The European Chips Act Conference will take place in a hybrid format on the 28th April 2022

19 April 2022

The EU Chips Act & Technical Sovereignty  - a new initiative by Forum Europe to reflect on the provisions of the Chips Act recently released by the European Commission - will take pace on 28 April in Brussels and Online.

The event will analyse Europe's plan to deepen its technological autonomy, particularly as it relates to semiconductors. It will assess the European Chips Act and ask if it is ambitious enough to deliver the security of supply of semiconductors so central to its digital transformation. Discussions will take into account the current global context, where semiconductors have become political and are raising important questions around trade, state aid, competition rules, and global partnerships.


Themes covered in the conference will include:

  • To what extend will the European Chips Act be a template for the future of industrial policy in Europe?
  • What mix of options does Europe have to ensure a secure supply of semiconductor components in the future?
  • How could Europe, through R&D and FDI, boost homegrown production and supplies to its global customers?
  • What are the lessons learnt from Europe’s reaction to the global semiconductor shortage?


And, amongst other speakers, we are pleased to hear from:

  • Robert Troy, Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Republic of Ireland
  • Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Dan Nica MEP, Rapporteur for the EU Chips Act, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Peter Dröll, Director for Prosperity, DG Research and Innovationn, European Commission
  • Lars Reger, Chief Technology Officer and EVP, NXP Netherlands
  • Jo De Boeck, Executive Vice President and CSO, IMEC
  • Eva Kaili MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament and Member of ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Eva Maydell MEP, Shadow Rapporteur for the EU Chips Act, European Parliament
  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP, Vice-Chair, EU-USA Delegation, EU Parliament
  • Ilias Chantzos, Global Privacy Officer, Head of EMEA Government Affairs, Broadcom Inc
  • Riccardo Masucci, Director of Security and Technology Policy, Intel Corporation
  • Sarah Lenczner, Manager Government Affairs EMEA, Qualcomm


For more information on all speakers, agenda and the registration process please visit:


To discuss a possible involvement at future editions, please contact James Wilmott at / +44 (0) 2920 783 022.