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A copy of the programme for this event can be found below. For more information on any aspect of the event, please contact Dan Craft on +44 (0)2920 783021 / dan.craft@forum-europe.com.

 

(Please note - * = speaker to be confirmed)

 

Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Morning

08:30 – 09:10

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome and Introduction

Aarti Holla, Secretary General, ESOA

09:15 – 11:00

Session 1: Taking concrete steps towards bridging the digital divide - political perspectives

Moderator: Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies

09:15 – 09:30

Keynote Presentation

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission

09:30 – 09:45

Presentation

Edit Herczog MEP, Member, European Parliament

09:45 – 10:00

Presentation

William E. Kennard, US Ambassador to the EU, US Mission to the EU

10:00 – 10:15

Presentation

Brendan Nelson, Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU

10:15 – 11:00

High-level round table discussion

Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission
Edit Herczog MEP, Member, European Parliament
William E. Kennard, US Ambassador to the EU, US Mission to the EU
Brendan Nelson, Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU

11:00 – 11:20

Morning Coffee Break

11:20 – 13:00

Session 2: Achieving Broadband For All by 2013 - an industrial perspective

11:20 – 11:30

Status of Broadband connectivity in the EU: where will we be by 2013?

Peter Dunn, Principal Analyst, Cullen International

11:30 – 11:40

Can spectrum provide the answer?

Richard Womersley, Director, Helios Technology

11:40 – 11:50

How to come closer to achieving the objective? - Implementation options

Matt Yardley, Partner, Analysys Mason

11:50 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: What options provide the best solution for achieving the 2013 targets?

Panellists to include all speakers above, plus:
Michel de Rosen, Member of the Board, ESOA & CEO, Eutelsat
Manuel Kohnstamm, President, Cable Europe
Bridget Cosgrave, Director General, Digital Europe

Afternoon

13:00 – 14:10

Lunch

14:10 – 15:25

Session 3: The Importance of Broadband for Regional Development

14:10 – 14:20

Introduction by moderator

Danuta Hübner, MEP, Chair, REGI Committee, European Parliament

14:20 – 14:45

Keynote Presentation

Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission

14:45 – 15:05

Presentation: The socio-economic imperatives of achieving broadband for all

Chris Doyle, Apex Economics & Department of Economics, Warwick University

15:05 – 15:25

Case Study: Enabling e-Inclusion in France - Leveraging broadband by satellite to achieve the objective of "Broadband for All"

Matthieu Levisse, Director of Marketing and Media, NordNet
Vianney Hennes, Director of Brussels Office, Orange Group France Telecom

15:25 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:10

Session 4: Funding For Broadband For All

15:45 – 15:50

Introduction by moderator

Edit Herczog MEP, Member, European Parliament

15:50 – 16:00

Connecting Europe’s remote regions – implementation challenges

Aarti Holla, Secretary General, ESOA

16:00 – 17:10

Panel Discussion: Finding the funding

Rudolf Niessler, Director for Policy Coordination, DG REGIO, European Commission
Jose Manuel Sousa Uva, Director - Horizontal aspects of rural development, European Commission
Harald Gruber, Head of ICT and Economy Division, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank
Jacques Derenne, Partner, Hogan Lovells

17:10 – 17:30

Conference Conclusions & Wrap Up

Edit Herczog MEP, Member, European Parliament
Danuta Hübner, MEP, Chair, REGI Committee, European Parliament

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Logistics

When

Tuesday 31 May, 2011
09.00 to 17.30

CET

 

Where

European Parliament

Room PHS 3C50
43 Rue Wiertz
B-1047
Brussels
Belgium

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