2.30 p.m. - 2.40 p.m. |  Welcome address

  • Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

2.40 p.m. - 3 p.m. | The EESC and the new economy models

Moderator: Brenda King, Member of the Employers' Group, EESC

  • Carlos Trias Pintó, Rapporteur of the Collaborative Economy EESC Opinion
  • Thierry Libaert, Rapporteur of the Functional Economy EESC Opinion
  • Bernardo Hernández Bataller, Rapporteur of the Collaborative or participatory consumption EESC Opinion - Collaborative consumption

3 p.m. - 3.10 p.m. | Presentation of the Global Forum "New Economy and Social Innovation" (NESI)

3.10 p.m. - 4 p.m. |  Panel 1: Showcasing the new economies and exchanging best practices

Moderator: Brenda King, Member of the Employers' Group, EESC

  • Albert Cañigueral, Connector Spain & Latin America, OuiShare
  • Tessa Wernink, Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer, Fairphone
  • Nicolas Usuwiel, Founder, UNIC-3D

=  Debate

4 p.m. - 4.15 p.m. | Coffee break 

4.15 p.m. - 5.10 p.m. | Panel 2: Fostering cooperation for the way ahead

Moderator: Franca Salis-Madinier, Member of the Workers' Group, EESC                          

= Debate

5.10 p.m. -  5.45 p.m. |  Panel 3: Integrating the new economy models - the response from Brussels

Moderator: Jorge Pegado Liz, Rapporteur of the Sharing economy and self-regulation EESC Opinion

  • Bror Salmelin, Advisor, Innovation systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Vesa Vanhanen, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROWTH, European Commission
  • Juan Pérez Lorenzo, Senior Expert socio-economic assesment, DG ENV, European Commission
  • Didier Bourguignon, Policy Analyst, European Parliament Research Services (EPRS)

5.45 p.m. -  6 p.m. | Closing remarks

 6 p.m. | Networking and refreshments

Interpretation will be provided from Spanish, English and French into Spanish, English and French.