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The Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Finance with Priit Potisepp, Head of Finance Section

23-Jun-2017
With Estonia coming next in the EU Presidency cycle, we are delighted to host Priit Potisepp, Head of Finance Section at the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU, discussing the Priorities of the Estonian Presidency in Finance. More information coming soon.

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Leen Meulenbergs on "Priorities as WHO Representative to the EU"

26-Jun-2017
We are delighted to welcome Leen Meulenbergs, WHO Representative to the EU from August 2016 and Executive Manager of Strategic Partnerships at WHO/EURO, to discuss her priorities in coordinating WHO's relations with EU institutions.

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How to deal with Brexit from an Indirect Tax Perspective. Some reflections on the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT Perspective

27-Jun-2017
Brexit raised a large number of questions, particularly with regard to its impact on business, including the challenges now faced by companies with operations and flows of goods and services to and from the UK. Should companies evaluate the impact now and act or await further developments? Understanding the potential impact of Brexit from a Customs and VAT perspective is unarguably a must. This seminar will touch on the subjects below:

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BNG Lunch and Learn on How to prepare for a job interview with Mark Cunningham, Director, Cunningham Executive Search

29-Jun-2017
During this Lunch and Learn session Mark will tell a series of anecdotal stories from the last 25 years, with the names kept private, relating to the following.   -What to put or NOT to put on a CV and the timing of when you send it. What you think you write is not what they see (Ex Husband and the Hobbies)

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EU Committee Breakfast with Lowri Evans, Director General, DG GROW

05-Jul-2017
Ensuring a strong, open and sustainable Internal Market for goods and services in Europe is one of the key aspirations of the European Union. Innovation, inclusivity, competitiveness and productivity are essential for the EU to become a sustainable social market economy.

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Brussels New Generation Summer Cocktail

05-Jul-2017
Would you like to take a break from work but it's not quite time for your holiday yet? Come along to our Brussels New Generation Summer Cocktail and enjoy the lovely summer weather with a few ice-cold drinks whith us! Happy hour:18.00-18.3020.00-20.30Click here to register!

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Overview of The European Consumer Organisation's priorities in the Digital Single Market, Competition, Trade and Health issues with Monique Goyens, Director General of BEUC

06-Jul-2017
Over this EU Committee lunch, Monique Goyens, Director General of The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), will present the organisation's priorities in the key areas of Digital Single Market, Competition, Trade and Health. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) represents the interests of all Europe’s consumers and it investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect them. BEUC counts 43 members.

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BNG Lunch and Learn: Leadership & Communication Training for Young Professionals with Regis Pradal, CEO of InternsGoPro and Nicholas Wenzel, Managing Director of InternsGoPro

10-Jul-2017
Regis Pradal, CEO of InternsGoPro, and Nicholas Wenzel, Managing Director of InternsGoPro, will present best practices on how to lead teams and maximise a team’s motivation, productivity & learning curve. The session will be interactive, drawing on participants' experiences. They will cover a wide range of questions including how to structure feedback sessions and allow a powerful and appraising form of communication.

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Antitrust: Excessive Pricing in Pharma with Paul Csiszár Director, Dir E - Basic Industries, Manufacturing and Agriculture, DG COMP

12-Jul-2017
Excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical sector is increasingly becoming a key sector of interest for antitrust cases in Europe. During this EU Committee lunch, Paul Csiszár Director, Dir E - Basic Industries, Manufacturing and Agriculture, DG COMP, will provide an overview of recent developments in competition law in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Jean-Luc Demarty, Director General, DG TRADE, on the Future of European Trade Policy

19-Sep-2017
During this breakfast session Jean-Luc Demarty, Director-General for DG TRADE, will provide an overview on the Future of European Trade Policy, touching upon issues such as negotiating, implementing and enforcing bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral trade agreements on goods, services, investments, public procurement and intellectual property as well as trade defense measures, such as anti-dumping.

