EU-Canada Business Summit 2020

Description

The EU-Canada Business Summit is a one day event held once a year in Brussels, capital of the European Union, that brings together hundreds of political and business decision-makers from Canada, the EU and the world.

The latest political, financial & economic global trends are being discussed and analyzed by relevant high-level speakers coming from a vast array of sectors. This year's topics are Energy & Environment, Security & Transport, International Trade & Mobility, Manufacturers and Artificial Intelligence.

The EU-Canada Business Summit is a great way to built business relationships through VIP cocktails, private meetings, interactive debates and several exclusive networking activities.

Number of speakers:
9 panels of 4 speakers for a total of 26 speakers

Number of Moderator:
4

Number of participants:
200

Date(s)

30 Sep 2020

Location

Virtual Event

Price(s)

Free to Attend

Register

Detailed program

08:00 – 09:00 – Quebec welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:15 – Opening keynote

  • Sam Ayoub – Founder-President – Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU - Brussels
  • Chris Cooter – Head of Mission to the European Union – Government of Canada - Brussels

09:15 – 10:15 - Energy & Environment

  • Nicolas Wolff – VP General Manager Europe – Boralex – Paris
  • Pierre-Luc Desgagné – Delegate General – Québec Government Office – Brussels

Moderator:

  • Eline Chivot - Moderator – Center for Data Innovation – Brussels

10:15 – 11:15 - Security & Transport

  • Johan Diepens – Founder-CEO – Mobycon – The Hague
  • Stéphane Feray-Beaumont – VP Innovation & Smart Mobility – Alstom – Brussels

Moderator:

  • Eline Chivot - Moderator – Center for Data Innovation – Brussels

11:15 – 12:15 - Manufacturers

  • Pat Sherlock – President - Canada Goose International – Zurich
  • Olivier Joris – Executive Manager Europe – FEB – Brussels
  • Olivier Nicoloff – Ambassador of Canada to Belgium – Government of Canada – Brussels

Moderator:

  • Melina Howard - Moderator – Lexfield – Luxembourg

12:15 - 14:00 – Canada lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 – International Trade & Mobility

  • Chris Cooter – Head of Mission to the EU – Government of Canada - Brussels
  • Dominic Boucsein – Head of International Trade - Eurochambres – Brussels
  • Christian Hierholzer – Managing Director - Hanover Communications – Brussels

Moderator:

  • Xavier Van Overmeire - Moderator – Dentons - Montreal

15:00 – 16:00 – Artificial Intelligence

  • Gohar Sargsyan – Director EU & Innovation – CGI – Amsterdam
  • Yves Lostanlen – General Manager Europe, Middle-East & Africa – Element AI – Paris
  • Johannes Nitschke – Director EU & Innovation – Siemens – Brussels

Moderator:

  • Eline Chivot - Moderator – Center for Data Innovation – Brussels

16:00 – 17:00 - Financial Services

  • Olga Vovk - Senior Regional Manager-Western Europe – EDC – London
  • Luisa Santos - Deputy Director General, Intern. Relations – Business Europe – Brussels
  • Xavier Van Overmeire - Partner – Dentons - Mo

Moderator:

  • Melina Howard - Moderator – Lexfield – Luxembourg

17:00 – 18:00 – On stage exclusive interview

“The success story behind Canada Goose in Europe

  • Pat Sherlock – President - Canada Goose International – Zurich

Moderator:

  • Sam Ayoub – Moderator - Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU - Brusselsl

SIDE PANELS


 

Africa - Guest Side Panel

10:15 – 11:45 – Unlocking business opportunities for EU-Canada collaboration in Africa

  • Hirut Zemene - Ambassador & Head of Mission to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU - Government of Ethiopia - Brussels
  • Sena Siaw-Boateng - Ambassador & Head of Mission to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU - Government of Ghana – Brussels
  • Belachew M Fikr - Business and Invest Component Head – GIZ - Brussels

Moderator:

  • Annie Mutamba - Moderator – Brussels Africa Hub – Brussels

Canada - Main Side Panel

15:15 – 17:00 – Invest in Canada

  • Stéphane Lambert - Head of Mission to the EU - Government of Canada - Brussels
  • Olivier Nicoloff - Ambassador of Canada to Belgium - Government of Canada – Brussels
  • Jason Myers - Managing Director – Hanover Communications - Brussels
  • Xavier Van Overmeire - Partner – Dentons - Brussels

Moderator:

  • Annie Mutamba - Moderator – Brussels Africa Hub – Brussels

Europe - Host Side Panel

17:00 – 18:00 – Opportunities at the interface of life sciences, nano and cognitive technologies. A new era is coming.

  • Jan Wauters - Science and Technology Counselor life sciences and nanotechnologies - Flanders Investment & Trade - New York

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