A look back at Forum Europe's recent events

16 December 2022

Since the Autumn, independently and together with our valued clients, the Forum Europe team has delivered 26 policy events representing more than 15 sectors across Europe and globally. These events have drawn together high-ranking policymakers and distinguished industry leaders for exchanges on the most timely and pertinent issues. Read on for a round up of many of these events, where you’ll also find replays and other post-event resources.

You can also visit the Videos & Podcasts page on our website to find even more event replays broken down by sector, or head here for a review of 2022 from the Global Spectrum Series.


Recent Events By Forum Europe


Bayer Life Talks - Water and Agriculture | 27 September 2022 (Online)


This edition of the Bayer Life Talks looked at the EU’s current approaches to water management, which are most recently addressed in the context of the Green Deal and the EU’s Circular Economy Package, and developed the conversation around the value and role of water in Europe and around the globe. Read more about this episode here.




DIGITALEUROPE Digital Resilience Roundtable | 6 October 2022


The session brought together key stakeholders from the EU institutions, Member States, NATO allies as well as the digital industry for a high-level roundtable on developing critical digital technologies to boost Europe’s digital resilience. The discussion looked at possible avenues of collaboration between the private and public sectors to ramp up innovation on new technologies through empowering SMEs to grow dual use goods while strengthening civil-military cooperation.




National Recovery & Resilience Plans Series - Greening and Digitizing the next phase of the EU recovery | 6 October 2022 (Online)


This episode of the HPE & Forum Europe RRF series turned its attention to the issue of sustainability, more specifically the overlap between sustainability and digitisation. In Q3 the Commission presented its implementing report on the RRF. Given that this report includes an assessment on whether Member States are meeting the requirement that a minimum of 20% of expenditure is dedicated to digital and another 37% to green transition objectives, this event provided an opportunity to demonstrate how digital investments can also be green investments.




National Recovery & Resilience Plans Series - eHealth Services & Infrastructure | 20 October 2022 (Online)


This episode of our series took place against the recent announcement of the European Commission’s proposal for the European Health Data Space (EHDS). As several Member States begin to procure and some already receiving pre-financing disbursements, the event took a deeper look at the ways in which RRF funds are contributing to the emergence of the EHDS through a digitalisation of the healthcare ecosystem at national level.



Trade and Technology Dialogue: TTC WG2 - Industry Stakeholders Workshop on Pre-normative Recommendations for Smart Charging and Vehicle-to-Grid Integration | 24-25 October 2022


The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) of the U.S. Department of Energy are leading the work on Electro-mobility and Interoperability with Smart Grids in Working Group 2 of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC). In October, the JRC organised this first stakeholders workshop on pre-normative recommendations for smart charging and vehicle-to-grid integration. This report summarises the main outcomes of the discussions.



The European Space Forum 2022 | 25-26 October 2022 (Brussels & Online)


All sessions were designed to be discussion-based and highly interactive. By encouraging speakers and audience members to speak freely, challenge each other and pool ideas, our aim was to make a real and tangible contribution to policy thinking in this area as we move towards the common goal of securing Europe’s position as a major player in this exciting new era of space innovation. Find out more about the Forum here.




TARGET ZERO: Routes to a toxic-free Europe without animal testing | 27 October 2022 (Online)


Polling carried out in 2020 showed that nearly three quarters (72%) of adults in EU member states agree that the EU should set binding targets and deadlines to phase out testing on animals. Yet worryingly, changes to key EU chemicals legislation under the CSS look set to trigger a huge increase in animal testing with questionable chances of success for better protection for human health and the environment. This Cruelty Free Europe webinar set out to bring different sectors together to show how we can plot a route to a toxic-free environment using animal-free testing and research.

Speaker presentations from the event are accessible here.


Target Zero: Routes to a toxic-free Europe without animal testing



LPI Congress | 28 October 2022 (The Hague, Netherlands)


Legal protection insurance plays an increasingly important role in achieving the United Nations’ global goal to deliver access to justice by 2030. At this year’s Legal Protection International Congress we unpacked the risks and opportunities, explored building sustainable organisations that meet the needs of clients, employees and communities, and discovered practical solutions to shape a sustainable pathway to justice.


