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15:00 – 15:15

Opening and Welcome

15:15 – 15:30

  • Marcela Žárová (Vice-Dean of Finance and Accountancy Faculty, Vysoká Škola Ekonomická)
  • Federico Fernandez (Senior Research Fellow, Austrian Economics Center)

Panel 1 – A Major Economic Reconfiguration: The End of the Free Trade Era?

Time: 15:30 – 16:25
Moderator: Lukaš Kovanda (Chief Economist, Cyrrus)
Keynote speaker: John Chisholm (CEO, John Chisholm Ventures)


  • Dominik Stroukal (Economic analyst, President of Ludwig von Mises Institute for Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • Radovan Durana (Chief Analyst for Public Finance, Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), Slovakia)
  • Kateřina Zychová (CEO, Verdi Capital)
  • Weston Stacey (Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (Czech Republic))

Coffee Break

16:25 – 16:45

Panel 2 – Troubled Times in a Divided World

Time: 16:45 – 17:40
Moderator: Marc Ellenbogen (Chairman, Prague Society and Global Panel Foundation)
Keynote speaker: Matt Kibbe (President and Chief Community Organizer, Free the People)

  • Enrique Fonseca (Co-founder, VisualPolitik)
  • Nikita Poljakov (Chief Economics Editor, Hospodářské Noviny)

Coffee Break

17:40 – 18:00

Panel 3 – Liberty and Security in the Digital Age

Time: 18:00 – 18:50

  • Jiří Schneider (Executive Director, Aspen Institute Central Europe)
  • Pavol Luptak (Paralelní Polis)
  • Andřej Kiska (Partner, Credo Ventures)
  • Erik Sorensen (IT Security Consultant; Executive Vice President, Prague Society)
  • Representative of Czech National Security Authority

Closing Remarks

18:50 – 19:00

Randall Filer (President, CERGE-EI Foundation & Professor of Economics, Hunter College (City University of New York))

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