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Speakers at our recent events included:
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Giesecke & Devrient
spoke at The Future of Identity
Member, European Parliament
Secretary General, EDSO for Smart Grids
Co-Founder & CTO, Thingworx
Chief Innovation Officer, The World Bank
Member, European Parliament
Director of Design & Waste Prevention, WRAP
Undersecretary of State responsible for Raw Materials, Polish Ministry of Economy
, Member of Cabinet of European Commissioner Günther Oettinger
Director, Head of Telecommunication Industries, World Economic Forum
Attaché to the European Union for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), US Department of Homeland Security
Chairman of the Research and Development Committee, ENTSO-E, European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
MEP, Rapporteur for the Energy Infrastructure Regulation
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State
Head of Cabinet – Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Chief Operating Officer, European External Action Service
President & CEO, Competitive Carriers Association
Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Associate Member, Digital Enlightenment Forum & Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg
Vice-President Corporate Relations & Chief of Staff to the President, McDonald's Europe
Project Manager, Ministry of Security and Justice, the Netherlands
Head of Connected Living, GSMA
Chief Scientist and WHO Representative to the EU, WHO Office at the European Union
The European Future Transport Conference, which will this year take place on the 3rd of December, is established as a leading forum for debate on issues relating to EU transport policy development. This year's event falls in a key period for policymaking, with the European Commission and European Parliament elections in 2014. As such this will be an opportunity to assess both the progress made over the last 5 years and to look forward to the next Commission and Parliament period, focusing on policy priorities.
An invitation-only event organised as part of IDENTITY | Talk in the Tower, a platform for an open, creative and crossborder discussions on the future of identity, this event will provide a key opportunity to debate the changing nature of identity in the digital age. The event will be of particular relevance to policy-makers, civil society representatives and the digital business service providers.
Beef is a nutritious and high value product that numerous consumers enjoy. Yet, as a result of the valuable resources used in its production, beef is considered to have a high environmental footprint compared to many other food products. With increasing costs for feed and other resources, using these resources efficiently is now equally as important for farmers to stay in business as it is to protect the environment. On 26 November Forum Europe will host a high-level discussion, supported by McDonald’s Europe and the SAI Platform, to debate these challenges and investigate possible solutions.
The conference will bring together representatives from all the key stakeholders for a full and frank discussion on existing and future strategies to help keep children and young adults safe when they are online in both Europe and beyond.
The leading meeting place of the year for key senior stakeholders and policymakers across the region, this event provides a regular interactive platform for discussion on the most pertinent issues and developments affecting spectrum management policies.
ESOA, with the support of the European Commission, has created a new online tool that will enable citizens to find a local distributor who can supply them with immediate internet connectivity no matter where they live, delivered through satellite technology.
On October 17th, the tool will be launched at the European Parliament by Neelie Kroes, Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Agenda, alongside a debate on the issue of Broadband for All between leading European policy-makers and industry representatives.
Achieving a fully integrated single market in Europe for intellectual property is key to fostering creativity and supporting rights owners, while at the same time helping to drive growth and jobs. Taking place against the backdrop of a very busy period for policymakers and stakeholders in the IP field, this discussion-based event will explore the current state of play with regards copyright and IP online in Europe, and will also look at international dimensions and governance.
The Single Market Act II, adopted by the European Commission in October 2012, included the realisation of the Digital Single Market for Europe as one of four fundamental drivers for a more competitive and prosperous Europe. This was supported by a Communication on e-commerce and online services, and earlier this year (2013), the Commission published a "State of Play" regarding the E-Commerce Action Plan 2012-2015. Hosted by EDiMA, EMOTA and the European Commission with Forum Europe and taking place as part of Single Market Month, this conference will assess the progress made thus far in tackling the barriers to greater cross-border electronic commerce and will be a significant stock-taking opportunity as we move towards the new European Commission and Parliament period in 2014.
