Global economic trends over the last decades have steadily increased the links between Asia and Europe. For both regions, a growing economic interdependency represents an opportunity to build strong, fair and sustainable relations. Nonetheless, constant global economic disruptions, political uncertainty and a rapid change in economic dynamics make cooperation no easy task for policy makers. With strong recognition of this challenge, the Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) contributes to interregional cooperation with the diversification and consolidation of the links between Asia and Europe. The following report summarizes the central topics of discussion during the 16th AEEF which was co-organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung on November 28 and 29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. It provides an overview of the current trends in trade and investment connectivity between Asia and Europe. It highlights the challenges that the cooperation between both regions may face in the future and summarizes the main takeaways of the forum.