EU-Canada Business Summit 2021

Description

The EU-Canada Business Summit is a oneday 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.

EU and Canada have a common history, common values, a commitment to preserving and promoting the rules-based international order and have common ambitions for the future like collaboration on trade, climate change, technology, security issues, human rights, and others.

This edition’s Summit will include 5 main topics:

  • Invest in Canada
  • Life Sciences & Health
  • Energy & Environment
  • Food & Agriculture
  • SME’s and Global Growth

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:
6 panels with a total of 25 speakers

Number of moderator:
4

Number of participants:
250

 
For more information on visibility opportunities and available speaking slots
please contact us at or at +32.04.93.85.78.04

Confirmed speakers

Mary Ng

Mary Ng
Minister of Inter Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business & Economic Dev
Government of Canada
Ottawa

Sara Wilshaw

Sara Wilshaw
Chief Trade Commissioner
Government of Canada
Ottawa

Matthias Jorgensen

Matthias Jorgensen
Head of Unit USA & Canada, DG Trade
European Union
Brussels

Maired Lavery
President & CEO
EDC
Ottawa

Kris De Souter

Kris De Souter
Head of Private Banking
Degroof Petercam
Luxembourg

Côme de Bagneux
Manager of Business Services
Desjardins
Paris

Frédéric Sallmann

Frédéric Sallmann
Innovation Management Expert
Rixensart

Florian Chapalain

Florian Chapalain
VP Public Affairs Manager
Ballard Europe
Brussels

Kristof Lowyck

Kristof Lowyck
Deputy-director Inward Investment
Flanders Investment and Trade - FIT
Brussels

Luis Carazo Jimenez

Luis Carazo Jimenez
Head of Unit
European Commission Agric. & Rural Dev. The Americas
Brussels

Peggy van de Plassche

Peggy van de Plassche
Board Member & Audit Committee Member
Invest in Canada
Toronto

Felix Uedelhoven

Felix Uedelhoven
Head of Government Affairs & Policy Europe
GE Healthcare
Brussels

Xavier Van Overmeire

Xavier Van Overmeire
Partner
Dentons
Montreal

David Sussmann

David Sussmann
CEO
Seafoodia
Marseille

Josie Godfrey

Josie Godfrey
Senior Associate
Hannover Communications
Brussels

François-Xavier Vauchelle

François-Xavier Vauchelle
Senior Dir., Government & External Affairs
McCain Foods Limited
Brussels

Jocelyn Doucet

Jocelyn Doucet
Co-founder & CEO
Pyrowave
Montreal

Pat Sherlock

Pat Sherlock
President Canada Goose International
Canada Goose
Zurich

Sushantra Mitra
Founder & CEO
SLE Enterprises B.V.
Waterloo

Reuben East
Counsellor Trade & Economic Policy
Government of Canada
Brussels

Anthony van den Ven

Anthony van den Ven
Head of Unit
Brainport Eindhoven
Brussels

Benoit De Nayer

Benoit De Nayer
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Actito
Louvain-la-Neuve

Melina Howard - Moderator
Business Development Director
Lexfield
Luxembourg

Sabrine Skiker

Sabrine Skiker
Associate Director
Hannover Communications
Brussels

Sam Ayoub - Host
Founder - President
Canada-Europe Economic Chamber - EU
Brussels

 


 

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Date(s)

09 Dec 2021

Location

In-person event

Price(s)

Free to attend

Date(s)

09 Dec 2021

Location

In-person event

Price(s)

Free to attend

Register

Detailed program

Brussels Time Zone

08:00 – 08:45 – Welcome networking

08:45 – 09:00 – Opening keynote

  • Sam Ayoub – Founder-President - Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU - Brussels
  • Mary Ng – Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade - Government of Canada – Ottawa

09:00 – 09:30 - Opening Remarks

  • Matthias Jorgenson – Head of Unit for USA & Canada – European Union – Brussels

09:30 – 10:30 – Life Sciences & Health

  • Felix Uedelhoven – Head of Govt. Affairs & Policy, Europe – GE Healthcare – Brussels
  • Frederic Sallmann – Innovation Management Expert – Rixensart
  • Josie Godfrey – Moderator – Hanover Communications – Brussels

10:30 – 11:30 – SMEs & Global Growth (Panel en français)

  • Xavier Van Overmeire – Partner – Dentons – Montreal
  • Côme de Bagneux – Manager of Business Services – Desjardins – Paris
  • Kris De Souter – Head of Private Banking - Degroof Petercam – Luxembourg
  • Benoit De Nayer – Co-founder & co-CEO – Actito – Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Melina Howard – Moderator – Lexfield – Luxembourg

11:30 – 12:30 – Food & Agriculture

  • David Sussmann – President – Seafoodia – Marseille
  • Francois-Xavier Vauchelle – Senior Dir. Gvt & Ext. Aff. – McCain Foods Ltd - Brussels
  • Luis Carazo Jimenez – Head of Unit DG Agri. & Rural Dev. – European Union – Brussels
  • Melina Howard – Moderator – Lexfield – Luxembourg

12:30 - 13:45 – Lunch Networking

13:45 – 14:00 – On stage exclusive update

  • Pat Sherlock – President – Canada Goose International – Zurich

14:00 – 15:00 – On stage exclusive interview

“EU-Canada Partnership Success Story”

  • Sushanta Mitra – Founder & CEO – SLE Enterprises B.V. – Waterloo
  • Anthony Van de Ven – Head of EU Affairs – Brainport Eindhoven – Eindhoven
  • Sam Ayoub – Moderator - Canada-Europe Economic Chamber – EU - Brussels

15:00 – 16:00 – Energy & Environment

  • Florian Chapalain – VP General Manager Europe – Ballard Europe – Brussels
  • Mairead Lavery – President & CEO – EDC – Ottawa
  • Jocelyn Doucet – CEO - Pyrowave - Montreal
  • Krystof Lowyck – Deputy Director Inward Inv. Canada - Flanders Trade & Inv - Brussels
  • Sabrine Skiker – Moderator – Hanover Communications – Brussels

16:00 – 17:00 – Invest in Canada

  • Dr. Antoine Sautenet – Gov. Affairs Director – Michelin Canada – Montreal
  • Reuben East – Chief of Investor Services – Government of Canada – Brussels
  • Peggy van de Plassche – Board Mber & Audit Comm. Mber – Invest in Canada – Toronto
  • Melina Howard – Moderator – Lexfield – Luxembourg

17:00 – 18:30 – Closing Remarks

  • With Sara Wilshaw – Chief Trade Commissioner – Government of Canada – Ottawa