On the 21st of March, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the link between the European emission trading system (ETS) and renewables with Mr Florent Le Strat, Researcher and Expert, Climate policy R&D, EDF, Mr Peter Zapfel, Head of Unit, ETS Policy Development and Auctioning, European Commission, Mr Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer, Renewables and CCS Policy Unit, European Commission, Mr Michel Matheu, Head of EU strategy, EDF and Mr Daniel Fraile, Senior Analyst, Wind Europe. The event was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.
On the 8th of March, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on what could be the features of the Pan-European Personal Pensions (PEPPs) initiative with Ms Sultana Sandrell, Trade, Economic and Financial Affairs Unit, Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, Mr Philippe Setbon, Member of the AFG Strategic Committee, Ms Nathalie Berger, Head of Unit, Insurance and Pension, European Commission, Mr Heinz K. Becker, MEP (EPP/AU), Mr Bernard Delbecque, Senior Director, Economics & Research, EFAMA and Mr Guillaume Prache, Managing Director, Better Finance. The event was moderated by Mr Pierre Bollon, Chief executive of AFG.
On the 28th of February, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted the debate ‘Will the year 2017 be a defining moment for the EU’ with Mr Reinhard Butikofer, MEP (Greens/DE), Mr Pawel Swieboda, Deputy Head of the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), Mr Roland Freudenstein, Policy Director of the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. The event was moderated by Chris Burns, longtime journalist and moderator.
On Wednesday the 7th of December, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on Sustainable Mobility, Energy and Innovation with Mr Nikolaus von Peter, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc, Ms Henna Virkkunen MEP (EPP/Finland), Ms Valentina Infante, Head of small scale LNG businesses, Edison, Mr Clément Chandon, Responsible for Gas Business Development, Iveco and Mr Antoine Aslanides, Advisor on Innovation at EDF EU Affairs Department. The event was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.
On Tuesday, 25th of October, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the cybersecurity challenges of digitising the European industry, with Mr Pierre Chastanet, Deputy Head of Cybersecurity & Digital Privacy Unit, DG CONNECT, Mr Robert Dehm, Information Society and Telecommunications Attaché, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, Mr Pascal Rogard, Telecommunications and Information Society Attaché, Permanent Representation of France to the EU, Mr Bart de Wijs, Head of Cybersecurity, ABB Power Grids division, and Mr Andrey Suvorov, Head of Critical Infrastructure Protection Business Development, Kaspersky Lab. The event was moderated by Per Stromback, Editor at Netopia.eu
On Tuesday 18 October 2016, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the role of IPR and brand protection in promoting EU growth with Mr Jean Luc Gal, European Commission, Intellectual Property and Fight Against Counterfeiting, DG GROW, Mr Gaetano De Salvo, Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU, Internal Market and IPR, Mr Paul Skehan, Director General, Spirits Europe and Mr Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs (IAE). The debate was moderated by Matthew Newman, Senior correspondent at MLex.
On Wednesday the 28th of September , PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the effects of Brexit on the UK and the EU, with Ms Julie Girling MEP (ECR, UK), Mr Frank Engel MEP (EPP, LU) and Mr Seb Dance (S&D, UK). The event was moderated by Graham Bishop, Leading Expert in EU and UK Economic, Financial and Government Affairs.
On Tuesday 14 June 2016, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on what TTIP can deliver for the citizens of the EU, with Mr Hiddo Houben, Deputy Chief Negotiator and Head of Unit, USA and Canada, European Commission (DG Trade), Mr Andrew Hotchkiss, President, Europe and Canada, Eli Lilly & Company, and Mr Yorgos Altintzis, Economic and Social Policy Officer, International Trade Unions Confederation. The event was moderated by Ms Poppy Bullock, Senior Correspondent at MLex.
On Tuesday, 19th of April PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the theme of Britain’s membership renegotiation and the short-term impacts and long-term consequences for the UK and the EU with Mr Timothy Kirkhope MEP (ECR/UK), Mr Richard Corbett MEP (S&D/UK), Mrs Danuta Maria Hubner MEP (EPP/PL) and Mr David McAllister MEP (EPP/DE). The event was moderated by Gavin Hewitt, BBC Chief Correspondent and a keynote speech was provided by Professor Catherine Barnard, Cambridge University and Leading Expert at UK in a Changing Europe.
On Tuesday, 23rd of February 2016 PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the theme of “Connectivity and Digitalisation of Motor Vehicles: What is on the European Horizon?” with Mr Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of sector, Internet of Things, DG CONNECT, Mrs Brigide Kisters, Transport Attaché, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU, Mr Alexander Moiseev, European Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab, and Mr Alessandro Sala, Chief Information Security & ICT Compliance Officer, Ferrari. The event was moderated by Frances Robinson, Freelance Journalist.