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Faour Bruno

Faour Bruno

Eramet

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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Faour Bruno

Bruno Faour first served at Eramet as a project officer at the group level from 1998 to 2000.
- He afterwards worked at the management control level of the manganese branch (2000 –
2003).
- In 2003, he was appointed deputy CFO before being appointed in 2007, to the management
control department at the group level.
- After five years at this position, he became responsible of the Gabonese partnerships for
Comilog, the subsidiary company of Eramet in Gabon (2012- 2013)
- In 2013, he was designated Director of strategy and business development of the manganese
activity area of Eramet, position he held until 2018.
- He afterwards, became Eramets’ Vice-President development in Africa (2018-2020).
- Since June 2020, he is in charge of managing the public affairs and the corporate social
responsibility for the mining and metals division.

Fasth Berglund Åsa

Fasth Berglund Åsa

Professor Chalmers University of Technology

Defining the potential of digital for sustainability, innovation and recovery

Defining the potential of digital for sustainability, innovation and recovery

Organiser: DIGITALEUROPE This session will focus on key priorities for Europe to catch the new wave of industrial data. It will bring together key government actors, industry and academia to define the role of data governance and help to achieve the EU’s climate neutrality by 2050.

24 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 1 : Advanced Technologies

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Fasth Berglund Åsa

Åsa Fast-Berglund is a Professor in smart automation in production systems at IMS, Chalmers Sweden. Her main interests are to create automation strategies in both physical and cognitive automation in industry. Main focus is on Collaborative robot applications and digitalization of both internal and external value chain. Åsa Fast-Berglund is also the COO for the national testbed and international  innovation hub Stena Industry Innovation Lab were industry, academy and research institutes meet.

Favaretto Nicoletta

Favaretto Nicoletta

LA HD Project Manager

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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Fayolle Ambroise

Fayolle Ambroise

Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

Green = growth, or how European companies can champion green transition

Green = growth, or how European companies can champion green transition

Industry will give an essential contribution to reach our ambitious climate targets and stop climate change. By leading this transition, European companies can secure their competitiveness in traditional and emerging ecosystems, while delivering quality jobs for current and future generations of Europeans.

23 Feb 2021 | 10:50 - 12:00
Activity 2 : Circular economy

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Fayolle Ambroise

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank Ambroise Fayolle was appointed Vice-President of the European Investment Bank in February 2015. He is currently responsible for climate action and environment, development policy, the European Fund for Strategic Investments, and is Board member of the European Investment Fund. He also oversees the activities of the Bank in France, Germany and many countries in Africa and of the Pacific Ocean. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), he spent most of his career in various positions at the French Treasury Department and in the IMF and the World Bank, including as a Board member of the two institutions for 6 years.
Fedrigo Doreen

Fedrigo Doreen

Industrial Transformation Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Europe

Joining forces – how industrial alliances help to achieve EU policy objectives?

Joining forces – how industrial alliances help to achieve EU policy objectives?

Industrial alliances help achieving key EU policy objectives related to green and digital transition in a given ecosystem or value chain. They bring together a wide range of partners including public and private actors and civil society. Alliances have already delivered benefit in the area of batteries and circular plastics. Building on this success, the Commission launched in 2020 the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and the European Raw Materials Alliance. How they help to achieve EU policy objectives and at the same time create opportunities for participating companies? Tune in to this session to learn the answers.

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

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Fedrigo Doreen

Doreen Fedrigo is Industrial Transformation Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network Europe. She has more than 30 years’ NGO experience at UK and EU levels, and has worked on files ranging from waste, recycling and products, to sustainable consumption and production, bioeconomy and the circular economy. At CAN Europe her industrial transformation work focuses on driving industry beyond technological decarbonisation to ecodesign of products and processes and alternative business models. She studied Ecology and Conservation at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Ferre Wyckmans

Ferre Wyckmans

EESC Member Rapporteur of the opinion "Towards circular procurement to provide high quality goods and services"