There are more ways to recap the event with speaker slides and sustainability survey results.


The 4th Annual European Data Economy Conference | 9 November 2022 (Online)


The 4th Annual European Data Economy Conference took place online and gathered policymakers, industry players, national authorities representatives as well as civil society experts to discuss the extent to which The Data Act, The Data Governance Act, and rules to create Common Data Spaces can support the development of innovative business services and solutions to address the underutilisation of data at EU level.




EU-UK Forum: Re-thinking the EU’s neighbourhood | 10 November 2022 (Online)


Following the European Council’s June decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status and the European Commission’s October recommendation that Bosnia and Herzegovina be granted the same, a growing number of European countries are now on the accession track or, like Georgia and Kosovo, waiting in the wings. At the same time, the EU’s difficult relations with the likes of Switzerland, Türkiye and the United Kingdom continue, as do rule of law issues with current Member States. In the light of all this, a panel of distinguished experts on the enlargement process and such emerging concepts as staged accession and the European Political Community examined how the EU could or should be re-thinking its neighbourhood.




EFAMA Investment Management Forum 2022 | 17-18 November 2022 (Brussels)


The asset management industry is in a position to offer solutions to the many challenges lying ahead, and turn them into opportunities; this includes providing fair and equitable access to data, empowering investors, advancing the sustainability agenda, financing infrastructures and working to safeguard a competitive Europe in times of global interconnectedness. Now in its 28th edition, this year’s event was a unique opportunity to present the state of European investment management industry and how it can contribute to the sustainable finance, CMU and post-Covid recovery objective of the EU.



Trade and Technology Dialogue: Q&A Stakeholder Session with European Commission Executive Vice-Presidents ahead of the third TTC Ministerial | 21 November 2022


This Q&A Session aimed to elevate the voices of TTC stakeholders by bringing together TTC Co-Chairs EVP Vestager and EVP Dombrovskis and a representative cross-section of TTC stakeholders from industry, academia, and civil society to directly exchange on key priority areas for EU-U.S. trade and technology policy.


Margrethe Vestager talks at the Q&A Stakeholder Session with European Commission Executive Vice-Presidents ahead of the third TTC Ministerial


The 7th Public Sector Transformation Conference | 29 November 2022 (Online)


The case for the digitalisation of the public sector is more relevant than ever. Whether we look at the opportunities created by the application of public sector data or the ability to address crises in public health, the environment, or looming food shortages, possibilities abound. Evidently, maximising the value of the data generated in the public and private sector will be critical to standing up to the challenges ahead. Against this backdrop, the 7th edition of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Public Sector Transformation Conference explored the importance of trust, data sovereignty, and increased interoperability and data sharing across the EU for the benefit of citizens, businesses, and the public sector. 




The 12th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference | 1 December 2022 (Brussels)


The 2022 edition of the European Data Protection & Privacy Conference focused on the various European initiatives that aim to fulfil the block’s privacy and data sovereignty ambitions.

Topics of discussion revolved around reflections on the intersection of the GDPR with the numerous digital files that have been introduced, debated and adopted in the past two years; considerations for privacy in the context of AI governance; how synergies can be created between different data privacy rulebooks worldwide, and finally a focus on how our understanding of privacy may evolve as future technologies, such as the metaverse, emerge.


Didier Reynders talks at the 12th Annual European Data Protection & Privacy Conference



Recent Events By Forum Global


The 4th Annual Data Privacy Conference USA | 14 September 2022 (Washington, D.C.)


Trust, transparency, and accountability are central to the discussions being held around data privacy in the US and were the core themes of Forum Global’s 4th Annual Data Privacy Conference USA

Sessions explored how businesses and consumers can best adapt to continuously changing privacy requirements, methods and expectations ahead of the potential enactment of the ADPPA or any other future federal rulebook on privacy; the inextricable link between data privacy and competition regulations in the platform economy; and how synergies between different data protection regimes internationally can be developed to create a more coherent transnational approach to regulation.


