Opening Statements by Keynote Speaker Mr. Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO of EuroChambres
Moderator: Mr. Alberto Carvalho, America, AJEPC & SinoPLPE China and Portuguese Speaking Countries
Speakers, Presidents of Young Entrepreneurs:
Mr. Christophe Leclercq, Founder of EURACTIV & Associate Professor ULB, Institut d'Etudes Européennes - Keynote Conclusions Speech
Mr. Jorge Eduardo Rios, United Nations: 'Sustainable Businesses Preserve Wildlife' - Keynote Conclusions Speech
Mr. Rios is Chief of the Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime and Chief of Sustainable Livelihoods at the UNODC
After the Session, JEUNE (Young Entrepreneurs of the European Union), will hold its General Assembly and Steering Committee from 12.15 to 13.15pm at room JDE51
Opening Statement by Mr. Jeroen Merchiers as Managing Director of Airbnb for Europe, Middle East and Africa and video statement by Mr. Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb
Moderators: Mr. Dumitru Fornea, Member and Rapporteur of European Economic and Social Committee EESC and Mr. Richard Tuffs, Director of ERRIN 2010-17 (Regional Governments all over Europe)
Closing Speech by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Opening Statement by Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director of Policy Analysis & Public Affairs at the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC)
Moderator.- Mrs. Innocentia Motau, President of Young Entrepreneurs Africa
Speakers, together with the UNODC representative.-
Mr. Giovanni Mastrogiacomo, DG DEVCO, European Commission - EuropeAid; SDGs, Policy and Coherence on behalf of Director-General Mr. Stefano Manservisi
Mr. Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications at the OECD
Mr. Sergio Jaramillo, Ambassador of Colombia to the European Union
Mr. H. E. Mr. Rodney Perera, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the European Union
Mrs. Luminiţa Teodora Odobescu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the European Union
Mr. Yousef Bataineh, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Jordan to the European Union
Mr. Everton Vieira Vargas, Ambassador of Brazil to the European Union
Professor Mr. Jeffrey Owens, Leader of the award-winning initiative on the UN SDGs called: 'Multi-stakeholder Initiative on Tax and Good Governance in Africa'
Closing Keynote Speaker: Mr. Joaquin Boston, President of Entreps & 5Gcitizens "SDGs, Innovation, Citizens and Good Governance together, the only feasible future"
The UN, the OECD, DG DEVCO from the European Commission and a number of Diplomats will address current projects implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide.
The moderator will give the floor to each speaker to introduce their policies and success stories, showing their organisations' commitment to Sustainable Development.
After that, 5 ambassadors will briefly share some real examples of projects implementing the UN SDGs.
A final Q&A session will allow the audience to interact with the panelists.
Outside the room there will be a TV set for 101 nationalities to tell short stories about the SDGs in their countries.
Opening Speech by Professor Mr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, United Nations-IP Climate Change Vice-Chair for AR5 (2008-2015) and Mr. José Inácio Faria, MEP, Rapporteur on Climate Action - European Parliament
Opening statement by Mrs. Lowri Evans, Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Speakers supporting Quality Education and Freedom as drivers to Inclusive Employment
Closing Speech by Ms. Alexandra Kirgios, Coordinator at ONE Campaign against Extreme Poverty in Belgium
Video by Assistant Porfessor Mrs. Roja Fazaeli, Trinity College Dublin (Islam and Women in Middle East)
Opening Statement by Mrs. Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society and by Mrs. Lara Comi, Member of the European Parliament - MEP, followed by a video-statement by the Presidency of Nokia
Interviewing on how the Digital Single Market impacts the EU and worldwide citizens:
Opening Statement by Mr. Henri Malosse, former President of the EESC – European Economic and Social Committee and the Leader of Ciudadanos Catalonia
Closing Statement by Mr. José Ignacio Ceniceros, President of La Rioja Region and the Commission SEDEC EU CoR Committee of the Regions
This General Assembly is set only for the members of ERRIN. No new participants are allowed to join it.
The 124-member international Jury gives 30 worldwide awards to outstanding citizens, authorities, initiatives, companies and institutions promoting Digitisation, the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, and other major topics
During the gala the guests will have the chance to enjoy Spanish wines (red and verdejo) and food such as gazpacho, carne asada and Ibericos.
Official Opening by the President of the most representative EU Institution and Mr. Joaquin Boston, President of Entreps
Closing by the Mrs. Maya Dobreva, Ambassador of Bulgaria to the Kingdom of Belgium, on behalf of Mrs. Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 2018
Opening Statement by Keynote Speaker Mr. Daniel Calleja, Director-General for Environment (European Commission)
Moderator.- Mr. Cillian Lohan, Rapporteur on Circular Economy for the EU European Economic and Social Committee EESC
Opening Statement by Mr. Slawek Tokarski, Director for Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing at DG Grow on behalf Mrs. Lowri Evans, Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow - European Commission) and Leo Kärkkäinen, Chief AI Officer at Nokia
Opening Statement by Mr. Markku Markkula, first Vice-President of the EU Committee of the Regions and Mr. Craig Richard, Chairman at IEDC (International Economic Development Council), Expert on AI, IoT, Robots in the USA and worldwide
Video selection of the previous speeches on the priorities of Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations) and Speech by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mr. István Ujhelyi, MEP European Parliament - Vice-Chair of the Tourism and Transport Committee
Closing Keynote Speech by Mr. Carlos Romero Dexeus, Director of Tourism Research, Development and Innovation at SEGITTUR
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