Wednesday, 9 October

13:00 – 14:00Registration
14:00 – 14:20


Alexander Ballek, President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Mariana Kotzeva, Director General of Eurostat

14:20 – 14:40

Keynote speech  

Peter Kažimír, Governor of the Central Bank of the Slovak Republic


14:40 – 15:00

Introductory presentation

  • Measuring economic globalisation in the ESS: taking stock of progress (Sophie Limpach, Director of Business and trade statistics, John Verrider, Director of macroeconomic statistics, Eurostat)
15:00 – 15:45Coffee break and group photo
15:45Session 1: The user perspective – what should we portray and how
Chair: František Bernadič, Vice President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
15:45 – 15:50Introduction by the chair
15:50 – 16:45


  • Is the available information on global business sufficient for economic analysis? (Stefan Zeugner, European Commission, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs)
    About speaker | Presentation
  • Presenting the effects of economic globalisation to the public: what and how? (Vladimír Vaňo, journalist and economic analyst)
    About speaker | Presentation
  • Globalization and other challenges to uses and interpretations of National Accounts (Didier Blanchet, Head of the National Accounts and Economic Studies Directorate of INSEE France)
    About speaker | Presentation
16:45 – 17:45Discussion and conclusions


Thursday, 10 October

08:30 – 09:00Registration
09:00Session 2: Measuring MNEs and addressing user needs for consistency
Chair: Konrad Pesendorfer, Director General of Statistics Austria
09:00 – 09:05Introduction by the chair
09:05 – 10:10


  • Cooperation between the Statistical Office of Slovak Republic and MNE Globalization in the steel industry (Alexander Zemančík, US Steel Corporation, Veronika Töröková, Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic)
    Paper | About speakers | Presentation – Töröková | Presentation – Zemančík 
  • Towards a systematic approach to MNEs – linking cross domain activities and data (Gianpaolo Oneto, Head of the National Accounts Directorate of ISTAT Italy)
    About speaker | Presentation
  • Systematic approach to addressing MNEs and the impact on national processes (Bert Kroese, Deputy Director-General of CBS Netherlands)
    Paper | About speaker | Presentation
10:10 – 10:40Coffee break
10:40 – 11:00


  • Micro data linking on MNEs to respond to user needs (Christel Colin, Director of Business Statistics of INSEE France)
    About speaker | Presentation
11:00 – 12:00Discussion and conclusions
12:00 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30Session 3: Addressing user needs for the measurement of international flows
Chair: Marek Rojíček, President of the Czech Statistical Office
13:30 – 13:35Introduction by the chair
13:35 – 15:30


  • Asymmetries in international trade in goods (Alžbeta Ridzoňová, Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic)
    Paper | About speaker | Presentation
  • Overcoming borders – lessons learnt from the Asymmetry Resolution Meetings (Caroline Willeke, Silke Stapel-Weber, European Central Bank)
    About speakers | Presentation
  • Business Expectations on Exports: How important they can be (Cristina Neves, Director of Economic Statistics Department of INE Portugal)
    Paper | About speaker Presentation
14:45 – 15:30Discussion and conclusions
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00

Panel discussion: Serving users through a coordinated statistical approach to economic globalisation in the European Statistical System

Chair: Mariana Kotzeva, Director General of Eurostat

František Bernadič (Vice President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic), Jørgen Elmeskov (Director General of Statistics Denmark), Paul Schreyer (Deputy Chief Statistician at the OECD), Gallo Gueye (Deputy Director General of Eurostat), Vladimír Vaňo (Journalist and economic analyst)

17:00 – 17:30

Closing remarks and Bratislava Conclusions

Alexander Ballek, President of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Mariana Kotzeva, Director General of Eurostat