Event Highlights

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Digital Markets Act: How to preserve innovation and competition in the EU digital economy?

In mid-January 2021, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion on how to preserve innovation and competition in the EU digital economy with special regard to the recent release of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposal with our distinguished speakers Ms Deirdre Clune MEP (EPP/IR), Mr Martijn Snoep, Chairman of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), Professor Nicolas Petit, Competition Law, European University Institute (EUI) and Mr Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli, Competition Counsel at Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).

The discussion was moderated by Ms Aoife White, journalist at Bloomberg

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Opening the gate: Why and how to regulate large platforms acting as gatekeepers?

At the beginning of November 2020, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion on the upcoming Digital Services Act package and how to regulate large platforms acting as gatekeepers with the distinguished speakers Mr Werner Stengg, Cabinet Member, EVP Margrethe Vestager, European Commission, Ms Stéphanie Yon-Courtin MEP (Renew/FR), ECON Vice-Chair and IMCO Member, European Parliament, Mr Robert Dehm, Digital Policy and Telecommunication Counsellor, German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Mr Carel Maske, Director, Competition, Microsoft and Mr Fadhel Lakhoua, Director, EU and Economics, Regulatory Affairs, Orange.

The debate was moderated by Philippe Defraigne, Director, Cullen International.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Digital Farming: How can the EU turn ambitions into a reality?

In mid-November 2020, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening discussion regarding the future of digital farming in Europe with Ms Nathalie Sauze-Vandevyver, Director Quality, Research & Innovation, Outreach, DG AGRI, European Commission, Mr Franc Bogovič MEP (SLO/EPP), Mr Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General, Copa Cogeca, Mr Joao Pacheco, Senior Fellow, Farm Europe and Mr Daniel Pereira, Head of The Climate Corporation Europe Middle East and Africa, Bayer.

The debate was moderated by Sarantis Michalopoulos, Journalist, Euractiv.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Partnering for emissions-free mobility in Europe

In mid October 2020, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion on how public and private stakeholders can cooperate in order to achieve an emission-free mobility model in Europe with Deputy Director-General Matthew Baldwin, DG MOVE, Dr Olivia Gippner, Policy Assistant, Office of the Deputy DG Clara de la Torre, DG CLIMA, Ms Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director, Vehicles and E-mobility, Transport & Environment and Ms Joanne Kubba, Senior Director EMEA Public Policy, Uber.

Director-General Henrik Hololei, DG MOVE held a keynote speech.

The discussion was moderated by Ms Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General of Polis, Cities and Regions for Transport and Innovation.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Open source and an open world: What are the EU prospects on global multilateral governance after the coronavirus pandemic?

In mid October, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion on the EU and global prospects regarding multilateral governance after the coronavirus pandemic with our distinguished speakers Ms Maria-Soraya Rodriguez-Ramos MEP, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament and AFET Committee Member, Professor Andrea Renda, Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy (GRID), CEPS, Mr Andy Purdy, Chief Security Officer, Huawei USA and Mr Henry Llewellyn, Ad interim Chair, Brussels New Generation of young leaders (BNG).

Mr Fabio Massimo Castaldo MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament held the introductory remarks via a video message.

The event was hosted by Jennifer Baker, senior journalist on tech policy and digital rights.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | The EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and global tech governance: What perspectives ahead?

In September, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion regarding the EU-China dialogue on cybersecurity and the question of global tech governance with our distinguished guests Ms Maria Spyraki MEP, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk and Resilience, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and Professor Bart Preneel, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography Research Group (COSIC), KU Leuven.

Mr Abraham Liu, Chief Representative to the EU Institutions and Vice-President for the European Region, Huawei, gave the keynote speech.

The debate was moderated by Giulia Pastorella, Associate Director, Tech and Trade, Weber Shandwick.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Forest protection, biodiversity and artificial intelligence: what challenges ahead?

At the end of June, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion on the challenges ahead regarding EU and global forest protection and the use of artificial intelligence to counter biodiversity loss and improve environmental sustainability with Mr Joachim D’Eugenio, Senior Expert, DG ENVI, European Commission, Mr Thierry Lucas, Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Mr Topher White, Founder & CEO, Rainforest Connection, Mr Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Mr Piotr Borkowski, Executive Director, EUSTAFOR.

Ms Angeliki Dedopoulou, Senior Manager, EU Public Affairs, Huawei, held a keynote speech and took part in the panel discussion.

The debate was moderated by Mr Dave Keating, Journalist and Brussels Correspondent for France 24.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | AI in Farming: making the “Farm to Fork” agenda a global standard for sustainability?

On the 2nd of June, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening discussion regarding AI in farming and the “Farm to Fork” strategy as a global standard for sustainability with Ms Eva Kaili MEP (S&D/GR), Mr Juha Heikkilä, Head of Unit, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, DG CNECT, European Commission, Mr Gijs Schilthuis, Head of Unit, Policy Perspectives, DG AGRI, European Commission, Mr Luis Neves, CEO, Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Mr David Meszaros CEO, SmartKas.

Mr Jakša Petrić, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Croatia held an introductory speech on behalf of the Croatian EU Presidency.

Mr Abraham Liu, Chief Representative to the EU Institutions and Vice-President for the European Region, Huawei, delivered a keynote speech and took part in the panel discussion.

The debate was moderated by Dave Keating, Journalist and Brussels Correspondent for France 24.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | How could Europe create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work?

On the 10th of June, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening of discussion on how Europe could create jobs during the COVID recovery through the transformation of work with Mr Antoine Kasel, Head of Commissioner Schmit Cabinet, European Commission, Ms Yana Toom MEP (Renew Europe/EE), Mr Mark Keese, Head of the Skills and Employability Division, OECD, Mr Menno Bart, Public Affairs Manager, Adecco, Mr Stefan Kröpfl, Global Head of Life Business Analysis, Zurich Insurance and Mr Russell Corbould-Warren, Head of Insurance, Uber EMEA.

The debate was moderated by Laura Shields, Founder and Managing Director, Red Thread.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Is a global consensus on non-personal data governance possible?

In May 2020, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised an evening discussion on the question of the prospect and importance of a global consensus on non-personal data with Mr Christophe Kiener, Head of Unit, Services and Digital Trade, European Commission, Ms Helen Stylianou, Deputy Head of the Australian Mission to the EU, Mr Javier Lopez-Gonzalez, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, OECD, Mr Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Public Policy, Vodafone Group and Mr Kevin Rogers, Head of Mobile Services, Panasonic.

Mr Alejandro Cainzos, Member, External digital connectivity, VP Vestager Cabinet, European Commission held the introductory remarks.

The debate was moderated by Matthew Newman, EU Chief Correspondent, MLex

 

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