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MODERATOR: Paulo Ferreira (journalist)

09:00 Opening Session

  • António Saraiva, President of CIP
  • Emma Marcegaglia, President of BUSINESSEUROPE
  • António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal

09:35 Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (video message)

09:45 The Future of Industry in Europe

  • Maria João Rodrigues, Vice-President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament
  • Nicolas Buck, President of FEDIL (Luxembourg)
  • Loïc Armand, Chairman of the European Committee at MEDEF (France)
  • Guillermo Ulacia, President of the Industry and Energy Committee of CEOE (Spain)
  • Markus Beyrer, Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Luís Mira Amaral, President of CIP’s Council of Industry

11:15 Coffee break

11:30 Labour Market Trends and Challenges of the Future

  • José Silva Peneda, Economist, ex-Principal Adviser of the President of the EC for European Social Policy
  • Renate Hornung-Draus, Chair of BUSINESSEUROPE’s Social Affairs Committee
  • Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, Vice President and EESC member in representation of CIP
  • Nelson Fontainhas, Partner at Deloitte Portugal

12:45 Lunch break – Debate-Lunch with the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, AUGUSTO SANTOS SILVA

14h30 Digitalizing Industry – The developing EU’s advantage in a competitive world
Keynote speech by Koen de Backer, OECD STI Directorate

  • Lars Mikkelgaard-Jensen, President of DI (Denmark)
  • Stefan Mair, Member of the Executive Council of BDI (Germany)
  • Jorge Portugal, Director-General of COTEC Portugal
  • Fernando Sousa, Administrator of CEI – Companhia de Equipamentos Industriais, Lda.

16:00 Keynote address by Román Escolano, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

16:30 How to kick start private investment?

  • José Manuel Fernandes, Member of the European Parliament
  • João Castello Branco, President of the Executive Board of SEMAPA
  • João Almeida Lopes, Vice President of CIP

17:30 Closing Session

  • Message by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
  • Markus Beyer, Director General of BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Portuguese Minister of Economy
  • António Saraiva, President of CIP