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Annual Forecasting Dinner 2014:  Economic Growth and Innovation

Event Description

Five years down the road after the outbreak of global financial crisis, the economic conditions in Europe remain challenging and it is tempting to become short-sighted and look only for immediate remedies for the crisis. As important as such measures are, there is a real need to look for structural reforms that would enhance European growth in the long run. Inspiration can be drawn from many sources. What can we learn from the emergence of growing economies elsewhere that incited shift of power globally? To what extent do we acknowledge the role of innovation, and what can be attributed to government and to private sectors?


Join us for the Forecasting Dinner to explore the path towards Economic Growth and Innovation! featuring:


Jurgen Rigterink, the Chief Risk and Finance Officer of FMO, and 

Mariana Mazzucato, an economist affiliated with the University of Sussex (


Moderated by Arthur van Slooten, Senior Strategist at Société Générale



Jurgen Rigterink,  Chief Risk & Finance Officer The Netherlands Development Finance Company


Jurgen Rigterink was appointed Chief Risk & Finance Officer as of January 2014 after serving as FMO’s Chief Investment Officer since 2008. With an investment portfolio of over EUR 6 billion, FMO is one of the largest bilateral private sector development banks worldwide. FMO creates access to a full range of financial products and services to private sector enterprises in developing markets with a focus on financial institutions, energy, agribusiness and private equity. Through FMO Investment Management we offer institutional investors access to FMO’s expertise in responsible emerging market investing.


Jurgen started his career at Bank Brussels Lambert working in Brussels, Chicago and New York before joining ABN AMRO in 1997. He has since served in a variety of senior positions including Sector Head for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2005, Jurgen was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and Country Executive at ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan.


Jurgen has a Masters Degree in Economics from Rijks Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, and is also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Council for Trade promotion (Nederlands Centrum voor Handelsbevordering).


M MazzucatoProf. Mariana Mazzucato Economist and RM Phillips Chair in Science & Technology Policy at the University of Sussex


Mariana Mazzucato is an economist with an interest in the relationship between innovation and growth, and economic policies that can ensure that economic growth is not only 'smart' but also inclusive and sustainable.


Mariana is currently R. M. Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation (SPRU department) at the University of Sussex (UK) and Visiting Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the Open University (UK). She was recently Scientific Coordinator of a 3 year European Commission funded FP7 project on Finance, Innovation and Growth (FINNOV, 2009-2012), and she is currently working on two new research projects, one funded by the Ford Foundation, and the other by the Institute for New Economic Thinking. She is a trustee of the Green Alliance and a member of two expert groups in the European Commission on 'Innovation for Growth' (i4g) and 'Public Sector Innovation'.


Mariana’s latest book is Entrepreneurial State, where she argues that key periods of innovation led growth have witnessed the State as market 'creator' and market 'shaper' not simply market 'fixer'.  Her work also appeared in Financial Times, Public Finance, and New Scientist. She was featured at the TED Global 2013 in Edinburgh.


v Slooten

Arthur Van Slooten, Senior Strategist Société Générale


Arthur van Slooten joined Société Générale in 1994. Initially he has worked as a European Equity strategist. Currently, he is a senior strategist in the Global Asset Allocation team. Arthur studied Economics and French at the University of Amsterdam. His team was ranked #1 in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Thomson Extel Survey.



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Event Type

Society; Educational

Education Topic


Start Time

30-1-2014 17:30

End Time

30-1-2014 22:00





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Location Info

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
1012 EX Amsterdam


Jurgen Rigterink, Chief Risk and Finance Officer of FMO, Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in Science and Technology Policy at University of Sussex and Arthur van Slooten Senior Strategist at Societe Generale

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Please register through this link.
Fees: Included in this price are a three course meal and beverages.
  €70 for members of CFA Society Netherlands
  €90 for CFA Candidates or partners (VBA, CAIA, AIF, RSM, UvA, TU, DSF)
€110 all others
Please make a bank transfer for the appropriate registration fees.  Registration is complete upon payment to CFA Society Netherlands, ABN AMRO account number; IBAN: NL82ABNA 0619936851. 


Download the event flyer.
Read this interview with Mazzucato in NRC Wknd or this article from 2012.
Read the event synopsis.
Download Mariana's presentation.
Kindly sponsored by:
Soc Gen

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