As part of a series of events organised to debate current trends in investment and investment finance at the national level in different EU Member States, the European Investment Bank and the Belgian Financial Forum are jointly organising a half-day conference on ‘Investments and Investment Finance – The case of Belgium’. The event will take place on 12 March at the National Bank of Belgium, Brussels.
Panellists will discuss investments within the European environment focusing on recent achievements, whilst touching upon market gaps and remaining challenges that present themselves to investors. Representatives from the EIB will present the
One of the panel sessions will particularly focus on investment activities and plans of the public and private sector in Belgium, where the various sectors in Belgium are represented. A final panel will analyse what it means to invest in intelligent finance projects and what is the role that private funds play in the Belgian market.
For more information on this event and to register, please visit https://www.financialforum.be/en/agenda/colloquium-investments-and-investment-finance-case-belgium
Representatives of the EIB will speak about the annual EIB Survey on Investment and Investment Finance (EIBIS), an EU-wide survey that gathers qualitative and quantitative information from 12 500 SMEs and larger non-financial companies in all 28 EU Member States on investment activities, their financing sources and needs, and challenges that businesses face. The EIBIS reveals that although investment is recovering in Europe, that recovery is slow and uneven among countries and asset classes. Understanding the reasons behind this slow recovery in investment is key to defining appropriate intervention policies.