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Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker

Master of Ceremony

To tax or not to tax – how to ensure a fair distribution of digital profits? interactive debate

To tax or not to tax – how to ensure a fair distribution of digital profits? interactive debate

25 Feb 2021 | 10:20 - 10:40
Activity 1 : Advanced Technologies

Will the post-COVID world really be different? interactive debate

Will the post-COVID world really be different? interactive debate

23 Feb 2021 | 14:35 - 15:05

Views from the Portuguese Presidency

Views from the Portuguese Presidency

23 Feb 2021 | 12:00 - 12:15

Welcome to day 2

Welcome to day 2

24 Feb 2021 | 10:00 - 10:05

Stronger together: the Single Market as a booster for industrial ecosystems

Stronger together: the Single Market as a booster for industrial ecosystems

The Single Market is the EU’s strongest asset in the transition to a greener, more digital, resilient and strategically autonomous economy. The COVID crisis has further highlighted the importance of the Single Market for the smooth operation of EU industry, across ecosystems and across borders.

23 Feb 2021 | 13:00 - 14:30

EU Industry Days Exhibition: Meet the public’s favourite projects

EU Industry Days Exhibition: Meet the public’s favourite projects

26 Feb 2021 | 13:50 - 13:55

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Jennifer Baker

European journalist and Master fo Ceremony of the entire EU Industry Days 2021

Jim Stoopman

Jim Stoopman

Project Manager, China IP Helpdesk

Intellectual Property SME Helpdesks

Intellectual Property SME Helpdesks

"Good management of Intellectual Property (IP) can be at the heart of commercial success for SMEs operating at the EU level as well as internationally. The International IP SME Helpdesks, as well as the European IP Helpdesk, provide expert advice to EU SMEs, SMEs from COSME associated countries, EU multipliers, participants and candidates to EU-funded projects and EU innovation stakeholders. This session will explain how the IP Helpdesks can help manage, disseminate and valorise technologies and other IP rights and assets at the EU level. Using successful examples of Helpdesk users, we will also showcase how IP Helpdesks contribute to the internationalization of EU SMEs by ensuring they protect and enforce their IP in countries such as China, South-East Asia, India or Latin America. "

25 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45

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Jongerius Agnes

Jongerius Agnes

Leaving no-one or no-region behind: addressing the challenges of industrial decarbonisation and Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Leaving no-one or no-region behind: addressing the challenges of industrial decarbonisation and Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Organiser: industriAll The EU is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, which has major implications for manufacturing sectors across the Continent. The EU is also committed to ensuring a just transition to carbon neutrality as laid out in the Paris Agreement and EU Green Deal. In Central and Eastern Europe, industrial transition cannot be disconnected from the deep energy transition underway. Industry in Eastern European countries is largely based on fossil fuels, the share of employment in energy-intensive sectors is particularly high, and GDP per capita comparatively lower than in other European countries. This puts the region in a different starting position from other EU regions and this needs to be taken into account when formulating EU policy. ‘One size fits all’ EU policies are unable to capture the challenges faced in the region. Policy coherence is vital between the EU’s Green Deal, revitalized industrial strategy, cohesion and regional policy, and employment and social policy. This workshop will build on a wider trade union initiative to help make sure that the EU’s COVID 19 recovery package and new budget drive a Just Transition and socially just Green Deal for all EU countries.

25 Feb 2021 | 10:45 - 12:15
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Jongerius Agnes

Agnes Jongerius was elected Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Labour Party PvdA in 2014, and is head of the PvdA Euro delegation. She is spokesperson for the S&D on Employment and Social Affairs and co-rapporteur for the ‘minimum wage directive’. 
She is a substitute member on the INTA Committee and co-chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Trade Unions.  Before she was elected to the European Parliament, Agnes was president of the Dutch Trade Union Confederation (FNV). 

