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The InvestEU Matchmaking Event 2019 will be the first of its kind. Powered by the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) and the Seal of Excellence (SoE), it will be the best opportunity of the year for EU companies to pitch their projects directly to investors, and for investors to find great investment opportunities. With high-level speakers – such as European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner Carlos Moedas – as well as thematic panels and one-to-one networking meetings, the event is all about bringing the public and private sectors together under the InvestEU umbrella. The InvestEU Matchmaking Event 2019 is a one-stop-shop offering great insights, discussions and unique matchmaking opportunities.


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  • 19 March: 08.30 - 09.30 (Europe/Brussels)

    Registration & Welcome Coffee

  • 19 March: 09.30 - 09.45

    Welcome Speech

    InvestEU: Supporting Jobs, Growth and Innovation in Europe

    Speaker: Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President, Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness)

  • 19 March: 09.45 - 10.00

    Keynote Address

    Horizon Europe: Accelerating Europe’s R&I excellence

    Speaker: Carlos Moedas (Commissioner, Research, Science and Innovation)

  • 19 March: 10.00 - 10.15

    Setting the scene    

    The European Investment Project Portal and the Seal of Excellence        Speakers: Kerstin Jorna (Deputy Director-General DG ECFIN), Signe  Ratso (Deputy Director-General DG RTD)

  • 19 March: 10.15 - 10.55

    Panel 1    

    Making a Difference: Sustainable Finance & Innovation    

    Moderated by Iliyana Tsanova (Deputy Managing Director of the EFSI European Investment Bank)

  • 19 March: 10.55 - 11.25

    Coffee Break

  • 19 March: 11.25 - 12.05

    Panel 2    

    Supporting Disruptive Innovation    

    Moderated by Jean-David Malo (Director, DG RTD)

  • 19 March: 12.05 - 12.45

    Panel 3    

    How to Secure Financing: The Investors’ view      

    Moderated by Florentine Hopmeier (Member of Cabinet, VP Jyrki Katainen)

  • 19 March: 12.45 - 13.45

    Networking Lunch

  • 19 March: 13.45 - 16.30

    Matchmaking meetings:

    powered by the European Investment Project Portal & Seal of Excellence

Practical information

19 March 2019, 8.30 - 16.30 (CET)
The Egg, Rue Bara 175
1070 Brussels