 The panel for Session 2: Privacy and Competition: a complex interplay


The 6G Global Summit | 15-16 September 2022 (Online)


The global race towards 6G has begun. With the promise of mind-boggling new use cases powered by connectivity that is 100 times faster and more reliable than 5G, and which offers 20 times more capacity, it is sometimes difficult to separate the science fiction from the science fact. What can be said for certain, however, is that rapidly evolving technologies and increasing expectations from industries and consumers mean that the world in 2030 will look very different to today.

With operators, vendors and governments all around the world now engaged in regional 6G research initiatives, this conference explored the visions, roadmaps and related activities that are emerging.




The 11th Americas Spectrum Management Conference | 11-12 October 2022 (Washington, D.C.)


Across this 2-day event, attendees had the opportunity to be involved in discussions on the key spectrum topics for the Americas region and beyond, through interactive sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibition area and much more. The 11th Americas Spectrum Management Conference also saw FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at NTIA, sit down for their first Fireside Chat.

Click here to view all photographs from this conference.




7th Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference | 3-4 November 2022 (Cape Town & Online)


The 7th Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference took place in a hybrid format at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa, as part of The Global Spectrum Series - the world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy conferences.




Connecting the World from the Skies International Forum | 8-10 November 2022 (Riyadh & Online)


The International Forum on Connecting the World from the Skies was hosted by The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of Saudi Arabia. Senior policymakers, industry leaders, and academia, as well as over 2000 delegates gathered for discussions on airborne and spaceborne networks from space, science, technology, and policy perspectives.



The 9th Latin America Spectrum Management Conference | 5-7 December 2022 (Online)


The Latin America Spectrum Management conference is established as the leading platform for spectrum policy discussion within the region. In the 9 years since it begun, the conference has grown year-on-year due to its positioning as a neutral platform, which ensures all key stakeholders get their voices heard. Forum Global works closely with national governments and regulators, plus industry stakeholders from mobile, satellite, broadcast, public safety, HAPS and more to ensure that their voices are included.



Upcoming Events


Masters of Digital 2023 | 8-9 March 2023 (Brussels & Online)


The next two years leading up to the European elections in 2024 will be a critical time to make Europe’s economy more innovative while harnessing digital’s potential to drive down emissions. It is also crucial to leverage the power of technology in bolstering our digital resilience against hybrid threats, together with likeminded partners. Hear from top-level policymakers Roberta Metsola, Margaritis Schinas, Thierry Breton, Taro Kono & Mariya Gabriel at the upcoming Masters of Digital 2023.


Masters of Digital 2023



The 10th Annual European Cyber Security Conference | 21-23 March 2023 (Brussels & Online)


Russia’s war on Ukraine has demonstrated the need for an up-to-date, future-proof regulatory framework that prepares Europe for an ever-growing threat landscape, reinforces the EU's industrial and technological capacities to reduce dependencies, enhances its strategic autonomy, and drives its leadership in cybersecurity forward. This session will ask if the latest cyber security initiatives that aim to increase trust and security in essential products and services, such as the CRA, the EUCS and other certification and standardisation schemes, are truly fit-for-purpose, and the extent to which they will fulfil the ambition of creating a robust cyber security landscape in which a thriving European cybersecurity market can be developed.


The 10th Annual European Cyber Security Conference 2023


The 8th Annual Future of Transport Conference | 28 March 2023 (Brussels & Online)


As data, AI and connectivity begin to deepen their integration with vehicles and transport networks, the potential to drive insights, efficiencies and services becomes ever more apparent, promising improvements to traffic management and safety while boosting and enabling European and global climate objectives. This year's conference will look at Europe's automotive sector in its role as a significant employer and innovator facing unprecedented volatility and upheaval.


The 8th Annual Future of Transport Conference


World Forum of Central Securities Depositories | 24-26 May 2023 (Prague)


This year's 3-day conference will address the key themes: Facilitating cross-border investment flows; FMI DLT pilots: lessons learned and challenges ahead; Settlement efficiency; Vision for the Global Post-trade; and Systemic risk in Post-trade. 


World Forum of Central Securities Depositories


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