The Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center is pleased to invite you to attend the inaugural Frankfurt Forum on US-European GeoEconomics. The Council is hosting the conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, September 28 in partnership with Atlantik-Brücke.

This is a critical moment for transatlantic economic cooperation. The war in Ukraine and the G7’s swift response have shown the world the impact of transatlantic coordination. The Frankfurt Forum will be an opportunity to advance the transatlantic dialogue from crisis response to addressing the key economic issues that will underpin the US-Europe partnership over the next decade.

Speakers at the four high-level sessions will discuss the international roles of the dollar and the euro, the future of transatlantic trade, a roadmap for digital assets, and the new era of economic statecraft. The event will launch new research in each area.

Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, will participate in a keynote fireside chat to open the conference with Maria Demertzis, deputy director of Bruegel.


Session 1

Monetary policy

The international role of the dollar and the euro – forever in the lead?

Digital currencies

A roadmap for digital assets with democratic values

Session 2
Session 3

International trade

Rethinking transatlantic trade in the changing global economy

Economic statecraft

A new era in the use of sanctions and tools of economic statecraft

Session 4

Opening keynote remarks


*Additional speakers to be announced

GeoEconomics Center

At the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy, the GeoEconomics Center is a translation hub with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future.



Strengthening the exchange between politics and business, Atlantik-Brücke aims to deepen cooperation between Germany, Europe and America on all levels. 


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