The Meeting Place
The Meeting Place will be the place connecting the participants of the OPEN DAYS especially those from regional and local public authorities and the private and financial sector. It is a place to have informal meetings, to make contacts and to develop new and existing partnerships. Located in the headquarters of the Committee of the Regions, 101 Rue Belliard, the Meeting Place provides various facilities, for example to meet and chat over a cup of tea or coffee, for taking a break from the events, for VIP meetings in separate rooms, and for having lunch together. Around 3,500 visitors are expected to visit the Meeting Place over the course of the OPEN DAYS.
In the Meeting Place, you will find
- The Café: Participants can meet for coffee on 6, 7 and 8 October between 8:00 and 19:00.
- The Media Centre: Facilities for journalists include a TV studio, mobile camera crews and live emissions via satellite. 200 regional journalists expected to report and broadcast from the OPEN DAYS.
- Seminars and networking: The Meeting Place offers a programme of 33 seminarson the four themes of the OPEN DAYS 2009. Around these seminars, the organisers will arrange for discussions and networking in smaller groups.
- On stage: On the 6th floor, a stage and up to 100 seats in front of it, will allow for ad-hoc briefings, press points or open debates. The same area will be used for receptions. The current programme of the "On stage" events you find below. Please note that you have to register to these events by sending an email to the organisers before 1 October. Programme
The following companies, banks and organisations will be present in the Meeting Place: ACI Europe – BUSINESSEUROPE - Cisco Systems – COCIR – DEXIA - Ernst & Young – Euobserver – EUREGHA – Eurisy - EUROCHAMBRES/UNIONCAMERE - European Enterprise Platform - European Association of Co-operative Banks - European Association of Public Banks - European Investment Bank - European Savings Banks Group – GE - HAL9000 Limited – Intel – Motorola - Philips Lighting – Siemens -Veolia Environnement