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Fuhr Lise

Fuhr Lise

Director General of ETNO

What kind of a digital future we want

What kind of a digital future we want

As we stand at the start of a new decade, and look ahead to that digital future, the one thing we can say for sure is that none of us knows exactly how technology is about to change our lives. That’s partly because the digital world is so innovative – and innovation is uncertain by its very nature. However, as shown by recent Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Acts, the digital future will be powerfully shaped by our own choices and actions. That includes issues such as use of data while respecting democratic access to business opportunities, research and development for digital technologies driven by a human-centric approach and social innovation.

25 Feb 2021 | 14:05 - 15:35
Activity 1 : Advanced Technologies

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Fuhr Lise

Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
Lise is ETNO’s Director General since January 2016. At ETNO, she leads and oversees all the activities and she is the main external representative of the Association. On behalf of the Association, she is also a Board and an Administrative Committee member in ECSO, the European Cybersecurity Organisation. Lise has also been reappointed to the Internet Society Public Interest Registry Board of Directors for a three-year term as of May 2019.
Prior to joining ETNO, she was Chief Operating Officer of DK Hostmaster and DIFO, the company managing the .dk domain name. In the period between September 2014 and December 2015, she also chaired the Cross Community Working Group for the IANA Stewardship Transition, building on her strong network within the internet community. Lise has 20+ years of experience in the telecoms industry. She started her career at the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (1996-2000) where she wrote and implemented regulation for the telecommunication markets. After that, she worked for the telecoms operator Telia Networks (2000-2009), where she led various teams dealing with issues as diverse as interconnection agreements, mobile services and industry cooperation.

Garnier Christophe

Garnier Christophe

Global Environmental Standards Manager, Schneider Electric

Ready for the 21st century: Driving industrial innovation towards European Green Deal goals

Ready for the 21st century: Driving industrial innovation towards European Green Deal goals

Organiser: Climate Action Network Europe Achieving climate neutrality will need several transformational actions, from fuel switches to product and process ecodesign and new business models based on product leasing and the sharing economy. We will explore some solutions to show how they can contribute to European Green Deal objectives.

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

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Garnier Christophe

Schneider Electric
Global Environmental Standards Manager
Grenoble - France
Christophe Garnier has a Masters in Computer Sciences from UGA in Grenoble, France. After 10 years as an SME in the IT sector, he joined Schneider Electric 20 years ago. 

Christophe has more than 10 years of experience in Schneider Electric’s Environmental Department and is an expert in environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign of products. He has implemented the Ecodesign process for a complete range of products and his responsibility has grown from insuring compliance with international regulations to implementation in RD teams. 

Christophe is now dedicated to representing Schneider Electric in formal standards bodies and in professional consortia. Christophe represents Schneider Electric and the French National Committee in international Environmental Standardization Development Organizations (SDOs). His recognized expertise in Environment and Standardization has been recognized in his chairmanships of the IEC TC111 “Environmental Standards for Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE)”, and French Committees on Circular Economy of EEE (GEJ10), and environmental aspects of EEE (UF111). Christophe is also member of several groups developing environmental standards, including the European CEN/CENELE/ETSI TC10 preparing the series of Circular Economy standards

Christophe is also an expert in professional associations. In “The Green Grid” he conducted work on environmental aspects of Datacenters and published a white paper (2014). Christophe also led a consortium of UPS manufacturers to participate in the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Pilot program of the EU Commission (2013-2018) and is regularly speaking at environmental and sustainability international conferences.

Gasparon Massimo

Gasparon Massimo

Director of the European Raw Materials Alliance

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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Gasparon Massimo

Dr Massimo Gasparon is the Director of the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA). The scope of ERMA is to identify the sector’s challenges through an open consultation process and to support SMEs as well as large industries with the establishment of large scale projects and infrastructures that address the current and future needs of the EU’s industrial ecosystems. Before becoming the Director of ERMA in February 2021, he was the Innovation Director at EIT RawMaterials, the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union. His responsibilities included the overall coordination and management of EIT RawMaterials’ funding program and International Outreach strategy. He holds a PhD in geochemistry from the University of Tasmania, and prior to joining EIT RawMaterials in 2017 he was a professor and geochemistry laboratory manager in the School of Earth Sciences at The University of Queensland. Between 1995 and 2013 he coordinated several programs aimed at establishing human impacts at research stations in the Australian Antarctic Territory, including the management of the Airllink program (direct flight connection between Australia and Antarctica). The main goal of his recent research has been to provide the geochemical tools for the assessment of risk to the environment and to human health, particularly at mine sites, following exposure to air, water and soil contaminated with metals and metalloids, particularly arsenic. He is the co-author of over 100 scientific publications, a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and a Special Visiting Researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. In 2006 he won a Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and received a UQ Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011. He was the Chair of the School’s Teaching and Learning Committee from 1997 to 2012, and coordinated the most awarded Earth sciences undergraduate curriculum across Australian universities.

