Events Archive 2020                                                                   


Event Programme

of the Kangaroo Group 2020

 

 

15 January 1st STRASBOURG LUNCH, “One Health without Borders: When the Pharmaceutical Industry speaks as one to protect humans, animals and the environment”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Roxane Feller, SG of AnimalHealthEurope, Nathalie Moll, SG of EFPIA,

 

21 January WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, Lunch Debate, “Is the Basel agreement compatible with strengthened financing of the European economy?”, Welcome: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle, Speakers: Othmar Karas MEP, Nathalie Berger DG Fisma, Benoir de la Chapelle Bizot, CEO French Banking Federation, Volker Heegemann, BVR, Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, ECB

 

28 January WG ON SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, “EU & NATO complementarity sharing the burden together”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP President of the Kangaroo Group, Speaker: Bernhard Brenner, Executive VP, Marketing and Sales, Airbus, Radoslaw Sikorski MEP

 

29 January WG on Health Issues, Lunch Debate, “EU Industrial Policy: Challenges and

Opportunities for the new mandate”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of

the Kangaroo Group, Keynote Speaker: Gwenole Cozigou, Acting Director General, DG Grow, Statements: Cristian Busoi MEP, Katalin Cseh MEP, Marc-Antoine Lucchini, Sanofi, Dr. Gerd Kraeh, Eli Lilly/vfa

 

12 February 2nd STRASBOURG LUNCH, “21st century policy for 21st century science: enabling biotech solutions for a healthy, sustainable future”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Andrius Kubilius MEP, Juozas Olekas MEP, Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Secretary General EuropaBio, Martina Heimlinger, University of Vienna

 

18 February WG ON SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, “Military Erasmus: An enabler for further Defence Cooperation”, Chair: Niclas Herbst MEP, Introduction: Emmanuel Jacob, Member of the Board of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Dirk Dubois, Head of European Security and Defence College, Harald Gell, Chairman Military Erasmus Implementation Group, European Security and Defence College, Symeon Zambas, Training Manager, European Security and Defence College

 

 

19 February 151st Kangaroo Group Board Meeting

 

 

3 June online-Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “Amending the bank prudential rules to sustain the EU economy”, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle, Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Othmar Karas MEP, Jonas Fernandez MEP, Nathalie Berger DG Fisma, Georg Huber, DSGV, Benjamin Quatre, French Banking Federation

 

9 June online-Debate, Cyber Talk, “How to drive investment in Europe for data storage infrastructure”, Moderator: Christoph Raab, Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Axel Voss MEP, Pierre Chastanet, DG Connect, Rafael Laguna de la Vera, Executive Director, Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, Sebastiano Toffaletti, Secretary General Digital SME Alliance

 

 

16 June 152nd Kangaroo Group Board, online-Meeting

 

 

23 June online-Debate, WG ON SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE, , ”Covid Crisis: Strengthening leadership through recovery and green innovation”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Christian Ehler MEP, Jean-Marie Paquet, Director-General DG Research, Stephane Cueille, CTO Safran, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Clean Sky JU

 

2 September online-Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “The revised MiFID II regime – targeted or full revision?”, Welcome: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Tilman Lueder, DG Fisma, Georg Huber, DSGV, Benjamin Quatre, FBF, Andreas Stepnitzka, EFAMA

 

8 September online-Debate, “Is EU4Health the solution for public health emergencies?”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP President of the Kangaroo Group, Moderator: Christoph Raab, Kangaroo Group, Introduction: Dr. Steven Chatfield, Emergent, Speakers: Matthew Hudson, Director, DG Sante, Dr. Karsten Falk, Competence Center EU Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Johanniter International, Levent Altan, Executive Director, Victim Support Europe

 

 

23 September 153rd Kangaroo Group Board, online Meeting,

 

 

30 September Annual General Assembly, online

 

 

21 October online-Debate, “Lifestyle choices and beating Cancer”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Deirdre Clune MEP, Tomislav Sokol MEP, Dr. David Nutt, Imperial College London

 