Judith  Kirton-Darling

Judith Kirton-Darling

Deputy General Secretary, industriAll Europe

Leaving no-one or no-region behind: addressing the challenges of industrial decarbonisation and Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Leaving no-one or no-region behind: addressing the challenges of industrial decarbonisation and Just Transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Organiser: industriAll The EU is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, which has major implications for manufacturing sectors across the Continent. The EU is also committed to ensuring a just transition to carbon neutrality as laid out in the Paris Agreement and EU Green Deal. In Central and Eastern Europe, industrial transition cannot be disconnected from the deep energy transition underway. Industry in Eastern European countries is largely based on fossil fuels, the share of employment in energy-intensive sectors is particularly high, and GDP per capita comparatively lower than in other European countries. This puts the region in a different starting position from other EU regions and this needs to be taken into account when formulating EU policy. ‘One size fits all’ EU policies are unable to capture the challenges faced in the region. Policy coherence is vital between the EU’s Green Deal, revitalized industrial strategy, cohesion and regional policy, and employment and social policy. This workshop will build on a wider trade union initiative to help make sure that the EU’s COVID 19 recovery package and new budget drive a Just Transition and socially just Green Deal for all EU countries.

25 Feb 2021 | 10:45 - 12:15
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Judith Kirton-Darling

Judith Kirton-Darling is the elected Deputy General Secretary of industriAll Europe since July 2020.  Prior to this appointment, she was a British Member of the European Parliament from May 2014-January 2020 and has previously held the elected position of ETUC Confederal Secretary.  Judith built her European trade union experience both in the European Metalworkers’ Federation (EMF) and European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers Federation (EMCEF), where she worked as policy adviser. 

Juul Jørgensen Ditte

Juul Jørgensen Ditte

Director General, DG ENER, European Commission

Low carbon, affordable energy for industrial transformation

Low carbon, affordable energy for industrial transformation

" Following our increased climate ambition and the need for post-Covid recovery with a strong emphasis on future proof investments, it is clear that the historic growth rate of EU’s renewable energy industry of 6% is insufficient to meet our targets. The renewable energy market will have to grow 15-20% annually to achieve the 2030 renewable energy targets, with other clean energy technologies, value chains and infrastructure needing to scale up equally quickly. Clean energy value chains have a strategic dimension for the sustainable recovery of the EU’s economy, its resilience and its strategic autonomy. Structured engagement between the industry and policy-makers and industrial alliances are necessary to tackle issues such as the identification of critical supply chain segments, the needs for critical raw materials and end-of-life management. This session will discuss the critical issues that such dialogues should address, and the policy gaps – current or future – as regards domestic and global expansion of the EU clean energy sector. It will also present the new mandate of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum."

24 Feb 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Juul Jørgensen Ditte

"Ms. Ditte Juul Jørgensen became the Director-General for Energy at the European Commission on 1 August 2019. In this capacity, she leads the Directorate-General and its efforts to ensure access to affordable, secure, reliable and clean energy for all Europeans; to promote efficient production and use of energy; and to drive the process of becoming the first climate-neutral continent while contributing to Europe’s sustainable growth and job creation. Before assuming this role, Ms. Juul Jørgensen served as the Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. During this time, Ms. Juul Jørgensen steered work to ensure that all companies compete equally and fairly on their own merits to benefit consumers, businesses and the European economy as a whole. A committed civil servant in the European Commission since 1992, Ms. Juul Jørgensen also held Head of Unit and Director positions in the Directorate-General for Trade. It was here that she managed European Union policy and negotiations in the World Trade Organization, provided legal advice and led dispute settlement work. Ms. Juul Jørgensen has almost twenty years of experience in multilateral trade policy and World Trade Organization matters. As Head of Unit, she has also worked on sustainable development, sanitary and phytosanitary issues and European Union trade relations with partner countries. Ms. Juul Jørgensen’s career also includes service as the Head of the Economic Section of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in New York, where she represented the European Union on trade, sustainable development, international partnerships, finance and legal issues. Other formative experiences include work in the Directorate-General for Competition and at the European Court of Justice. Ms. Juul Jørgensen is a law graduate from the University of Copenhagen and the College of Europe. She is married and has three children."
Kaninda Marie-Chantal

Kaninda Marie-Chantal

Head of Corporate Affairs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Glencore

EU-Africa partnerships on sustainable raw material value chains

EU-Africa partnerships on sustainable raw material value chains

"The Communication ‘Towards a comprehensive Strategy with Africa’ adopted last March recognises the need of ‘enhanced cooperation between the EU and Africa on a responsible raw materials sector, secure and clean industrial value chains, respecting ambitious environmental and climate standards’. The action plan on critical raw materials proposes developing strategic international partnerships and associated funding to secure a diversified and sustainable supply of critical raw materials, including through undistorted trade and investment conditions, starting with pilot partnerships with Canada, interested countries in Africa and the EU’s neighbourhood in 2021. This panel will aim to mobilize the EU industry and raising its awareness on the ambition of developing strategic partnerships with a number of African countries. These partnerships will build industrial value chains’ integration between the EU and African countries and cover extraction, processing, refining and metal recycling. Partnerships aim at improving the sustainability and create value added in the raw materials sectors in Africa, as drivers for economic and social development and to deliver on the energy transition and the green economy. Outcome of the panel will build on the EU-Africa Business Forum."

