INTRODUCING THE EUROPEAN TECH ALLIANCE | European in origin, Global in mindset | Tuesday, 27 October, European Parliament, Strasbourg

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Speech of Vice-President Ansip at the launch of the European Tech Alliance, Strasbourg, France


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INTRODUCING THE EUROPEAN TECH ALLIANCE 

European in origin, Global in mindset

27 October 2015 | 09:30 – 12:00
Including product demonstrations and time to interact with member CEOs

Entrance via the Winston Churchill (WIC) building

Pierre Pflimlin Building (room F03101),
Allée Spach, European Parliament, 67070 Strasbourg

Hosted by Catherine Stihler MEP

Key note speech

by Andrus Ansip,

Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

Introductory remarks

by  Niklas Zennström,

CEO of Atomico & Founder of Skype European Tech Alliance President


The Alliance is a group of fast-growing tech companies that have been built in Europe. All members have recently found success and now want to scale up, so as to continue to grow and compete globally.

Europe is good at tech and the sector is already contributing enormously to the economy both in terms of driving investment and creating highly skilled jobs. The Alliance members want to use their collective experience to feed into the push to strengthen Europe’s digital economy.

 


PROGRAMME

Tuesday, 27th October 2015, Strasbourg

 

09:00-09:30
Registration & coffee


09:30-10:45
Product demonstration & interaction with member CEOs


10:45-10:50
Welcome
Catherine Stihler, Member of the European Parliament


10:50-11:00
Keynote

Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market


11:00-11:10
Introductory remarks & official launch
Niklas Zennström, European Tech Alliance President, CEO of Atomico & Founder of Skype


11:10-12:00
Moderated interactive debate
by James Crisp, Deputy news editor at EurActiv.com

Featuring:

Andrus Ansip, Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market

CEOs of Alliance member companies


12:00-13:00
Reception