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BusinessEurope Day 3 March 2016

Programme (2 March 2016)

Moderator: Ms Jacki Davis, Meade Davis Communications


Registration and coffee


Welcome by Mrs Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope

Opening address: Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council


Panel debate: Global Outlook

Key global challenges and opportunities and how they affect business


Mrs Ann Mettler, Head of European Political Strategy Centre
Mrs Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the Confederation of British Industries, CBI
Mr Ulrich Grillo, President of Federation of German Industries, BDI and Chairman of the Executive Board of Grillo-Werke AG
Mr Mark Hutchinson, President and CEO of GE Europe
Mr Georg Kapsch, President of the Federation of Austrian Industries, IV and CEO of Kapsch AG
Mr Juan Rosell, President of the Confederation of Employers and Industries of Spain, CEOE


Coffee break


A European start-up: the story of BQ


Panel debate: Reform to Perform

Conquering competitiveness in times of change


Mr Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope
Mrs Carola Lemne, Director General of Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, SN
Mr Julio Linares, Vice President of Telefónica
Mr Peter Olesen, Chairman of governing board of the European Institute for Technology, EIT
Mr Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, ETUC


Walking lunch


Address by Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands


Panel debate: European insights

Being big on big things to be successful

Keynote speech by Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner in charge of the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs


Mrs Maria João Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament, S&D Group Vice-President in charge of Economic and Social Policies
Mr Hans de Boer, President of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, VNO-NCW
Mr Diogo da Silveira, CEO of The Navigator Company
Mr Danny McCoy, CEO of the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation, Ibec


Closing remarks by Mrs Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope


Networking cocktail

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