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Conference “10 Years in the EU: Opportunities for Business Competitiveness & Growth”

23.06.2014 00:00
Dátum:
23.06.2014
Čas:
00:00
Organizátor:
American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic
Miesto konania:
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
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Under the auspices of the Vice-President of the European Commission: MAROŠ ŠEFČOVIČ

TENTEATIVE AGENDA

10.00 – 10.10     Opening & Welcome

Igor KOTTMAN, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic

Dušan CHRENEK, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic

10.10 – 10.45     Keynote Addresses 

Robert FICO, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic (tbc)

Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the European Commission, Inter-Institutional Relations & Administration

10.45 – 12.30     PANEL 1: BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS AND GROWTH IN THE EU: THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

Opening Address:

Tomáš MALATINSKÝ, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic (tbc)

Daniel CALLEJA CRESPO, Director-General, Enterprise & Industry DG, European Commission 

Panel Speakers:

Tomáš MALATINSKÝ, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic (tbc)

Daniel CALLEJA CRESPO, Director-General, Enterprise & Industry DG, European Commission

Representative of Ministry of Finance

Representative of SME

Representative of large enterprise

Representative of a bank

Discussion:

What are some of the main benefits of EU membership for business competitiveness and growth?

What are some of the current challenges that business faces across Europe?

What would help Slovak SMEs to become more competitive on the European level?

How could European businesses be even more competitive globally?

12.30 – 13.30     Lunch

13.30 – 15.00    

PANEL 2A: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

PANEL 2B: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION: EU POTENTIAL 

PANEL 2C: ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PRACTICE

PANEL 2A: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: NEW CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES 

Panel Speakers:

Robert KALIŇÁK, Minister of Interior (tbc)

Representative of European Commission

Representative of a supplier

Representative of a procurer

Representative of a law firm

Discussion:

With the approval of the EU Directive on Public Procurement, each country will have to start the transposition process. What will it mean in the Slovak context?

What can be done to improve the public procurement process and increase transparency on both EU and Slovak level?

What are some of the practical day-to-day challenges encountered by business and how can they be resolved?

PANEL 2B: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION: EU POTENTIAL 

Panel Speakers:

Marek MAĎARIČ, Minister of Culture (tbc)

Representative of European Commission

Representative of Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic

Representative of IT Company

Representative of “creative industry”

Representative of a law firm

Discussion:

European Commission conducted a public consultation on copyright issues, and at the same time, it is introducing new measures to increase innovation. Slovakia is also preparing a new Copyright Act as well as a new information security act. How can innovation be supported in this context?

What are the biggest challenges encountered by business with regards to intellectual property? How can intellectual property be better protected?

PANEL 2C: ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PRACTICE

Panel Speakers:

Ján PETROVIČ, Director General of the Energy Department, Ministry of Economy (tbc)

Representative of DG Energy, European Commission

Representative of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, USA

Representative of electricity industry

Representative of gas industry

Representative of SME providing energy efficient solutions

Discussion:

EU Member states are transposing a Directive on Energy Efficiency. What will it mean in practice and what are the next steps with regards to energy efficient measures proposed by the European Commission?

What is the US approach to energy efficiency? What are some of the measures taken in this regard and what are some of the opportunities for companies?

What are the potential benefits of energy efficiency measures for SMEs as well as individual consumers?

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