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Programme

  • Mon 20 NOV

    Broadband for Everyone in Europe - Launch Event of the Broadband Competence Offices Network and the Support Facility

    Conference Center Albert Borschette
    36 Rue Froissart, 1080 Brussels

    • 13:00 - 14:30 Networking lunch & registration

      Chair of the Launch Event: Mario MILOUCHEV (Director for Directorate E, Rural Development Programmes I and Pre-Accession Assistance - DG AGRI)

    • 14:30 - 14:45 Welcome address and introduction to the day

      Jan DROGE (Director, Broadband Competence Office - Support Facility (BCO-SF))

    • 14:45 - 15:30 Opening ceremony

      Phil HOGAN (Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission)

      Corina CRETU (Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission)

      Mariya GABRIEL (Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission)

    • 15:30 - 15:50 Introductory plenary session - "Reaching the gigabit ambition"

      Johannes LAITENBERGER (Director-General, DG Competition, European Commission)

      Claire BURY (Deputy Director-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission)

    • 15:50 - 17:00 Plenary session "Planning broadband: challenges and opportunities addressed by the BCO Network"

      Raigo ILING (Estonian National BCO)

      Peer BEYERSDORFF (Lower Saxony Regional BCO)

      Alessandro ZORER (Regional BCO of Trentino, Trentino Network)

      Philippe DISTLER (Member of the Board, French National Regulatory Agency (ARCEP))

    • 17:00 - 17:30 Wrap-up

      Mihail DUMITRU (Deputy Director General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission)

      Normunds POPENS (Deputy Director General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission)

  • Mon 20 NOV

    European Broadband Awards

    Solvay Library
    137 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels

    • 18:00 - 18:15 Presentation of the award competition

    • 18:15 - 18:45 Announcement of prize winners

      Mariya GABRIEL (Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission)

    • 18:45 - 20:00 Cocktail reception

  • Tue 21 NOV

    "B-Day: Towards a Giga Europe" Conference

    Conference Center Albert Borschette
    36 Rue Froissart, 1080 Brussels

    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration / Welcome coffee

    • 09:00 - 09:15 Keynote

      Mariya GABRIEL (Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission)

    • 09:15 - 09:30 Future and past: what we did, what we still need to do ... - Keynote

      Roberto VIOLA (Director-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission)

    • 09:30 - 09:45 The European Broadband Fund (CEBF) - Keynote

      Ambroise FAYOLLE (Vice President, European Investment Bank)

    • 09:45 - 11:00 Financing made easy - Panel 1

      Claire BURY (Deputy Director-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission)

      Ambroise FAYOLLE (Vice President, European Investment Bank)

      Leone PATTOFATTO (Chief Strategic Equity Officer, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti)

      Ingrid HENGSTER (Member of the Executive Board, KfW Bankengruppe)

      Gabrielle GAUTHEY (Director of Local Development and Investment & Member of the Management Committee, Caisse des dépôts et consignations)

      Henri PIGANEAU (Director of Investment and Managing Partner, Cube Infrastructure Managers)

      David MCCOURT (CEO, Granahan Mc Court Capital)

      Willem JANSONIUS (Partner, DIF)

    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

    • 11:15 - 12:30 Connectivity for MFF - Panel 2

      Anthony WHELAN (Director for Electronic Communications, Networks & Services, European Commission)

      Ciaran O'HOBAIN (Assistant Secretary General, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment)

      Steven TAS (Chair, ETNO)

      Erzsébet FITORI (Director General, FTTH Council Europe)

      Raphael CROUAN (Founding Management Board Member, Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation)

      Benjamin WRESCHNER (Head of Network and Economic Regulation, Vodafone)

    • 12:30 - 12:45 Joint broadband platform - Keynote

      Markku MARKKULA (First Vice President, European Committee of the Regions)

    • 12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

    • 13:45 - 14:15 WiFi4EU at your fingertips - Panel 3

      Carlos ZORRINHO (Member of the European Parliament)

      Hervé DUPUY (Acting Head of Unit, European Commission)

      Alessio BELTRAME (Head of the Cabinet of Deputy Secretary of State, Italian Government)

      Philippe COMPERE (Smart territory ambassador, Agence du Numérique)

    • 14:15 - 15:00 Funding connectivity pioneers - Panel 4

      Lora BORISSOVA (EU Commissioner M. Gabriel's Cabinet, European Commission)

      Alfonso GAJATE (EllaLink)

      Adrianus MELKERT (Director, C-Lion 1 submarine cable - NxtVn)

      Guy LOOS (Luxconnect)

    • 15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

    • 15:15 - 15:45 Parallel sessions

      Matching investors to projects - Speed dating 1

      Izzet GÜNEY (Managing Director, Cube Infrastructure Managers)

      Alberto CASORATI (Advisor, EIB Advisory Hub)

      Alexander THEES (KfW Bankengruppe)

      Marco ZIZZO (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti)

      Pierre MENET (Senior Advisor - Finance & Investments European Affairs, Caisse des Dépots et Consignations)

      Jussi HÄTÖNEN (EIB)

      Juan NAVAS-SABATER (World Bank Group)

      Ho-Shik LIM (Senior Banker, EBRD)

      Everything you ever wanted to know about WiFi4EU - Speed dating 2

      Hervé DUPUY (Acting Head of Unit, European Commission)

    • 15:45 - 16:15 2017 European Broadband Awards - Panel 5

      Magdalena JÄHLER (Project Manager, atene KOM GmbH)

    • 16:15 - 16:30 Our vision, our dream... 2025 and beyond - Keynote

      Antonello GIACOMELLI (Under Secretary of State for Economic Development (MiSE), Italian Government)

    • 16:35 - 16:45 Concluding remarks

      Anthony WHELAN (Director for Electronic Communications, Networks & Services, European Commission)

Please note that some speakers are not confirmed yet.

Location / Map:

Directions: [Solvay Library][Centre de Conference Albert Borschette]

Team responsible

DG Connect