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Smart and Open Europe

15-10-2019

Smart and Open Europe

European countries are facing up to challenges in climate and environment, research and innovation, digitalisation, international trade, and the functioning of the Single Market. Whether we talk about the development of new technologies, the best use of digitalisation and data, or paving the way for a low-carbon and resource-efficient society, business has to be a part of the solution. How can the EU better support its companies in their efforts to invest, innovate, create jobs and upgrade labour skills?

EURACTIV is pleased to invite you to a two-day seminar of four lively panels to discuss: 

EU Research & Innovation: Are we investing smartly?
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 | 14:00 – 16:00
How can the EU remain a leader in global R&I, faced with increased competition from other parts of the world?
- Read the full programme here: https://eurac.tv/9Qu2

The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?
Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 | 16:00 – 18:00
The challenges for the new European Commission to further digitalise the Single Market to compete on a global scale.
- Read the full programme here: https://eurac.tv/9Qu0

The circular economy: Its potential, its challenges
Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 | 8:30 – 10:30
The needs of European legislation, policy framework and financing in order to move closer to a full circular economy.
- Read the full programme here: https://eurac.tv/9Qu1

The Future of Global Trade
Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 | 10:30 – 12:30
The future of global trade and the challenges EU trade policymakers face in the next Commission mandate.
- Read the full programme here: https://eurac.tv/9Qt-

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Location

Renaissance Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels

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Speakers

EU Research & Innovation: Are we investing smartly?
moderated by Dave Keating

Jean-David Malo, Director of the EIC Task Force, DG RTD, European Commission
Kristin Schreiber, Director for COSME Programme and SME Policy, DG GROW, European Commission
Henna Virkkunen MEP, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
Marta Pilati, Policy Analyst on Economic Policy, European Policy Centre
Leo Kärkkäinen, Chief AI Officer, Nokia and professor at Aalto University
Alexandre Affre, Director, Business Europe

The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?
moderated by Dave Keating

Hubert Gambs, Director, Modernisation of the Single Market, DG GROW, European Commission
Andrus Ansip MEP, Member of IMCO Committee, former Commissioner for Digital Single Market
Christian Guttmann, Vice President & Global Head, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Tieto Corporation
Neil McMillan, Director, Political Affairs & Trade, EuroCommerce
Penny Clarke, Deputy General Secretary, Head of EU Policy, Trade, Human Resources, European Public Service Union (EPSU)
Joris van Hoboken, Professor of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussels; Senior Researcher, University of Amsterdam

The circular economy: Its potential, its challenges
moderated by Frédéric Simon

Kestutis Sadauskas, Director for Circular Economy and Green Growth, DG ENV, European Commission
Bojan Lalic, Counsellor (Environment, Waste, Chemicals, Air Quality), Permanent Representation of the Republic of Croatia to the EU
Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, Policy Officer on Circular Economy & Product Policy, European Environmental Bureau
Salla Ahonen, Vice President Sustainability, Neste Corporation
Jan Tytgat, Director Government Affairs EU-Benelux, Umicore

The Future of Global Trade
moderated by Jorge Valero

Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission
Anna-Misel Asimakopoulou MEP, Vice-Chair of INTA Committee, European Parliament
Kari Hietanen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs, Wärtsilä
Luis Colunga, Deputy General Secretary, IndustriAll - European Trade Union
Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director, Bruegel

Schedule

- 15 October -
14:00 – 14:30 Registration
14:30 – 16:00 Panel: EU Research & Innovation: Are we investing smartly?
16:00 – 16:30 Registration & coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Panel: The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?
18:00 – 18:30 Cocktail Reception
18:30 - 19:30 Networking dinner

- 16 October -
8:30 – 9:00 Registration & coffee
9:00 – 10:30 Panel: The circular economy: Its potential, its challenges
10:30 – 11:00 Registration & coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Panel: The Future of Global Trade
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch


CONTACTS


Simona Ovesea
simona.ovesea@euractiv.com
+32 (0)2 788 36 86

Teresa Dominguez
teresa.dominguez@euractiv.com
+32 (0)2 788 36 93