18 May, 2017

Business opportunities in the framework of Europe’s climate actions outside the EU

Starts: 18 May, 2017

Ends: 18 May, 2017

Location: Conscience building and Boudewijn building, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Seminar at Conscience building, Koning Albert II laan 15, 1210 Brussels

09h00 – 09h30 Registration of participants
09h30 – 09h35 Welcome speech by Mrs. Claire Tillekaerts, CEO Flanders Investment & Trade
09h35 – 09h55 Key note speeches by Flanders (Minister-president Geert Bourgeois) & Catalonia (CEO ACCIO, name tbc)
09h55 – 10h15 Key note speech by Mr. Jos Delbeke, Director General for Climate Action, DG Climate Action, What could Europe do to comply with the Paris agreement?
10h15 – 10h35 What could the EU do outside the European Union? DG Devco, name speaker TBD
10h35 – 10h55 What actions are taken by the EIB? Mrs. Monica Peña Sastre, Policy Adviser Institutional Relations
10h55 – 11h15 How important is Climate Change agenda for the EBRD? Mr Gianpiero Nacci, Associate Director, Head Sustainable Resources Investment and Ms Bénédicte Kariger Associate Director, in the Manufacturing & Services sector
11h15 – 11h30 Q&A
11h30 – 11h45 Coffee break
11h45 – 12h00 What role could a region like Flanders play?
The Department of Foreign Affairs and LNE, names speakers tbc
12h00 – 12h20 Two company testimonials from Flanders and Catalonia
Flanders: Energy Kiosks, Mr. Bert Bernolet, CEO
Catalonia: Name company tbc
12h20 – 12h30 Q&A and closing remarks


  • Lunch & matchmaking at Boudewijn building, Boudewijnlaan 30 -1000 Brussels

13h00 – 14h00 Lunch
13h00 – 17h00 One-to-one meetings

Meetings with climate experts from the EU,EBRD,EIB, Flanders, Catalonia and meetings between companies (open for all European companies)

Information booths available from Flanders, Catalonia, EU, EIB and EBRD

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