The European Smart Grid Conference 2013 will bring together stakeholders from both the energy and telecommunications sectors - inclusive of the policy-making communities - to debate the most pertinent issues relating to the EU-wide roll out of intelligent energy networks. The successful convergence of these major infrastructure sectors will dictate the successful delivery of the European smart grid. This conference will examine what needs to be done to achieve such cross-sector collaboration.
The 2013 M2M & Internet of Things Global Summit will take place in Washington DC on October 1-2, and will provide a high-level meeting point for all representatives from the global M2M & IoT communities.
Bringing together senior policymakers and key stakeholders, the event will offer an opportunity for a lively and interactive discussion on the next steps to take in order to maximise the potential of big data and ensure that Europe is at the front of the global 'data revolution'.
Now in its 4th year and established as the leading forum of its kind in Brussels, the British Chamber Border Management Conference, aims to gather all bodies and agencies involved in the management of EU borders, alongside EU and international policy makers, industry and other stakeholders, to discuss how collaboration can support the delivery of smarter and more secure borders in Europe.
Preparations are now beginning for the 4th Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference, which will follow the success of our previous annual events held in December each year. In 2013 the conference will take place in September, in order to coincide with the debate in the European Parliament and Council on the reform of the general Data Protection Regulation.
The World Economic Forum Global Risk Report for 2013 identifies five top risks to global stability in terms of likelihood and impact. European Satellite Day will focus on three of these risks and the role that satellite services can play in responding to them now as well as mitigating them going forward.
The conference is based on the successful European Spectrum Management Conference (which will be in its 8th year in 2013) and The Americas Spectrum Management Conference (in its 3rd year), and will provide a meeting point for stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond to come together and discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region.
The 7th Annual European Nutrition and Lifestyle Conference will be held on the 26-27 June 2013. Taking place after the release of the European Commission's report on the review of the 2007-2013 Obesity Strategy, this event will once again bring together senior policymakers and stakeholders for a debate on EU Policy relating to the prevention of obesity and the promotion of healthier lifestyles for European citizens.
Now in its 8th year, this is the major European meeting point of the year for stakeholders in the field of spectrum management, bringing together an audience of more than 250 top level participants.
The “Recipes for Sustainable Healthcare” Conference is a multi stakeholder public debate to be held at the Bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels on 28th May 2013. The conference will be hosted by AbbVie, Philips and the European Public Health Association.
The European Cyber Security Conference will take place on 16th May 2013 in Brussels and will bring together top level policymakers and stakeholders for an interactive debate on tackling cyber threats and securing the EU's online environment.
Focusing on the European Commission's recently released Cyber Security Strategy, the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the current challenges that are faced and the necessary policy, legal and practical actions required in order to enable citizens in Europe and beyond to continue to safely enjoy the benefits of a networked world.
Now in its third year, the European Raw Materials Conference will once again bring together high-level speakers and delegates for interactive discussion on the need to ensure long-term security of access to the Raw Materials crucial to European industrial growth and competitiveness.
Following the release of the European Cloud Computing Strategy by Vice President Kroes, in September 2012, the 2nd Annual European Cloud Computing Conference 2013 will provide a platform to hear from the key policymakers and stakeholders involved in this field.
It is estimated that 89 million tonnes and 179 Kg per capita of food are wasted every year in the European Union. By 2020, this will rise to 126 million tonnes. This is unacceptable for economic, environmental, social and ethical reasons.
This half-day conference will focus on how Europe plans to reduce and manage its waste.
Criminals are making enormous profits from counterfeit and contraband at the expense of taxpayers, legitimate industry and consumers. An adequate response arguably requires deeper coordination and collaboration between EU policy-makers, law enforcement agencies and the private sector. In tough economic times, how can Europe react to work both harder and smarter to ensure its significant security challenges continue to be met?
For the 11th consecutive year, the European Financial Services Conference will take place in Brussels, bringing together some 400 senior bankers and financial policymakers to discuss issues affecting European and global financial markets.
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