Circular procurement: public and private

Circular procurement: public and private

Public procurement can be a powerful tool in the transition to a sustainable and just circular economy. The aim of this workshop is to walk policymakers and decision-makers through the circular procurement process. Our goal is to share/highlight the daily concerns and huge change in mindset for those involved in procuring. We want this workshop to help policy makers tackle the bottlenecks in legislation and we hope to give a unique insight for businesses and decision-makers on how they should transform their range of products & services to enter the circular economy. Organised by European Economic and Social Committee

24 Feb 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30

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Ferre Wyckmans

•    Sociologist
•    The career of 39 years with the employees and management organization of ACV (largest trade union in Belgium). Of which the last 15 years as General Secretary. 
•    Previously national trade union negotiator for various sectors. 
•    Member of the EESC workers' group since 2015. 
•    Since 2015, Chairman of the Global Management Committee of Social Security (Belgium).
•    President and co-founder of Thinktank Minerva (https://www.denktankminerva.be/)

Ferreira Dias Fernanda

Ferreira Dias Fernanda

Director-General Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition of Portugal

Defining the potential of digital for sustainability, innovation and recovery

Defining the potential of digital for sustainability, innovation and recovery

Organiser: DIGITALEUROPE This session will focus on key priorities for Europe to catch the new wave of industrial data. It will bring together key government actors, industry and academia to define the role of data governance and help to achieve the EU’s climate neutrality by 2050.

24 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15
Activity 1 : Advanced Technologies

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Ferreira Dias Fernanda

Fernanda FERREIRA DIAS currently serves as Director-General for Economic Activities at the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition. She served as Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Economy and she served as Principal Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU, and at the European Commission. Throughout her career, she negotiated European dossiers and represented Portugal at the EU, OECD, United Nations and other forums. She worked in all EU Portuguese Presidencies. She supports female entrepreneurship and the WinB - Women in Business Association.

Finn Barton

Finn Barton

Responsible for Purchaser Engagement, TCO Certified

Circular procurement: public and private

Circular procurement: public and private

Public procurement can be a powerful tool in the transition to a sustainable and just circular economy. The aim of this workshop is to walk policymakers and decision-makers through the circular procurement process. Our goal is to share/highlight the daily concerns and huge change in mindset for those involved in procuring. We want this workshop to help policy makers tackle the bottlenecks in legislation and we hope to give a unique insight for businesses and decision-makers on how they should transform their range of products & services to enter the circular economy. Organised by European Economic and Social Committee

24 Feb 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30

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Finn Barton

Barton Finn, Purchaser Support Manager, TCO Development
Barton Finn leads the Western Europe purchaser support program of TCO Development, the organization behind TCO Certified - the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. He focuses on helping the EU institutions as well purchasing organizations in the Benelux and French-speaking Europe to drive environmental and social responsibility through their IT tenders. His areas of expertise span across technology, (public) procurement and sustainability. Before joining TCO Development, he previously worked for the European Parliament and more recently as part of the government affairs department of a major IT company. Barton holds a Master degree in PR, communication and European affairs.

Frei Barbara

Frei Barbara

Schneider Electric, Executive Vice-President for Europe

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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Frei Barbara

Dr. Barbara Frei, Executive Vice President Europe Operations Barbara Frei, born in 1970 in Maennedorf, Switzerland, is Executive Vice President of Europe Operations since 2019. Until end of 2018 she was responsible for the business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and CEO of Schneider Electric GmbH in Germany. She completed her studies in mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, followed by a doctorate in 1998. In addition she is holding a MBA degree of IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.
Fritz Claire

Fritz Claire

EU HD Project Manager

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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Fritz Claire

Claire has been working in int. projects for more than 9 years, being in charge of classical pm(e.g. long & short term KPI control & analysis, quality assurance or overall coordination) as well as establishing & implementing holistic long-term stakeholder & IP community management processes. Claire joined the IP world in 2014 & since then she coordinates & contrives all training & awareness raising activities & since 2019 also the overall pm of the European IP Helpdesk. Next to that she is also part of the teams of the SEA IP SME Helpdesk, the India IP SME Helpdesk & the brand-new IP SCAN service.