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Europe500’ Conference 2013, March 21, Brusels


Europe’s 500 Conference 2013

Re-think Europe’s Role and how to maintain growth while consolidating

12.00 h Registration and Welcome Reception

13.00 h Welcome Notes

• Markus Ferber, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON)
• Gabriel Masfurroll, President of Europe’s 500

13.15 h Keynote speech

Global European competitiveness compared to US and Asia and Europe’s trade relation and strategy towards the emerging and developing countries

• Karel de Gucht , European Commissioner for Trade

14.00 h Keynote speech

The European Currency Systems works (a chart supported overview)
- How the trust of the financial markets can return to Southern Europe?
- How the conditioned ESM funding helps to improve financial strength and competitiveness in Southern Europe?
- Comparison of the US deficit and monetary policy with the European
- How guarantor countries benefit from inner European trade (and how many jobs)?

• Klaus Regling, Head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

14.45 h Break

15.15 h Panel 1

Europe’s role from the entrepreneurial point of view
- Global trends and paradigm shifts
- Which factors in Europe will be affected and what offer new growth markets?

• Impulse note Prof. José Manuel González-Paramo, IESE Business School
• Vincent van Quickenborne, former Deputy Prime Minister and Pensions Minister of Belgium, Mayor of Kortrijk
• Antonella Mei-Pochtler, Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group
• Lionel Assant, CEO of Blackstone Europe
• Martin Schoeller, Board member Europe’s 500
• Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship

16.30 h Break

16.45 h Panel 2

European Success Stories

• 5 top winners from the Europe’s 500 list 2013
• Moderator: Prof. Juan Roure, IESE Business School

17.45 h Closing Remarks

• Gabriel Masfurroll, Europe’s 500 President

18.30 h Evening Reception

19.00 h Gala Dinner

20.00 h Dinner Speech

How to succeed despite of the crisis and how to achieve a bright future of Greece?

• Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship

21.00 h Award Ceremony


Susanna Minguell
IESE Business School

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