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The Five Freedom Project’s Launch Event: Europe Five Freedoms – Making them Alive

November 10 2015
Venue: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles
Speakers: Elena Bonfiglioli, Philippe Legrain, Jacob Wallenberg, Jon Worth, Gunnar Hökmark, Eliana Garces-Tolon, Pascal Lamy, Julia Reinaud and Peter Sutherland
Time: 14:30

Join for the event with Elena Bonfiglioli, Philippe Legrain, Jacob Wallenberg, Jon Worth, Gunnar Hökmark, Eliana Garces-Tolon, Pascal Lamy, Julia Reinaud and Peter Sutherland

Europe’s founding idea is to make the movement of goods, services, people, and capital free. Decades of reform in Europe have no doubt spurred economic integration and growth. But how far away from the founding idea is Europe today – and what should be the agenda for making Europe’s freedoms alive?

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Programme

14:15 Welcome

14:20 Five Freedoms – Europe’s opportunity

Elena Bonfiglioli, Philippe Legrain, and Jacob Wallenberg

15:30 Same but different – Two visions about Europe

Gunnar Hökmark and Jon Worth

16:00 Coffee break

16:15 Empowering Europe’s talents and resources

Eliana Garces-Tolon, Pascal Lamy, Julia Reinaud and Peter Sutherland

17:30 End

 

Speakers

Elena Bonfiglioli is a leading advocate in Europe for technology and innovation in healthcare. She is now the Director for Health Industry at Microsoft. A Board Member of CSR Europe and the European Academy for Business in Society, Bonfiglioli is a member of the European Network for Women in Leadership.

Eliana Garces-Tolon is the Deputy Chief Economist of the Directorate General of Internal Market and Industry. She was previously a member of the Cabinet of Vice President Joaquin Almunia and Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. In her previous career, Garces-Tolon has worked as an economist at the Commission’s DG Competition and in private economic consulting in the United States.

Gunnar Hokmark is a Member of the European Parliament for Sweden. He has been an MEP since 2004 and sits in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. As rapporteur he has spearheaded several big legislative packages to creater better European cooperation in telecommunication and capital markets.

Pascal Lamy stepped down as the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in the autumn of 2013. He was previously the European Commissioner for Trade and Chef du Cabinet to Jacques Delors. He is the author or The Geneva Consensus (Cambridge University Press) and is the President emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute (Notre Europe). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Five Freedoms Project.

Philippe Legrain is Europe’s leading advocate for migration and peoples freedom of movement. A noted thinker, he is the author of Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them (Princeton University Press) and European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess and How to Put Them Right. A Visiting Senio Fellow at the London School of Economics, Legrain is a former Principal Economic Adviser to José Manuel Barroso and speech writer to Mike Moore.

Julia Reinaud is a Director at the European Climate Foundation, where she leads the ECF’s work on industrial innovation and competitiveness. She has been an economist with the International Energy Agency, the ClimateWorks Foundation, and Institute for Industrial Productivity. She is on the board of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migraton. Sutherland was previously the European Commissioner for Competition and the first Director General of the World Trade Organisation. In his business career, he has been Chairman of BP and Goldman Sachs International. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Five Freedoms Project.

Jacob Wallenberg is the Chairman of Investor, a leading owner of Nordic-based international companies. He is Vice Chairman of ABB, Ericsson, SAS and other corporate boards. In his business career, Wallenberg has been President and CEO of SEB and a member of the Board of Atlas Copco, the Coca-Cola Company and other international companies. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Five Freedoms Project.

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