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Welcome address - Stefano Mallia, EESC Employers' Group President

Welcome address - Paulo Barros Vale, EESC Employers' Group Member, Secretary General of the Portuguese Tourism Confederation (CTP)

Keynote speech by Ricardo Castanheira, digital counsellor coordinator at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union


  • José Manuel Fernandes, Member of the Committee on Budgets of the European Parliament (EPP)
  • Luis Mira, EESC Employers' Group Member - General Secretary Portuguese Farmers' Confederation (CAP)
  • Emilie Prouzet, EESC Employers' Group Member/Rapporteur of the opinion INT/928 “Digital Markets Act” - European Public Affairs Director at the Federation of Commerce and Distribution
  • Daniel Ribeiro, Executive Director of AGEFE, Portuguese National Trade Association – Member of DIGITALEUROPE
  • Patrícia Marques Ferreira, Assistant General Counsel at OutSystems - Portugal
  • Representative of Amazon in Portugal (tbc)

Moderated by Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, EESC Employers' Group Member/ rapporteur of the opinion INT/929 Digital Services Act, Director General of the Portuguese Association of Distribution Companies (APED)

15 min for interpreters' break

Discussion with the Employers' Group Members and audience

Concluding remarks by Vasco de Mello, EESC Employers' Group Member/ Permanent, Delegate of the Portuguese Commerce and Services Confederation (CCP) at  SMEUnited