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Guerini Giuseppe

Guerini Giuseppe

President of CECOP, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

Accelerating industrial transformation and workers’ skills development through worker cooperatives

Accelerating industrial transformation and workers’ skills development through worker cooperatives

Organiser: Mondragon Corporation The COVID-19 crisis showed the importance to maintain industrial capacity in the EU when global supply chains are disrupted. Worker coops invested in skills development, like Mondragon, have a role to play in the preservation of European industrial capacities. According to CECOP, the European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives, more than 8000 cooperatives are active in the field of industry and construction in Europe in 2019Reskilling and upskilling of workers and opportunities for lifelong learning ecosystems are key to worker cooperatives such as Mondragon and others. Policy makers and social economy enterprises should find solutions that align companies and educational centres in the development of more effective learning.

24 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Guerini Giuseppe

President of CECOP-CICOPA Europa the European Confederation of Industrial Cooperatives and Social Cooperatives, representing some 50,000 companies with more than 1.3 million workers in Europe, member of the Board in CICOPA and Cooperatives Europe.
Member of the EESC (European Economic and Social Commitee) since September 2010 has been dealing in particular with the social economy and social enterprises, employment and labor and finance for SMEs and social enterprises. On last December he has been spokesperson for the Social Economy category of the ESSC.
Since 2010 unti June 2018, he has been a national president of Confcooperative-Federsolidarietà  (association representing 6,200 social cooperatives, social enterprises in Italy).
He has been a social entrepreneur since 1988, when he started working as a base operator in a cooperative of social solidarity. He subsequently had executive roles in several cooperatives.
He has been an administrator in many social cooperatives and consortia and in a Cooperative Credit Bank. For 4 years he was a member of the Board of Directors of Banca Popolare di Bergamo of the UBI Group. He is a member of the board of the AICCON research Center of the University of Bologna.
From 2012 to 2015, he was chairman of the Entrepreneurial & Territory Unit Committee, which brings together 10 small and medium-sized enterprise associations in the province of Bergamo. He is also a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Crafts Industry in Bergamo.

Guibourgé-Czetwertyński Adam

Guibourgé-Czetwertyński Adam

Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland

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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Guibourgé-Czetwertyński Adam

Graduate of HEC Paris and the history faculties of the Paris IV-Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw.
In 2013, he began working at the Ministry of Environment as part of the Climate Negotiators Team at the United Nations COP19 Climate Summit in Warsaw. Previously, he had gained experience in the field of finance in the private sector. In 2015–2018, he headed the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels, where he negotiated draft legislation on the environment and climate in Council working groups. In 2018, he served as the chief negotiator of the Polish Presidency of COP24 in Katowice, preparing a package of decisions implementing the Paris Agreement, the so-called Katowice Rulebook. In 2019, he once again became the head of the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU

Guida Domenico

Guida Domenico

Digital Innovation Project Manager, ART-ER S., Emilia Romagna. Lead Nanopilot VI, S3 AI HMI

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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Hanikat Mari

Hanikat Mari

CEO at Garage48

Session - Data 4 Healthy Recovery

Session - Data 4 Healthy Recovery

Data 4 Healthy Recovery The main goal of the session will be to raise awareness on the topic and launch Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon. During the Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon in June 2021 participants will design the concepts and build the prototypes to solve key smart health challenges of European health care market players and make their contribution for long-term social and economic recovery.

25 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Harmgart Heike

Harmgart Heike

Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – EBRD, Egypt

Session - Value chain integration: EU and the Neighbourhood countries

Session - Value chain integration: EU and the Neighbourhood countries

"As a response to the Covid crisis, some EU businesses are reconsidering their value chains, where some strategic products would be manufactured on the European continent and its proximity. How can we leverage our geographical and cultural proximity with the Eastern and Southern Neighbours to bring manufacturing closer, diversify and ultimately achieve greater open strategic autonomy? What would it take in terms of regulatory alignment, business environment and EU policy engagement? Improving the business environment, rule of law, and regulatory aspects on goods production has been for several years an area where the EU is encouraging the neighbourhood partners to progress – and many of which do. What more can and needs to be done? The Commission has also been working on how to strengthen the support of European foreign direct investment for SMEs in the region via European equity. Particularly on regulatory aspects, benefits from better regulatory alignment could influence the choice of investors to integrate parts of their production line from neighbouring countries. What role could alignment processes (e.g. Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products) play in this regard? While some countries are quite advanced in this process, others see more challenges for their economic and regulatory environment. What options could be leveraged to mutually benefit the relevant ecosystems?"

26 Feb 2021 | 10:50 - 12:20

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Harmgart Heike

Heike Harmgart is the Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
 
Based in Cairo, Dr Harmgart is responsible for the formulation and delivery of EBRD’s strategy and business plan for the SEMED region currently including Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza. She manages a team of 150 staff with an annual business volume of over € 2 billion.
 
A German national, Dr Harmgart joined the EBRD in 2006 as an economist. In 2013 she became EBRD’s first Head of Office in Jordan, based in Amman. She was appointed Director for the Eastern Mediterranean after EBRD expanded under her local leadership into Lebanon and West Bank and Gaza in 2017.

She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Futures Council on the New Agenda for Fragility and Resilience and a fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin. Prior to joining EBRD she worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She holds a PhD in economics from University College London.

