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Azevedo Paulo

Azevedo Paulo

European Round Table for Industry, Chairman of Sonae

Session - Upskilling Europe – new solutions and partnerships

Session - Upskilling Europe – new solutions and partnerships

"Industry is going through an unprecedented transformation on a global scale and we are witnessing increased disparities between sectors and regions. The rapid shift towards a climate neutral Europe and digital transformation is changing the way we work, learn, take part in society and lead our everyday lives. Europe can only grasp these opportunities if its people develop the right skills. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a profound impact on millions of people in the EU have lost their job or experienced significant income loss. Many will need to acquire new skills and move to new jobs in a different sector of economy. More will need to upskill to keep their job in a new work environment. For young people, entry in the labour market could be very challenging. To answer these challenges the Commission highlighted the importance of skills in the EU Industrial Strategy and adopted in July 2020 European Skills Agenda. A key for recovery is to increase public and private investment in upskilling the workforce to maximise job retention and new job opportunities. The Skills Agenda sets that by 2025, 120 million people should participate in training every year. The session will discuss how to address this challenge and mobilise efficiently the Recovery and Resilience Plans and the next Multi-Financial Framework (2021-2027)."

25 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Azevedo Paulo

European Roundtable for Industry, Chairman of Sonae
Baker Jennifer

Baker Jennifer

Master of Ceremony

Start of Day 1

Start of Day 1

23 Feb 2021 | 09:55 - 10:00

Start of Day 2

Start of Day 2

24 Feb 2021 | 09:55 - 10:00

Start of Day 3

Start of Day 3

25 Feb 2021 | 10:05 - 10:10

Start of Day 4

Start of Day 4

26 Feb 2021 | 09:55 - 10:00

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Baljeu Jeannette

Baljeu Jeannette

Member of the Executive Board of the Province of Zuid-Holland, NL, Member of the Committee of the Regions

Fostering resilient regional ecosystems to decarbonise industry

Fostering resilient regional ecosystems to decarbonise industry

For Europe‘s industry to reach climate neutrality, we need to tackle several main challenges.  This session aims to identify these barriers and give a way forward for the industry to successfully lead this transition. One of these challenges is to diminish the innovation gaps from Research and Development investments to the deployment of new technologies in Industrial eco-systems. 
Leveraging and exploiting the synergies between manufacturing companies and sectors in order to optimise resource and energy management on a regional level and beyond will be one of the most important drivers for decarbonisation. Increased cost efficiency and resource productivity as well as technological and process-related innovation resulting from industrial sector coupling are also particularly critical in the context of the current economic crisis. Stimulating a circular and materials efficient economy is also one of the main challenges.

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

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Baljeu Jeannette


Jeannette Baljeu, member of the Executive Board of the Province of Zuid-Holland, NL, member of the Committee of the Regions (Speaker)

Career
Regional Minister of Zuid-Holland
Since 2017

President SBRCURnet
2015 – 2017

President Taskforce Student Travelcard 
2014 – 2015

Alderman and Vice-Mayor of the City of Rotterdam
2010 – 2014

Alderman and Vice-Mayor of the City of Rotterdam 
2006 – 2009

Political Activity
Vice-president board Peoples Party of Freedom and Democracy (liberal party, VVD) 
2014 – 2017

Vice-president ALDE
2007 – 2009

Other positions 
Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), including membership of the ECON commission 
Since 2017  

Member Political Office of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CMPR)
Since 2017

Baril Thierry

Baril Thierry

Chief Human Resources Officer, Airbus

Session - Upskilling Europe – new solutions and partnerships

Session - Upskilling Europe – new solutions and partnerships

"Industry is going through an unprecedented transformation on a global scale and we are witnessing increased disparities between sectors and regions. The rapid shift towards a climate neutral Europe and digital transformation is changing the way we work, learn, take part in society and lead our everyday lives. Europe can only grasp these opportunities if its people develop the right skills. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a profound impact on millions of people in the EU have lost their job or experienced significant income loss. Many will need to acquire new skills and move to new jobs in a different sector of economy. More will need to upskill to keep their job in a new work environment. For young people, entry in the labour market could be very challenging. To answer these challenges the Commission highlighted the importance of skills in the EU Industrial Strategy and adopted in July 2020 European Skills Agenda. A key for recovery is to increase public and private investment in upskilling the workforce to maximise job retention and new job opportunities. The Skills Agenda sets that by 2025, 120 million people should participate in training every year. The session will discuss how to address this challenge and mobilise efficiently the Recovery and Resilience Plans and the next Multi-Financial Framework (2021-2027)."

