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  • 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))

      Presentations
    • 14:45 - 15:30 Opening ceremony

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

      Corina CREȚU (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, DG 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 (Advisor, National BCO of Estonia)

      Peer BEYERSDORFF (Regional Broadband Office of Lower Saxony)

      Alessandro ZORER (Regional Broadband Office of Trentino)

      Philippe DISTLER (French National Regulatory Agency (ARCEP))

      Presentations
    • 17:00 - 17:30 Wrap-up

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

      Normunds POPENS (Deputy Director General, DG 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

      Lora BORISSOVA (Head of Cabinet of Commissioner M. Gabriel, European Commission)

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

      Corina CREȚU (Commissioner for Regional Policy, 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

      Lora BORISSOVA (Head of Cabinet of Commissioner M. Gabriel, European Commission)

    • 09:15 - 09:30 Investing into VHC networks in Europe - a view from the market - Keynote

      Joakim REITER (Director External Affairs and Member of Vodafone Group Executive Committee, Vodafone)

    • 09:30 - 09:45 Investment in High-Capacity Networks - Keynote

      Adrian KAMENITZER (Director of Equity, New Products & Special Transactions Department, European Investment Bank)

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

      Kerstin JORNA (Deputy Director General, DG Economy and Finance, European Commission)

      Adrian KAMENITZER (Director of Equity, New Products & Special Transactions Department, European Investment Bank)

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

      Christophe GENTER (Deputy Director of the Digital Transactions Department, Caisse des dépots)

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

      Willem JANSONIUS (Partner, DIF)

    • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

    • 11:15 - 12:30 Connectivity investment needs - meeting the challenge - Panel 2

      Alina UJUPAN (Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner M. Gabriel, European Commission)

      Patrick NEARY (Chief Technology Officer - Communications, Ireland, Department of Communications, Ireland)

      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 - 14:00 Our vision, our dream... 2025 and beyond - Keynote

      Antonello GIACOMELLI (Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development)

    • 14:00 - 14:30 WiFi4EU at your fingertips - Panel 3

      Carlos ZORRINHO (Member of the European Parliament)

      Hervé DUPUY (Acting Head of Unit - Investment in High Capacity Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission)

      Salvatore LOMBARDO (Managing Director, Infratel Italia Spa)

      Philippe COMPERE (Smart territory ambassador, Agence du Numérique)

      Presentations
    • 14:30 - 15:05 Funding connectivity pioneers - Panel 4

      Anna KRZYŻANOWSKA (Head of Unit - Coordination with EIB, EBRD and IFIs, DG ECFIN, European Commission)

      Alfonso GAJATE (EllaLink)

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

      Nico SCHLEICHE (Eichenzell)

    • 15:05 - 16:00 Coffee break and speed dating

      Matching investors to projects - Speed dating 1

      Alberto CASORATI (Advisor, EIB Advisory Hub)

      Fabrice DE SEZE (CUBE)

      Fiona FLEISCHMANN (Vice President, KfW)

      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 - Investment in High Capacity Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission)

    • 16:00 - 16:30 2017 European Broadband Awards - Panel 5

      Magdalena JÄHLER (Project Manager, atene KOM GmbH)

    • 16:30 - 16:45 Concluding remarks

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

Team responsible

DG Connect