Event Highlights

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Cyber Skills Gap: can gender balance fill the void?

On the 7th of November, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on cyber skills gap and whether a more gender-balanced workforce could fill the substantial skills shortage affecting the cybersecurity field. Mr Rodrigo Ballester, Cabinet Member of Commissioner Navracsics, European Commission, Ms Silvia Merisio, Digital Economy and Skills, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Ms Lyndsay Turley, Head of Comms & Public Affairs EMEA, ISC2, Ms Jacky Fox, Director – Cyber Risk , Deloitte, and Ms Emma Mohan-Satta, Fraud Prevention Consultant, Kaspersky Lab were all present as speakers.

The debate was moderated by Magnus Franklin, Chief Correspondent, MLex.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | What role for ‘Local Energy Communities’ in the EU energy transition?

On the 17th of October, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on ‘Local Energy Communities’ (LECs) as a new model of energy production and consumption and their role in the EU energy transition with Mr Siim Meeliste, Counsellor for Energy from the Estonian Permanent Representation to the EU, Mr Antonio Lopez-Nicolas, Deputy Head of Unit, Renewable Energy and CCS Policy, European Commission, Dr Jan Ole Voss, Legal Advisor, European Renewable Energy Federation, Mr Josh Roberts, Advocacy Officer, REScoop.eu, and Mr Luis Arturo Hernández, Innovation Team Lead, Decentralised Energy Systems, E.ON.

The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

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[FR] Résumé | Quelles conséquences économiques pour l’UE après le départ du Royaume-Uni?

Le lundi 25 septembre, la Représentation de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie auprès de l’UE et PubAffairs Bruxelles ont organisé un débat sur les conséquences économiques pour l’UE après le départ du Royaume-Uni. L’événement était modéré par M. Gabriel Grésillon, correspondant à Bruxelles pour Les Échos et participaient à titre d’orateurs Mme Pervenche Berès, Députée européenne, membre de la commission des affaires économiques et monétaires, Mme Cinzia Alcidi, Chef de l’unité de politique économique au Centre d’études politiques européennes – CEPS, et M. Mathieu Maes, Secrétaire général de la Chambre de Commerce Internationale – Belgique.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Sustainable City Solutions: a central pillar for the next phase of the EU energy transition?

On the 20th of June, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on sustainable city solutions as a central pillar for the next phase of the EU energy transition. Mr Dimitrios Sofianopoulos, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, European Commission, DG ENERG, Ms Dorthe Nielsen, Policy Director, Eurocities, Mr Adrian Joyce, Secretary General, European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) and Mr Marco Marijewycz, Technology Policy & Modelling, E.ON were all present as speakers. The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Payments security: do the EBA RTS on strong customer authentication create an open and secure market for retail payments in Europe?

On the 31st of May, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the recently published EBA Regulatory Technical Standards on Strong Customer Authentication and their ability to provide an open and secure market for retail payments. Ms Silvia Kersemakers, Policy Officer, Retail Financial Services and Payments, European Commission, Ms Pascal-Marie Brien, Senior Policy Advisor, European Banking Federation, Mr Matthias Hönisch, Head of card Business, National Federation of Cooperative Banks and Ms Emma Mohan-Satta, Fraud Prevention Consultant, Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, spoke at the event. Mr Pascal König, Policy Advisor, E-Commerce Europe provided a closing statement. The debate was moderated by John Rega, Chief Correspondent at Mlex. 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | The “two-speed Europe” project and the Brexit negotiations: a combined unity test?

On the 26th of April, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the “two-speed Europe” project and the Brexit negotiations: a combined unity test?” with Ms Danuta Maria Hubner MEP (EPP/PL) and Mr Michael Theurer MEP (ALDE/DE). The event was moderated by Graham Bishop, a leading expert in EU and UK Economic, Financial and Government Affairs.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Debate | ETS and renewables: a win-win strategy?

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.

EDF ETS RENEWABLES

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Debate | What could be the features of the Pan-European Personal Pensions initiative (PEPP)?

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.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Debate | Will the year 2017 be a defining moment for the EU?

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.

Future of the EU

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Debate | Sustainable mobility, energy and innovation: paths towards a low-emission transport system

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.

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