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Interdependence Summit 2020

Globalisation | Capitalism | Democracy | Society

30th January 2020​ | Steigenberger Wiltcher's, Brussels

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Globalisation | Capitalism | Democracy | Society

The outlook for economic globalisation is cloudy. Its rampant expansion in the 90’s is now giving way to a more nationalistic, “my country first approach”, driven by some of globalisations original proponents. The ramifications of this are numerous, not least the extent to which growing economic, political and cultural globalisation, and the international institutions that have facilitated it, have acted as a disincentive to conflict.

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Globalisation as we have known it is based on a specific set of relationships and circumstances. They include the necessity for lower wage economies, that operate as the factories of the world, or for political and trade ties that bind nations for mutual, if unequal, gain. As education, skill and income levels have risen, so these relationships are changing. We are now beginning to see the ways in which nations and economic blocs are reacting to these shifts.

This conference will look at how relationships between trading blocs are evolving, the interplay and engagement between government, the private and public sectors, whether globalisation, in its political, economic and cultural guises, is indeed in decline, and what a weakening of global interdependence could mean in the longer-term. Indeed, the conference will seek to determine whether global interdependence should be re-energised, and how this might be achieved.

Key Themes

The Weaponisation of Trade

Disinformation and Election Interference

The European Green Deal

Migration

Confirmed speakers

Margaritis Schinas

Margaritis Schinas 

European Commission Vice President for Promoting the European Way of Life

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Emma Navarro

Vice President, European Investment Bank

Ivan Rogers

Ivan Rogers

Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU

Pia Hansen

Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen

Director General, DG Communication, European Commission

Jennifer Rankin

Jennifer Rankin

Brussels Correspondent, Guardian News & Media

Duncan Robinson

Duncan Robinson

Political Correspondent and Charlemagne Columnist,
The Economist

Peter Power

Peter Power 

Head of Cabinet, Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan, European Commission

Kelly Beaver

Kelly Beaver

Managing Director, Public Affairs, Ipsos MORI 

Patrick Costello

Patrick Costello

Head of Division, EEAS Global 3 (Democracy and Electoral Observation), European Commission

Thomas Kristensen

Thomas Myrup Kristensen

Managing Director for EU Affairs and Head of Brussels Office, Facebook

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska

Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska 

Senior Research Fellow, the Centre for European Reform

Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform

saul lopez

Saul Lopez

Manager, E-mobility, Transport & Environment (T&E)

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Léa Auffret

Senior Trade Policy Officer & Trade Team Leader, BEUC

Ronan Palmer

Ronan Palmer

Programme leader, E3G

 

John E. Frank

John E. Frank 

Vice President EU Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

 
Dan Michaels

Dan Michaels

Brussels Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Alan Beattie

Alan Beattie

Senior Trade Writer, Financial Times

Heather Grabbe

Heather Grabbe,

Director, Open Society European Policy Institute

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Susan Ness

Founder, Susan Ness Strategies

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Founder, Encompass

Agenda

Agenda
2020-01-30
09:00 - 09:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome Introduction
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Paul Adamson
Founder of Encompass
09:40 - 10:30
Opening Remarks and Interview
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Margaritis Schinas
European Commission Vice President for Promoting our European Way of Life
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Heather Grabbe
Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
10:30 - 11:05
Public Opinion: A Presentation & Discussion
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Kelly Beaver
Managing Director of Ipsos MORI’s Public Affairs Business in the United Kingdom
Public Opinion: A Presentation & Discussion image
Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska
Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Reform.
11:05 - 11:25
Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:25
Disinformation and Election Interference Panel
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Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen
Director General, DG Communication at European Commission
Disinformation and Election Interference Panel image
Patrick Costello
Head of Division, EEAS Global 3 (Democracy and Electoral Observation) at European Commission
Disinformation and Election Interference Panel image
Thomas Myrup Kristensen
Managing Director for EU Affairs and Head of Brussels Office at Facebook
Disinformation and Election Interference Panel image
Jennifer Rankin
Brussels correspondent at Guardian News & Media
Disinformation and Election Interference Panel image
Susan Ness
Founder, Susan Ness Strategies
12:25 - 13:00
Interview: US Politics and the Transatlantic Relationship
Interview: US Politics and the Transatlantic Relationship image
John E. Frank
Vice President EU Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation
Interview: US Politics and the Transatlantic Relationship image
Dan Michaels
Brussels Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00
Keynote Address and Interview
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Ivan Rogers
Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU
Keynote Address and Interview image
Duncan Robinson
Political Correspondent and Charlemagne Columnist, The Economist
15:00 - 15:15
Speech: The European Commission’s New 5 Year Trade Programme
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Peter Power
Head of Cabinet, Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan at European Commission
15:15 - 16:00
Trade and Globalisation Panel
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Peter Power
Head of Cabinet, Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan at European Commission
Trade and Globalisation Panel image
Sam Lowe
Senior Research Fellow at Centre for European Reform
Trade and Globalisation Panel image
Alan Beattie
Senior Trade Writer, Financial Times
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Léa Auffret
Senior Trade Policy Officer and Trade Team Leader, BEUC
16:00 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 - 16:45
Keynote and Interview on Green Finance
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Emma Navarro
Vice President, European Investment Bank
16:45 - 17:30
The New European Green Deal Panel
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Saul Lopez
Manager, E-mobility, Transport & Environment (T&E)
The New European Green Deal Panel image
Ronan Palmer
Programme leader, E3G
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Paul Adamson
Founder of Encompass
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What is Encompass Live?

Encompass Live welcomes policy makers, businesses, NGOs, think tanks and the media to our events. With formats including interactive roundtables, dinners, book launches and other political and cultural events, participants leave feeling informed and inspired, whilst also getting the opportunity to network with a wide circle of guests.

Encompass Live serves as a direct extension of the “magazine-style” website Encompass, founded by Paul Adamson. Our events provide a space for conversation, open and accessible to all. Encompass Live events are built on years of experience of bringing individuals together through discussion and debate.

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For further information on speaking, sponsorship or visibility opportunities, please contact: James Wilmott

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Costs

Registration for this event is now open.

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.

Number of delegatesGroup discount
3 – 5 10%
6 - 8 20%
9+ 25%

Venue

Steigenberger Wiltcher's

Avenue Louise 71
1050 Brussels
Belgium
 

Address
Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
Avenue Louise 71
1050 Brussels
Belgium
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Contact

Interdependence Summit is organised in partnership with Forum Europe.

www.forum-europe.com

For more information or to discuss this conference please contact James Wilmott.

james.wilmott@forum-europe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 2920 783 027

Previous Editions

The 2017 edition took a critical look at whether it is possible for the EU to become more relevant to the citizens it is meant to serve, it also asked whether its institutions could deliver recognisably EU-led solutions to the migration, security and economic problems that have stoked the fires of populism in Europe, while examining the role of national capitals. Whilst the 2019 edition shone a spotlight over key political figures and commentators who analysed and debated the future of the Union, looking at some of the major domestic developments taking place around the EU.