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Competition and Trade Task Force Briefing with Jean Bergevin, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Financial Services, Dir D 2, DG COMP

21-Sep-2017
Strengthening competition in financial services is one of the core elements of creating a more stable and transparent financial system in Europe. Antitrust policy in financial services is one of the main pillars for enforcing competition rules in European markets, with the aim of benefiting both businesses and consumers. Jean Bergevin, will discuss his priorities and the major challenges as Head of Unit responsible for antitrust cases in financial services. More information coming soon.

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Gian Marco Currado, Counsellor - Social and Environment, UK Representation to the EU on the Evolution of Environment and Health Policy Agenda

22-Sep-2017
As Art 50 negotiations have started, how can the United Kingdom maintain influence is one of the core questions for discussion. During this breakfast session Gian Marco Currado, Counsellor - Social and Environment, UK Representation to the EU, will brief us on the evolution of environment and health policy agenda in light of Brexit.

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The Future of Food Safety with Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director-General for Food Safety, DG SANTE

25-Sep-2017
At this lunch briefing, Ladislav Miko, Deputy Director-General for Food Safety at DG SANTE, will discuss the current policy and future challenges of food safety in Europe.Mr Miko will focus on the the goals DG SANTE intends to pursue on food safety in order to make sure EU citizens continue to benefit from high standards of affordable food as well as ensuring that Europe's food is safe.

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The Services Package with Andreas Schwab MEP

26-Sep-2017
In January, the European Commission proposed the "Services Package" which contains four initiatives aimed at improving the free movement of services in the single market. We are delighted to be joined by Andreas Schwab MEP, IMCO Rapporteur, to discuss the Commission's ambition in shaping "a European services economy that works for Europeans".

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Training | Preparing a Business Plan – special focus: preparing the budget

27-Sep-2017
Do you have a new idea that you would like to turn into a business? Do you have a business or department that needs that little extra push to make it just that little bit more successful?

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Overview of the Commission’s Financial Services Agenda with Jan Ceyssens, Member of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis' Cabinet

28-Sep-2017
We are delighted to host Jan Ceyssens, Member of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis' Cabinet, for a lunch session, providing us with an overview of the Commission’s Financial Services Agenda.

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Patron Dinner "2017: A Year of Elections" Series - Germany after the Federal Elections: a Belgian View from Berlin with Ghislain D’Hoop, Ambassador of Belgium to Germany

28-Sep-2017
We are delighted to welcome Ghislain D’Hoop, Ambassador of Belgium to Germany to discuss Germany after the Federal Elections: a Belgian View from Berlin, as part of our series "2017: A Year of Elections".Over a three-course dinner, Ambassador Ghislain D’Hoop will provide a short keynote speech which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

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The Ambassador Hosts: Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister - International Trade: A Belgian Outlook

18-Oct-2017
Join us for an exclusive lunch briefing with British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, Didier Reynders.Minister Reynders will talk about how Belgium is working to attract foreign investment and the economic outlook of the country for the near future. The Minister will also discuss the future of international trade from a Belgian perspective, including the threats and opportunities presented in the modern era of trade.

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Training | Getting to know the EU: Institutions, Processes and Practices

26-Oct-2017
A half day, practical training session that will help you better understand and navigate the EU and all its complexities. The training course will focus on: The functioning of the three primary EU institutions: the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU. How the institutions take decisions and how the legislative processes work both in theory and in practice.The key stakeholders and persons of influence within the institutions. 

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Training | Understand your communication style and use it to achieve results

08-Nov-2017
This is an interactive, experiential and hands-on workshop to explore how you can impact people through your communication style. Find out how to tune in to people and achieve results by getting the communication right.Objectives of this workshop: Become aware of your natural communication styleLearn how to switch frequencies to get your message acrossLearn how communication can lead to conflictThis workshop is designed for people needing to impact stakeholders and especially managers leading teams.

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Dr Kay Swinburne MEP on ECON Priorities

09-Nov-2017
The European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) covers issues related to economic governance, monetary regulation, Banking Union, financial services as well as taxation and competition. During this lunch, Dr Kay Swinburne MEP, Vice-Chair of ECON, will brief us on the current state and progress of key files under discussion as well as on the major challenges faced by the Committee and on their priorities before the end of the year and for 2018.

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