Virtual-Debates 2020                                                   

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

 

RTUAL-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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ONLINE - 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

 

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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