Upcoming Event

Apr
23
08:30

Challenges and opportunities for the EU digital single market

At this event, we will look into the progress made towards achieving the main priorities for strengthening the digital single market, the opportunities and the challenges at EU level.

April 23, 2018, 8:30 am Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

In May 2015, the European Commission adopted the EU Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy in an effort to reduce barriers to cross-border online commerce. A series of legislative actions seek to eliminate barriers that hinder companies and consumers from using the internet to sell and buy from abroad. What successes have been achieved? What challenges have been encountered, and what further challenges should be expected? At this full day event, nearly three years after the initial adoption of the DSM agenda, we will assess the progress made toward achieving the main priorities for strengthening the digital single market, the opportunities to accelerate progress, and other potential future digital services initiatives at EU level.

We are pleased to announce the participation of the European Commissioner, for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip.

The registrations for this event are not yet open.

Schedule

Apr 23, 2018

08:30-09:00

Check in and breakfast

09:00-09:05

Welcome remarks

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

09:05-10:30

Session 1: Ensuring a fair and innovation-friendly platform Economy

Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates

Adina Claici, Director and head of the Brussels office at Copenhagen Economics

Siada El Ramly, Director General, EDiMA

Thomas Kramler, Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, European Commission, DG COMP

Patrick Legros, Professor of Economics, ULB

10:30-10:45

Coffee break

10:45-12:15

Session 2: DSM initiatives: Achievements and prospects

Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

Guillermo Beltrà, Director Legal and Economic Affairs, The European Consumer Organization (BEUC)

Christian Borggreen, Vice President & Head Of Office, CCIA Europe

J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Additional speakers to be confirmed

12:15-12:45

Lunch break

12:45-14:15

Session 3: Tackling cybersecurity challenges

Chair: J. Scott Marcus, Senior Fellow

Mark Smitham, Senior manager of Cybersecurity policy, Microsoft

Despina Spanou, Director Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, European Commission, DG Connect

Additional speakers to be confirmed

14:15-15:45

Session 4: Managing the digital transformation of our society and economy

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Lie Junius, Director of EU Public Policy and Government Relations, Google

Oliver Roethig, UNI Europa Regional Secretary

Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

Andrew W. Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

15:45-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-17:00

Discussion with the European Commissioner for Digital Single Market and Vice President of the European Commission

Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission

17:00

End

Speakers

Andrus Ansip

Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, European Commission

Cristina Caffarra

Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates

Guillermo Beltrà

Director Legal and Economic Affairs, The European Consumer Organization (BEUC)

Christian Borggreen

Vice President & Head Of Office, CCIA Europe

Adina Claici

Director and head of the Brussels office at Copenhagen Economics

Lie Junius

Director of EU Public Policy and Government Relations, Google

Thomas Kramler

Head of the Digital Single Market Task Force, European Commission, DG COMP

Patrick Legros

Professor of Economics, ULB

J. Scott Marcus

Senior Fellow

Georgios Petropoulos

Research Fellow

Siada El Ramly

Director General, EDiMA

Oliver Roethig

UNI Europa Regional Secretary

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Mark Smitham

Senior manager of Cybersecurity policy, Microsoft

Despina Spanou

Director Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, European Commission, DG Connect

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Andrew W. Wyckoff

Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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