Crunch point: Illicit trade amid economic crises

Crunch point: Illicit trade amid economic crises

A looming economic recession and a cost-of-living crisis for consumers create fertile ground for illicit trade to thrive. Criminals have a golden opportunity to profit, as they did amid the pandemic.

Illicit trade poses a threat to public health and government revenues. Crafting innovative regulatory approaches and cross-sector collaboration is difficult in the face of competing priorities, yet such measures are sorely needed to tackle the problem. 

At this panel, supported by Philip Morris International, Economist Impact Events will convene a multi-stakeholder group of industry leaders and decision-makers to explore these issues, as well as highlight findings of Economist Impact research on the impact of the economic crisis on illicit trade, and its consequences for consumers, businesses, governments, and society as a whole.

Speakers include:

Till Mansmann MP, Member of the German Bundestag, Innovation commissioner for green hydrogen, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Stefano Betti, Deputy director-general, Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade
Tim Stuchtey, Executive director, BIGS
Roderick Parkes, Research director, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)


1.30 pm CET - Registration and light refreshments
2 pm CET - Sessions start
3.30 pm CET - Event finishes

Please note that the event will be in English and simultaneous interpretation into German will be available.