25 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Baril Thierry

Chief Human Resources Officer, Airbus
Barthès Isabelle

Barthès Isabelle

Deputy General Secretary of industriAll Europe Trade Union

Pact for Skills

Pact for Skills

"As part of the European Skills Agenda, the Commission launched in November 2020 the Pact for Skills, to incentivise public and private organisations to join forces and take concrete action to upskill and reskill working age people in Europe. The initiative aims to support a fair and resilient recovery and deliver on the ambitions of the EU Industrial and SME strategies and the green and digital transitions. EU funding, i.e. the Recovery and Resilience Facility and the relevant funding instruments under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 can support the Pact and should be fully used. This session will discuss: What is the Pact for Skills and how can you join? What will the Pact offer? How the large-scale partnerships can work? How can the networking, knowledge, guidance hub help your upskilling and reskilling efforts? "

24 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45

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Barthès Isabelle

Isabelle Barthès is Deputy General Secretary of industriAll Europe Trade Union, the European Trade Union Federation representing industrial workers in metal, chemicals, textile and energy sectors. She has extensive experience of the trade union movement at European level. She is dealing with Collective Bargaining and Social Policy, digitalisation and youth. She is also in charge of industrial sectors such as aerospace, ICT, mechanical engineering and defense.

Basch Lucie

Basch Lucie

Co-founder and Chief Expansion Officer, Too Good To Go

We are the Next Generation EU

We are the Next Generation EU

Young Europeans are keen to take control of their lives and engage with and support others. Yet in the current context many face uncertainties about their future, as a result of technological change, demographic trends, discrimination, social exclusion, fake news and populism with yet unknown effects on jobs, skills or the way our democracies work. With the current COVID contest, more than ever, they need to be resilient and able to adapt to these challenges. In today's interconnected world, many young people are concerned about global issues such as climate change or peace and security. Still many are able to turn these challenges into opportunities, for them and for others. They represent new, fresh thinking, and new way to do things: create business, bring added value to the society and to the planet.

23 Feb 2021 | 15:05 - 16:35

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Basch Lucie

An engineer, Lucie started her career in the food-processing industry in the UK. Witnessing the scope of food waste in her branch, she quit her job and imagined a concept that would empower any citizen to fight food waste at their own level. Because “collaboration is the new competition”, Lucie joined forces with a couple of young entrepreneurs in Denmark that had a similar idea and together, they created Too Good To Go. Lucie launched Too Good To Go in France in June 2016, with great success. Lucie is currently the Chief Expansion Officer of Too Good To Go global. Worldwide, since 2016, more than 60 million meals have been saved, Too Good To Go has more than 60 000 business partners, 32 million users and counts 750+ employees in 15 countries. Lucie is a member of the Carrefour Food Orientation Committee” and a Board member of France Digitale. In 2020, Lucie is also listed among the Top 40 Women of Forbes France and is one of the “100 Women who change the world” according to French business magazine Challenges.
Blanco Raquel

Blanco Raquel

Global Smart Mobility Director, Iberdrola

Decarbonising Industry Value Chains: Hydrogen over Ammonia to Green Agriculture Products

Decarbonising Industry Value Chains: Hydrogen over Ammonia to Green Agriculture Products

Organiser: Fertilizers Europe The session is expected to showcase innovative, breakthrough projects with industrial symbiosis at their core, illustrating value added for actors across the value chain as well as flagging the challenges faced by front runners and their needs to scale up. Representatives from the fertilizer and energy industries, end-customers, as well as EU and national policymakers will come together to discuss how to build a business case for a net zero world.

24 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Blanco Raquel

Raquel Blanco is currently Global Smart Mobility Director within the Retail Business in Iberdrola.

She’s responsible for making electrical mobility an option for everyone, across the globe, in any geography. Electrification of transport is key to fight climate change. The goal is to provide any mobility solution the customers may need, accelerating the energy transition to a more sustainable world.

She’s been working for Iberdrola since year 2000 where she has been holding different positions: Smart Solutions Director, Global Marketing and Advertising Director, Head of Efficiency and Energy Services, Head of Business Development Europe, and General Manager of Tarragona Power (JV between RWE and Iberdrola) as well as different positions related to the Origination and Development of Generation within the Power and Emission Trading Department.

