Event Highlights

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | What priorities for Animal Welfare in the EU and beyond?

On the 9th October 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised in partnership with B2C2 a debate on the question of animal welfare in the EU and beyond with Mr Marco Valletta, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commission, Ms Toni Shephard, Executive Director, Animal Equality UK, Mr John Flack MEP (ECR/UK), Ms Tilly Metz MEP (Greens/LU) and Ms Stephanie Ghislain, Project Leader, ‘Trade and Animal welfare’, Eurogroup for Animals. A video message from Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP (EPP/FI) was projected before the debate.

Mr Maxime Boonen, Director & Founder, B2C2 held an introductory speech, while Mr Matteo Cupi, Executive Director of Animal Equality Italy, presented a video on rabbit farms in Europe. The debate was moderated by Robert McLeod, Chairman, MLex.

 

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Online counterfeiting: How best to be effective countering it?

On the 15th October, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate regarding the most effective measures to tackle online counterfeiting with Ms Natalia Zebrowska-Mamais, Legal and Policy Officer, Intellectual Property and the Fight Against Counterfeiting, European Commission, DG GROW, Ms Irene Roche-Laguna, Team Leader, E-commerce and Platforms, European Commission, DG CONNECT, Mr Charles Wright, Associate General Counsel, Amazon, Ms Ana Hinojosa, Director of Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Ms Delphine Sarfati-Sobreira, General Manager, UNIFAB – Union des Fabricants.

The debate was moderated by  Lewis Crofts, Editor in Chief, MLex.

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[FR] RÉSUMÉ | Débat | Quels défis pour la politique commerciale de l’UE à court et long termes?

Le mercredi 26 Septembre 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles a organisé un débat en partenariat avec la Représentation permanente de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) auprès de l’Union européenne qui portait sur les défis de la politique commerciale de l’UE à court et long termes et au cours duquel sont intervenus M. François Roux, Ambassadeur, Représentant de la Belgique auprès de l’UE, M. Pedro Velasco-Martins, Membre du Cabinet de la Commissaire chargée du commerce, Cecilia Malmström, M. Mathieu Maes, Secrétaire général de la Chambre de commerce internationale (ICC) – Belgique et M. David Luff, Professeur associé, Collège de l’Europe. Le débat était modéré par Hermine Donceel, journaliste freelance.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | How can cybersecurity certification schemes enhance Europe’s security and competitiveness?

On 25th September 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles organised in partnership with Orange a debate on whether the upcoming cybersecurity certification schemes can enhance Europe’s security and competitiveness. The speakers included Mr Miguel Gonzalez-Sancho, Head of the Cybersecurity Technology and Capacity Building Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission, Ms Sara Bussière, Senior European Affairs Advisor, Orange, Mr Jocelyn Delatre, Smart Mobility Manager, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Mr Sylvain Bouyon, Head of Fintech Programme, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The event was moderated by Magnus Franklin, Director, Teneo cabinet DN and former Chief Correspondent at MLex.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | The way forward for cleaner road transport

On the 26th June, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate on the way forward for cleaner road transport with Mr Gregory Plantet, Chief Financial Officer, Sodetrel, Mr Christian Egenhofer, Director of Energy Climate House, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Ms Marie France Van Der Valk, Director of European Affairs and Representation to the European Institutions Alliance, Renault-Nissan and Mr Axel Volkery, Clean Transport Policy Coordinator, European Commission. The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

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[FR] RÉSUMÉ | Débat | La gouvernance économique de la zone euro: quelles possibilités d’arriver à un consensus de long terme?

Le mercredi 20 juin 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles a organisé un débat en partenariat avec la Représentation permanente de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) auprès de l’Union européenne qui portait sur les possibilités d’arriver à un consensus de long terme sur la gouvernance économique de la zone euro et au cours duquel sont intervenus M. Gabriele Giudice, Chef d’unité à la DG ECFIN chargé de l’approfondissement de l’UEM et de la macroéconomie de la zone euro, le Député Jakob von Weizsäcker (S&D/DE), le Député Frank Engel (PPE/LU) et M. Gregory Claeys, Chercheur associé à Bruegel. Le débat était modéré par M. Gabriel Grésillon, correspondant à Bruxelles pour Les Echos.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | Is a more integrated energy system the answer to the challenge of decarbonising Europe’s cities?

On the 5th of June PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate about whether a more integrated energy system is the answer to the challenge of decarbonising Europe’s cities. Ms Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit, New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean coal, DG Energy, European Commission, Mr Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, EHPA, Mr Ingo Wagner, Policy Manager, Euroheat & Power, Mr Peter Remmen, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, Aachen University and Mr Fredrik Rosenqvist, Director Innovation E.ON participated as speakers. The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance Journalist.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS | What role for energy storage systems in the EU energy transition?

On the 22nd of May, PubAffairs Bruxelles hosted a debate about what role energy storage systems play in the EU energy transition. Mr Michel Matheu, Head of EU Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Électricité de France, EDF, Ms Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit of New Energy Technologies of DG Energy, European Commission, Mr Per-Olof Granström, Director for Energy at the Centre on Regulation in Europe, CERRE, Mr Patrick Clerens, Secretary General, European Association for Storage of Energy, EASE and Mr Jean-Baptiste Bart, Deputy Head at EDF were all present as speakers. The debate was moderated by Hughes Belin, freelance journalist.

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[FR] RÉSUMÉ | Débat | La « Stratégie numérique » de l’UE pour les Balkans occidentaux : quel impact sur le processus d’élargissement?

Le mardi 24 avril 2018, PubAffairs Bruxelles a organisé un débat en partenariat avec la Représentation permanente de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) auprès de l’UE qui portait sur l’impact de la stratégie numérique de l’UE pour les Balkans occidentaux sur le processus d’élargissement. Le panel était composé par Mme Mariya Gabriel, Commissaire européenne à l’Économie et à la Société numériques, M. Johannes Noack, Membre du Cabinet du Commissaire européen Hahn, Politique européenne de voisinage et négociations d’élargissement et Mme Maja Handjiska-Trendafilova, Chef d’unité “Stratégie 2020 pour l’Europe du Sud-Est” au Conseil de coopération régionale.

Le dèbat modéré par Quentin Ariès, journaliste freelance.

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