Young Leaders of Industry Forum

What is the forum?

The first Young Leaders of Industry Forum will take place as part of EU Industry Days 2019 on 5-6 February in Brussels.

The forum will empower and engage young people to contribute to industrial policy making through their innovative discussions on the future of EU industry.

It will be comprised of 2 main parts:

  • Day 1: An interactive forum relating to a variety of key themes for the future of European industry (globalisation, sustainability, digitalisation and innovation), where participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with fellow participants and high-profile industry leaders.
  • Day 2: An innovation hack, where participants will be split into teams to deliberate what the main missions of European industry should be today in relation to the economy, society and local communities. All teams will then present their conclusions to the main Industry Days participants.

This event is by invitation only.

Participants in the forum

The 23 participants were selected following an open call for expressions of interest. They are a geographically and gender-balanced group of motivated under-30s from across the EU. They possess the relevant know-how, expertise and interests related to the main challenges that EU industry is facing.

 

Aleksandra Adamowicz-Hesselroth

Aleksandra Adamowicz-Hesselroth
President, Youth Forum Lewiatan
Poland

 

Guia Bianchi

Guia Bianchi
PhD student in Environmental Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Italy

 

Antoinette Cefai

Antoniette Cefai
Investment Promotion Manager, Malta Enterprise
Malta

 

Rory Daniels

Rory Daniels
Parliamentary assistant to Lord Roberts, UK House of Lords/Philanthropy intern, British Red Cross/Editor in chief, Dialogue magazine
UK

 

Mireia Dilme

Mireia Dilmé i Martínez de Huete
Exploitation, innovation & strategy consultant, EURECAT Technology Centre
Spain

 

Robert Heinecke

Robert Heinecke
Co-founder and CEO, Breeze Technologies
Germany

 

Sabine Kerssens

Sabine Kerssens
Student, MSc in engineering and policy analysis, Delft University of Technology
Netherlands

 

Anna Koskiola

Annina Koskiola
CEO and co-founder of Proximi.io
Finland

 

Amber Laan

Amber Laan
Student, agricultural economics and governance, Wageningen University & Research
Netherlands

 

Hugh Manning

Hugh Manning
Education and public engagement officer, Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research (AMBER) Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Ireland

 

Taman Mhoumadi

Taman Mhoumadi
Intern in innovation and sustainable development at Eiffage, member of NOISE emlyon student association
France

 

Lucie Obrtelova

Lucie Obrtelova
Young European Ambassador, UNCTAD 2018 Delegate
Czech Republic

 

Ngaio Olsen-Stahl

Ngaio Olsen Stahl
Student, University of Strasbourg/Web content editor, European Student Think Tank
France

 

Ioanna Papanikolaou

Ioanna Papanikolaou
PhD Researcher, University of Cambridge
Greece

 

Flavio Proietti

Flavio Proietti
CFO and co-founder, PRICEFY.IO
Italy

 

Nathan Rietzler

Nathan Rietzler
PhD student, Department of Strategy & Innovation, Copenhagen Business School
Germany

 

James Sancto

James Sancto
Co-founder and CEO, We Make a Change
UK

 

Philipp Schmalen

Philipp Schmalen
Research Assistant, the Labor Market Performance Unit, Copenhagen University
Germany

 

Lisa-Maria Sommer

Lisa-Maria Sommer
CEO and co-founder, MTOP
Austria

 

Jonas Sondergaard

Jonas Søndergaard
International business development graduate at Danfoss
Denmark

 

Gerrit Steinfort

Gerrit Steinfort
Industrial and digital policy adviser, Orgalim
Germany

 

Benoit Vernay

Benoît Vernay
Postdoctoral researcher, Inria
France

 

Henning Windheim

Henning Windheim
Student, M. Eng. In Agriculture, Food Science and Business, Hochschule Osnabrück
Germany