Before 2000, she worked for ABB in the Thermal Power Plant and Environment Division.

 

Raquel Blanco holds a Master of Science in Energy and Resources (1999) from the University of California at Berkeley, USA, as well as a degree (Master of Engineering) in Industrial Engineering (1995) from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. Raquel also completed the “Global Leadership Program” by IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland).

Blanquez-Yeste José

Blanquez-Yeste José

Policy Officer, European Commission

Single Market programme

Single Market programme

" Endorsed by the Council in December 2020, the Single Market Programme represents a key achievement to improve the functioning of our Single Market. Bringing together activities currently financed under six different programmes, it will strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs as well as enhance the protection of consumers with a total budget of €4.2 billion. This session will present the main features and actions of the Single Market Programme, in particular its SME pillar (COSME successor). It will also provide an overview of the upcoming calls."

26 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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Blanquez-Yeste José

José Blanquez is the team leader of the coordination team of the SME pillar of the Single Market Programme.  Graduated in Commerce and Finance, he has worked ten years in the private sector in accountancy, audit and management control.  He integrated the European Commission in 1998, where before joining the COSME team, he has been the team leader of a Public Procurement and Grant Management team in a Financial Resources unit and a policy officer in a Strategic Unit in DG GROW.

Blässinger Till

Blässinger Till

Managing Director, Josef Blässinger GmbH + Co. KG

Between competitiveness and protectionism – what does the future of European trade look like?

Between competitiveness and protectionism – what does the future of European trade look like?

Organiser: EuroCommerce " The main goal of this session is to create a common understanding of the importance of free global trade and the dangers that nationalism and protectionism pose to our businesses and our society. Protectionism has grown over recent years, causing tensions with many key EU trading partners. Trade policy is increasingly used as a vehicle to export non-trade related issues such as human rights or environmental goals. At the same time, the use of EU trade defense measures has increased, and there are calls to further strengthen and expand their use. The new trade reality has a significant impact on the competitiveness of the EU, and the EU should avoid pressures to follow suit. Instead, the focus should lie on intensifying the efforts in reaching free trade agreements with like-minded countries around the world. The debate on the future of European trade will be approached from different angles by speakers representing the academic, political and economic perspectives. In a discussion between the speakers and the participants of the EU Industry Days it will be debated, if the future of European trade lies in protectionism or free trade."

26 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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Blässinger Till

Till Blässinger is owner and mangaing director of
Josef Blässinger GmbH + Co. KG
He is already the third generation to lead the company.
With ten locations and over 150 employees in Germany,
Austria and Switzerland, the BLÄSSINGER GROUP is one
of the leading technical trading companies in the field of
roller bearings, linear motion and power transmission.
In addition to an extensive product portfolio, Blässinger
offers its customers decades of experience and customeroriented
services.
Till Blässinger was born in Stuttgart in 1971. He is married
and has two sons. As the son of an entrepreneur,
he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather
at an early age. After graduating in mechanical engineering
and first experiences in the automotive industry, he
studied for 2 years at the IESE Universidad de Navarra,
Barcelona, where he completed a Master's degree in
Business Administration. He worked with Schott Glass,
a speciality glass manufacturer, in new business
development before joining the company in 2002.
Till Blässinger has now been the company's managing
director since 2004.
Throughout his career he engaged in different organisations
with focus on entrepreneurship, “Die Familienunternehmer”,
on technical distribution in Europe, “EPTDA”,
employers association “grosshandel-bw” and Federation
of Wholsalers in Germany “BGA”. He served in boards
level positions, 2005 to 2006 as president to EPTDA.

Boezel Marjolein

Boezel Marjolein

CEO Van Raam Reha Bikes B.V., Director DIH Boost Smart Industry

Regions in industrial transition: making digital work for SMEs in regional innovation ecosystems

Regions in industrial transition: making digital work for SMEs in regional innovation ecosystems

Organiser: Vanguard Initiative Discuss the opportunities for digital solutions for industrial SMEs with us during this workshop and online. Regions all over Europe are key drivers in the twin transitions of greening and digitalisation to shape the future strong European industrial value Chains. We discuss the opportunities of the European Digital Strategy and the Industrial Strategy with the EC. We learn from regional examples connected in the Vanguard Initiative and Eurada.

26 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 3 : Climate neutrality

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