Radek Špicar

Vice-President, Confederation of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Topic: Competitiveness in the 21st century

Radek Špicar graduated from the University of Cambridge. After Cambridge, he spent one year as a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After his return to the Czech Republic, he joined the government and later became a Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs. Until recently, he worked in the Czech Republic’s largest private company, Skoda Auto (Volkswagen Group), as a Head of External Affairs.

Nowadays, he serves as Vice-President of the Confederation of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic which represents all the big export companies of the country.