27 October online-Debate, Cyber Talk, “Mighty creature or a phenomenal technology? Demystifying Artificial Intelligence”, Moderator: Christoph Raab, Kangaroo Group, Introduction: Ingo Hoffmann, International Group of Experts on AI (G2IA), Speakers: Damian Boeselager MEP, Lucilla Sioli, Director DG Connect, George Sharkov, Member of EU AI High Level Expert Group & Senior Expert Digital SME Alliance

 

28 October online-Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “Revising Solvency II to unleash investments for Europe’s Recovery”, Chair: Markus Ferber MEP, Moderator: David Doyle, Member of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Markus Ferber MEP, Didier Millerot DG Fisma, Fabio Marchetti Generali, Olav Jones, InsuranceEurope, Special Guest: Karel van Hulle, Goethe University and Member of IOPA

 

24 November online Debate, WG ON FINANCIAL SERVICES, “A Briefing by the European Central Bank”, Welcome: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Moderator: David Doyle, Member of the Kangaroo Group, Speaker: Edouard Fernandez-Bollo, Member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank, Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director, ECB, Sven Giegold MEP, Francis Fitzgerald MEP

 

1 December online-Debate, “Plastic waste and advanced recycling”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Opening Statement: Philippe Ducom, President Europe ExxonMobil, Seaker: Kestutis Sadaukas, Director, DG Envi,

 

8 December online Debate, “Disaster Preparedness – is “rescEU” up to the challenge?”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Nicolae Stefanuta MEP, Hans Das, Director DG Echo, Dr Karsten Falk, Johanniter International, Steve Chatfield Emergent,

 

9 December online Debate, “How to prepare for the next pandemic”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Speakers: Christophe Grudler MEP, Didier Millerot, DG Fisma, Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman EIOPA, Thanos Moulovasilis, Head of Life and Health Insurance, Generali

 

16 December online Debate, “Beating Covid – Beating Cancer”, Chair: Michael Gahler MEP and President of the Kangaroo Group, Keynote Speaker: Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas, Statements: Peter Liese MEP, Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Marion Koopmans, Head of Viroscience a the Erasmus University Medical Center, Member of the Commission’s Advisory Panel on COVID-19, Jindrich Voboril, Head of the Institute for Rational Drug Policies and former Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator


 

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1st Strasbourg Lunch

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 13.15 hrs

 

“One Health without borders: when the pharmaceutical

industry speaks as one to protect humans, animals and

the environment”  

 

Speakers:

Roxane FELLER, Secretary General, AnimalhealthEurope

Nathalie MOLL, Secretary General, EFPIA 

 

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Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Is the Basel agreement compatible with strengthened financing of the European economy?”

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Chair:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chair of the Working Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Othmar KARAS MEP, EPP/Austria, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Nathalie BERGER, DG Fisma, European Commission

Benoit DE LA CHAPELLE BIZOT, CEO, French Banking Federation

Volker HEEGEMANN, Delegate for EU Affairs, National Association of German Co-operative Banks (BVR)

Edouard FERNANDEZ-BOLLO, Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank, tbc

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Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“EU & NATO complementarity – sharing the burden together“

 

Speakers:

Bernhard BRENNER, Executive VP for Marketing and Sales, Airbus

Radoslaw SIKORSKI MEP, EPP/Poland, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence

 

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Working Group HEALTH

 

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“EU Industrial Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for the new mandate”


Speakers:

Cristian Silviu BUSOI MEP, EPP/Romania, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Industry

Timo PESONEN, Director General, DG GROW

Marc-Antoine LUCCHINI, Senior Vice-President, Head of Primary Care Europe and Coordinator, Sanofi Europe

Dr. Gerd KRAEH, Senior Director Government Affairs/ Lilly Deutschland GmbH and Committee Chair for International and European Affairs of the German Association for Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (vfa)

 

 

2nd Strasbourg Lunch

 

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 13.15 hrs

 

“21st century policy for 21st century science: enabling

biotech solutions for a healthy, sustainable future”

 

Speakers:

Andrius KUBILIUS MEP, EPP/Lithuania, Member of the Committee on Industry, research and Energy, tbc

Juozas OLEKAS MEP, S&D/Lithuania, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, tbc

Joanna DUPONT-INGLIS,Secretary-General, EuropaBio

 