26 Feb 2021 | 10:50 - 12:20

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Kaninda Marie-Chantal

As of the 1st September 2019, Marie-Chantal Kaninda has been appointed Executive Director Head of Corporate Affairs for Glencore DRC. Immediately, prior to joining Glencore, from March 1st, 2017 to August 2019, she was named Executive Director of the World Diamond Council (WDC). She also held several responsibilities in International mining companies, she was the Chief Advisor for External Affairs, Africa at Rio Tinto Corporation, a position she held since 2012. Before joining Rio Tinto, she held Administrative, Communication and External Affairs roles with Ashanti Goldfields, AngloGold Ashanti, and De Beers. She has provided her expertise to several community development projects in Africa, including successfully relocating a community in Angola, implementing several Stakeholder Engagement strategy plans for a variety of African operations, supporting the Kimberley Process. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ms. Kaninda is founder and creator of a non-profit organization, the MCKM Foundation, which focuses on education for girls in the DRC. She is the chairperson of the British Congo Business Group (BCBG), and chairperson of an Anti-Corruption Working Group for the private sector in the DRC, she is a Board Member of Standard Bank DRC, and a Board Member of KCC (Kamoto Copper Company); and until end April 2017 she has been a Board member of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI). Marie-Chantal Kaninda, has also been selected as the 14th most influential Women in Africa, in the category, Public, by Forbes Africa. This is the second time she is selected. Fluent in French and English, she holds an Economics degree from the University of Liege in Belgium.
Karis Christa

Karis Christa

Deputy Director Strategy Coordination, Client Relations and Front Office Business Support, European Investment Fund

SME access to finance

SME access to finance

" Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role to turn Europe into a digital and sustainable economy and increase its resilience. The COVID crisis has hit small businesses particularly hard. How does the EU financially support SMEs to overcome the crisis and master the twin transition? Speakers from the Commission and the European Investment Fund will present the current and future financial instruments and programmes. In particular, the session will focus on access to finance and investments through the Commission’s SME Strategy and InvestEU."
26 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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Katrina Sichel

Katrina Sichel

People-centred industrial policy: how community economy can create opportunities for all

People-centred industrial policy: how community economy can create opportunities for all

Inequalities across Europe caused by globalisation, technological change, the previous economic crisis or current COVID pandemic are hampering economic growth and can lead to social conflict, reducing participation in society and leading to increased social exclusion. At the same time, the industrial transformation should serve everybody: all citizens and all companies should have their share in the digital and green transition. This session will discuss various necessary ingredients and innovative tools ensuring modern equality: from skills, access to technologies and data for all, local green deals, IPR sharing etc.
26 Feb 2021 | 14:25 - 15:40

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Kerstin Jorna

Kerstin Jorna

Director General, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Welcome to day 4

Welcome to day 4

26 Feb 2021 | 10:00 - 10:05

Stronger together: the Single Market as a booster for industrial ecosystems

Stronger together: the Single Market as a booster for industrial ecosystems

The Single Market is the EU’s strongest asset in the transition to a greener, more digital, resilient and strategically autonomous economy. The COVID crisis has further highlighted the importance of the Single Market for the smooth operation of EU industry, across ecosystems and across borders.

23 Feb 2021 | 13:00 - 14:30

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Kerstin Jorna

Kerstin Jorna is a German national and a civil servant at the European Commission where she has held various positions, amongst others as Head of Cabinet of several Commissioners and different Director posts. Mrs. Jorna is the Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Mrs. Jorna was Deputy Director-General in the Economic and Financial Affairs general directorate where her areas of responsibility included, amongst others, macroeconomic surveillance of EU Member States, the European Investment Plan and coordination with international financial institutions. Mrs. Jorna also held positions on the Board of both the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund.

Kestutis Sadauskas

Kestutis Sadauskas

Director for Circular Economy and Green Growth at DG ENV

Transition to safe and sustainable chemicals – opportunities and challenges

Transition to safe and sustainable chemicals – opportunities and challenges

26 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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