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Single Market Event at the European Commission in the UK
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Published on 01-11-12

On November 5th, the European Commission's Representation in the UK will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the single market with a major event hosted at the Europe House and chaired by Christine Dalby, the Acting Head of the Representation and Staffan Nilsson, the President of the European Economic and Social Committee. It will include a host of important guest speakers such as Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, former vice-president of the European Commission and Malcolm Harbour MEP, chair of the Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, European Parliament, amongst many others. Those interested in attending will have the opportunity to take part in discussions that will cover a wide area of subjects from European regulations and consumer protection to social enterprise and the EU's digital agenda.

    Single Market Event at the European Commission in the UK

    This event will be free of charge and lunch will be provided. There will be a drinks reception from 17.30.

    To register please email jayne.hall@ec.europa.eu indicating your name, job title and organisation.

    Date: 05 Nov 2012
    Time: 10:30
    Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU, United Kingdom

    Programme:

    The Single Market 20 years on What's in it for the UK?

    Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU

    10.30 Registration and coffee

    11.00 Welcome by Christine Dalby, Acting Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK

    11.05 Opening remarks by Bryan Cassidy, Chairman of the Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption of the European Economic and Social Committee

    11.15"The Single Market : 'work in progress', a civil society's perspective", by Staffan Nilsson, President of the European Economic and Social Committee

    11.25 "To be or not to be... in the single market" by Emer Daly, Director for Governance of the Single Market, European Commission

    11.40"Releasing the Single Market's full potential" by Malcolm Harbour MEP, Chair of the Committee for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), European Parliament

    11.55"Next Steps?", by Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, former Vice-President of the European Commission

    12.15 Q&A chaired by Bryan Cassidy

    13.00 Lunch

    14.00 Break-out session 1:

    A) Better Regulation: what is Europe doing to help SMEs thrive?

    Chair: Emer Daly, Director for Governance of the Single Market, European Commission

    Panellists: Karen Clements, British Chambers of Commerce ; David Caro, European Small Business Alliance ;Michael Gibbons, Chairman of the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC)

    B) Social Enterprise and investment: a new way of creating jobs and growth?

    Chair: Sir Stuart Etherington, EESC and NCVO

    Panellists: Ariane Rodert, EESC rapporteur; Jonathan Jenkins, Social Investment Business; Sir Ronald Cohen, Big Society Capital (tbc); Mark Campanale, Social Stock Exchange

    15.15  Break-out session 2:

    C) The digital agenda: how to promote cross-border trade of online goods and services?

    Chair: Malcolm Harbour MEP

    Panellists: Alain Deckers, DG MARKT, European Commission; Sandy Boyle, former president of UNI Finance and Uni-Europa Finance; Stephen Pattison, ARM Holdings.

    D) Consumer Protection: good for consumers, good for business?

    Chair: Benedicte Federspiel, EESC

    Panellists: Peter Vicary-Smith, Which? (tbc); Christine Farnish, Consumer Focus (tbc); Christine Korcz, UK Solvit Centre

    16.30 Coffee break

    17.00 Feedback from breakout session chairs

    17.20 Conference summary by David Sears, Leader of the UK delegation in the European Economic and Social Committee

    17.30 Conference close

    Followed by Drinks reception

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