27 March 2014 - College of Europe - Dijver 9 – 11, Bruges

Fifth Bruges European Business Conference

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Morning Session:

 #Visions for Growth in Europe

Registration & Coffee: 8.45 – 9.15 – Foyer

Plenary Session:  9.30 – 11.30 – Room E

Welcome: Prof. Dr. Dr. Jörg Monar, Rector of the College of Europe

The Future of Europe: How to reignite growth in Europe

Prof. Mario Monti, Senator, President of Bocconi University & Former Prime Minister of Italy
Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Prof. Roger Dassen, Global Managing Director Deloitte
Chair: Prof. Phedon Nicolaides, Jan Tinbergen Chair for European Economics & Director of the European Economic Studies Department at the College of Europe

Q&A session

Plenary Session: 11.30 – 12.30 – Room E

The Future of the UK in Europe: Have we reached the limit of integration?

Sir Graham Watson, MEP & President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE)
Dr. Liam Fox,MP & Former British Secretary of State for Defence

Peter Spiegel, Financial Times (to be confirmed)

Q&A session

Lunch Break: 12.30 – 14.00 – Room A/B

Afternoon Session:

 #Foundations of Growth in Europe


Plenary Session: 14.00 – 15.00 – Room E

The Strategy for European Recovery

Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance of Germany
Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Jörg Monar, Rector of the College of Europe

Q&A session

Breakout Session: 15.15 – 17.00 – Rooms E, C, and G

Workshop 1 – Internal Market & Regulation: Priorities for real progress

Adrian van den Hoven, Director General of the European Generic Medicines Association (EGA)
Guido Lobrano, Senior Advisor Internal Market, BUSINESSEUROPE
Amaryllis Verhoeven, Deputy Head of Unit, Single Market Policy, DG Internal Market & Services, European Commission
Prof. Jacques Pelkmans, Senior Fellow, CEPS

Chair: Richard Doherty, EU Services Leader, Deloitte

Workshop 2 – Innovation & Growth: Fuelling prosperity through innovation

Harri Koponen, CEO of NPTV and & former COO of Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Roman Arjona-Gracia, Chief Economist and Head of Unit Analysis and monitoring of national policies, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Alexandre Affre, Director Industrial Affairs, BUSINESSEUROPE
Bonifacio Garcia Porras, Head of Unit, Innovation Policy for Growth, DG ENTR, European Commission
Prof. Reinhilde Veugelers, Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation at KU Leuven & Senior Fellow, Bruegel

Chair: Guido Vandervorst, Managing Partner Innovation, Deloitte

Workshop 3 – Trade & Globalization: How free trade can unleash Europe’s potential

Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum
Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG TRADE, European Commission
Tom Jenkins, Senior Advisor on External Relations, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Prof. Jo Van Biesebroeck, KU Leuven & CEPR
Chair: Christiane Cunningham, EMEA Publicy Policy Partner, Deloitte

After-Conference Reception: 17.00 – 18.00  – Foyer


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