What competitiveness will look like in the new European growth model

Moderator: Joël REBILLARD, Regional Delegate at FRSEA of Normandy

09:00-09:30 - Opening speeches:

  • Stefano MALLIA, President of the EESC Employers' Group
  • Christa SCHWENG, President of the EESC
  • Joël FOURNY, President of Chambres de Métiers et de l'Artisanat France

09:30-09:40 - Keynote speech

  • Sandrine GAUDIN, Secretary General for European Affairs and European Adviser to the Prime Minister

09:40-11:00 - Panel 1 "Internal dimension of EU competitiveness: unlocking the full potential of the Single Market"

  • Maya ATIG, Director-General of the French Banking Federation (FBF)
  • Fabrice LE SACHÉ, Vice-President and Spokesperson of the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF), PR Commission SME Business Europe on Competitiveness for Enterprises
  • Andreas KOPP, Senior Research Fellow at CEPS
  • Jean-Paul TORRIS, CEO of Savencia
  • Mary Veronica TOVSAK PLETERSKI, Director for Single Market Enforcement, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)


11:00 - 11:20 - Coffee break

11:20 - 12:45 - Panel 2: "External dimension of EU competitiveness: Asserting Europe’s place in the world"

  • Stéphane DUPUIS, Deputy Secretary General for European Affairs
  • Arnaud HAEFELIN, Chair of the Committee on European Affairs of the Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (CPME)
  • Mirela AGACHE-DURAND, Vice-President of the Association française de la gestion financière (AFG)
  • Roxanne VARZA, Director of STATION F


12:45 - 13:00 - Closing remarks

  • Pierre BOLLON, Member of the EESC Employers' Group