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Speakers at our recent events included:
Head of Unit Inclusion, Skills and Youth, DG Connect, European Commission
Chairman, Assicurazioni Generali
Rapporteur for Action plan for Europe on IoT, European Parliament
Refining Director Europe, Africa & Middle East, ExxonMobil
President of INHOPE and Director of IWF: International, Internet Watch Foundation
Vice-President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
Rapporteur, Raw Materials Initiative
Deputy Permanent Representative, Forthcoming Irish presidency of the EU
President, Nickel Institute
President, EBF, and CEO, Nordea
Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
Director, Scientific Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Senior Structured Finance Officer - Climate Change and Environment Division, European Investment Bank
Deputy Director General, DG MARKT, European Commission
Rapporteur, Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe
Head of Environment & Sustainable Development Policy Unit, Eurelectric
Principal Advisor, DG SANCO; and Chair, EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity
Member of Vice-President Kroes cabinet, Responsible for Cloud Computing Strategy, European Commission
Director General, DG Environment, European Commission
Information Commissioner, UK Information Commissioner's Office
As European governments turn their attentions to more growth-focused strategies, what role can entrepreneurship play in pulling Europe out of the economic crisis? What is being done at EU and member state level to support entrepreneurs and foster greater levels of entrepreneurship in Europe? This conference will examine what impact increased entrepreneurship would mean for Europe from both social and economic perspectives.
This year's European Data Protection and Privacy conference will follow the release in early 2012 of the European Commission’s proposed reforms of the Data Protection Directive, and as the draft regulation reaches debate in European Parliament, it will provide a timely opportunity to examine what impact the changes will have on the Data Protection and Privacy landscape in the EU and beyond.
The aim of The European Conference on Future Transport Fuels 2012 will be to examine the necessary policy and financing measures that need to be undertaken to develop an adequate infrastructure for alternative fuels and electric vehicles. It will also explore the different green tools that can play a vital role in Europe’s transport landscape as well as debate how to incentivise and standardise the use of such technologies and fuels. Finally, it will be the opportunity to discuss the plans outlined in the Communication on Alternative Transport Fuels foreseen to be released this Autumn.
The European Child Safety Online Conference 2012 will discuss opportunities to address the risks that the Internet poses to children in light of the Commission’s recently released European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children and other existing initiatives concerning young people and the internet, including the ‘CEO Coalition to make the Internet a better place for kids’. The event will also explore current regulatory and technology challenges as well as opportunities to respond in this fast evolving and dynamic environment.
According to the European Commission, the Internet economy is responsible for around "21% of the growth in GDP in the last five years" and adds "2.6 jobs for every job cut".
With the emphasis across Europe turning towards growth, how can policy-makers and stakeholders alike ensure that the potential for e-commerce in Europe is maximised, given that the cost of failure to complete the Digital Single Market before 2020 has been estimated at around €500 billion? Is such a completion likely in this time-scale given the continuing patchwork of national laws and rules? What are the major barriers that need to be overcome and how can a step-change in the development of e-commerce be achieved?
This year’s European E-Commerce Conference hosted by EDiMA and EMOTA in partnership with Forum Europe, will focus on how policymakers and e-commerce businesses can increase consumer confidence in the online/digital retail space as a means of increasing competition and driving growth.
EU Internet WeekTM will explore current and future industry developments and the outlook for Internet-related policies. It will examine the most exciting innovations, challenges, and economic dimensions in areas such as e-commerce and online retail, the "Internet of Things", ensuring the safety of internet users, in particular children while online, and increasing access to and literacy of the Internet in Europe.
The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe will explore the co-existence of real and virtual worlds in everyday life within areas such as health, transport and retail. The event will facilitate debate among stakeholders on how both the public and private sectors need to work together to create an environment for increased innovation, investment and economic growth. The event will also explore other emerging key issues, including, privacy & security, ethics, technological developments, international cooperation and the various resources that are required for a fully integrated Internet of Things.
The 2nd Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference will take place on 23-24 October in Washington, D.C. and will provide a high-level meeting point for all representatives from the Americas and global spectrum management community.
This year’s event is based on the highly successful inaugural event which took place last year in Washington, D.C. attracting over 200 delegates. By bringing together key senior stakeholders and policy makers in the field from across the Americas, the event will focus on the most pertinent issues and developments affecting the sector.
Bringing together top-level speakers, and also offering an exhibition and live demonstration area, the inaugural European Satellite Day 2012 has the theme of Mayday! - A Day without Satellites, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to experience first hand the many innovative and vital roles that satellites play in the everyday lives of EU citizens everywhere.
Coming on the back of the Commission’s recent proposals on CAP reform and Resource Efficiency, this event will provide a neutral platform for stakeholders to engage in interactive debate on the political and practical measures required to create a sustainable and competitive agricultural sector.
In the framework of the European Commission’s Mobility Week, Sustainable2Wheels is a demonstration of contemporary bicycles, electric bicycles, scooters and motorcycles, particularly suited for urban transport. Visitors will have ample opportunity to test the vehicles on show. The demonstration is also open to companies that wish to present modern, innovative components or accessories for urban 2Wheels. As a special feature of this year’s Sustainable 2Wheels, ETRA aims at showing a variety of solutions for (electric) cycle parking and cycling infrastructure facilities.
Now in its 7th year, this is the major European meeting point of the year for stakeholders in the field of spectrum management, with an audience of more than 300 top level participants expected to participate at this year's event.
Now in its third year, discussions at this year's event will focus on the impact of the global financial crisis on the roll out of CCS, the state of play regarding CCS funding models including future roles for public subsidies, and will also explore the future applications and uses for CCS that may help drive its commercialisation potential.
Now in its 6th year, the Annual European Nutrition and Lifestyle Conference has established a reputation as a leading forum for interactive debate on EU policy relating to the promotion of healthy diets and lifestyles and to tackling the problem of obesity.
Now established as the leading forum of its kind in Brussels, this event will discuss opportunities for collaboration across agencies and institutions involved in border management and how this can support smarter and more secure borders in Europe.
This top level event will provide the opportunity for professionals from the technology industry, EU policymakers and other stakeholders to come together to debate how to implement a well defined European Cloud Computing Strategy.
One year on from the European Commission’s review of the Raw Materials Initiative and following the recent proposals on Resource Efficiency, this conference will debate the practical and political steps Europe must take to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of the Raw Materials.
Compassion in World Farming and the FAO are jointly hosting this event and invite diplomats, policy makers and MEPs to join them for a fascinating evening of inspiration, idea-sharing and solution-seeking with an elite group of first-rate speakers.
This high-level one day policy forum will bring together representatives from all the key stakeholders for a full and frank discussion on the development of an EU policy for Dynamic Spectrum Access. Taking into account both policy and technological considerations, the event will examine the challenges and opportunities ahead and look forward to the possible shape of a future shared spectrum market in Europe.
The Realising the European Single Market Forum 2012 is a key opportunity for policy-makers and stakeholders to debate the major issues relating to progress towards a fully functioning single market in Europe. The event will focus on a number of recent proposals from the European Commission, most notably those relating to the introduction of an optional Common European Sales Law (CESL).
Now widely regarded as the premier annual financial services conference of its kind in Brussels, the European Financial Services Conference gathers more than 400 senior bankers and policy-makers from around the world to discuss current issues affecting European and global financial markets.
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