European Multinationals

Date: 15-16 April 2024 (Monday-Tuesday)
Convenor: ESSCA EU*Asia Institute, Stefano Valdemarin and Thomas Hoerber
Venue: ESSCA Campus Lyon (4 Pont Pasteur) & Online via TEAMS

The conference is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines to discuss and analyse how European multinationals evolve in the global economy.

The first day will start with a welcome address by Dr Stefano Valdemarin and Prof Thomas Hoerber from the ESSCA EU*Asia Institute. The sessions will focus on the theme “European Multinationals: Global Collaboration and Geopolitical Dynamics”, with speakers discussing topics ranging from multinational cooperation in space to coordinating subsidiaries in Asia. Discussions will also focus on the evolving role of nation states in regulating multinational enterprises.

In the afternoon, participants will look at the intersection of “Sustainability and Regulations”  in European multinationals. Experts will examine the evolution of the steel industry, the social impact of multinationals and the impact of regulatory guidelines on corporate sustainability reporting.

On the second day, discussions will focus on “Digital Transformation and Agility” in European multinationals. Speakers will provide insights on how to navigate the digital landscape and how to adapt to new regulatory frameworks, in particular with regard to artificial intelligence.

The conference will conclude with closing remarks by Dr Stefano Valdemarin and Prof Thomas Hoerber, summarising key learnings and future publication opportunities.

Join us for two days of enriching dialogue and insightful presentations. Whether you are an experienced researcher, an industry professional or a student interested in global business, the European Multinationals Conference provides a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Click here to download the programme (.pdf)

Click here to download the call for papers (.pdf)

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