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LUNCH - DEBATE

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 from 13:00 until 14:30 hrs

 

“Military Erasmus: An enabler for further Defence cooperation“

 

Welcome and Chair:

Niclas HERBST MEP, Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction:

Emmanuel JACOB, Member of the Board of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Dirk DUBOIS, Head of the European Security and Defence College

Col Harald GELL, Chairman for the “Military Erasmus” Implementation Group, European Security and Defence College

Symeon ZAMBAS, Military Training Manager, European Security and Defence College

 

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ONLINE - CYBER TALK

 

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 at 14:30 -16.00 hrs

 

“How to drive investment in Europe for data storage infrastructure”

 

There is a distinct feeling that the European economy keeps losing out on digital opportunities. A regular argument in the debate is a lack of a level-playing field, in particular for SMEs. In terms of digital data, two models have emerged so far: the US model which is purely market driven on the one hand, and the Chinese model where data is state-controlled. Recently, the European Commission has picked up the challenge and presented a double strategy, the European Data Strategy and another one on artificial intelligence. Commissioner Thierry Breton insists that Europe has the largest industry sector in the world and therefore, should become the global leader when it comes to industrial digital data.

The big question behind these two initiatives is: Can Europe establish a third model, one that is more citizen-centred and still providing a substantial contribution to the European economy? What could be innovative ways to use data, while keeping citizens’ rights in mind and what role can European legislation play in this context? Axel Voss as the rapporteur for the report on liability for Artificial Intelligence and in charge for the EPP Group of the topic of “digital sovereignty” will discuss jointly with Pierre Chastanet from DG Connect, Rafael Laguna from the German Federal agency for Disruptive Innovation and Sebastiano Toffaletti from the Digital SME Alliance from different angles about these issues.

 

Moderator:

Christoph RAAB, Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introductory Statement:

Pierre CHASTANET, Head of Unit, “Cloud & Software”, DG Connect, European Commission

 

Speakers:

Axel VOSS MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Coordinator

Rafael LAGUNA DE LA VERA, Executive Director, Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, Germany

Sebastiano TOFFALETTI, Secretary General, DIGITAL SME Alliance

 

 

 

VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 23 June 2020 from 08:00 to 09:30 hrs

 

“Priorities of the German EU Presidency – an overview by the German Ambassador”

 

Chair and Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Guest Speaker:

H.E. Michael CLAUSS, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of the Federal Republik of Germany to the European Union

 

Concluding remarks:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chairman of the WG on Financial Services of the Kangaroo Group

 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group on SPACE, SECURITY & DEFENCE

 

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 from 16:30 until 18:00 hrs

 

“COVID crisis: Strengthening leadership through recovery and green innovation”

 

Welcome and Introduction:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Jean-Eric PAQUET, Director-General, DG for Research and Innovation

Christian EHLER MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Stéphane CUEILLE, CTO Safran and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Clean Sky JU  

 

 

VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs  

 

“The Revised MiFID II regime - targeted or full revision?”

 

Chair:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chair, KG Financial Services Working Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Markus FERBER MEP, ECON member and Rapporteur on MiFID II/MiFID

Tilman LUEDER, Head, DG FISMA, Securities Markets Unit, European Commission

Georg HUBER, Head of Office, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV)

Benjamin QUATRE, Director in charge of European and International Public Affairs and Export Finance, French Banking Federation (FBF)

Andreas STEPNITZKA, Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE 

 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020 an online-Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

 “Is EU4Health the solution for public health emergencies ?“

 

Speakers:

Cristian-Silviu BUSOI MEP, EPP/Romania, Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Matthew HUDSON, Director for Resource Management and better Regulation, DG SANTE

Dr. Steven CHATFIELD, Independent Consultant on Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness and Response; Author of the European Parliament Expert Report on ‘Member States’ Preparedness for CBRN Threats 

Dr. Karsten FALK, Competence Center EU Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, Johanniter International

Levent ALTAN, Executive Director, Victim Support Europe

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Lifestyle Choices and beating Cancer”

 

The ‘EU’s Beating Cancer Plan’ is a flagship project of the von der Leyen Commission. Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer but it is estimated that over 40% of these cases are preventable. Healthy lifestyles will play a vital role in preventing the preventable and reducing the harm caused by alcohol, tobacco and obesity. How can citizens be encouraged to choose healthier options?

