About the Forum
This event builds on the recent European Commission Communication Connecting Europe and Asia: Building Blocks for an EU Strategy. It is a first concrete manifestation of facilitating much deeper ties between Europe and Asia in promoting shared values and joint interests: from upholding the rules-based, multilateral order and developing high standards for digital and physical infrastructure, to embracing sustainability and clean technologies.
In a mix of keynote addresses by high-ranking political leaders and interactive panels, speakers will explore connectivity as a global megatrend, and extrapolate what it means for the EU-Asia relationship as well as the wider world. In particular, connectivity will be examined through various angles, from geopolitics and economics to standards and finance.
The Forum will take place on Friday 27 September 2019, from 09h00 to 17h30 in the Charlemagne building, 170, rue de la Loi, Brussels. President Juncker has invited Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to open the event by his side, thus highlighting the key strategic partnership and unique bilateral relationship between the EU and Japan, including on connectivity.Registration*
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Author of ‘Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization’ and ‘The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict, and Culture in the 21st Century’
European Political Strategy Centre
More high-level speakers will be announced in due course.