Gattaz Pierre

Gattaz Pierre

President of BusinessEurope

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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Gattaz Pierre

"Pierre Gattaz became President of BusinessEurope on 5 July 2018. Until then, he held the Presidency of BusinessEurope’s French member federation MEDEF. A graduate of Telecom Bretagne (l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne) and holder of a Certificate in Administrative Management from the George Washington University (USA), he was a project engineer and export project manager at Dassault Electronics from 1984 to 1989. From 1989 to 1992, he was Managing Director at Fontaine Electronics, then Convergie (a subsidiary of the Dynaction Group). Pierre Gattaz became Managing Director at Radiall in December 1992 and has been the Chairman of the Board since January 1994. He was President of GIXEL (Professional Association for Electronic Components Systems, Digital Identity Industries) from 1999 to 2003, and then President and founder of the FIEN (Digital and Electronic Industries) from 2002 to 2007, before being elected President of the FIEEC (Federation of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Industries – 30 industrial unions) in 2007, when he also joined the Executive Committee of MEDEF (Movement of French Enterprises). From June 2010 to July 2013, he was also President of the GFI (Group of Industrial Federations - 17 industrial federations representing 80% of French industry) and a founding member of La Fabrique (the Industry’s Think Tank). Pierre Gattaz is Knight of the French Legion of Honour and Officer of the Order of Merit."
Gauer Céline

Gauer Céline

Director-General - Head of the Recovery and Resilience Task Force (RECOVER), European Commission

Welcome to day 2

Welcome to day 2

24 Feb 2021 | 10:00 - 10:05

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Gauer Céline

Céline Gauer is Head of the Recovery and Resilience Task Force. She was Deputy Secretary General for Policy Coordination in the European Commission from August 2018 until October 2020. Before that she was Deputy Director General for Food Safety in the European Commission's General Directorate for Health and Food Safety since March until July 2018. Prior to that date she was a member of the Directorate General for Competition where she occupied various positions from 1995 until 2018, lately as Director for Energy and Environment. She studied Law and Economics in France (Sorbonne and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris).

Giansanti Massimiliano

Giansanti Massimiliano

Vice President, COPA COGECA

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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Giansanti Massimiliano

Vice President, COPA COGECA 

Goetz Peter

Goetz Peter

BSH (Bosch Group), Executive Vice-President

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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Goetz Peter

Dr. Peter Goetz is President of the European trade association APPLiA and he is Managing Director Gaggenau at BSH Home Appliances. He already hold numerous management positions within the BSH Group, lastly as Executive Vice President Europe.
Goulain Tim

Goulain Tim

Director, Policy & Networks, European Australian Business Council

European business & sustainability in third markets

European business & sustainability in third markets

Organiser: EBOWWN The main focus of the session will be to showcase the role of European business in delivering projects towards the green transition in global markets. The EBO Worldwide Network is an association which includes European Chambers of Commerce and Business Councils in over forty countries in all continents (except Antarctica). A panel of European Chambers from a country from each continent (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania) will present the main context for green transition policies and programmes in their market, and how European companies are delivering project to achieve these ambitions.

25 Feb 2021 | 10:45 - 12:15
Activity 1 : Advanced Technologies

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Goulain Tim

Director, Policy & Networks, EABC
Tim Goulain is Director, Policy and Networks at the European Australian Business Council (EABC) – he was appointed in 2016. He is responsible for shaping and leading the EABC’s policy activities and for promoting the EABC’s profile with external stakeholders.
Tim’s background prior to joining the EABC was in Public & European Affairs, working in Brussels at the European Parliament, and French consultancy firm Euralia. As a consultant, Tim represented European corporate organisations and businesses at the European institutions and at EU Member States levels.
Tim holds a Masters degree in European and International Affairs from Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Grignard Cédric

Grignard Cédric

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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Grotz Claudia

Grotz Claudia

Senior Director Public Affairs Europe

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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Grotz Claudia

Claudia Grotz is Senior Director Public Affairs Europe at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and responsible for public affairs and regulatory topics in the European Union and Germany.
Claudia has more than 16 years of international experience in the wind industry. She has accompanied various topics such as the introduction of auction schemes in Germany, completion of the European Renewable Energy Directive, and works on trade and industrial policies as well as the topic of circularity.

Claudia is member of the Board of WindEurope and chair of the WindEurope Working Group Sustainability.