. He insisted on the importance of know-how transfer for local development, rather than simply… Read more
  • Joël Ruet attends the Hope Foundation Annual Gala Dinner in New York, chaired by Irina Bokova 28 September 2018 During the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, between the 25th September and the 5th October 2018, Joël Ruet attended the annual Hope Foundation Dinner Gala on the 27th of September. The Foundation, chaired by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and member of the Bridge Tank’s board, awarded Niger’s… Read more
  • The Bridge Tank delegation contributes to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2018 edition in Beijing 5 September 2018 The Heads of States Forum on China-Africa Cooperation took place the 3rd and 4th of September 2018. The Bridge Tank was represented by its chairman Joël Ruet and two of its associate experts, William Nkontchou, Director at Emerging Capital Partners and Member of Choiseul Africa, and Zhang Yang, expert on… Read more
  • Tribune: To finance the COP21 promise, Europe must establish a carbon tax on imports 6 August 2018 In the wake of the COP21, August 5, 2018, The Bridge Tank: Philippe Coste, Hakima El Haite, our board members and Joël Ruet, our President, wrote an opinion piece with climate policy specialist Axel Michaelowa on the need to establish a carbon tax on imports. Read the article (in French)… Read more
  • Joël Ruet intervenes at the 2018 edition of the annual BOAO forum inaugurated by Xi Jinping and UNSG Antonio Guterres 24 July 2018 Joel Ruet of The Bridge Tank was invited to participate in the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018 (the “Chinese Davos”) that was held between April 8 and 11 and was entitled “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity”.  The forum was inaugurated by the President… Read more
  • Joël Ruet speaks at the 20th edition of the Symi Symposium dedicated to ‘Harnessing globalization’ 5 July 2018 Between the 1st and the 4h of July 2018, the 20th International Symi Symposium took place in Rhodes, Greece. Centered around George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece and current President of the Socialist International and organized by the Andreas Papandreou Foundation, the symposium gathers every year leading intellectuals, politicians,… Read more
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