Harri Tallinn

Harri Tallinn

Associate Partner at CIVITTA

Session - Data 4 Healthy Recovery

Session - Data 4 Healthy Recovery

Data 4 Healthy Recovery The main goal of the session will be to raise awareness on the topic and launch Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon. During the Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon in June 2021 participants will design the concepts and build the prototypes to solve key smart health challenges of European health care market players and make their contribution for long-term social and economic recovery.

25 Feb 2021 | 15:45 - 17:15

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Heider Christoph

Heider Christoph

President, European Chamber of Commerce in Korea

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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Heider Christoph

ECCK President
Christoph Heider has been the President of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK) since 2013. He was the former Chief Financial Officer for Bayer Korea Ltd. in Seoul and Regional Manager of Bayer AG Legal Entity Accounting Asia Pacific Division in Germany. Christoph had worked for Bayer Ltd. in Tokyo since 1997 having arrived in Japan as a teacher shortly before.
Christoph graduated with an Intermediate Diploma in Economics from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany in 1988 before going on to complete his Diploma in Business Economics from the University of Mannheim in 1991. He then went on to finish a Postgraduate Program in Japanese from the University of Tuebingen in Germany and Doshisha University in Japan in 1996.
In 2016, Christoph received an Honorary Citizenship of Seoul. His other honorary assignments include being a board member of Heider-Kober Foundation in Munich, Germany as well as being a member of the European Union Domestic Advisory Group and the Korea-EU Civil Society Forum.
Christoph currently lives in Korea with his wife, 1 daughter and 1 son.

Hemetsberger Walburga

Hemetsberger Walburga

Unlocking the full potential of renewables through EU industrial policy - from emerging to commercial technologies

Unlocking the full potential of renewables through EU industrial policy - from emerging to commercial technologies

Organiser: Ocean Energy Europe The European Green Deal is a unique opportunity to strengthen European global leadership in renewable energy technologies. A coherent industrial policy can guide the investments needed to roll out renewable energy technologies at scale and deliver a socially and economically just transition. This session will explore how forward-looking European policies focusing on R&I, trade policy, skills, infrastructure, and market scale can enable the EU to remain a global leader in renewable energy technologies.

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

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Hemetsberger Walburga

Walburga Hemetsberger has been working in Brussels for more than 18 years in different positions, most of the time in the energy sector. 
Before joining SolarPower Europe, Walburga headed the VERBUND Representation Office in Brussels and was a Board Member of Hydrogen Europe. Her previous experience includes her roles as Head of the EU Representation Office at VERBUND for nine years; Advisor of Financial and Capital Markets at The Association of German Public Banks and Association of Public Banks (VÖB / EAPB); Competition lawyer at Haarmann Hemmelrath; A Parliamentary Assistant to Austrian MEP and experience in the DG Competition Merger Control Task Force. 
Walburga holds a degree in Law and Business Administration from Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck. She speaks German, English, Dutch and French .

Herlitschka Sabine

Herlitschka Sabine

CEO of Infineon Technologies Austria AG

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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Herlitschka Sabine

Sabine Herlitschka is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Infineon Technologies Austria AG. Her professional career includes industrial biotechnology research, international cooperation and financing in technology and innovation, Internships at leading organizations in the USA, Fulbright Scholar at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University, as well as founding Vice-Rector for Research Management and International Cooperation at the Medical University of Graz/Austria. Before joining Infineon Technologies Austria, Herlitschka was Director of European and International Programmes in the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. For almost 20 years she has been frequently involved in European Research as advisor, project coordinator and evaluator, as well as participant and Chairperson in strategic European & international expert groups. In Febr. 2018 she has been elected Chair of the Governing Board of the 5 bn Euro European Public Private Partnership ECSEL-Electronic Components and Systems for Electronic Leadership. Herlitschka holds a Ph.D. in Food- and Biotechnology and a Master of Business Administration. Amongst others, she is member of the Austrian Council for Research & Technology Cooperation, member of the Senate of the German Fraunhofer Society
Hernandez Victoria

Hernandez Victoria

Board member at CaixaBank Payments & Consumer - Head of the investment committee of Rising Tide Europe

European Innovation Council

European Innovation Council

" Highly innovative SMEs with potential for high growth can take full advantage of partnering opportunities. Finding the right partner can generate great competitive benefits for small businesses. The European Innovation Council (EIC) stimulates strong collaboration between the innovative companies it funds and large corporates, investors, technology giants and industrial leaders to spur new partnerships and help small companies scale-up their business. Speakers from the Commission and multinational companies will cover how bridging the gap between start-ups/scale-ups and large companies can prove to be a vital strategy for business acceleration and growth."

24 Feb 2021 | 12:30 - 13:45

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Hernandez Victoria

 Victoria Hernandez is a highly recognized senior executive with more than 25 years experience in building, launching and managing multinational enterprises in the EU and Globally, primarily in the TMT and the Fintech services sector. Former Alliance’s Director BT Europe, Executive Chairman Orange Spain and SVP international Proximus.
Victoria Hernandez is Board member (NED) at CaixaBank Payments & Consumer, Business Angel and Head of the investment committee of Rising Tide Europe. Judge at the European Commission, in charge of evaluating EU proposals for the EIC Horizon2020 funding applications.  She is Board member of Global Telecommunications Women’s Network (GTWN.org) the international forum for executive women active in High Technology to contribute to the evolving global information society in a positive manner. 
Bachelor of Engineering in Computing Sciences at UPC, EMBA at INSEAD and  Master in Digital Marketing at Columbia Business School.