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Cybersecurity with Jakub Boratynski, Head of Unit Trust & Security, DG Connect

13-Sep-2016
Following the launch of the Public/Private Partnership on cybersecurity Mr Boratynski, Head of Unit Trust and Security, DG Connect, will discuss the future of CybersecurityMr Boratynski will provide a short key note speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing: Rodrigo Peduzzi, Case handler DG Competition Unit A3 – State aid strategy on State Aid Priorities under Juncker's Commission

15-Sep-2016
With the recent Commission data on state aid to recapitalize its failing banks, join us for a lunch briefing with Rodrigo Peduzzi to  discuss in a immediate setting on State Aid Priorities under Juncker's Commission.

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Patron Dinner: Robert Madelin, Senior Adviser for Innovation at the European Political Strategy Centre, on Innovation in the EU

15-Sep-2016
We are delighted to welcome Robert Madelin for our upcoming Patron Dinner. Following the release of the policy review for innovation in the EU Mr Madelin will discuss the content of the report and the upcoming EU work on innovation.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Kris Peeters, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium: ‘How will the federal government’s plans for labour market reforms impact business in Belgium?’

19-Sep-2016
Join us for an exclusive lunch briefing with British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Kris Peeters.Deputy Prime Minister Peeters will talk about his plans regarding Belgian labour market reforms, his vision on how to fuel the social dialogue, and how the federal government plans to bridge the gap between employers federations and trade unions.After his speech, the Deputy Prime Minister will take questions from the audience in a debate moderated by Ambassador Rose.

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Competition and trade task force briefing: Antitrust in the Energy sector to help build Cop21 objectives with Dr Johannes Lüebking, Head of Unit DG COMP, B1 – Antitrust: Energy and Environment

20-Sep-2016
Dr. Johannes Luebking, is now Head of Unit, Antitrust, Energy and Environment, Directorate B, DG COMP. Previous to January 2015 he was Head of unit A2 of the European Commission’s Competition Directorate – General, in charge of Merger Case Support and Policy. Before joining unit A2, Mr Luebking headed the unit in charge of providing support to all antitrust and merger cases and, prior to that, the merger unit in the Task Force Financial Crisis, dealing with the effects of the financial crises together with two state aids units. He has been leading the investigation in numerous merger cases in particular in the fields of banking and insurance as well as pharmaceuticals, but also in the areas of raw materials, telecoms, financial information, music rights and software. Throughout his work at the Commission, he has been involved in policy projects in the field of merger control and has dealt, inter alia, with the review of the Commission’s Remedies Notice, adopted in October 2008, and related texts as well as the review of the Commission’s Jurisdictional Notice. Further to his time with the European Commission, Mr Luebking worked for several years as an attorney-at-law in the Frankfurt office of the law firm White & Case. He started his professional career as internal council in the legal department of Deutsche Bank. Mr Luebking holds a doctorate of the Univeristy of Göttingen/Germany and an LL.M of the European University Institute in Florence/Italy in International and European Law. He graduated in law at the University of Göttingen and passed his bar exam in Berlin.

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'Food and feed safety, innovation' with Sabine Jülicher, new Director of Directorate E, DG SANTE

20-Sep-2016
Sabine Jülicher, the new Director of Directorate E - Food and feed satefy, innovation DG SANTE, will discuss her new role as Director and the priorities of the new Directorate.Ms Jülicher will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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Diversity Dialogues: Understanding and Managing Unconscious Bias

20-Sep-2016
This interactive workshop will explore the effects of unconscious biases in the workplace and their potential consequences on all employees. Dorothy Dalton, a talent management strategist and coach will walk us through a series of examples and best practices to help us understand unconscious biases and manage them effectively.

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Training I Getting to “yes” and beyond: advanced negotiation skills

22-Sep-2016
Improve your negotiating skills whilst maintaining the value of your offer, practice a step by step approach that gets you to the best solutions for all sides and build your confidence in day to day negotiations at all levels. Take part in role plays and exercises on the  differences between 'positions vs interests" and 'giving up versus giving in'.

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Industrial Competitiveness task force briefing: Karin Nienstedt and Laura Fabrizi, Policy Officer Unit E4 – Pesticides and Biocides at DG SANTE on 'Endocrine Disruptors'

22-Sep-2016
Join us for a panel debate with Karin Nienstedt and Laura Fabrizi, Policy Officer Unit E4 – Pesticides and Biocides at DG SANTE, European Commission to discuss Endocrine Disruptions. More info coming soon.

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Single Market task force briefing - Political Advisor Series: ECR priorities in the DSM with Claire Donlon, ECR policy advisor to IMCO, and Cameron Smith, ECR policy advisor on Legal Affairs

28-Sep-2016
As part of our political advisor series we are delighted to welcome Claire Donlon and Cameron Smith to discuss the priorities of the European Conservative and Reformist Group in the Digital Single Market.Ms Donlon and Mr Smith will provide a short intervention which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. We will also welcome participants to make suggestions for future event ideas.

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E-commerce with Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG Connect

04-Oct-2016
In conjunction with the 2nd DSM package and the upcoming changes on E-commerce we are delighted to welcome Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General in DG Connect, to discuss E-Commerce.After providing a short keynote speech Ms Bury will take part in a moderated Q&A session.

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