Renewing Economic Integration in the EU Single Market

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The European Movement International (EMI) and the European Round Table for Industry (ERT) are holding an event on "How to renew economic integration in the Single Market" on Thursday 22 February 2024

Register below to join us for a pivotal half-day conference at Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11, 1000 Bruxelles to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the EU Single Market and exploring its future. Despite past successes, recent challenges demand a renewed commitment to integration.


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10:15: Welcome & Registration

10:45: Opening remarks Hadja Lahbib, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs

11:10-12:00: Keynote from European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager followed by a Fireside chat with EVP Margrethe Vestager and Jean-François van Boxmeer, ERT Chair and Chair of Vodafone Group

12:00-13:00: A Digital Single Market for a vibrant European tech & innovation scene

Renate Nikolay, Deputy-Director General, DG Connect, European Commission

Georg Riekeles, Associate Director and Head of Europe’s Political Economy programme, European Policy Centre

Marc Vancoppenolle, Vice President, Nokia

13:00-14:00: Walking Lunch

14:00-15:00: A Single Energy Market as a vital lever to achieve the Green Deal

Stefano Grassi, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Simson, European Commission

Valeria Ronzitti, Secretary General, SGI Europe, Vice President of the European Movement International

Dr. Ilham Kadri, CEO, Syensqo

Alexandre Affre, Deputy Director General, BusinessEurope

15:00-16:00: Jacques Delors Legacy as Inspiration for the “Future of the Single Market” Report

Enrico Letta, High-Level Rapporteur on the “Future of the Single Market” and former Prime Minister of Italy 

Pascal Lamy, Former European Commissioner for Trade 

Guy Verhofstadt, Member of the European Parliament and President of European Movement International

Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Deputy Head of Unit Citizens' Dialogue, European Commission, former Secretary General of the Institut Jacques Delors

16:00: Closing remarks & networking cocktail


February 22, 2024 at 10:30am - 4pm




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