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction:

Dr. David NUTT, Imperial College, London

 

Speakers:

Deirdre CLUNE MEP, EPP/Ireland, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer

Tomislav SOKOL MEP, EPP/Croatia, Member of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer

 

 

ONLINE - CYBER TALK

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 16:30 -18:00 hrs

 

“Mighty creature or a phenomenal technology? Demystifying Artificial Intelligence”

 

Moderator:

Christoph RAAB, Member of the Kangaroo Group

 

Introduction:

Ingo HOFFMANN, International Group of Experts on Artificial Intelligence (G2IA)

 

Speakers:

Damian BOESELAGER MEP, Group of the Greens-European Free Alliance/Germany, Member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, Member of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age

Lucilla SIOLI, Director – Dir A Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG Connect

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Revising Solvency II to unleash investments for Europe’s Recovery“

 

Chair:

Markus FERBER MEP, Chair of the KG Financial Services Working Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Markus FERBER MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Coordinator

Didier MILLEROT, Head, Insurance & Pensions, European Commission, DG FISMA

Fabio MARCHETTI, Group Head of International Affairs, Generali

Olav JONES, Deputy Director-General, InsuranceEurope

Special Guest: Prof. Karel VAN HULLE , Goethe University (Frankfurt), Member of the EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group and former EC Head of Insurance & Pensions 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Working Group FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Moderator:

David DOYLE, Member of the Board, Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Edouard FERNANDEZ-BOLLO, Member of the Supervisory Board, The European Central Bank

Fiona van ECHELPOEL, Deputy Director, General Market Infrastructure and Payments, The European Central Bank

Sven GIEGOLD MEP, Group of the Greens-European Free Alliance/Germany, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Frances FITZGERALD MEP, European Peoples Party, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


 

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VIRTUAL-DEBATE

 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs 

 

“Plastics as an enabler for the Green Deal – The role of recycling technologies in a circular economy“

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group, tbc 

 

Opening Statement:

Philippe DUCOM, President of ExxonMobil Europe 

 

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 VIRTUAL – DEBATE

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 a Debate from 13:00 to 14:30 hrs

 

“Disaster preparedness – is “rescEU” up to the challenge?”


Welcome and Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Nicolae STEFANUTA MEP, Renew/Romania, Vice-Chair of the Delegation for relations with the US, Member of the Committee on Budgets and Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Hans DAS, Director, DG ECHO Dr.

Steve CHATFIELD, Independent Consultant on Infectious Disease and Emergency Preparedness and Response; Author of the European Parliament Expert Report on “Member States’ Preparedness for CBRN Threats”

Dr. Karsten FALK, Johanniter International

 

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 VIRTUAL – DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 from 14:30 to 16:00 hrs

 

“Creating a European response to address the next pandemic: are Public-Private partnerships the solution?”

 

Welcome:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Speakers:

Christophe GRUDLER MEP, Renew/France, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Didier MILLEROT, Head of Unit, Insurance and Pensions, DG FISMA

Gabriel BERNARDINO, Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Thanos MOULOVASILIS, Group Head of Life and Health Insurance, Generali

 

 

 

 

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 VIRTUAL – DEBATE

 

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 from 12.45 to 14:15 hrs

 

“Beating Covid - Beating Cancer”

 

Welcome and Chair:

Michael GAHLER MEP, President of the Kangaroo Group

 

Keynote Speaker:

Margaritis SCHINAS, Vice-President of the European Commission -Beating Covid and Beating Cancer-

 

Statements:

Peter LIESE MEP, EPP/Germany, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and Member of the Special Committee on Beating Cancer -What’s at stake for the EU and its citizens

Andrea AMMON, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control -A new role for the ECDC in fighting cross-border health threats?

Marion KOOPMANS, Head of Viroscience at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Member of the Commission’s Advisory Panel on COVID-19 -The critical factors in beating COVID-19 Jindrich VOBORIL, Head of the Institute for Rational Drug Policies and former Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator, -Lifestyles, addiction and beating cancer

 

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