EB Summit

European Business Summit

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EBS Programme Thursday 15 March 2007
08.00 – 09.30
09.00 – 10.00
Room: Brussels

Solemn Opening Session
Jean-Claude Daoust, President, Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, President, European Parliament
Ivailo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria
Dr. Ivo Sanader, Prime Minister, Croatia
Dimitris Dimitriadis, President, European Economic and Social Committee Ernest-Antoine Seillière, President, BUSINESSEUROPE

Opening Session Presentation
10.00 – 11.15
Workshop 1

Room: Berlin

Education: moving from job protection to job creation
Moderator: Rudi Thomaes, CEO, Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
Ján Figel’, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth
Wolfgang Clement, Chairman, Adecco Institute, former German Minister, Economics & Labour
Prof. Dr. Eric Cornuel, Director General, CEO, European Foundation for Management Development
Jørgen Vorsholt, Chairman, Confederation of Danish Employers
Prof. Dr. Georg Winckler, President, European University Association

Workshop 1 Presentation
10.00 – 11.15
Workshop 2

Room: Brussels

7th Framework programme: what’s in it for (SME) business?
Moderator: Didier Malherbe, CEO, UCB Belgium
Dr. Zoran Stani, Deputy Director General, DG Research, European Commission
Pietro Modiano, General Manager, Deputy CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo
Luuk Borg, Eurostars Programme Manager, EUREKA
Jean Stéphenne, President, General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Maarten Laga, founder, former CEO, Language and Computing

Workshop 2 Presentation
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 13.00
Workshop 3

Room: Brussels

Access to capital
Moderator: Rudy Aernoudt, Secretary General, Flemish Department of Economy, Science and Innovation
Françoise Le Bail, Deputy Director General, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission
Dieter Rampl, President, UniCredit Group
Arndt Kirchhoff, CEO, Kirchhoff Automotive, Chair, Entrepreneurship & SME Committee, BUSINESSEUROPE
Jim Webster, Vice President, Equity and Chief Compliance Officer, Roynat Capital
Thomas Barrett, Director, European Investment Bank
Laurent Levaux, CEO, ABX Logistics

Workshop 3 Presentation

11.45 – 13.00
Workshop 4

Room: Berlin

e-Europe: cheap talk or performing profit?
Moderator: Dr. Jozef Cornu, Board Member, Alcatel-Lucent, Member, Aho Group
Fabio Colasanti, Director General, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission
Christian Salbaing, Deputy Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa Europe
Michael Treschow, President, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Chairman, ERICSSON
Prashant Sahni, Founder, Tecnovate eSolutions
Philippe Menier, Deputy Chief Executive, Visa Europe

Workshop 4 Presentation

13.00 – 14.30 Networking lunch
14.30 – 16.00
Plenary Session

Room: Brussels

Reform to perform: how to boost business in Europe
Moderator: John Defterios, Managing Editor and Host of ‘World Business’, CNBC, Group Vice President, FBC
Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, CEO, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission
Jorma Ollila, Chairman, Board of Directors, Nokia, Shell, Chairman, European Round Table
Michel Wurth, Member of the Group Management Board, Arcelor Mittal
Filip Dierckx, CEO, Merchant and Private Banking, Fortis
Jürgen Thumann, President, Federation of German Industries

Plenary Session Presentation

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee / Networking break
Workshop 5

Room: Brussels

Demographic challenge: (baby) booming Europe’s workforce
Moderator: Christophe Leclercq, Founder, Publisher, EurActiv.com
Dr. Vladimir Špidla, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Reiner Hoffmann, Deputy General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation
Philippe de Buck, Secretary General, BUSINESSEUROPE
Dieter Scheiff, CEO, Adecco Group

Workshop 5 Presentation
Workshop 6

Room: Berlin

Towards one European health market?
Moderator: Sarah De Greef, Adviser, Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
Rudi Thomaes, CEO, Federation of Enterprises in Belgium
Prof. Dr. Hans Blickman, Chairman, Department of Radiology, UMC St. Radboud
Prof. Dr. Jacques Brotchi, Chief, Neurosurgery Department, Erasme Hospital
Dr. Werner Cautreels, CEO Solvay Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Piet Calcoen, Medical Director, DKV Belgium

Workshop 6 Presentation
Workshop 7

Room: Brussels

Business and European society: ethics or profits?
Moderator: Philip Monaghan, Director of Operations, AccountAbility
Jacques Beauchet, Member, Management Board, Managing Director, Carrefour Group
Hannah Ellis, Coordinator, Corporate Responsibility Coalition
Dr. Donald Kalff, Cofounder, CEO, Immpact
Prof. Dr. Nigel Roome, Daniel Janssen Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility, Solvay Business School, Free University of Brussels
Maive Rute, Director, Promotion of SME’s competitiveness, DG Enterprise & Industry, European Commission
Dr. Monika Wulf-Mathies, Managing Director, Executive Vice President, Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability, Deutsche Post World Net

Workshop 7 Presentation
Gala Dinner
Theme: 50 Years of Europe and Best of European Business Awards Event (with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants)
Keynote speech by Dr. Wim Kok, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Dutch Minister of State and former Adviser to the European Commission on the Lisbon Strategy.